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New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People https://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2019/new_technology_uses_lasers_to_transmit_audible_mes/

GuiLite: Tiny UI framework, can run on MCU without OS, or with Qt/MFC/UWP/XCode https://github.com/idea4good/GuiLite

Show HN: Learn React fundamentals https://github.com/tyroprogrammer/learn-react-app

Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/31/apple-ban-google-data-app/

Product-building articles by PMs at major tech companies https://find.xyz/map/product-management-search-engine

The UAE’s secret hacking team of U.S. mercenaries https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-spying-raven-specialreport-idUKKCN1PO1A6

Iris Automation Is Hiring a Computer Vision Expert – AI for Drones http://www.irisonboard.com/careers/

Criminals Are Tapping into the Phone Network Backbone to Empty Bank Accounts https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbzvxv/criminals-hackers-ss7-uk-banks-metro-bank

The impact of color palettes on the prices of paintings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00181-017-1413-4

CamelCamelCamel: $44.6k disk failure, down until Feb 3 https://camelcamelcamel.com/

Extramaze: Using Racket, PostgreSQL, AWS, but no ads or JavaScript (2018) https://www.greghendershott.com/2018/05/extramaze-llc-using-racket-postgresql-aws-but-no-ads-or-js.html

Something mysterious is blocking car key fobs from working in an Alberta town https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/carstairs-westview-co-op-grocery-car-key-fob-1.4999558

Everything you ever wanted to know about building a secure password reset (2012) https://www.troyhunt.com/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know/

Locast, a Free App Streaming Network TV, Would Love to Get Sued https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/business/locast-streaming-free-network-tv.html

Just because it’s falsifiable doesn’t mean it’s good science http://backreaction.blogspot.com/

UltraViolet DRM will close on July 31, 2019 https://www.myuv.com/

Faster hash joiner with vectorized execution https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/vectorized-hash-joiner/

Forget everything you know about 3D printing – the ‘replicator’ is here https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07798-9

Regiomontanus: The Man in the Moon (2015) https://blogs.mhs.ox.ac.uk/insidemhs/regiomontanus-man-moon/

Ganbreeder – Create beautiful, wild and weird images https://ganbreeder.app/

Slow CI: real problem or easy excuse for developers? https://www.codingnagger.com/2019/01/31/slow-ci/

How to teach programming to your loved ones [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9800-how_to_teach_programming_to_your_loved_ones

Shatter Secrets: Using Secret Sharing to Cross Borders with Encrypted Devices https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/app-will-protect-confidential-data-when-crossing-borders-0

Plants and animals sometimes take genes from bacteria, study of algae suggests https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/plants-and-animals-sometimes-take-genes-bacteria-study-algae-suggests

Stealing the Enemy’s Urban Advantage: The Battle of Sadr City https://mwi.usma.edu/stealing-enemys-urban-advantage-battle-sadr-city/

History of the BASIC Engine (2018) https://basicengine.org/history.html

A Coder Who Became a Crime Boss https://www.wired.com/story/mastermind-excerpt/

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials http://news.mit.edu/2019/converting-wi-fi-signals-electricity-0128

Scott Alexander Reviews Thiel’s Zero to One https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/01/31/book-review-zero-to-one/

Can We Prove Time Protection? https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.08338

A proposed API for full-memory encryption https://lwn.net/Articles/776688/

2,400 MOOCs Starting in February http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses

Locast, a Free App Streaming Network TV, Would Love to Get Sued https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/business/locast-streaming-free-network-tv.html

Revoking JWTs (JSON Web Tokens) https://fusionauth.io/blog/2019/01/31/revoking-jwts

Germs and ancient migrations help explain our world of ’haves’ and ’have nots’ https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/01/29/how-germs-and-ancient-migration-help-explain-our-world-of-haves-and-have-nots/

Table-Saw Kickback on Camera (2012) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=u7sRrC2Jpp4

Show HN: An HTML abstraction centered on simplicity https://github.com/ntrupin/linescript

Apple has restored Facebook’s enterprise certificate https://twitter.com/MikeIsaac/status/1091103868463636481

RSS-Bridge: the RSS feed for websites missing it https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge

Star Trek–like replicator 3D prints entire objects in minutes https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/star-trek-replicator-creates-entire-objects-minutes

Cal Newport on Why We’ll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes https://www.gq.com/story/cal-newport-digital-minimalism

A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning (2012) [pdf] https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~pedrod/papers/cacm12.pdf

The ’Erin Brockovich town’ is still toxic and nearly abandoned https://grist.org/article/the-true-story-of-the-town-behind-erin-brockovich/

Death of the private self: how 15 years of Facebook changed the human condition https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/31/how-facebook-robbed-us-of-our-sense-of-self

Show HN: Hedge – An API and web UI for building blockchain-based apps https://usehedge.com/

China is erasing its border with Hong Kong [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQyxG4vTyZ8

Opinion: A.I. Could Worsen Health Disparities https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/opinion/ai-bias-healthcare.html

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – digested read (2018) https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/25/skin-in-the-game-by-nassim-nicholas-taleb-digested-read

Five Corrections to The New York Times https://reich.hms.harvard.edu/five-corrections-new-york-times

OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion into “Attractive” Anti-Addiction Market https://www.propublica.org/article/oxycontin-purdue-pharma-massachusetts-lawsuit-anti-addiction-market

The Latest YA Twitter Pile on Forces a Rising Star to Self-Cancel https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/ya-twitter-forces-rising-star-author-to-self-cancel.html

Shutting down Google+ for consumer (personal) accounts on April 2, 2019 https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9195133

2019: What’s Coming Next on DigitalOcean https://blog.digitalocean.com/whats-new-for-2019/

Dennis M. Hope Has Owned the Moon Since 1980 Because He Says So https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/yv574m/ive-owned-the-moon-since-1980

Struggling with My Drinker’s Problem https://k-bx.github.io/articles/drinker.html

Mystery illness sees Canada halve its Cuba embassy staff https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47066652

Do they have work/life balance? Investigating potential employers with GitHub https://codewithoutrules.com/2019/01/31/does-company-have-worklife-balance/

Head of Android Security: Locking Out Law Enforcement Is Unintended Side Effect https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw8vm7/android-security-locking-out-law-enforcement-unintended-side-effect

Server-side rendering: how to serve authenticated content https://blog.bugsnag.com/server-side-rendering-and-authenticated-content/

Apple’s FaceTime Bug Will Be Investigated by New York’s Attorney General https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/apples-facetime-bug-will-be-investigated-by-new-yorks-attorney-general/

Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor – and pays a “devastating” price https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-finds-sperm-donor-after-using-dna-test-raising-questions-about-donor-anonymity/

NYC Council questions tax breaks and economic impact of Amazon HQ2 https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/nyc-council-questions-tax-breaks-and-economic-impact-of-amazon-hq2/

Using Logic Programming to Recover C++ Classes and Methods from Executables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnM252gU-g4

Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1PO0FV

’THEY’RE SELLING UNICORNS:’ ISRAEL CANCER CURE CLAIM DEBUNKED BY EXPERTS https://www.newsweek.com/theyre-selling-unicorns-israel-cancer-cure-claim-debunked-experts-1311656

Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Efforts to Map and Disrupt Botnet https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-court-authorized-efforts-map-and-disrupt-botnet-used-north

Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foxconn-wisconsin-exclusive-idUSKCN1PO0FV

Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7322

Worker wage gains just broke 3% for the first time in more than 10 years https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/31/worker-wage-gains-break-3percent-for-the-first-time-in-more-than-10-years.html

FinFisher offered to sell nation-states a zero-click iOS compromise https://www.cyberscoop.com/mobile-zero-days-lookout-shmoocon-2019-android-barracuda-ios-stonefish/

When your UX is so bad your userbase ridicules it in a whole series of comics https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2019/01/nylon-pinkney-sl-comics-flickr.html

Freedom of speech memo, President of the university of Alaska, March 2001 https://www.cs.uaf.edu/users/chappell/public_html/misc/freesp.html

Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/apple-bans-facebook-vpn/

Microsoft accidentally deletes customer DBs https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/30/azure_sql_delete/

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-blocks-ad-transparency-tools

I had a job interview for a position at a company called Web Applications UK https://twitter.com/oliviaabland/status/1090281095805980672

Black Swans Journal Club (for deep learning papers) https://blackswans.io/post/138/

By defying Apple’s rules, Facebook shows it never learns https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-research-app-lessons/

Scientists find link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and schizophrenia https://www.sciencealert.com/mind-altering-cat-parasite-linked-to-schizophrenia-in-largest-study-yet

An AI crushed two human pros at StarCraft–but it wasn’t a fair fight https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/an-ai-crushed-two-human-pros-at-starcraft-but-it-wasnt-a-fair-fight/

Lyft Will Reportedly Sue Over New York’s Minimum Pay for Drivers Law https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/30/lyft-reportedly-suing-over-nyc-minimum-wage-law/

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-blocks-ad-transparency-tools

Robocalls reach ridiculous level, as people are afraid to answer their phones https://www.foxnews.com/tech/americans-hit-with-26-3-billion-robocalls-last-year-causing-some-to-not-answer-their-phone

Apple revoked Facebook’s iOS developer certificate https://twitter.com/alexeheath/status/1090618327502897152

CamelCamelCamel is down for a week, 3 failed hard drives and $45k https://camelcamelcamel.com/

FBI Charges Second Apple Employee with Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/30/fbi-charges-second-apple-employee-with-stealing-autonomous-car-secrets/

Facebook employees ’angry’ after Apple blocks its internal iOS apps https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-employees-angry-after-apple-blocks-its-internal-ios-apps-2019-1

Inside a key Hawaii intelligence outpost listening in on the Pacific https://news.yahoo.com/inside-key-hawaii-intelligence-outpost-listening-pacific-174040136.html

Terabytes of Enron data have quietly gone missing from the Department of Energy https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2019/jan/30/doe-enron-data/

“I, Robot” – the 3 laws considered harmful https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2019/01/i-robot-the-3-laws-considered-harmful/

Nest Cams Hijacked in the Name of PewDiePie and North Korea Pranks https://www.wired.com/story/nest-cameras-pew-die-pie-north-korea-passwords/

Evidence of Kremlin assassination plot that British authorities sidelined https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/poison-in-the-system

Apple to ban Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information https://www.recode.net/2019/1/30/18203231/apple-says-its-banning-facebooks-research-that-collected-users-personal-information

Amazon Corretto: No-Cost, Multiplatform Distribution of OpenJDK https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/

A “gold standard” study finds deleting Facebook is great for your mental health https://www.salon.com/2019/01/30/a-gold-standard-study-finds-deleting-facebook-is-great-for-your-mental-health/

Facebook Referred to Kids as Young as Five as “Whales” for Its Monetized Games https://www.usgamer.net/articles/facebook-unsealed-documents-whales-mobile-games