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What’s Wrong With Police Drones?

Recently the online journal Slate carried the news that DJI, the world’s largest maker of consumer drones, is teaming with Axon, which sells more body cameras to police in the U. S. than anyone else.  Their joint venture, called Axon Air, plans to sell drones to law-enforcement agencies and couple them to Axon’s cloud-based database called Evidence.com, which maintains files of video and other information gathered by police departments across the country.  Privacy experts interviewed about this development expressed concerns…

Celebrating World IPv6 Launch Day (and 6 years of IPv6) at LinkedIn

It has been seven years since the World IPv6 Day (Aug. 6, 2011), which was the first large-scale test of IPv6 for 24 hours on major internet web sites, and it has been six years since the World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6, 2012, which got many sites to definitively offer their services over IPv6. With the Internet Society, LinkedIn is celebrating the anniversary of World IPv6 Launch Day this year on June 6, 2018. We’re reflecting on the work we have done so far at LinkedIn in deploying IPv6. We started to add IPv6 on our backbone in 2011, and by 2013, our emails could be sent and received over IPv6. In 2014, we started to serve our site to our members over IPv6. We have enabled dual stack support on our CDNs, sharing our…

How IPv6 deployment is growing in U.S. and other countries | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Since IPv6 first launched on this day six years ago, its deployment has grown steadily around the world, delivering significant performance, speed, and other technical benefits over its predecessor, IPv4. Even more important, the world is out of IPv4 addresses, and the entire industry needs to migrate to IPv6 to allow for the continued growth of the internet. To better understand our own IPv6 traffic, we have been measuring IPv6 adoption rate around the world, and we are happy to…

How IPv6 deployment is growing in U.S. and other countries – Facebook Code

Since IPv6 first launched on this day six years ago, its deployment has grown steadily around the world, delivering significant performance, speed, and other technical benefits over its predecessor, IPv4. Even more important, the world is out of IPv4 addresses, and the entire industry needs to migrate to IPv6 to allow for the continued growth of the internet. To better understand our own IPv6 traffic, we have been measuring IPv6 adoption rate around the world, and we are happy to…

Introducing DNS Resolver for Tor

In case you haven’t heard yet, Cloudflare launched a privacy-first DNS resolver service on April 1st. It was no joke! The service, which was our first consumer-focused service, supports emerging DNS standards such as DNS over HTTPS:443 and TLS:853 in addition to traditional protocols over UDP:53 and TCP:53, all in one easy to remember address: 1.1.1.1. As it was mentioned in the original blog post, our policy is to never, ever write client IP addresses to disk and wipe all…

Your reaction to pics of Leonardo DiCaprio, animals could unlock your next smartphone

Credit: Chen Song, University at Buffalo To overcome password fatigue, many smartphones include facial recognition, fingerprint scans and other biometric systems. The trouble with these easy-to-use tools is that once compromised—yes, they can be hacked—you can’t reset them. “You can’t grow a new fingerprint or iris if that information is divulged,” says Wenyao Xu, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “That’s why we’re developing a new…

Four Steps to use Sketch Libraries Efficiently – Square Corner Blog – Medium

What is the height of a button? Where do I find this calendar? When was the gray updated? Why is the heading size inconsistent? For a long time, sharing UI libraries and systems was a very manual process that often crumbled under the effort to maintain and keep everything updated. A stale style guide was very common; every time a new one was created, everyone would once again insist that *this time*, everything would be kept up-to-date. You know what happens after…

Should Google Censor Political Ads?

On May 25, citizens of Ireland voted in a referendum and thereby repealed the eighth amendment to the Irish Constitution, which has banned most types of abortions in Ireland for more than thirty years.  Ireland is a democratic country, and if their constitution allows such amendments by direct vote, then no one should have a problem with the way the change was made.  But most people would also agree that electorates should be informed by any reasonable means possible ahead…

Only 20 percent of youth treated for anxiety stay well over the next four years — ScienceDaily

No matter which treatment they get, only 20 percent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, UConn Health researchers report in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. “When you see so few kids stay non-symptomatic after receiving the best treatments we have, that’s discouraging,” says UConn Health psychologist Golda Ginsburg. She suggests that regular mental health checkups may be a better way to treat anxiety than the current model.…

Turning Up The Volume: A New & Huge DDoS Attack Type

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but it would seem this saying only rings true when it comes to actual dogs. As a metaphor for any other type of old guard it tends to fall apart. There’s the reason the old guard is the old guard, and it’s because they’re good at what they do. Take professional DDoS attackers, for example. They were content to wait out the DDoS-for-hire trend, maybe even making some money renting…