Yogesh Khatri’s forensic blog: Screentime Notifications in Catalina (10.15)

If you routinely perform mac forensics, you’ve probably done a few macOS Catalina (10.15) examinations already. And if you are the kind that verifies your data, you may have noticed that for ScreenTime notifications the databases don’t show you the same strings that you see in the actual displayed Notification and several forensic tools don’t either.

Source: Yogesh Khatri’s forensic blog: Screentime Notifications in Catalina (10.15)

We Chat, They Watch: How International Users Unwittingly Build up WeChat’s Chinese Censorship Apparatus – The Citizen Lab

We present results from technical experiments which reveal that WeChat communications conducted entirely among non-China-registered accounts are subject to pervasive content surveillance that was previously thought to be exclusively reserved for China-registered accounts.

Source: We Chat, They Watch: How International Users Unwittingly Build up WeChat’s Chinese Censorship Apparatus – The Citizen Lab

Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge

These paragraphs introduce the two sneaky rhetorical tricks that Trump’s executive order is based on. The first is defining the First Amendment simply as the right to “express and debate” ideas, carefully not mentioning that the First Amendment also bars forcing people (or companies) to speak — because, ironically, Trump’s entire goal is forcing social platforms to distribute speech they would otherwise moderate.

Source: Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge

A visual comparison of macOS Catalina and Big Sur | Andrew Denty

Overall, the UI changes in macOS aren’t as dramatic as I was expecting. Big Sur’s new UI feels like a largely incremental set of changes to make macOS feel more coherent with iOS and iPad OS. Even if there are a few teething issues and the look is a little jarring at first, this has to be a good thing in the long-term.

Source: A visual comparison of macOS Catalina and Big Sur | Andrew Denty