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Juan Guaidó wins diplomatic recognition as Venezuela’s president

  • Juan Guaidó, the gangly 35-year-old politician—unknown to most Venezuelans a month ago—raised his right hand and declared himself acting president of the republic.
  • Tens of thousands of people, gathered in Caracas on January 23rd as part of a national demonstration against the disastrous regime of Nicolás Maduro, now deemed a usurper, let out a raucous cheer.
  • On January 5th he was chosen as head of Venezuela’s national assembly as part of a power-sharing agreement between the main opposition parties.
  • The Venezuelan constitution says that, if the president’s job is vacant, as the opposition claims, then the national assembly’s head should take over.
  • From a middle-class family in the coastal state of Vargas, Mr Guaidó, a former engineering student, has none of the elitist airs of the elder generation of opposition leaders.
  • Mr Guaidó repeatedly demurred from declaring himself president, saying he needed the support of both the people and the armed forces.

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Carlos Ghosn has resigned as head of Renault, French government says

  • London (CNN Business) - Carlos Ghosn has quit as chairman and CEO of Renault, according to the French government.
  • Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday that Ghosn, who is in jail in Tokyo, resigned on Wednesday night.
  • It's time to "put a new governance in place" at Renault, Le Maire told Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • The French state owns a 15% stake in Renault.
  • Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo on November 19.
  • He has been charged by Japanese prosecutors with financial misconduct while head of automaker Nissan.

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To fight election meddling, Google's cyber unit Jigsaw extends its anti-DDoS protections to European politicos

  • Until now, the free-to-use technology designed to protect political campaigns and websites against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — dubbed Project Shield — was only available to news sites and journalists, human rights, and elections monitoring sites in the U.S. Now, Jigsaw is extending those protections to European political operators ahead of contentious parliamentary elections later this year.
  • Jigsaw’s move comes at a time when highly anticipated elections are expected to adjust political powers across the continent — particularly in what’s left of the European Union, after the controversial British departure from the EU, known as “Brexit.” Anti-political actors and nation state hackers have long worked hard in Europe to disrupt elections and sow discord in an effort to discredit results.
  • Project Shield said it’s offering the service for free to all European political organizations and campaigns, said Jigsaw’s Dan Keyserling in an email to TechCrunch.

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Can I Use React Hooks Yet?

  • Now everyone is going to immediately switch their syntax style over to this immediately, but by making yourself go through a couple of refactor sessions, you will pinpoint the easy and hard places to change.
  • Instead and as you can see in the Refactored StackBlitz Demo, we can create the state variable and it's update method in the same call we make to useState().
  • update our component to call this new changeValue() function and we have made the demo much simpler than before using basic Hooks.
  • It's a gateway drug to the more advanced stuff you can do and an eye opening experience that makes me feel so glad to be a react developer and have the time to research and learn it is so valuable to me.
  • I'm so happy that React took it's time with this and it feels like they hit a home run here with Hooks.

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Can I Use React Hooks Yet?

  • Now everyone is going to immediately switch their syntax style over to this immediately, but by making yourself go through a couple of refactor sessions, you will pinpoint the easy and hard places to change.
  • Instead and as you can see in the Refactored StackBlitz Demo, we can create the state variable and it's update method in the same call we make to useState().
  • update our component to call this new changeValue() function and we have made the demo much simpler than before using basic Hooks.
  • It's a gateway drug to the more advanced stuff you can do and an eye opening experience that makes me feel so glad to be a react developer and have the time to research and learn it is so valuable to me.
  • I'm so happy that React took it's time with this and it feels like they hit a home run here with Hooks.

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Can I Use Hooks Yet?

  • Now everyone is going to immediately switch their syntax style over to this immediately, but by making yourself go through a couple of refactor sessions, you will pinpoint the easy and hard places to change.
  • I can swap that class style StackBlitz demo over to Hooks by simply installing npm i [email protected] [email protected] and importing: import React, { useState } from 'react';.
  • Instead and as you can see in the Refactored StackBlitz Demo, we can create the state variable and it's update method in the same call we make to useState().
  • update our component to call this new chagneValue() function and we have made the demo much simpler than before using basic Hooks.
  • It's a gateway drug to the more advanced stuff you can do and an eye opening experience that makes me feel so glad to be a react developer and have the time to research and learn it is so valuable to me.

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Nigerian police officer tells gays: Leave country or face prosecution

  • Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) - A high-ranking Nigerian policewoman has warned gay people living in the country to leave or risk criminal prosecution.
  • Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed the controversial Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) into law, despite widespread international objection.
  • Badmos' comments are the latest reminder of the challenges facing members of the LGBT community in a country where the anti-gay law enjoys broad support among its citizens.
  • According to a survey of 2,000 individuals conducted by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigeria-based human rights organization, about 90% of Nigerians support the continued enforcement of the SSMPA.
  • Following her post, Badmos received scores of comments, with most of them expressing support for the proposed prosecution of gay people living in Nigeria.

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The worst states in America to get a speeding ticket, ranked

  • WalletHub.com took a look at the laws of all 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, to find the best and the worst places in America to get a speeding ticket.
  • The methodology Wallethub.com used in its study included looking at how states respond to two offenses — speeding and reckless driving — using 12 subcategories, assigning various points to each.
  • For speeding, the subcategories included: the mph over the speed limit where speeding is automatically considered reckless driving, the type of speed limit, the average increase in cost of insurance after one speeding ticket, the laws in place prohibiting racing on highways, whether the state uses automatic speed cameras, whether the state has additional penalties for aggressive driving, and how much speeding tickets count toward a suspension.

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Modern dining philosophers

  • The problem is to design a concurrent algorithm that will make the philosophers alternate eating and thinking, following the above constraints, without deadlocking, and without starving.
  • This diagram provides a good approximation of the problem, but it leaves one important detail out: what happens if a philosopher cannot pick up the forks to start eating?
  • That’s the only framework implementation needed to start solving complex concurrency problems using tasks (well, dining philosophers is not exactly a complex problem, but still…).
  • One simple way of solving this problem is to add a waiter: this is one actor that is responsible for distributing the forks among the philosophers (see arbitrator solution).

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How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work

  • In an op-ed in TIME last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for a new federal privacy bill and a registry for data brokers that buy and sell data from third parties.
  • That law stops short of Cook’s proposal, requiring only that companies that handle data from people who are not their direct customers register as data brokers with the state.
  • For instance, Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told WIRED the company is not required to register, pointing to a report written by Vermont's attorney general that specifically states that social media companies "fall outside of the scope" of the law.
  • Even some data brokers have come around to the idea of a federal privacy law, as long as it levels the playing field for all industries in all states.
  • Companies like Facebook and Google, meanwhile, which at least have a direct relationship with consumers, eagerly point to third-party data brokers as the real source of the problem.

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