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Issue #16 - Fake news is scarier than ever, blockchain struggles with scaling and security and online privacy is still an issue.

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Fake news is scarier than ever, blockchain struggles with scaling and security and online privacy is
 

The Aspiring Nerd

July 7 · Issue #16 · View online
(Mostly) weekly curated articles at the crossroads of web marketing, development and technology.

Fake news is scarier than ever, blockchain struggles with scaling and security and online privacy is still an issue. 💣

🕸 Around the web
Fake news: you ain’t seen nothing yet
Facebook can track your browsing even after you've logged out
Websites offering pirated papers are shaking up science
The Medicare machine: patient details of 'any Australian' for sale on darknet
China's bloggers, filmmakers feel chill of internet crackdown
🤖 Technology
Clean Energy, powered by Blockchains
Why Algorithms Suck and Analog Computers are the Future
Fourth largest Bitcoin exchange. Bithumb, hacked for billions of Won
Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand'
Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users
🔨 Web development / Web design
Accessibility according to actual people with disabilities
Why is decentralized and distributed file storage critical for a better web?
How to defend your website with ZIP bombs
🚀 Bits and pieces
Why the Future of Stuff Is Having More and Owning Less: “If we can deliver these intangibles anytime, anywhere, to anybody, that instant aspect of them means we don’t have to own them anymore.” fascinating perspective. On the IoT front: medical sensors have been missing in the Rasberry Pi realm for a while but apparently, the Healthy Pi fixed it
IFTTT just introduced the Data Access Project, you can now use applets to connect to government open data like economy, cyber security, health and travel alerts, public transit, and more. For the computer science geeks, check out this incredible Google Sheets Virtual Machine and this other version using only formulas!
Take a little walk down memory lane with this Minitel history lesson, Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web. Read more about Toni Reid, the woman behind Amazon’s Alexa. And finally, an important lesson from Maria, she’s not a woman in tech!
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