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I second this recommendation. Although at first glance it may seem like a superficial light hearted take (which it certainly manages to pull off) it is at the same time an extensively well researched book with loads of references, footnotes (omg, the footnotes!) and copies of letters and other text. An altogether impressive book by an obviously obsessed geek.
The US government has been doing this since at least 2014 and nobody cared until the democrats beat every other issue to death trying to make republicans out to be monsters.
I guarantee nobody is going to care about this in 4 months when the liberal money machine decides to use something else to make Trump look like satan incarnate.
TLDR; tu quoque, literally.
Even though this sounds like an incredible minority of employees at moment based on the article, this along with all the other flak the big tech companies are getting could potentially impact legislation on how much power they have and even push towards tougher privacy laws in the US.
Google had their pains when their Pentagon contract met with opposition and here is a recent ACLU petition against Amazon for using facial recognition with the government.
Indeed. Maybe something along the lines of (or building up to) :
"Sshtalk: An SSH-based chat made in assembler" : https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15829206
The library comes with a lot, but network stuff and Unicode support to name a few: