A JS framework on every table

“Neck deep in frameworks, choosing one we’re actually happy with becomes virtually impossible. The Paradox of Choice means that knowing you’re probably not using the right framework causes endless cognitive dissonance. Ironically, this dissatisfaction drives even more people to create their own frameworks.”

AT&T Offers Data Privacy — for a Price

“AT&T debuted its 1 gigabit-per-second service, called GigaPower by AT&T, in Austin, Texas, in 2013, and rolled it out Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. But the service comes with a hitch: The company tracks users as they surf the Web. Customers who want to keep their browsing habits to themselves can pay a fee to opt out of being monitored.”

The Great SIM Heist

“American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe”

Extracting the SuperFish certificate

“I extracted the certificate from the SuperFish adware and cracked the password that encrypted it. […] The consequence is that I can intercept the encrypted communications of SuperFish’s victims (people with Lenovo laptops) while hanging out near them at a cafe wifi hotspot. […] The [certificate had] been encrypted with a password. […] I ran my cracking tool, and found the password in 10 seconds”

Lenovo caught installing adware on new computers

“The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permission. […] Hopkins defended the adware, saying that it ‘helps users find and discover products visually’ and ‘instantly analyzes images on the web and presents identical and similar product offers that may have lower prices.’ […] Other users are reporting that the adware actually installs its own self-signed certificate authority which effectively allows the software to snoop on secure connections […]”