HackerNews top stories #70

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 08, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] FOSS app removed from the Play Store for linking to the project’s website

https://github.com/language-transfer/lt-app/pull/44


[1] Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58130705


[2] Apple’s Mistake

https://stratechery.com/2021/apples-mistake/


[3] TikTok overtakes Facebook as most downloaded app

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/TikTok-overtakes-Facebook-as-world-s-most-downloaded-app


[4] The deceptive PR behind Apple’s “expanded protections for children”

https://piotr.is/2021/08/12/apple-csam/


[5] Major U.K. science funder to require grantees to make papers immediately free

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/major-uk-science-funder-require-grantees-make-papers-immediately-free-all


[6] An Old Hacker’s Tips on Staying Employed

https://madned.substack.com/p/an-old-hackers-tips-on-staying-employed


[7] Apps Getting Worse

https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2021/08/07/Apps-Get-Worse


[8] Apple’s child protection features spark concern within its own ranks: sources

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-apples-child-protection-features-spark-concern-within-its-own-ranks-2021-08-12/


[9] Firefox 91 introduces enhanced cookie clearing

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/08/10/firefox-91-introduces-enhanced-cookie-clearing/


[10] A future for SQL on the web

https://jlongster.com/future-sql-web


[11] Apple Regrets Confusion over ‘iPhone Scanning’

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58206543


[12] One Bad Apple

https://www.hackerfactor.com/blog/index.php?/archives/929-One-Bad-Apple.html


[13] Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained (2020)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT


[14] Asahi Linux for Apple M1 progress report, August 2021

https://asahilinux.org/2021/08/progress-report-august-2021/


[15] Reducing CO2 emissions by targeting the world’s hyper-polluting power plants

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Top-5-Polluting-Power-Plants-Account-For-73-Of-Global-Emissions.html


[16] Debian 11

https://www.debian.org/releases/bullseye/amd64/release-notes/


[17] Culdesac Tempe: The first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the US

https://culdesac.com/


[18] GitHub’s Engineering Team has moved to Codespaces

https://github.blog/2021-08-11-githubs-engineering-team-moved-codespaces/


[19] Please Log in with Router’s Password

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Please+log+in+with+router%27s+password%22


[20] New carnivorous plant discovered in Pacific Northwest

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/09/1026091196/this-sweet-white-flower-is-actually-a-sneaky-carnivore-scientists-discovered


[21] “My scooter was stolen. Unknown to the thief, I hid two AirTags inside it.”

https://twitter.com/dguido/status/1424921645483966466


[22] Happy Birthday, OpenStreetMap

https://www.tomtom.com/blog/maps/tomtom-openstreetmaps-mapmetrics-map-editing/


[23] Co-founder of Snopes was writing plagiarized articles under a fake name

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/snopes-cofounder-plagiarism-mikkelson


[24] Elementary OS 6 Odin Available Now

https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-os-6-odin-released/


[25] Wildfire restored a Yosemite watershed

https://news.berkeley.edu/2021/08/09/how-wildfire-restored-a-yosemite-watershed/


[26] Mexico is phasing out imports of glyphosate and GMO corn

https://thecounter.org/mexico-phaseout-glyphosate-genetically-engineered-corn-united-states/


[27] Australia is becoming a surveillance state

https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2021/australia-is-becoming-a-surveillance-state.html


[28] Git password authentication is shutting down

https://github.blog/changelog/2021-08-12-git-password-authentication-is-shutting-down/


[29] End of the line for Uber?

https://pluralistic.net/2021/08/10/unter/#bezzle-no-more


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