🔖 Russia Is Censoring the Internet [inside Russian borders], With Coercion and Black Boxes: Quietly built over two years, the Kremlin’s censorship infrastructure gives it sweeping power to block sites. Many fear a new age of digital isolation | New York T nytimes.com/2021/10/22/technol

🔖 [bash script using FFmpeg for turning a video file into a] gif | Ed Summers’ blog inkdroid.org/2021/10/21/gif/

🔖 Everybody Lies: FBI Edition [advice on talking to law enforcement officers thinking that "I'll just tell the truth" or "I have nothing to hide"] | Ken White popehat.com/2017/12/04/everybo

🔖 Cybersecurity Experts Sound Alarm on Apple and E.U. Phone Scanning Plans: A group of researchers said the “dangerous technology” was invasive and not effective at detecting images of child sexual abuse | New York Times nytimes.com/2021/10/14/busines

🔖 The Environmental Impacts of SpaceX's Oil and Gas Gambit [at Starbase in Boca Chica] | ESG Hound esghound.substack.com/p/the-en

🔖 Mechanical sympathy for QR codes: making NSW check-in better [optimizing URL QR codes] | Huon on the internet huonw.github.io/blog/2021/10/n

🔖 Worst Case [could AWS' us-east-1 region "go away"? a list of scenarios and their likelihood] | Tim Bray tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/20

🔖 Real-world String Comparison: How to handle Unicode sequences correctly | ACM Queue queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=34

🔖 Working From Orbit. VR Productivity in (or Above) a Work-from-Anywhere World | by Paul Tomlinson on Immersed’s blog blog.immersed.team/working-fro

🔖 Something Weird Is Happening on Facebook [seemingly innocuous posts feeding user analytics into big ad networks] | Political Orphans politicalorphans.com/something

🔖 It’s Time to Stop Paying for a VPN: Many virtual private network services that were meant to protect your web browsing can no longer be trusted | New York Times nytimes.com/2021/10/06/technol

🔖 Cloudflare doesn’t have to cut off copyright-infringing websites, judge rules: Judge rules content-delivery service doesn't "contribute" to copyright infringement | Ars Technica arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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