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The Morning Paper Issue 6 - Computer Science Applied

| by Adrian Colyer Follow 4 Followers on Sep 08, 2017

About the Author

Adrian Colyer is Venture Partner at Accel Partners, London Author of 'The Morning Paper'. Previously held CTO roles at SpringSource, VMware, and Pivotal.

The Morning Paper has two security stories in this issue. In the fist, starting from aggregate information simply revealing the number of users at a given location (e.g., a cell tower) at a given point in time, the authors show step-by-step how to recover individual user trajectories, and from there to identify the users associated with them.  Then, exploiting the ZigBee protocol, the authors show how to take over a city using Philips Hue smart lamps.

Elsewhere in the eMag we get a fascinating insight into the subtle causes of production problems in clouds at scale, based on experiences running Microsoft Azure,  processing a trillion edge graph on a single machine, and why Rust should be your systems programming language of choice.

If you enjoy the eMag Colyer writes up a new computer science paper every weekday and publishes it on The Morning Paper blog. If you prefer to have the day's paper delivered straight to your inbox, there's an option to subscribe to a mailing list as well. On the blog, you'll find a mix of past papers and current research results.  Over the course of a year, subscribers to the blog will be exposed to just over 200 papers and ideas on average. 

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The Morning Paper Issue 6 - Computer Science Applied eMag include:

  • Grey Failure: Real-world Experience Running Microsoft Azure
  • Trajectory Recovery From Ash
  • Taking Over a City with Philips Hue Smart Lamps
  • Why Rust Should be Your Systems Programming Language of Choice
  • Mosaic: Processing a Trillion Edge Graph on A Single Machine

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