Four short links: 10 May 2019

Flip Disc Display, Misinformation, Surveillance, and TCP/IP over Logs

By Nat Torkington
May 10, 2019
Four Short Links
  1. Tetris on a Flip-Disc Display (YouTube) — the update click is ridiculously satisfying. (via BoingBoing)
  2. Agnotology and Epistemological Fragmentation (danah boyd) — In 1995, Robert Proctor and Iain Boal coined the term “agnotology” to describe the strategic and purposeful production of ignorance. […] there’s an increasing number of people who are propagating conspiracy theories or simply asking questions as a way of enabling and magnifying white supremacy. This is agnotology at work. Fascinating in the details of how the misinformers do their work online.
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  4. Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App (Human Rights Watch) — discovering the data (online) saved by the surveillance system. TechCrunch even shows the tables.
  5. TCP/IP Over Amazon Cloudwatch LogsRunning in a standard Go process, Richard Linklayer tunnels IP packets over Amazon Cloudwatch Log Streams that follow a special naming convention — the stream and log group names are just MAC addresses. A cute hack.
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