My year 2021, in a nutshell. Thank you Will Santino.
November 22nd, 1987. Wikipedia.
Looking at life from a different perspective makes you realize that it’s not the deer that is crossing the road, rather it’s the road that is crossing the forest.Muhammad Ali
Amazon acquires Encrypted Messaging App Wickr. The market for encrypted messaging is still interesting, despite WhatsApp having grabbed the majority of the market a decade ago.
Wickr is a popular encrypted messaging platform used by journalists, criminals, governments, and businesses.
Source: vice.com / Joseph Cox
WhatsApp usually makes it a big thing they introduced end-to-end encryption. It’s a demonstration of how the larger corporate behind the messaging service, Facebook, values privacy and individual freedom of speech.
Only, it turns out, messages sent through WhatsApp are not that private as they seem to be. ProPublica found and validate how Facebook can still screen private messages despite their “end-to-end encryption”.
Usually, I’d say this comes to no surprise. However, I’d rather take this as an opportunity to recommend signal.org as an alternative. The team at Signal is committed to the mission of developing open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication. It is recognised by the community.
WhatsApp assures users that no one can see their messages — but the company has an extensive monitoring operation and regularly shares personal information with prosecutors.Source: ProPublica
Marcus Schuler, Correspondent for the German Public Broadcasters in the US, brought the findings to German media, here Tagesschau.de:
Bislang hat WhatsApp, das zu Facebook gehört, immer behauptet, alle Nachrichten seien geheim. Niemand könne sie lesen. Das US-Magazin “ProPublica” hat jetzt festgestellt, dass das nicht die volle Wahrheit ist. Von Marcus Schuler.Source: tagesschau.de
SpaceX Starship is ranking pretty high in comparison to other rockets. This picture that Elon Musk tweeted has potential to become a famous poster a century later.
Seid ehrlich. Niemand liest je die Änderung-Notizen seiner Apps, richtig? Und wenn doch, dann steht da “fixed performance issues”.
Oder maximal noch “resolved minor problems.”
Aber niemals steht da irgendwas wirklich wichtiges.
Nicht so bei Slack. Slack liebt euch.
Feels kind of stuck in a time loop:
a valid Kubernetes config that is also valid x86 assembly and will print “Hello World” when compiled by an AT&T assembler.
The same yaml also needs 1.21 Gigawatts and accelerate to 88 miles per hour to return to the nineteen seventies.
Microsoft recently announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSDL) will be able to run Linux GUI apps. BleepingComputer already tested it. Without having experienced it myself, it feels like hell is freezing over. Nobody, ever, would have expected Linux to make an impact on Desktop computing. Seeing this come through Microsoft seems even more bizarre. This way, Linux can find a way to a really huge audience, possibly making it the first year of Linux on the Desktop.
Windows 10 preview builds can now run Linux apps directly on the Windows 10 desktop using the new Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI. In this article, we go hands on with the new WSLg feature to demonstrate the types of graphical Linux apps you can now run.