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Ad Fraud Scheme Drained Users’ Batteries By Running Hidden Video Ads In Android https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/in-banner-video-ad-fraud

Majority of health apps on Android tested shared personal health data https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l920

Repl.it GFX: Native graphics development in the browser https://repl.it/site/blog/gfx?ref=updates

A Julia Interpreter and Debugger https://julialang.org/blog/2019/03/debuggers

Programming Language Rankings: January 2019 https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2019/03/20/language-rankings-1-19/

Show HN: A Color Picker I Made https://colorsupplyyy.com/app

Pachyderm Raised $10M and Is Looking for a Lead Deployment/DevOps Engineer https://jobs.lever.co/pachyderm/

Data Science Teams Need Generalists, Not Specialists https://hbr.org/2019/03/why-data-science-teams-need-generalists-not-specialists

Show HN: A raycaster that renders to random dot stereogram (like Magic Eye) https://github.com/ammonb/stereogram-raycaster

Show HN: IDE for Learning RISC-V https://github.com/TheThirdOne/rars

US Army applying new areas of math https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2019/03/21/us-army-math/

A brief history of why artists are no longer making a living making music https://www.rootsmusic.ca/2019/03/14/a-brief-history-of-why-artists-are-no-longer-making-a-living-making-music/

Show HN: Mosaic – A declarative, front-end JavaScript library for building UIs https://github.com/Authman2/Mosaic

CVE-2019-5418 – File Content Disclosure on Rails https://github.com/mpgn/CVE-2019-5418

Remastering Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with Machine Learning https://captrobau.blogspot.com/2019/03/remastering-star-trek-deep-space-nine.html

Lost in Migration: Walter Benjamin’s Black Suitcase https://aeon.co/essays/what-happened-to-walter-benjamins-precious-black-suitcase

Show HN: Blogcast – Generate audio versions of your articles https://blogcast.host/

There is no reason to cross the U.S. by train, but I did it anyway https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/20/magazine/train-across-america-amtrak.html

EU businesses sign open letter against copyright directive articles 11 and 13 https://nextcloud.com/blog/130-eu-businesses-sign-open-letter-against-copyright-directive-art-11-13/

Show HN: Simple realtime two-way sync with SSH, fswatch and rsync https://github.com/francoisp/DuplexRsync

Newmail: Generating random email aliases on OpenSMPTD https://hakon.gylterud.net/newmail/

A Few of My Favorite Sigmoids (2018) https://raphlinus.github.io/audio/2018/09/05/sigmoid.html

How internet mercenaries do battle for authoritarian governments https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/us/politics/government-hackers-nso-darkmatter.html

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/facebook-stored-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-in-plain-text-for-years/

Show HN: No Cookie – Show your website visitors you don’t use cookies https://no-cookie.kemp.app/

$1,790 a month and ’no cooking’ allowed: Welcome to renting in the Bay Area https://www.sfgate.com/expensive-san-francisco/article/rent-room-no-cooking-kitchen-law-habitability-13691981.php

HoTTSQL: Proving Query Rewrites with Univalent SQL Semantics https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.04822

Google may rank sites for queries that don’t appear on the page at all https://unlikekinds.com/article/google-ranking-keyword-not-in-content

Reasons to Quit Twitter and Facebook and Switch to Mastodon https://finertech.com/2019/03/21/reasons-to-quit-twitter-and-facebook-and-switch-to-mastodon/

Watches Are yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money into More Money https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/style/collectible-watches.html

80% of the Web Powered by PHP (2017) https://haydenjames.io/80-percent-web-powered-by-php/

24M to unveil novel dual electrolyte system for high energy density batteries https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/03/20190320-24m.html

Rust: The Hard Parts – Part One: References, Borrowing, and Ownership https://naftuli.wtf/2019/03/20/rust-the-hard-parts/

VC Starter Kit https://vcstarterkit.com/

A few simple steps to vastly increase your privacy online https://thetoolsweneed.com/a-few-simple-steps-to-vastly-increase-your-privacy-online/

Systemd’s nspawn support for OCI runtime has been merged https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/9762

Fisher, Neyman-Pearson or NHST? A tutorial for teaching data testing (2015) https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00223/full

Amsterdam’s Plan: If You Buy a Newly Built House, You Can’t Rent It Out https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/03/amsterdam-rental-housing-prices-new-home-owner-occupied/585235/

Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society [video] https://lexfridman.com/eric-weinstein/

New York Times CEO warns publishers ahead of Apple news launch http://news.trust.org/item/20190321223545-g99e6

New Stripe API Reference https://stripe.com/docs/api

Implicit Generation and Generalization Methods for Energy-Based Models https://openai.com/blog/energy-based-models/

Australia has enough solar, wind storage in pipeline to go 100% renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-has-enough-solar-wind-storage-in-pipeline-to-go-100-renewables-81953/

The Internet Is Enabling a New Kind of Poorly Paid Hell https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/amazon-mechanical-turk/551192/

Prenatal testosterone linked to long-term effects in females with male twin https://phys.org/news/2019-03-prenatal-testosterone-linked-long-term-effects.html

Pre and Post-Money SAFEs: Choosing the Right One for Your Startup https://www.atrium.co/blog/pre-post-money-safes/

A dev trained robots to generate “garbage” slot machine games–and made $50K https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/03/a-dev-trained-robots-to-generate-garbage-slot-machine-games-and-made-50k/

Boeing planes were missing safety features that would have cost airlines extra https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/21/18275928/boeing-plane-crashes-missing-safety-features-add-ons-extra-charge

Congress Has a Chance to Finally End the NSA’s Mass Telephone Records Program https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/congress-has-chance-finally-end-nsas-mass-telephone-records-program

Over 20k Facebook employees had access to 600M user passwords https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/21/facebook-user-passwords-plain-text/

It just became easier for employers to dump retirees’ pensions https://lite.cnn.io/en/article/h_b376f26eed8ac0ea9b11c4ec5a1a1435

Following removal, KDE Connect approved back in Play Store with SMS support https://twitter.com/albertvaka/status/1108648884056834048

New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Says https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/world/asia/new-zealand-gun-ban.html

Crashed jets lacked key safety features because Boeing charged extra for them https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/21/crashed-boeing-jets-lacked-key-safety-features-that-were-add-ons.html

GitHub Action CLI-tool to script updates of them on many repositories https://github.com/inextensodigital/actions/tree/master/github-workflow

Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-03-inflammation-links-heart-disease-depression.html

Coconet: The ML Model Behind Today’s Bach Doodle https://magenta.tensorflow.org/coconet

London buses tracked user smartphones via WiFi beacons in 2018 https://twitter.com/lukOlejnik/status/1108720121961504770

Non-toxic salt water battery prototype can charge in seconds https://techxplore.com/news/2019-03-non-toxic-salt-battery-prototype-seconds.html

Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars https://www.wired.com/story/co2-terraforming-mars

New evidence links lifespan extension to metabolic regulation of immune system https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190321141937.htm

Amazon Air plane crash - pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-air-pilots-labor-issues-2019-2

The PC That Cracked Europe – Amstrads PC1512 and 1640 – Computer History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PYpMXseflM

Show HN: Robots Are My Passion https://www.personalrobots.biz/?rel=💙

German Wikipedia shuts down for 24 hour protest https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Hauptseite

Does Erlang Consume Too Much Energy? Answer by Ulf Wiger, AXD 301 Architect https://forum.aeternity.com/t/does-erlang-consume-too-much-energy/296/5?u=ae-vlad

A dev trained robots to generate “garbage” slot machine games–and made $50K https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/03/a-dev-trained-robots-to-generate-garbage-slot-machine-games-and-made-50k/#p3

Petition to Revoke A50 Blows Up the Internet https://www.wired.co.uk/article/revoke-article-50-petition

Physicists are decoding math-y secrets of knitting to make bespoke materials https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/physicists-are-decoding-math-y-secrets-of-knitting-to-make-bespoke-materials/

Microsoft starts notifying Windows 7 users about end of support https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/21/18275675/microsoft-windows-7-notification-support-end-image

Is This the Proof That Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wants ’No Privacy’? https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2019/03/20/is-this-the-proof-that-facebooks-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-wants-no-privacy/

Physics explains why time flies as we age https://neurosciencenews.com/aging-time-10924/

Fred (Dibnah) episode 4 – drinking and climbing (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T00zEt1-3VA

Inside The Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Duterte https://theintercept.com/2019/03/20/rodrigo-duterte-ibm-surveillance/

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news https://apnews.com/790d194cbec347149be8b598009ad1c4

I built a digital brain board to capture insights https://medium.com/@adambreckler/mapping-digital-knowledge-trails-58d397fca464

Doomed Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Boeing Sold as Extras https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/business/boeing-safety-features-charge.html

Elon Musk’s most infamous venture, where only 1 character remains http://x.com

Decaf coffee’s terrible reputation is outdated. So why does it persist? https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/7/18253668/decaf-coffee-caffeine-stigma

Backtest Trading Strategies https://github.com/kyhorne/trading_sim

San Francisco considers banning cashless Amazon stores https://sf.curbed.com/2019/3/20/18273994/amazon-cashless-store-ban-vallie-brown-sf

The Medusavirus: A newly discovered giant virus turns its victims to “stone.” https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/03/giant-medusavirus-hosts-turn-to-stone/585289/

Show HN: Open-Source Serverless Mixpanel with Snowplow and Cube.js https://cubejs.io/examples/event-analytics/

Google will implement a Microsoft-style browser picker for EU Android devices https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/google-will-implement-a-microsoft-style-browser-picker-for-eu-android-devices/

Show HN: List of robots to buy or built yourself https://www.personalrobots.biz/?rel=hnws

How I’m able to take notes in mathematics lectures using LaTeX and Vim https://castel.dev/post/lecture-notes-1/

Warrants Show How the FBI Can Unlock Your Phone and Track Your Movements https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/03/19/politics/michael-cohen-warrants-fbi-phone/index.html

“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units https://news.mit.edu/2019/particle-robot-cluster-simple-units-0320

A Russian ’troll slayer’ went undercover at a troll factory https://www.businessinsider.com/russian-troll-slayer-went-undercover-at-a-troll-factory-2019-3

The Curse of Xanadu: the longest-running vaporware in computing (1995) https://www.wired.com/1995/06/xanadu/

Java SE 12 Edition Language Specification https://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se12/html/index.html

Google Removes Patrick Moore as Founder of Greenpeace https://mobile.twitter.com/aaranged/status/1108443770071113728

Building accessible websites and apps is a moral obligation https://gomakethings.com/building-accessible-websites-and-apps-is-a-moral-obligation/

UK Parliament petitions site crashes under traffic for petition to cancel Brexit https://twitter.com/ariehkovler/status/1108655511858278400