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HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 03, 2021 to Jan 10, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using app

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/whatsapp-users-must-share-their-data-with-facebook-or-stop-using-the-app/


[1] U.S. Capitol Locked Down Amid Escalating Protests

https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/06/954028436/u-s-capitol-locked-down-amid-escalating-far-right-protests


[2] Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump

https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html


[3] Uber discovered they’d been defrauded out of 2/3 of their ad spend

https://twitter.com/nandoodles/status/1345774768746852353


[4] GitHub is fully available in Iran

https://github.blog/2021-01-05-advancing-developer-freedom-github-is-fully-available-in-iran/


[5] A group of Google workers have announced plans to unionize

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212347/google-employees-contractors-announce-union-cwa-alphabet


[6] Ditherpunk: The article I wish I had about monochrome image dithering

https://surma.dev/things/ditherpunk/


[7] No meetings, no deadlines, no full-time employees

https://sahillavingia.com/work


[8] DALL·E: Creating Images from Text

https://openai.com/blog/dall-e/


[9] What I’ve Learned in 45 Years in the Software Industry

https://www.bti360.com/what-ive-learned-in-45-years-in-the-software-industry/


[10] ECC matters

https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?threadid=198497&curpostid=198647


[11] Slack is down

https://status.slack.com/2021-01/9ecc1bc75347b6d1


[12] Poll: Switching from WhatsApp

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25669864


[13] Show HN: I made an alternative platform for professional profiles

https://read.cv


[14] Facebook Indefinitely Suspends Trump

https://www.facebook.com/4/posts/10112681480907401/


[15] USA vs. Julian Assange Judgment

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/USA-v-Assange-judgment-040121.pdf


[16] Amazon, Apple and Google Cut Off Parler

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/technology/apple-google-parler.html


[17] Signal WhatsApp Chats Import

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/1014


[18] I logged my activities at 15-minute intervals for the whole year

https://samplesize.one/blog/posts/my_year_in_data/


[19] Asahi Linux: Linux on Apple Silicon project

https://asahilinux.org/


[20] Pfizer vaccine appears effective against mutation in new coronavirus variants

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-appears-effective-against-mutation-in-new-coronavirus-variants-study-suggests-1.5865885


[21] Rust is now overall faster than C in benchmarks

https://benchmarksgame-team.pages.debian.net/benchmarksgame/which-programs-are-fastest.html


[22] Ticketmaster admits it hacked Songkick before it went out of business

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/ticketmaster-pays-10-million-criminal-fine-for-hacking-a-rival-company/


[23] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, part I

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-1.html


[24] GitHub blocks entire company because one employee was in Iran

https://twitter.com/sebslomski/status/1344219609923276801


[25] Laptop stolen from Pelosi’s office during storming of U.S. Capitol, says aide

https://www.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN29D2HA


[26] The account of realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours

https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1346970431039934464


[27] PeerTube v3

https://framablog.org/2021/01/07/peertube-v3-its-a-live-a-liiiiive/


[28] Sci-Hub Founder Criticizes Sudden Twitter Ban over “Counterfeit” Content

https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/


[29] Traffic Simulator

https://traffic-simulation.de/


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