This Giant Ad Fraud Scheme Drained Users' Batteries And Data By Running Hidden Video Ads In Android Apps

buzzfeednews.com/article/craig via @CraigSilverman

Google need to be flogged from top to bottom.

Google hit with €1.5bn fine from EU over advertising bbc.com/news/business-47639228

" today the ecological niches are fairly full, and fresh new OS ideas are harder to come by, or at least to propagate".
-- dmr
anders.unix.se/2015/10/26/inte

Dennis Ritchie's desktop, july 2002.

Despite the vast numbers of sophisticated tools, modern software is still plagued with vulnerabilities that are constantly exploited. The situation is even worse when it comes to complex and rapidly changing software ecosystems that involve legacy code. In such cases, hardening techniques come into play. Since we cannot prevent certain types of bugs, we might as well work around the problem by preventing or hindering the exploitation of these bugs.
capsule8.com/blog/millions-of-

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@indronil Well, I agree with the point about the license (BSD over GPL all day long), but the bit about one checkout per repo is factually wrong (worktrees are a thing), and (subjectively) I view the other points as damning of Fossil, not Git.

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Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism - Los Angeles Review of Books: Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism

lareviewofbooks.org/article/th via @lareviewofbooks

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