On by Arnau Siches.

Issue 2020-W39

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This week has been about anonymisation, state space models, sequence diagrams, cookie trackers and some bits on parsers.

The High Privacy Cost of a “Free” Website

An article on the risks of using services that cost no money. Cookies, fingerprinting, session recording and other horror stories.

Sequence diagram

A service to draw UML sequence diagrams.

How randomized response can help collect sensitive information responsibly

An interactive article explaining a technique to reduce the risks of accidental deanonymisation.

A Primer on State Space Models

An article introducing a series on state space models (SSM). Hidden Markov Chains, Hidden Semi-Markov Chains and other beasts tamed with a few lines of Julia.

Which Parsing Approach?

An article explaining different parsing strategies and their trade-offs.

If you enjoyed it, “Challenging LR Parsing” is a great response in the context of parsers that need tolerance to errors such as syntax highlighters and IDEs.

SQLite File Parser Pt. 1: The Header

A tutorial walking through a Rust implementation of a SQLite file format parser.

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