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蘋果以隱私為由,下掉 Facebook 在 App Store 上的 Onavo App

Onavo 是個提供 VPN 服務的公司,跟一般的 VPN 服務一樣,以隱私為主打,後來在 2013 年被 Facebook 買下,但在今年三月的時候就有媒體有報導 Facebook 打算蒐集 Onavo 上的資料:「Facebook-owned Onavo quietly launches Bolt App Lock, a data-tracking app that locks other apps」,當時 Facebook 不怎麼鳥各家媒體的看法,就放著...

不過直到八月的時候才被 Apple 下架:「Apple removed Facebook’s Onavo from the App Store for gathering app data」,引用 Apple 發言人給 TechCrunch 的句子:

We work hard to protect user privacy and data security throughout the Apple ecosystem. With the latest update to our guidelines, we made it explicitly clear that apps should not collect information about which other apps are installed on a user’s device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing and must make it clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used.

看起來是直接改遊戲規則後強迫下架...

Facebook 觀察 IPv6 的使用情況

Facebook 是在六年前啟用了 IPv6 服務,然後分析了現在各地區 IPv6 使用的情況:「How IPv6 deployment is growing in U.S. and other countries」,另外提供了統計系統的資料給大家查 (不過看起來只有二月以後的?):「Facebook IPv6」。

然後被提到台灣區的成長在這幾個月很快速,主要原因是中華電信的導入:

We are also seeing countries and regions with less mature internet infrastructure start to transition to IPv6. Although overall deployment is still low, recent growth in some places has been exponential. Taiwan, for example, has gone from less than 1 percent in February 2018 to more than 10 percent as of May 28, 2018. Taiwan's rapid growth directly corresponds to recent IPv6 initiatives by Chunghwa, Taiwan's largest ISP.

先前在 Twitter 上有提到中華在 www.ipv6.hinet.net 網站上的跑馬燈有公告關於 IPv6 的導入,所以到這個月月底,使用比率應該都還會有明顯的提昇:

因為 Windows 7 以上的系統直接 PPPoE 的應該都會拿到 IPv6 address,但如果是 IP 分享器的就不一定支援了,不然應該會更高...

另外行動網路的部份也陸陸續續在轉移了,像我的 blog 上可以看到有 emome-ip6.hinet.net 的訪客,而且 Google 搜尋也可以看到一些資訊了:「"emome-ip6.hinet.net" - Google 搜尋」。

所以雙方都公開承認 Microsoft 併購 GitHub 了...

MicrosoftGitHub 兩邊的新聞稿都出來了:「Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion」、「A bright future for GitHub」。

隔壁棚 GitLab 在前幾天有消息時就先恭賀了 (畢竟同個業界的,可以驗證消息的來源比我們多):

另外也馬上就提供 migration 促銷:

然後從 GitLab 的 GitHub Importer (Grafana) 上面也可以看到湧入大量的 GitHub 使用者 (這個站的流量太大,圖表有時候會出不來),可以看出不少人搬家... 不過我覺得這只是搬到另外一個坑啊。

我是比較正面看待這件事情... Microsoft 遲早會搞爛 GitHub,然後 Git 逐漸回歸分散式的本質,而不是現在 GitHub 這樣高度集中。

加州打算強制規定新房子都要有太陽能...

加州打算直接從法律上規定從 2020 年開始的新房子都要有太陽能:「California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes」。

The state’s Energy Commission is due to vote next week on new energy standards that would require virtually all new homes to be constructed with solar panels from 2020.

如果通過的話,從 20% 直接變成強制性的 100%:

Currently around 20 per cent of single-family homes are constructed with solar capacity built in, but if the new standards are approved as expected this proportion will rise sharply.

下個禮拜回來看看消息好了,這應該是蠻指標性的事情... 無論是在經濟上還是在環保題材上。

Twitter 密碼中槍...

Twitter 發了公告請大家改密碼:「Keeping your account secure」。不只是 Twitter 自家的密碼,如果你有重複使用同一組密碼,也建議一起修改:

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.

雖然使用 bcrypt,但因為透過 log 記錄下了未加密的密碼,所以就中槍了:

We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. This is an industry standard.

Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again.

這時候就要再推 Password manager 這種東西了,在每個站台都使用完全不同的密碼,可以降低這類問題帶來的衝擊...

加州在四月將會開放無人自駕車上路了...

TechCrunch 看到加州要開放自駕車上路了:「California to allow testing of self-driving cars without a driver present」。

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles established new rules announced Monday that will allow tech companies and others working on driverless vehicle systems to begin trialling their cars without a safety driver at the wheel. The new rules go into effect starting April 2.

不過不是完全獨立運作,而是有附加條件,讓遠端的控制中心可以在必要時介入:

This doesn’t mean test vehicles will be out there on the roads without any kind of human intervention backup – the DMV will require that those testing autonomous cars without a driver present have a dedicated communications channel that ties the car to a remote operator, who can take over if needed. The cars will also need to be hardened against cyber attacks and be able to provide their owner and operator info to any other parties in the event of an accident.

馬上想到刷機 JB... XD

歐盟通過終結日光節約時間

看到歐盟通過終結日光節約時間的新聞:「Latest: European Parliament approves proposal to end bi-annual clock change」。

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly, who has been campaigning for the change, said: "I'm very pleased that after years of discussions at Committee level in the European Parliament, of which I'm the only Irish member, that out proposal was debated and voted on today in Parliament, and that Parliament accepted our proposal to ask the European Commission to come forward with a recommendation that we would end the bi-annual clock change."

其中藍色是目前還有在實施的地區,其他都是已經終止的:


取自「File:DaylightSaving-World-Subdivisions.png

主要是因為日光節約時間對於現代社會的好處愈來愈少的關係吧... 早期在歐美國家很盛行,現在歐洲決定廢止這個制度,應該會讓美國再次討論起來。

關於我在 Twitter 上貼的連結... (像是 Retweet,或是透過 Nuzzle/Pocket 貼的連結)

tl;dr:我把 Twitter 當暫存區,把手機上看到的連結丟到 Twitter 後再用桌機打開來看,所以有很多連結我雖然轉發,但未必看過。

我習慣在通勤或是睡前刷一下手機,看一下各類媒體有什麼資訊 (參考「為什麼我還繼續用 RSS (Feed)」這邊,是我找「未知的來源」的一部分),但這麼一來會遇到幾個問題:

  • 時間很零散,或是不長,所以有些文章我會看標題就先找個地方丟出來。
  • 手機上的廣告阻擋機制不太好,桌機的阻擋機制強大許多。

前陣子有些朋友問到為什麼 Twitter 上會有些明顯跟我的意見不同的 tweet,原因就是這樣啦...

Twitter 推出 Full-archive search API

在先前的「Twitter 要推出 Premium API」這篇文章裡有提到 Twitter 打算在 Standard 與 Enterprise 兩個層級中間推出 Premium API,算是補產品線的概念,提供 Startup 有中間階段的服務可以使用。

而在昨天,Twitter 推出了 Full-archive search API:「Introducing the premium full-archive search endpoint」,從 Rate limit 就可以看出來對 Enterprise 不夠用,但對 Startup 應該有機會使用:

台灣用 Twitter 的量偏低,也許對專注在台灣的應用來說還好,但對國外的單位來說應該是多了不少變化可以玩...

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