Here’s another round of reading recommendations. The nice addition to these links I mentioned last time is progressing nicely with what I think is probably a third of the work already completed.
Pokémon GO – Persönliche Erfahrungen innerhalb von zehn Tagen sowie eine Hypothese zur Bildung urbaner Legenden by Sebastian Standke (RSS, Techniktagebuch, German)
Standke sums up several experiences during the first weeks of Pokémon GO which seems to bring people closer together in their fandom and nostalgia to work together and make new experiences.
Shut up snitch! – reverse engineering and exploiting a critical Little Snitch vulnerability by ~osxreverser (RSS, Reverse Engineering Mac OS X)
If you are into reverse engineering software, this is a very detailed report you might want to look at, especially if you’re on macOS and happen to be using Snitch to help improve your privacy. Great read.
[Theory] Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and will play a central role in The Force Awakens by ~Lumpawarroo (newsletter, Reddit upvoted weekly)
An amusing, well argued theory that Jar Jar might not be as harmless and clumsy as we perceived him to be. Gotta love a good conspiracy theory for its entertainment value.
Fumbling The Handoff by Mark Delaney (RSS, Trueachievements)
Because many video game series would be better of without spin offs or botched sequels. More of the same is often worse than nothing if the quality is terrible.
Edward Snowden Designed an iPhone Case to Guard Against Radio Snitching by Tim Hardwick (RSS, MacRumors)
I’m curious if this will indeed become a real product. Given the healthy dose of paranoia one is required to have when working in IT, I can see the appeal of such a “radioproof” case; even more so if you’re a high-value target for intelligence agencies.
Fefe about Daniel Suarez’s ‘Daemon’ by Felix von Leitner (RSS, Fefes Blog, German)
I had read both Daemon and Freedom in the past and could really relate to this line of thought. It’s absolutely fascinating and somewhat terrifying how easy it has become to mobilize many people by the means of gamification.
BSides Ljubljana CTF 2016 by ~f0rki, verr (private message)
A write-up of the Capture The Flag hacking challenges from BSides Ljubljana, a conference I attended with colleagues from university.