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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