Interesting things I read on the Internet this week
How I became Leonardo da Vinci on the Blockchain — Verisart are presumably better at raising venture capital than understanding the problem of art fraud.
Why did Continental order its mobile workforce to stop using WhatsApp? — The answer: they don’t know how WhatsApp handles your contacts, which contain very personal information.
Apple quietly banned developers from selling and sharing users’ contacts — I really hope they’re working on some clever API changes too.
skskeyserver / sks-keyserver / issues / #57 : Anyone can make any PGP key unimportable — Bitbucket — A researcher crafted and pushed a seriously broken PGP key. It propagated and is still causing problems for keyservers, including my own. We need to figure out how to make sks more accessible to a wider developer community since it’s so widely depended upon. Hockeypuck looks good.
Confessions of a Disk Cracker: the secrets of 4am. — Cool, cracking old software for future preservation. “I’ve had several authors find their own software and thank me for preserving it.”
Dark Web Drug Vendor Pleads Guilty After Feds Traced His Bitcoin Transactions — I somehow expected drug dealers to be less incompetent than this. Always great reading the official scoop of how folks like this get caught.
Fibonacci Hashing: The Optimization that the World Forgot (or: a Better Alternative to Integer Modulo) — This went a bit over my head, but was awesome nonetheless, especially Vi Hart’s explainer video.