HackerNews top stories #42

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 24, 2021 to Jan 31, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Robinhood is limiting purchases of stocks: AMC, Blackberry, Nokia, and GameStop

https://twitter.com/KHOUStephanie/status/1354781130021609478


[1] Element (Matrix chat app) suspended from the Google Play Store

https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1355290296947499013


[2] Firefox 85 cracks down on supercookies

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/01/26/supercookie-protections/


[3] The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company

https://costplusdrugs.com/


[4] Robinhood now has a 1-Star rating on the Google Play Store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robinhood.android&showAllReviews=true


[5] The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-unreasonable-effectiveness-of-simple-html/


[6] GameStop Is Rage Against the Financial Machine

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-27/gamestop-short-squeeze-is-rage-against-the-financial-machine


[7] Discord bans r/WallStreetBets server, subreddit went private for a while

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22253251/discord-bans-the-r-wallstreetbets-server


[8] Time-lapse of a single cell transforming into a salamander (2019)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/time-lapse-film-shows-salamander-development/


[9] I tried to report scientific misconduct. How did it go?

https://crystalprisonzone.blogspot.com/2021/01/i-tried-to-report-scientific-misconduct.html


[10] CDC website built by Deloitte at a cost of $44M is abandoned due to bugs

https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/01/30/1017086/cdc-44-million-vaccine-data-vams-problems/


[11] Facebook shuts popular stock trading group amid GameStop frenzy

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-retail-trading-facebook-idUSKBN29X34P


[12] IKEA Buys 11,000 Acres of U.S. Forest to Keep It from Being Developed

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ikea-buys-forest-in-georgia/?


[13] Heavy social media use associated with lower mental health in adolescents

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55826238


[14] Robinhood is said to draw on bank credit lines amid tumult

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-28/robinhood-is-said-to-draw-on-credit-lines-from-banks-amid-tumult


[15] EU citizens’ rights are under threat from anti-encryption proposals

https://protonmail.com/blog/joint-statement-eu-encryption/


[16] My 2 Year Journey to $10K MRR

https://www.bannerbear.com/journey-to-10k-mrr/


[17] Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech (2019)

https://knightcolumbia.org/content/protocols-not-platforms-a-technological-approach-to-free-speech


[18] WebRTC is now a W3C and IETF standard

https://web.dev/webrtc-standard-announcement/


[19] Open-source, not open-contribution

https://github.com/benbjohnson/litestream#open-source-not-open-contribution


[20] WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jan/24/whatsapp-loses-millions-of-users-after-terms-update


[21] We Are Preparing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Robinhood

https://reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l6yrs3/we_are_preparing_a_class_action_lawsuit_against/


[22] Robinhood, in Need of Cash, Raises $1B from Its Investors

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/technology/robinhood-fundraising.html


[23] Statement of SEC Regarding Recent Market Volatility

https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/joint-statement-market-volatility-2021-01-29


[24] PGM Indexes: Learned indexes that match B-tree performance with 83x less space

https://pgm.di.unipi.it/


[25] Suspended from Google Play for listing supported subtitle formats

https://github.com/moneytoo/Player/issues/37


[26] Losing faith in UX

https://creativegood.com/blog/21/losing-faith-in-ux.html


[27] Robinhood denies claims that it sold GameStop shares out from under its traders

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/28/22254857/robinhood-gamestop-amc-shares-sold-surprised-users


[28] A Look at iMessage in iOS 14

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2021/01/a-look-at-imessage-in-ios-14.html


[29] Myopia treatment ‘smart glasses’ from Japan to be sold in Asia

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Health-Care/Myopia-correcting-smart-glasses-from-Japan-to-be-sold-in-Asia


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