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Twitter migrates data to Google Cloud https://cloud.google.com/twitter/

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1PG2TD-OCABS

Ontology Is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags (2005) http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html

Flight Simulator 4 from 1989 running on three immersive monitors (2017) http://www.tinmith.net/wayne/blog/2017/06/immersive-flight-sim-4.htm

Muse (YC W12) Is Hiring a Director of Design and UX https://www.themuse.com/jobs/themuse/director-of-design-and-ux

I have magnets implanted in my hands https://magnetfinge.rs/

AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan https://github.com/GPUOpen-Drivers/AMDVLK

Show HN: Simple Opt Out – Makes it easier to opt out of data sharing http://simpleoptout.com/

Researchers develop a new houseplant that can clean home air (2018) https://www.washington.edu/news/2018/12/19/new-houseplant-can-clean-air/

Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=896897&desc=2#c23

Show HN: Bon – programming language designed for simplicity, performance, safety https://github.com/FBMachine/bon

Indigenous civilizations are far older and more complex than history suggests https://lithub.com/david-treuer-on-the-myth-of-an-edenic-pre-columbian-new-world/

Road to OCIv2 Images: What’s Wrong with Tar? https://www.cyphar.com/blog/post/20190121-ociv2-images-i-tar

Surprising importance of spontaneous order and noise to how we think http://nautil.us/issue/68/context/why-the-brain-is-so-noisy

CRISPR-baby scientist fired by university https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00246-2

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $401M – Labor Department https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-department-oracle-shorted-women-minorities-by-400-million-2019-1

Companies Manipulate Glassdoor by Inflating Rankings and Pressuring Employees https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-manipulate-glassdoor-by-inflating-rankings-and-pressuring-employees-11548171977

An Open Source UI Builder for React https://github.com/Pagedraw/pagedraw

CompCert – A formally verified C compiler http://compcert.inria.fr/

Stoned and Single: Buying Reddit Ads to Promote My Dating Profile https://mythos.one/brianswichkow/098b83

Drones Flying Near Newark Liberty Airport Temporarily Halt Flights https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/nyregion/drones-newark-airport-ground-stop.html

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018 https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/

My self-published book: 11,000 copies, $19,000 royalties, only $3,000 profit!? https://kadavy.net/blog/posts/is-self-publishing-worth-it/?refer

“The Linux of social media” – How LiveJournal pioneered, then lost, blogging https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/the-linux-of-social-media-how-livejournal-pioneered-then-lost-web-blogging/

U.S. Navy swapping $38,000 periscope joysticks for $30 Xbox controllers on subs https://www.geekwire.com/2017/u-s-navy-swapping-38000-periscope-joysticks-30-xbox-controllers-high-tech-submarines/

Egos and experiments: Andrew Scull on the travails of social psychology https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/egos-experiments-social-psychology/

Cambridge University releases an app that improves concentration akin to Ritalin https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/cambridge-uni-develops-app-with-ritalin-like-effects/10737268

Accounting machines, the IBM 1403, and why printers standardized on 132 columns http://www.righto.com/2019/01/accounting-machines-ibm-1403-and-why.html

Remote code execution vulnerability in apt/apt-get https://justi.cz/security/2019/01/22/apt-rce.html?

Seneca Valley Virus has earned a reputation as a potent oncolytic agent https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/early/2018/10/30/1810664115.full.pdf

Asynchronous Programming in Rust book https://rust-lang.github.io/async-book/

Almost half of Americans shop online while drunk–here’s how much it’s costing https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/27/how-much-money-shopping-on-amazon-while-drunk-could-be-costing-you.html

Using OAuth for a simple command line script to access Google’s data https://martinfowler.com/articles/command-line-google.html

Android Q will include more ways for carriers to SIM lock your phone https://9to5google.com/2019/01/21/android-q-carriers-sim-lock/

High-Assurance Separation Kernels: A Survey on Formal Methods (2017) https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.01535

Netflix Joins MPAA, Leaves the Internet Association https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/22/netflix-joins-mpaa/

Turtle meat – the ultimate survival diet? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46671224

Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/science/oceans-whales-noise-offshore-drilling.html

‘Right to be forgotten’ used to force Google to remove medical negligence link https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/22/18192626/eu-right-to-be-forgotten-dutch-surgeon-medical-negligence

MongoDB vs. Amazon DocumentDB: MongoDB CTO Breaks It Down https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/documents-are-everywhere

GitLab 11.7 Shipped with Releases, Multi-Level Child Epics, and NPM Registry https://about.gitlab.com/2019/01/22/gitlab-11-7-released/

Retrofuturism: Futuristic car concepts of the 1980s (2018) http://www.bobave.com/2018/12/retrofuturism-15-futuristic-car.html

Code Galaxies Visualization https://anvaka.github.io/pm/

Design flaw behind MacBook Pro’s “stage light” effect https://ifixit.org/blog/12903/

Naïve Math: The Mendocino Motor and Earnshaw’s Theorem https://habr.com/en/post/436934/

Odd History of the SD Logo [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeLvdE8lNW4

Microcredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. What happened? https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/1/15/18182167/microcredit-microfinance-poverty-grameen-bank-yunus

Abusing Exchange: One API Call Away from Domain Admin https://dirkjanm.io/abusing-exchange-one-api-call-away-from-domain-admin/

Consul – Open Government and E-Participation Web Software https://github.com/consul/consul

Nuance Has Abandoned Mac Speech Recognition. Will Apple Fill the Void? https://tidbits.com/2019/01/21/nuance-has-abandoned-mac-speech-recognition-will-apple-fill-the-void/

You’re never going to have a legacy, so give up trying https://qz.com/work/1528262/youre-never-going-to-have-a-legacy-so-give-up-trying/

Trump Offered NASA Unlimited Funding to Go to Mars in His First Term http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/trump-offered-nasa-unlimited-funding-to-go-to-mars-by-2020.html

Cellist Zoe Keating 2018 streaming revenue http://zoekeating.tumblr.com/post/181269142164/another-year

World’s Writing Systems http://worldswritingsystems.org/

Show HN: Instantly create a secure URL to your Mac https://emporter.app

Is It Time to Rewrite the Operating System in Rust? https://www.infoq.com/presentations/os-rust

John McAfee Tax Evasion Charges, Running for President from Venezeula, in Exile https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1087772979730239490

Show HN: Is the United States government shut down? http://istheunitedstatesgovernmentshutdown.com/

San Francisco is a ’train wreck’ of inequality https://finance.yahoo.com/news/san-francisco-apos-train-wreck-110300091.html

Show HN: I spent 90 days learning TypeScript to build a UI Framework – rbx https://medium.com/@dfee/introducing-rbx-8bd358197b

CT-Wasm: Type-Driven Secure Cryptography for the Web Ecosystem https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.01348

Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/bomb-threat-sextortion-spammers-abused-weakness-at-godaddy-com/

“Fake Stake” attacks on chain-based Proof-of-Stake cryptocurrencies https://medium.com/@dsl_uiuc/fake-stake-attacks-on-chain-based-proof-of-stake-cryptocurrencies-b8b05723f806

CRT Displays: These Are Not Pixels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea6tw-gulnQ

Case against behavioral advertising is stacking up https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/20/dont-be-creepy/

Show HN: Esy – fast and simple package management for native ReasonML/OCaml https://esy.sh

The Era of “Move Fast and Break Things” Is Over https://hbr.org/2019/01/the-era-of-move-fast-and-break-things-is-over

The Nizza Secure-System Architecture [pdf] https://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/papers_ps/nizza.pdf

How to Detect If a Browser Plugin Is Spying on You – A Complete Guide https://nullsweep.com/how-to-detect-if-a-browser-plugin-is-spying-on-you/

Meijer: Your Mouse Is a Database https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2169076

What Makes a Great Logo – Four Critical Qualities That Nobody Talks About https://medium.com/swlh/what-makes-a-great-logo-c7b0e8c4b9e3

So why do colliding blocks compute pi? [video] https://youtu.be/jsYwFizhncE

Carbon capture system turns CO2 into electricity and hydrogen fuel https://newatlas.com/hybrid-co2-capture-hydrogen-system/58145/

DHS prepares emergency order to prevent DNS hijacking https://www.cyberscoop.com/dhs-dns-directive-government-shutdown/

Fender’s acoustic-electric hybrid is a technological wonder https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/22/fender-Acoustasonic-Telecaster-hands-on/

It’s Not Enough to Fine Facebook. The Feds Should Fine Mark Zuckerberg https://slate.com/technology/2019/01/facebook-fine-ftc-how-much-mark-zuckerberg.html

U.S. Department of Defense on How to Detect ‘Agile BS’ https://thenewstack.io/the-u-s-department-of-defense-on-how-to-detect-agile-bs/

Max Schrems: The privacy bubble needs to start ’getting shit done’ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/10/max_schrems_interview_privacy_ngo/

Americans’ climate change concerns surge to record levels, poll shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/22/climate-change-concern-americans-poll

Fully Bideniable Interactive Encryption https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1244

Social-Media Outrage Is Collapsing Our Worlds https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/outrage/579553/

Show HN: Hosted-Danger: Danger as a Service Written in Crystal by Yahoo Japan https://github.com/yahoojapan/hosted-danger

Facebook is the worst thing that’s ever happened to the internet https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1087484682910846976

Elon Musk: Why I’m Building the Starship Out of Stainless Steel https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a25953663/elon-musk-spacex-bfr-stainless-steel/

From the NSA to Silicon Valley, a new kind of encryption is going commercial https://www.cyberscoop.com/homomorphic-encryption-nsa-silicon-valley-commercial/

Sloppy OPSEC gave researchers an inside look at the exploit industry https://www.cyberscoop.com/mobile-zero-days-lookout-shmoocon-2019-android-barracuda-ios-stonefish/

Washington Post Tries to Take Down Parody Site Announcing Trump’s Resignation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/washington-post-tries-take-down-parody-site-announcing-trumps-resignation-0

We need to be wary of narratives of economic catastrophe https://aeon.co/ideas/why-we-need-to-be-wary-of-narratives-of-economic-catastrophe