[…] Two months ago, the EPA opposed some proposed measures that would help potentially expose subversive code like the so-called “defeat device” software VW allegedly used by allowing consumers and researchers to legally reverse-engineer the code used in vehicles. EPA opposed this, ironically, because the agency felt that allowing people to examine the software code in vehicles would potentially allow car owners to alter the software in ways that would produce more emissions in violation of the Clean Air Act. The issue involves the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), which prohibits anyone from working around “technological protection measures” that limit access to copyrighted works. The Library of Congress, which oversees copyrights, can issue exemptions to those prohibitions that would make it legal, for example, for researchers to examine the code to uncover security vulnerabilities.
Inside KARMA POLICE, GCHQ’s mass-surveillance operation aimed to record the browsing habits of “every visible user on the internet”, including UK-to-UK internal traffic. more details on the other GCHQ mass surveillance projects at https://theintercept.com/gchq-appendix/
the percentage of people who say they stream video from services like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu each day has increased dramatically over the last five years, from about 30% in 2010 to more than 50% this year. During the same period, the percentage of people who say they watch traditional TV […] has dropped by about 10%. When the beige line surpasses the purple line [looks like 2016], it will mean that more people are streaming each day than are watching traditional TV.
Marc Brooker with another thought-provoking blogpost
large-scale C* tips
How Hadoop did EC. Erasure Coding support (“HDFS-EC”) is set to be released in Hadoop 3.0 apparently
some details on Netflix’s Chaos Monkey, Chaos Kong and other aspects of their availability/failover testing
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