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August 10, 2019, 4:10 PM

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Nick Heath / ZDNet:
Interview with Python creator Guido van Rossum on Python's creation in the 1980s, its evolution, draw for developers, and future  —  Frustrated by programming language shortcomings, Guido van Rossum created Python.  With the language now used by millions, Nick Heath talks to van Rossum about Python's past and explores what's next.
Emine Saner / The Guardian:
Susan Wojcicki talks about the crises that have engulfed YouTube recently, the power of its platform, and being a working parent of five  —  As the crisis-hit video site struggles to stem the flow of extreme content, the CEO talks about her role as the internet's gatekeeper
Chris Welch / The Verge:
FCC filing reveals Sonos is working on its first-ever Bluetooth speaker  —  The long-awaited portable Sonos speaker could arrive this fall  —  One of two devices recently filed by Sonos with the FCC is a portable Bluetooth speaker, The Verge can confirm.  In the filing for product model S17 …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher finds hundreds of exposed AWS EBS snapshots leaking sensitive customer data, like VPN configurations, passwords, and in some cases government data  —  How safe are your secrets?  If you used Amazon's Elastic Block Storage snapshots, you might want to check your settings.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei unveils HarmonyOS, a microkernel-based, distributed OS, which Huawei says is an alternative to Android in case it can no longer use Google's OS  —  Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official.  At today's Huawei Developer Conference …
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
8chan users who are migrating to 08chan, an unofficial site hosted on ZeroNet, inadvertently lose anonymity because the P2P network exposes users' IP address  —  An unofficial new version of the hate-filled forum isn't as anonymous as its users might hope.  —  Refugees from the anonymous 8chan forum …
Jane Manchun Wong:
Twitter's web app code suggests that the company is working on a search feature for Direct Messages  —  As Twitter users, we often have to scroll through the numerous Direct Messages just to find the past conversations we want to recall.  The older the message, the longer it takes to scroll, up to minutes if you are lucky.
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: WH explored ways to predict mass shootings by scanning social media posts, at a meeting with Facebook, Twitter, and others, who raised privacy concerns  —  Top officials in the Trump administration expressed interest in tools that might anticipate mass shootings or predict attackers …

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