March 13, 2020

Fri. 03/13 - Has Coronavirus Proven ISP Datacaps Are A Sham?

Has the Coronavirus proven that datacaps from ISPs are a sham? Comcast accidentally published the numbers of customers who paid them not to do that. Airbnb continues to be in trouble. Cool no-code tools from Atlassian, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Links:Housebound Italian Kids Strain Network With Fortnite Marathon (Bloomberg)AT&T Suspends Broadband Data Caps During Coronavirus Crisis (Vice)Comcast accidentally published 200,000 “unlisted” phone numbers (ArsTechnica)Airbnb’s Loss Nearly Doubles in Fourth Quarter, Before Virus (Bloomberg)Atlassian brings new automation tools to Jira Cloud (TechCrunch) Weekend Longreads Suggestions:The Secret History of a Cold War Mastermind (Wired)TIM COOK’S TRICK FOR MAKING IPHONES IS NOW AT RISK FROM THE PANDEMIC (The Verge)Why All the Warby Parker Clones Are Now Imploding (Marker)How Google kneecapped Amazon’s smart TV efforts (Protocol)A Chatty Auction Site Is Taking the Classic Car World by Storm (NYTimes)The History of the URL (Cloudflare)

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