Welcome to our weekly selection of digital innovation news. Created using our opinionated automated selection algorithm with a twisted text rank summary creator. We present some top innovation news to get you thinking, debating and collaboration on making our world better.
1 Repl.it Multiplayer
A nice innovation on coding: Stop wasting time setting up a development environment. Repl.it gives you an instant IDE to learn, build, collaborate, and host all in one place. Code with friends in the same editor, execute programs in the same interpreter, interact with the same terminal, chat in the IDE, edit files and share the same system resources, and ship applications from the same interface! Of course Repl is not the first company that creates an webIDE for collaboration, but in this area: More is better and new web technologies do help for this kind of products.
2 Privacy Preserving Deep Learning
PySyft is a library for encrypted, privacy preserving deep learning. PySyft can be used to bring Privacy and Decentralization to the Deep Learning ecosystem. The new created tutorial series is continually updated with new features as they are implemented, and is designed for complete beginners.
Generating software is still for many a holy grail but can be seen as the only way to make real progress towards more digital innovation possible. Conjure is a simple but opinionated toolchain for defining APIs once and generating client/server interfaces in multiple languages. Conjure was developed to help scale Palantir’s microservice architecture – it has been battle-tested across hundreds of repos and has allowed devs to be productive in many languages. Define your API once and then Conjure will generate idiomatic clients for Java, TypeScript, Python etc. The generated interfaces provide type-safe, clean abstractions so you can make network requests without worrying about the details.
4 Practical Cryptography for Developers
A modern practical (FREE!) book about cryptography for developers with code examples, covering core concepts like: hashes (like SHA-3 and BLAKE2), MAC codes (like HMAC and GMAC), key derivation functions (like Scrypt, Argon2), key agreement protocols (like DHKE, ECDH), symmetric ciphers (like AES and ChaCha20, cipher block modes, authenticated encryption, AEAD, AES-GCM, ChaCha20-Poly1305) and more! Of course this great reference is added to the Open Reference Architecture for Security and Privacy!
5 Goodbye, EdgeHTML
We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice. If you care about what’s happening with online life today, take another look at Firefox. Making Firefox stronger won’t solve all the problems of online life — browsers are only one part of the equation. By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google.
6 ‘Tis the Season for Our Children’s Privacy
The holiday season is almost upon us and with that comes holiday parties, travel plans, and most importantly, gifts. CDT recently filed comments to the FTC on steps they can take to be more effective in enforcing COPPA and protecting children’s privacy. So this holiday season, consider the children in your life and how to protect their privacy rights, and we will continue to do the same! As a parent, it is also important to educate yourself on the children’s privacy law,COPPA, and your rights under it. *Wait, what is COPPA?* Well, I’m glad you asked. If you are looking for some light reading while traveling this holiday season, you will find our detailed comments to FTC here.
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