Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources
Great reporting. Firm evidence that Apple is not genuinely committed to user privacy. Contradicts Apple's public-facing marketing and PR. Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices at the request of the FBI. '“They decided they weren’t going to poke the bear anymore,” the person said, referring to Apple’s court battle with the FBI in 2016 over access to an iPhone ...'
Free/libre and open-source software 🌺
HTTP/3 explained - The book
HTTP/3 explained by the author of the software tool `curl`.
Information and Geisteswissenschaften 🏺
Internet Research Agency Indictment
From 2018. Lots of details about how the Russian firm used social media.
Playing Soviet: The Visual Language of Early Soviet Children's Books, 1917-1953
>What is “Playing Soviet?” This interactive database of children’s book illustrations draws the little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library. The featured illustrations have been selected and annotated by a diverse group of scholars and students of Russian and Soviet culture. The site’s customizable data visualizations, still under construction, will map relationships among artists, image types, color, style, and publication information.
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
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