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TLWI Dev #69

24 October 2021

Here is your update from across the web for the week of 2021-10-24.

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TLWI Dev #68

17 October 2021

Governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website. Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink. Apple Joins Blender Development Fund. Oculess – Removes account requirements and telemetry from Oculus Quest devices. A viable solution for Python concurrency.

7 min read

TLWI Dev #67

10 October 2021

Things I’ve learned in my 20 years as a software engineer. Facebook bans, sends C&D letter to developer of Unfollow Everything extension. Apple requires account deletion within apps in AppStore starting January 31. EU court rules no EULA can forbid decompilation, if you want to fix a bug. Mozilla to put ads in Firefox address bar suggestions.

7 min read

TLWI Dev #66

03 October 2021

PostgreSQL 14. NFT projects are just MLMs for tech elites. Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane. Show HN: Hacker News client with a twist. Understanding Awk.

6 min read

TLWI Dev #65

26 September 2021

Disclosure of three 0-day iOS vulnerabilities. Do not leave XPS laptop in any sleep/hibernate/standby mode when placed in a bag. Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt. Leaked grant proposal details high-risk coronavirus research. Submarine cable map rendered onto a globe.

7 min read

TLWI Dev #64

19 September 2021

A search engine that favors text-heavy sites and punishes modern web design. Sir Clive Sinclair has died. Atlassian fired me while I was taking care of my wife who is fighting cancer. Apple blocked the FlickType Watch keyboard then announced a clone of it. Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord.

7 min read

TLWI Dev #63

12 September 2021

Court issues permanent injunction in Epic vs. Apple case. Tell HN: Thanks to thehodge and, this site is up today. MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy. Hong Kong: Police Raid Tiananmen Square Museum.

6 min read

TLWI Dev #62

05 September 2021 Cable. Apple Delays Rollout of Child Safety Features. Delays aren’t good enough – Apple must abandon its surveillance plans. Google Chrome to remove detailed cookie and site data controls. uBlock Origin review.

7 min read

TLWI Dev #61

29 August 2021

Arm China Has Gone Rogue. Burning out and quitting. The All-Seeing “i”: Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy. Yt-dlp – A YouTube-dl fork with additional features and fixes. Apple agrees to settle potential class action suit by U.S. developers.

6 min read

TLWI Dev #60

22 August 2021

OnlyFans to block sexually explicit videos starting in October. Facebook hacker beat my 2FA, bricked my Oculus, and hit the company credit card. ImageNet contains naturally occurring Apple NeuralHash collisions. Apple explicitly asks employees to merge their personal and work accounts. Another free CA as an alternative to Let's Encrypt.

7 min read

TLWI Developer Weekly #59

15 August 2021

Apple's child protection features spark concern within its own ranks: sources. A future for SQL on the web. FOSS app removed from the Play Store for linking to the project's website. The deceptive PR behind Apple’s “expanded protections for children”. Apple Has Opened the Backdoor to Increased Surveillance and Censorship.

7 min read

TLWI Developer Weekly #58

08 August 2021

Apple's plan to “think different” about encryption opens a backdoor to your life. Apple enabling client-side CSAM scanning on iPhone tomorrow. An Open Letter Against Apple's Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology. An open letter against Apple's new privacy-invasive client-side content scanning. CalyxOS – De-Googled Android Alternative.

7 min read