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Disney blocks John Oliver’s new episode critical of India’s PM Modi

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Google is moving EU citizens’ data to US?

What is going on As you may have heard already, because of brexit, Google is moving UK citizens data from the Northern Ireland data controller to the US one (Google LLC). Leaving the EU, UK citizens are not protected anymore by GDPR, and while this may be unfair, Google is legally allowed to do it.…

Firefox turns on DoH as default for US users

Today, Firefox began the rollout of encrypted DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default for US-based users. The rollout will continue over the next few weeks to confirm no major issues are discovered as this new protocol is enabled for Firefox’s US-based users. A little over two years ago, we began work to help update and…

China bans consumption and trade of wild animals

BEIJING, CHINA — China on Monday declared an immediate and “comprehensive” ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The country’s top legislative committee approved a proposal “prohibiting the illegal wildlife trade, abolishing the bad habit of overconsumption of wildlife, and effectively protecting the lives…

Musicians algorithmically generate melodies, release them to public domain

Two programmer-musicians wrote every possible MIDI melody in existence to a hard drive, copyrighted the whole thing, and then released it all to the public in an attempt to stop musicians from getting sued. Programmer, musician, and copyright attorney Damien Riehl, along with fellow musician/programmer Noah Rubin, sought to stop copyright lawsuits that they believe…

CDC outlines what closing schools, businesses would look like in US pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped up its call Tuesday for the public to start preparing for a possible pandemic outbreak in the U.S. of the coronavirus that’s infected more than 80,000 people and killed at least 2,700 overseas in less than two months.”We are asking the American public to work with us…

Implement with types, not your brain (2019)

When asked about the virtues of Haskell’s strong type system, most people will say the best part is that it lets you refactor with a zen-like tranquility, or that it stops your program from crashing at runtime. I mean, those are both great. But my favorite part is that having a strong type system means…

How Allstate’s auto insurance algorithm squeezes big spenders

This article is copublished with Seven years ago, Allstate Corporation told Maryland regulators it was time to update its auto insurance rates. The insurer said its new, sophisticated risk analysis showed it was charging nearly all of its 93,000 Maryland customers outdated premiums. Some of the old rates were off by miles. One 36-year-old man…

Modern, functional Common Lisp: myths and best practices

Table of Contents Common Lisp is a very powerful programming language, and yet it seems to only enjoy a shy popularity. What is happening? I believe that for a large part the lack of popularity stems from myths of forgotten times which bear little relevance today. Some common myths include: Common Lisp does not have…

How to Design Mobile Apps for One-Hand Usage

About The AuthorMaitrik Kataria is a UX Consultant and CMO at Simform, a software development company. He loves helping clients improve UX and has collaborated with many … More about Maitrik …90% of the smartphones sold today have >5-inch displays. Bigger screen real estate presents newer challenges and opportunities for app makers and designers. Let’s…

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