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At Blind, a security lapse revealed complaints from Silicon Valley employees https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/20/blind-anonymous-app-data-exposure/

Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures Using Python http://interactivepython.org/runestone/static/pythonds/index.html

Coal plant sued for exposing Orlando communities to Polonium and carcinogens https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-ne-ouc-coal-class-action-suit-20181218-story.html

FBI kicks some of the worst ‘DDoS for hire’ sites off the internet https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/20/fbi-ddos-booter-sites-offline/

The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones (1977) http://reprints.longform.org/skull-and-bones-yale

The Mad Scramble to Claim the World’s Most Coveted Meteorite https://www.wired.com/story/scramble-claim-worlds-most-coveted-meteorite/

Facebook Is Developing a Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers, Sources Say https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/facebook-is-said-to-develop-stablecoin-for-whatsapp-transfers

Amazon Sends 1,700 Alexa Voice Recordings to a Random Person https://threatpost.com/amazon-1700-alexa-voice-recordings/140201/

Visualizing the History of Fugazi https://www.carniklirs.com/project/fugazi

Nevergrad: A Python library for performing derivative-free ML optimization https://code.fb.com/ai-research/nevergrad/

Two Intricate Calligraphy Pages from a 16-Century Manuscript Have Been Decoded http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/calligraphy-decoded/

Mathematics in the 20th century – Sir Michael Atiyah [pdf] http://www.math.tamu.edu/~rojas/atiyah20thcentury.pdf

Kong gateway reaches 1.0 GA, now supports service mesh https://konghq.com/blog/kong-1-0-ga/

Comma2k19 – A dataset of over 33 hours of commute in California’s 280 highway https://github.com/commaai/comma2k19

8bitworkshop IDE: Designing Hardware with Verilog http://8bitworkshop.com/blog/release/2018/12/15/verilog-programming.html

WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/20/whatsapp-pornography/

A free and open Indoor Navigation Service with superb accuracy https://anyplace.cs.ucy.ac.cy/

Show HN: Analysis of 2018 Hacker News “Who Is Hiring” Job Posts https://letstalkalgorithms.com/analysis-of-2018-hacker-news-who-is-hiring-job-posts/

Show HN: Mapping 11M points with Tile38 – Mapbox/Geonames https://geonames.tile38.com

RFC 6896 – Secure Cookie Sessions for HTTP https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6896

Gatwick Airport: Drones ground flights https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-46623754

Convert JPG, PNG, GIF Files to PDF, SVG, EPS Vectors https://vectormagic.com

Show HN: Coinboot – a framework for diskless computing https://github.com/frzb/coinboot

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-amtrak-sea-level/

Corel confirms it has acquired virtualization specialist Parallels https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/20/corel-confirms-acquisition-of-parallels/

Robespierre the Incorruptible, Robespierre the Daemonic (2014) https://www.waggish.org/2014/robespierre-the-incorruptible-and-the-daemonic/

Social media password, search history could be required to buy firearm in NY https://www.nbc26.com/news/national/social-media-password-search-history-could-be-required-before-buying-firearm-in-ny

Grab is messing up OpenStreetMap data in Southeast Asia https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/19/grab-maps-osm-thailand-southeast-asia/

Holistic specifications for robust code [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6w11OvJAzo

Fond Is Hiring Enterprise Sales Development Representative https://jobs.lever.co/fond/df24ec3f-29eb-49f2-aa95-bbbc779cc474

Awesome Python Applications: 180+ case studies in shipping Python software https://github.com/mahmoud/awesome-python-applications

Show HN: Serverless Analytics Built from Scratch https://statsbotco.github.io/cubejs-client/aws-web-analytics/

Knowledge from small number of debates outperforms wisdom of large crowds (2017) https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.00045##

Survey: 1 In 4 Adults Checks Phone Less Than A Minute After Waking Up https://www.studyfinds.org/survey-quarter-checks-phones-less-than-minute-after-waking/

Where Chicago Issues Parking Tickets and Who Pays for Them https://projects.propublica.org/chicago-tickets/

Started with fanfare, Verizon’s Oath never stood a chance, ad execs say https://digiday.com/marketing/oath-ad-execs-chance/

Idiots with drones have shut down the UK’s second largest airport https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/20/18149819/london-gatwick-airport-drone-shutdown-reports

Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice https://jhalderm.com/pub/papers/weakdh-cacm19.pdf

Show HN: Unofficial Google Search Timeline Built with AMP https://niutech.github.io/google-search-timeline/

Max Planck Society Discontinues Agreement with Elsevier https://www.mpdl.mpg.de/en/505

Script to do instant MD5 collisions of any pair of PDFs https://github.com/corkami/pocs/blob/master/collisions/scripts/pdf.py

Global hack of MSPs affects Australian organisations https://cyber.gov.au/msp-global-hack/

War Story – The Mystery of the Very Long GC Pauses in .NET Windows Service http://tooslowexception.com/scenario-mystery-of-the-very-long-gc-pauses-in-net-windows-service/

Better security achieved with randomly generating biological encryption keys https://phys.org/news/2018-12-randomly-biological-encryption-keys.html

How low can you go? Ultra low latency Java in the real world [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD9cRbxWQx8

Slack closes account of an Iranian user living in Canada https://twitter.com/a_h_a/status/1075510422617219077

Slack is banning some users with links to Iran even if they’ve left the country https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/20/18150129/slack-iran-deactivated-sanctions-license-cuba-crimea

Stanford professor: ‘The workplace is killing people and nobody cares’ https://www.fastcompany.com/90282735/the-workplace-is-killing-people-and-nobody-cares

Innocent New York man billed $4,600 for police rectal probe https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46637634

Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings cause delays https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-46623754

Breaking Down San Francisco’s Car Break-In Epidemic https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2018/sf-car-breakins/

Sprout Social nabs $40.5M ($800M valuation) building social tools for businesses https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/19/sprout-social-raises-another-40-5m-to-double-down-on-social-tools-for-businesses/

Uber resumes testing self-driving cars nine months after deadly crash https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/12/uber-resumes-testing-self-driving-cars-nine-months-after-deadly-crash/

Swarm Technologies settles illegal launch for $900k https://qz.com/1503575/swarm-technologies-settles-illegal-launch-for-9000000/

How Math’s Most Famous Proof Nearly Broke (2015) http://nautil.us/issue/67/reboot/how-maths-most-famous-proof-nearly-broke-rp

Catalog of Gradient Descent Optimization Algorithms http://ruder.io/optimizing-gradient-descent/index.html#minibatchgradientdescent

When Fortnite pwnd Google: the most overlooked story of the year https://www.fastcompany.com/90275838/when-fortnite-pwnd-google-the-most-overlooked-story-of-the-year

Show HN: ${envwarden} Manage your server secrets with Bitwarden https://github.com/envwarden/envwarden

Canada says third citizen detained in China https://www.ft.com/content/8f158e68-03d5-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1

Two Android apps used in combat by US troops contained severe vulnerabilities https://www.zdnet.com/article/two-android-apps-used-in-combat-by-us-troops-contained-severe-vulnerabilities/

China’s tech giants want to go global. Just one thing might stand in their way https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612598/chinas-tech-giants-want-to-go-global-just-one-thing-might-stand-in-their-way/

The Truth About Aging in the Tech Industry https://medium.com/s/story/aging-in-the-tech-industry-6a0e116bdf09

Army called in to help with London Gatwick airport drones problem https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/19/gatwick-flights-halted-after-drone-sighting

Show HN: Glowing Bear, a self-hosted web IRC front end for WeeChat https://github.com/glowing-bear/glowing-bear

Justice Dept. charges Chinese nationals in ‘extensive’ global hacking campaign https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/doj-china-national-security-law-enforcement-action.html

Price-fixing lawsuit accuses nearly 20 drug co’s, a billionaire, and others https://www.businessinsider.com/antitrust-suit-accuses-drug-companies-working-together-increase-generic-prices-2018-12

Fortnite keeps stealing dances – and no one knows if it’s illegal https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/20/18149869/fortnite-dance-emote-lawsuit-milly-rock-floss-carlton

Amoeboid solves np complete problem in linear time https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.180396

AT&T is launching the US’ first 5G mobile network this Friday https://www.businessinsider.com/att-launching-us-first-5g-mobile-network-2018-12

Germany to ban some iPhone sales following Qualcomm patent case ruling https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/qualcomm-reportedly-wins-injunction-against-apple-in-munich.html

Amoeba finds approximate solutions to NP-hard problem in linear time https://m.phys.org/news/2018-12-amoeba-approximate-solutions-np-hard-problem.html

Technical Overview of FoundationDB – Evan Tschannen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMwhsGsxfPU

Reid Hoffman reportedly funded Russian cyber tactics against Moore Senate race https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/us/alabama-senate-roy-jones-russia.html

Linux Mint 19.1: The better-than-ever Linux desktop https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-mint-19-1-the-better-than-ever-linux-desktop/

Gatwick airport disruption: military to be deployed as drone chaos continues https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2018/dec/20/gatwick-airport-drone-travel-chaos-disruption-live-updates

Show HN: RapidBay – torrent videostreaming service using Flask and VueJS https://github.com/hauxir/rapidbay

Fortnite teen hackers ’earning thousands of pounds a week’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46624136

Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18148957/apple-ipad-bend-pro-2018-shipping-manufacturing-confirmed

Travelers face chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick airpo https://www.apnews.com/313575772ac14fc6a3b7d6edf960291d

Gatwick airport suspends flights after reports of drones over runway https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/19/gatwick-flights-halted-after-drone-sighting

Innocent man anesthetized, anal probed in Syracuse for “taunting” cops https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/19/syracuse-cops-force-doctors-to-probe-a-m

Show HN: The complete SEO toolkit for improving your projects. (V3) https://seodity.com

Contaminated hospital bed sheets might be a source of infections among patients https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181016110105.htm

An introduction to Python and containers: 6 conference talks you may have missed https://opensource.com/article/18/12/python-and-containers-conference-talks

Slack ’bans users’ who have visited US sanctioned countries https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46642760

It’s not over: Russia’s divisive Instagram memes are still racking up likes https://www.fastcompany.com/90283167/russia-instagram-war-facebook-memes

Dear Developer, the Web Isn’t About You https://www.sonniesedge.co.uk/talks/dear-developer

The Green New Deal Is Good for the Planet–and the Democratic Party https://www.thenation.com/article/democrats-green-new-deal/

The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire https://www.theringer.com/tech/2018/12/19/18148701/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-year-in-review