- Diaspora code fails to pass muster on security
On one hand, what The Register explains based on early analysis is hardly surprising. This code didn’t exist just a few months ago and it is clearly advertised as pre-alpha quality code. On the other hand, when will new projects really take to heart that security has to be a guiding principle from the first line of code write throughout the entire life of a project. On the gripping hand, a poor early impression of Diaspora’s quality isn’t going to help it compare favorably to Facebook which is gradually improving despite some notable gaffes.
- Dark patterns, recognizable techniques of scamming, exploits, BoingBoing
Via Hacker News, this not only tickles my sense of the hackish but is also a fitting tribute to the 25th anniversary of this particular flavor of assembly. Leo Laporte has a nice write up of 6502 and this special occasion.
- Massive loophole that allows tracking cookies in IE even when expressly disabled, New York Times
- Significance of European warez raids, Torrentfreak
- Ten things to look for in an anti-circumvention tool, Tor
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