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HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 13, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] No Cookie for You

https://github.blog/2020-12-17-no-cookie-for-you/


[1] Google outage – resolved

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25415989


[2] Jetbrains founders turn billionaires without VC help

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-18/czech-startup-founders-turn-billionaires-without-vc-help


[3] Amazon disallows pointing out paid reviews

http://blog.kevmod.com/2020/12/amazon-disallows-pointing-out-paid-reviews/


[4] Firefox Was Always Enough

https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2020/11/firefox-was-always-enough.html


[5] States bring action against Google under federal and state antitrust laws [pdf]

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/admin/2020/Press/20201216%20COMPLAINT_REDACTED.pdf


[6] Rocky Linux: A CentOS replacement by the CentOS founder

https://github.com/rocky-linux/rocky


[7] U.S. Treasury breached by hackers backed by foreign government – sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-amazon-com-exclsuive/u-s-treasury-breached-by-hackers-backed-by-foreign-government-sources-idUSKBN28N0PG


[8] Post Mortem of Google Outage on 14 December 2020

http://status.cloud.google.com/incident/zall/20013#20013004


[9] I Have Resigned from the Google AMP Advisory Committee

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/12/i-have-resigned-from-the-google-amp-advisory-committee/


[10] Highly Evasive Attacker Leverages SolarWinds Supply Chain

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2020/12/evasive-attacker-leverages-solarwinds-supply-chain-compromises-with-sunburst-backdoor.html


[11] Facebook to move UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-facebook-exclusive-idUSKBN28P2HH


[12] Eric Engstrom, co-creator of DirectX, has died

https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/07/friends-remember-microsoft-renegade-eric-engstrom-who-suggested-a-directx-console/


[13] U.S. Treasury, Commerce Depts. Hacked Through SolarWinds Compromise

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/u-s-treasury-commerce-depts-hacked-through-solarwinds-compromise/


[14] Gmail having issues

https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=issue&sid=1&iid=a8b67908fadee664c68c240ff9f529ab


[15] Zoom executive charged with disrupting meetings commemorating Tiananmen Square

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/china-based-executive-us-telecommunications-company-charged-disrupting-video-meetings


[16] Being kind to others is good for your health

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201215-why-being-kind-to-others-is-good-for-your-health


[17] Apple’s Anti-Tracking Plans for iPhone

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/apples-anti-tracking-plans-iphone/


[18] The Case of the Extra 40ms

https://netflixtechblog.com/life-of-a-netflix-partner-engineer-the-case-of-extra-40-ms-b4c2dd278513?source=rss—-2615bd06b42e—4


[19] Facebook’s Hypocrisy on Apple’s New iOS 14 Privacy Feature

https://thebigtech.substack.com/p/facebook-criticising-apples-ios-14


[20] All problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone (2014)

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/19/change-your-life-sit-down-and-think


[21] Firefox 84.0

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/84.0/releasenotes/


[22] Sick of spending time on Auth, we built an open source ‘Stripe for Auth’

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25458033


[23] Record Breaking Number of Journalists Arrested in the U.S. This Year

https://freedom.press/news/2020-report-journalists-arrested-us/


[24] Minimal safe Bash script template

https://betterdev.blog/minimal-safe-bash-script-template/


[25] I3: Improved Tiling Window Manager

https://i3wm.org/


[26] SEC charges Robinhood $65M for misleading customers about revenue sources

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2020-321


[27] Transmits AM radio on computers without radio transmitting hardware

https://github.com/fulldecent/system-bus-radio


[28] AWS CloudShell

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloudshell-command-line-access-to-aws-resources/


[29] Blob Opera

https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/AAHWrq360NcGbw


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