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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

Out of the Classroom: A Snapshot of Uber’s Summer 2018 Interns

Uber’s engineering intern program gives college students a chance to find out how their studies can be put to practical use in an industry setting. Working under the guidance of a mentor, interns at Uber embed within a team and are assigned a project with a scope that fits within the 12 to 16 weeks of their internship. Over 200 engineering interns from universities all over North America and a diverse array of backgrounds participated in the summer 2018 program.…

How The Internet Has Changed Entertainment For Us

Since the beginning of time, humans have entertained themselves by telling each other stories, singing songs and challenging each other in competitions. In some ways, not much has changed over the years. Instead of telling stories, we watch movies and TV shows, instead of singing songs we listen to music on Spotify or YouTube and we play video games with each other to satiate our competitive spirits. Of course, that is a reductive way of looking at things – entertainment…

A Detailed Look at RFC 8446 (a.k.a. TLS 1.3)

For the last five years, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the standards body that defines internet protocols, has been working on standardizing the latest version of one of its most important security protocols: Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS is used to secure the web (and much more!), providing encryption and ensuring the authenticity of every HTTPS website and API. The latest version of TLS, TLS 1.3 (RFC 8446) was published today. It is the first major overhaul of the…

Thinking developed in childhood makes people vulnerable, researchers say — ScienceDaily

Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news, but psychologists can offer some strategies to defend against it, according to a series of presentations at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. “At its core is the need for the brain to receive confirming information that…

Optimising Caching on Pwned Passwords (with Workers)

In February, Troy Hunt unveiled Pwned Passwords v2. Containing over half a billion real world leaked passwords, this database provides a vital tool for correcting the course of how the industry combats modern threats against password security. In supporting this project; I built a k-Anonymity model to add a layer of security to performed queries. This model allows for enhanced caching by mapping multiple leaked password hashes to a single hash prefix and additionally being performed in a deterministic HTTP-friendly…

Nuage: Making Data Systems Management Scalable

Figure 3. Nuage architecture and integration with LinkedIn Data Infrastructure KafkaKafka is a distributed messaging system used for real-time data activities, like application communication, metrics collection, and log aggregation. It was developed at LinkedIn in 2010 and is the heart of LinkedIn’s data pipeline. The idea of Kafka is simple, which is critical for its scalability. It is a publish-subscribe system, with an arbitrary number of producers and consumers. Producers generate messages to a Kafka topic, while consumers retrieve messages…

Use Cloudflare Stream to build secure, reliable video apps

It’s our pleasure to announce the general availability of Cloudflare Stream. Cloudflare Stream is the best way for any founder or developer to deliver an extraordinary video experience to their viewers while cutting development time and costs, and as of today it is available to every Cloudflare customer. If I had to summarize what we’ve learned as we’ve built Stream it would be: Video streaming is hard, but building a successful video streaming business is even harder. This is why…

Deploying TLS 1.3 at scale with Fizz, a performant open source TLS library – Facebook Code

The new generation of Transport Layer Security (TLS 1.3) incorporates several new features that make internet traffic more secure, including encrypting handshake messages to keep certificates private, redesigning the way secret keys are derived, and a zero round-trip connection setup, which makes certain requests faster than TLS 1.2. Every day, more than a billion people use Facebook to connect with their friends and family — and TLS 1.3 secures their data in transit from apps to our servers. To implement…

In Professionals We Trust—Or Do We?

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, science journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer bemoans the fact that vaccine researchers are getting paranoid about publishing scientific papers that contain anything negative about vaccines, out of fear that the anti-vaccine movement will weaponize such results.  This problem has important implications for public trust in professionals generally, including engineers. First, a little background.  Life before vaccines was shorter and riskier.  Smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and the lesser but still potentially fatal childhood diseases of…

4 Ways to Record Better Quality Videos on Mobile Devices

Each successive generation of mobile devices boasts more capable and impressive video cameras. Still many people often find it difficult to record high-quality videos on mobile devices. The good news is that more often than not it isn’t the camera that is the issue, and odds are your mobile device has a camera that is able to record some good quality videos. That being said you need to know what to do in order to make it happen. Increase the…