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Four short links: 30 April 2010

  1. Exploiting Privacy Threats in BitTorrent -- INRIA researchers were able to identify big seeders and big downloaders and find downloaders' IP addresses through Tor. (via Slashdot)
  2. Google on Internet Censorship -- text of a speech to the UN Human Rights Council. I won’t talk at length about the Global Network Initiative, but it’s something that our company and Microsoft and Yahoo have come together with human rights groups to put together, and we have in essence written a code of conduct for how information technology companies should operate in repressive regimes. It’s quite complex, it took a long time to do, you can imagine what it was like to putting those people in a room for two years together, but we have succeeded.
  3. Facebook's Privacy Timeline (EFF). Must read--little editorial needed, it speaks for itself.
  4. Cinder C -- a new C++ framework created by The Barbarian Group for programming graphics, audio, video, networking, image processing and computational geometry. Cinder is cross-platform, and in general the exact same code works under Mac OS X, Windows and a growing list of other platforms — most recently the iPhone and iPad.

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