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The following links and/or notes accompany the corresponding issue of DevOps'ish.
Editor’s note: I cannot ignore the war being waged in Europe. But, this newsletter is a tech newsletter. Generally, the audience responds negatively to “political” news. But, one person’s politics, is another person’s life. All the Ukraine news is here in the notes. Don’t if you don’t want to see it. Skip it!
What happened to Russia’s Air Force? U.S. officials, experts stumped | Reuters
Digital technology and the war in Ukraine - Microsoft On the Issues
Ukraine war: ‘My city’s being shelled, but mum won’t believe me’ - BBC News
Pope makes personal appeal in remarkable Russia embassy trip
Could you imagine your chief of staff walking in and saying, “The Pope is here and he’s not going away.” You know the security teams on both sides were probably like, “Holy shit! This is really happening!”
Russian media accidentally publishes essay celebrating restoration of USSR
Well… There’s the goal folks.
After Ukraine recruits an “IT Army,” dozens of Russian sites go dark | Ars Technica
US sought China’s help to avoid Ukraine invasion, but Beijing passed information to Russia, insider says | South China Morning Post
A calculated risk.
ICANN won’t revoke Russian Internet domains, says effect would be “devastating” | Ars Technica
You mean devastating like shit exploding all around you??? I’m merely curious how devastating we’re defined here.
Elon Musk: “High” probability of Russian attacks on Starlink in Ukraine | Ars Technica
It is as I feared.
Facebook, Twitter remove disinformation accounts targeting Ukrainians
Can't help but wonder if this screenshot is related to this story: https://t.co/50k1YAybnF #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/X7e5PUT3vY— Chris Short (He/Him/His) 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@ChrisShort) March 6, 2022
Wikimedia says it ‘will not back down’ after Russia censorship threat - The Verge
Remind me to increase my donation to them this year.
Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine | CISA
Thousands of satellite users offline in Europe following a cyberattack, is it a conflict spillover? — Security Affairs
A new iron curtain is descending across Russia’s Internet - The Washington Post
Russia-Ukraine crisis: Protecting your mental health as we watch an invasion unfold
Ukrainians turn to encrypted messengers, offline maps and Twitter amid Russian invasion | TechCrunch
Sanctioned Russian TV Host Vladimir Soloviev Cries About Losing His Italian Villa
You poor thing… people are dying and you’re going boohoo over your own choices. 😂😂😂
Russia appears to deploy digital defenses after DDoS attacks - The Record by Recorded Future
Russia is a country that built a new society in 1991. People have mastered new professions, built private sectors of the economy from scratch that rivaled many in the world: from IT and banking to hospitality and theatre. Putin has decimated it all, robbing Russians of a future.— Nataliya Vasilyeva (@Nat_Vasilyeva) February 27, 2022
Maps: Tracking the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
This map says a lot about human nature and the desire to be free from oppression.
Ukraine says Belarusian hackers are targeting its military personnel - The Record by Recorded Future
White House responds to Russia’s decision to put deterrence forces on high alert | CNN Politics
Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression. We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week.— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 27, 2022
Attack On Europe: Documenting Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine - Oryx
No need to declare captured Russian tanks, other equipment of invaders as income – NAPC
Oh don’t mind the the 17 tanks, those were from the war.
Ukraine is creating a volunteer IT Army to hit tens of Russian targets — Security Affairs
Teen who tracks Elon Musk jet is now after Russian tycoons
Russia-Ukraine War: Phishing, Malware and Hacker Groups Taking Sides
Ukraine Maps: Tracking Where Russian Forces Are Invading - The New York Times
Archivists Make Sure the Internet Doesn’t Forget Russia’s War on Ukraine
Russia attacks Ukraine nuclear plant as invasion advances | AP News
Attack on Ukrainian nuclear plant triggers worldwide alarm | AP News
US F-35s Flying Patrols Over Eastern Europe in ‘Full Stealth Mode’
Tech Companies Help Defend Ukraine Against Cyberattacks - The New York Times
This Startup Offered To Relocate Its Ukrainian Employees. They Chose to Stay.
Russian fighter aircraft violated Swedish airspace - Swedish Armed Forces
After George Floyd’s murder, police built a secretive surveillance machine that lives on | MIT Technology Review
Introducing Socket - Socket
Mental models for learning Rust
Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Announced: Setting Standards For The Chiplet Ecosystem
Running critical workloads with Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate at Generali Italia | Containers
DDoSers are using a potent new method to deliver attacks of unthinkable size | Ars Technica
Let Your IPv6-only Workloads Connect to IPv4 Services | AWS News Blog
CISA Warns of High-Severity Flaws in Schneider and GE Digital’s SCADA Software
Lenovo’s Arm-Powered ThinkPad Touts 28-Hour Battery Life | Tom’s Hardware
Google mandates workers back to Silicon Valley, other offices from April 4 | Reuters
Lenovo announces the first Arm-based ThinkPad | Ars Technica