Quotes in quotation marks, comments from me in italics. Some items not brand new, but worth a smirk as I start out blogging again.
Polish charity gets huge phone bill thanks to stork – “EcoLogic told the Super Express newspaper that somebody found the tracker in Sudan, removed the sim card and put it in their own phone, where they then racked up 20 hours’ worth of phone calls.”
Paper on user misconceptions about private browsing – via MShelton – “In addition, 40.2% of participants thought websites would not be able to estimate a user’s location. Most (125 participants) believed location hiding was simply a feature of private browsing, but a
further 21 participants specified geolocation would be impossible
because IP addresses, used to estimate location, were hidden.”
MIT DCI’s Cryptocurrency Research Review #1 – MIT’s Digital Media Lab and MIT Press now have a biweekly cryptocurrency research review.
Neat wireless charger – “FRIEND: why you just cant be normal”
IKEUCHI PRODUCTS – Amazing tumblr.
Ask MetaFilter’s best introductory books – Sprawling list of crowdsourced “best introduction to _n_ field books.”
NotPetya leads to unprecedented insurance coverage dispute – Insurance firm denied malware claim due to “hostile/warlike actions” clause.
Arrest of Huawei CFO Inspires Advance Fee Scam – “In this case, the message sent via WeChat suggested that a corrupt Canadian guard would let Ms. Meng escape for a few thousand dollars. The recipient of the message is asked to transfer the money to the guard’s account, and promised a large amount of money once Ms. Meng is released…”