“Passed by”: topics that you forgot to discuss on Russian-speaking sites about startups and technologies

The most interesting of the English-language media, neglected by technology publications.

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I look at what they write about project management, marketing, GTD, information security and IT legislation. Part of the topics is for customers – to complement technological long-reads and expert columns. Something else – goes for his publications or simply remains in the notes.

As it turns out, Russian-language media do not have time to cover a sufficiently vast layer of what is published in English. But the point here is not only in the media and editorial offices of thematic sites. Such sources might interest founders, developers, marketing and PR specialists of technology companies. If you start from the foreign context, you can talk about your own developments in a particular area, prepare a situation analysis with additions from experts, or write analytical material on a topic close to business. Well, you get the point.

Do you want sources that have not yet used technology on Habré and other sites, tell us about your preferences (what projects you are doing) in a personal or email me on facebook. I will give one topic in one hand, so that there are no intersections with colleagues.

Next, I will give examples of what I found in the last couple of weeks (these materials remained after the closed distribution of sources to those who responded earlier). You can just read it, and whoever has the time – do the analysis in Russian and publish it here on Habré.

Situation: French parliament obliges online platforms and social networks to remove hate-speech-content within 24 hours

Plans for strict moderation of content in the European network segment are being discussed more than a year, and now they take effect. The French authorities ordered the online business to quickly get rid of provocative comments and other inappropriate content on their sites.

Fines start at hundreds of thousands of euros and go up to 4% of the turnover if the company is recognized as a malicious violator of new requirements. Similar standards have been adopted in Germany, and this is more than an emerging trend. By the way, after the introduction of GDPR, the European economy lost up to a third of the usual volume of venture capital investments in technology companies. Therefore, it would be interesting to expand on the topic in more detail – to look not only at the experience of other countries where the trend for total control over content is gaining momentum, but also to look at other studies on the connection of “tightening screws” in IT with the deterioration of the situation of the technology business and the economy as a whole.

“They came for cookies”: the US Senate allowed special services to monitor the browsing history of network users

To protect the next frontier of rights and freedoms just one voice was missing. Now, the conditional FBI does not need to get court permission to analyze what you read, watched and listened to “this summer.” Around the amendment is the most powerful discussion that such measures are only the beginning.

Few understand how far can it goif the situation will develop in a given direction. It will be great if someone analyzes the sources and writes about it.

“More Paranoia”: How Utility Cameras in US Cities Have Been Available for General Viewing

On reddit published links to service video streams without any password protection. The fact is that, according to the author, the cameras differ from conventional urban video surveillance systems in a smaller direction and can be installed in the most unexpected places, which suggests thoughts about their tasks and origin. After a surge of interest in the thread, almost all links stopped working, but the author added new ones, and commentators added even more oil to the fire, adding to the branch.

I think this is not the first case. Such findings should have surfaced earlier. I would love to read the Habrapost about such situations and their consequences for the lives of ordinary citizens.

“Trade as a Senator”: a tool to analyze stock transactions of US government representatives

As you can see, peeping through the peephole can also be done on the other hand. But this story is different from the previous one – tool analyzes only open data that officials are required provide by law. Now everyone can upload transactions of senators and understandwhether they should be suspected of insider trading or other dark affairs. I’ve been looking at the topic of trading for a long time (since I told a couple of interesting stories on Habré), so if anyone knows the same tools for scraping, I would study such sources or the selection right away.

Pic by Dmitry Kabanov

“I am writing how I breathe”: how a developer can improve writing skills – a thematic guide in book format will help

Found a good a book on this topic (first chapter in .PDF) Usually there is a lot of water in such publications, but it’s worth studying such things anyway. From the experience of getting one and the other specialty, I’ll say that there isn’t much difference – you are a techie or a humanist. Few people write well right away.

I think that somehow I will analyze this topic myself and write in more detail about it on Habré.

“Don’t be afraid to lose it”: how to prepare for a possible job cut if you are a programmer

Basic recommendations how to survive the crisis. It seems to me that they are suitable not only for developers and not only for layoffs. This post is a good start to discussing a topic that will still be dealt with in full detail due to the general economic crisis.

“Through one place”: open source standards and technologies for developing gadgets from the intimate hardware category

All the power of open iron, protocols, standards and individual libraries in this area is collected here. But will such projects, supported by community forces, help strengthen the information security of such gadgets by analogy with the classic open source? Question for discussion.

This is a trial version of a selection of topics that were not written in Russian-language media.

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