HackerNews top stories #78

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

[0] Facebook-owned sites are down

https://facebook.com


[1] Apple requires account deletion within apps in AppStore starting January 31

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=mdkbobfo


[2] EU court rules no EULA can forbid decompilation, if you want to fix a bug

https://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=247056&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=6413406


[3] Understanding how Facebook disappeared from the internet

https://blog.cloudflare.com/october-2021-facebook-outage/


[4] What Happened to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-happened-to-facebook-instagram-whatsapp/


[5] Mozilla to put ads in Firefox address bar suggestions

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/navigate-web-faster-firefox-suggest#w_contextual-suggestions


[6] Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm kids and democracy

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/05/1043207218/whistleblower-to-congress-facebook-products-harm-children-and-weaken-democracy


[7] Twitch source code and customer data has reportedly been leaked

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-entirety-of-twitch-has-reportedly-been-leaked/


[8] Facebook is nearing a reputational point of no return

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/10/09/facebook-is-nearing-a-reputational-point-of-no-return


[9] Facebook Whistleblower Leaks Thousands of Pages of Incriminating Internal Docs

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/04/1042921981/facebook-whistleblower-renewing-scrutiny-of-social-media-giant


[10] Every device with FB app is now DDoSing recursive DNS resolvers

https://twitter.com/blazejkrajnak/status/1445063232486531099


[11] Facebook banned me for life because I help people use it less

https://slate.com/technology/2021/10/facebook-unfollow-everything-cease-desist.html


[12] European Parliament Calls for a Ban on Facial Recognition

https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-ban-facial-recognition-brussels/


[13] Personal Information of More Than 1.5B Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum

https://www.privacyaffairs.com/facebook-data-sold-on-hacker-forum/


[14] It takes a PhD to develop that

https://blog.royalsloth.eu/posts/it-takes-a-phd-to-develop-that/


[15] Is this the simplest (and most surprising) sorting algorithm?

https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.01111


[16] Ask HN: Is HN having problem keeping up today?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28750538


[17] The American Bumblebee Has Vanished from Eight States

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/american-bumblebee-has-vanished-from-eight-us-states-180978817/


[18] Dutch watchdog finds Apple App Store payment rules anti-competitive

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-dutch-watchdog-finds-apple-app-store-payment-rules-anti-competitive-2021-10-07/


[19] Andrew Yang Founds the Forward Party

https://www.forwardparty.com/


[20] McKinsey never told the FDA it was working for both the FDA and opioid makers

https://www.propublica.org/article/mckinsey-never-told-the-fda-it-was-working-for-opioid-makers-while-also-working-for-the-agency


[21] Brave and Firefox to intercept links that force-open in Microsoft Edge

https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/anti-competitive-browser-edges.html


[22] It is easier to educate a Do-er than to motivate the educated

https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/1445424833181925376


[23] Conterintuitive facts in mathematics, CS, and physics

https://axisofordinary.substack.com/p/the-most-counterintuitive-facts-in


[24] Investigators say they’ve finally identified the Zodiac Killer

https://www.fox13now.com/news/national-news/investigators-say-theyve-finally-identified-the-zodiac-killer


[25] Things I’ve Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer

https://www.simplethread.com/20-things-ive-learned-in-my-20-years-as-a-software-engineer/


[26] Pandora papers: biggest leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/pandora-papers-biggest-ever-leak-of-offshore-data-exposes-financial-secrets-of-rich-and-powerful


[27] How to permanently delete your Facebook account

https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/


[28] Norway to hit 100% electric vehicle sales by early next year

https://www.drive.com.au/news/norway-to-hit-100-per-cent-electric-vehicle-sales-by-next-year/


[29] Facebook is back up

https://facebook.com/


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