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October 11, 2020, 4:00 PM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Five Eyes governments, India, and Japan make new call for encryption backdoors  —  Another Five Eyes meeting, another call for encryption backdoors in modern tech.  —  Members of the intelligence-sharing alliance Five Eyes, along with government representatives for Japan and India …
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.
Priscila Bellini / Rest of World:
A look at Havana's SNET, the “street network” of Cuba's capital which at its peak had ~100K IP addresses, and its demise as state-run WiFi and 3G networks arise  —  As Cuba sluggishly got its population online, the shadow internet developed by volunteers provided a lifeline for thousands of people.
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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