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October 11, 2020, 8:10 AM

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Lee Phillips / Ars Technica:
A look at the key characteristics of the Julia programming language, as scientists increasingly adopt the language for tackling large-scale numerical problems  —  Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.  —  I've been running into a lot of happy and excited scientists lately.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
HomeWAV, a video visitation provider used by prisons across the US, exposed private calls of inmates with their families and attorneys, on an unprotected server  —  Thousands of calls were spilling from an unprotected server.  —  Fearing the spread of coronavirus, jails and prisons remain on lockdown.
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
As deepfakes make their way into broadcast-quality productions, filmmakers and artists are facing new questions like how to cast the right actors for a deepfake  —  In 2019, two multimedia artists, Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund, set about to pursue a provocative idea.
Bloomberg:
Tuber browser, which let Chinese users register and access banned services like YouTube, has been blocked and removed from China's third-party Android stores  —  - Service required registration with mobile phone numbers  —  An app backed by Chinese cybersecurity giant 360 Security Technology Inc …
Mathew Di Salvo / Decrypt:
Flow, a blockchain for non-fungible tokens built by CryptoKitties's creator Dapper Labs, raises $18M in a token sale  —  The creators of CryptoKitties are creating a new place to store crypto collectibles.  —  In brief  — Flow, a blockchain built for the entertainment industry, has raised $18 million in a public token sale.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter game, after putting it back in closed beta in July amid negative reviews  —  The game was put back into closed beta in July  —  Amazon has officially canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter.

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