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Farewell Patch Tuesday: from October, MS patches will be pushed out monthly

Tue, 2016-08-16 19:41
Downside: that zero-day just became zero-monthAs of October, users of Windows 7, Windows 8, and various server products can farewell Patch Tuesday: Microsoft is implementing the monthly patch rollup it promised in May.…

Godot open source game engine helps power the future in West Virginia

Tue, 2016-08-16 18:44
Responding to a critical need for skilled technology and knowledge workers, the State of West Virginia recently established its first ever coding, app, and game design curriculum for its schools. Starting in the upcoming school year, students will be able to learn the skills required to design, implement, and release their own games, and open source will be pivotal to their development and future.read more

Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

Tue, 2016-08-16 17:46
On Monday an anonymous group ... claiming to have breached computer systems used by the Equation Group, a team of highly sophisticated cyberspies that the security firm Kaspersky found last year was hacking targets around the world and has been tied to the NSA based in part on evidence from the leaks of Edward Snowden.

How to design your project for participation

Tue, 2016-08-16 16:49
Working openly means designing for participation. "Designing for participation" is a way of providing people with insight into your project, which you've built from the start to incorporate and act on that insight. Documenting how you intend to make decisions, which communication channels you’ll use, and how people can get in touch with you are the first steps in designing for participation.read more

Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

Tue, 2016-08-16 15:52
OS and apps & data on different storage media? OopsWindows 10 Anniversary Update is crashing on some PCs employing a solid-state drive.…

Let's Encrypt: Why create a free, automated, and open CA?

Tue, 2016-08-16 14:55
During the summer of 2012, Eric Rescorla and I decided to start a Certificate Authority (CA). A CA acts as a third-party to issue digital certificates, which certify public keys for certificate holders.read more

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:58
Today, we’re releasing Google Duo -- a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. ... all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.

What’s new in IoTivity v2.0 (video)

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:00
In an ELC talk in May, Vijay Kesavan of Intel’s Communication and Devices Group outlined plans to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems in IoTivity v2.0. In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT […]

Canonical Plans on Improving the Ubuntu Linux Terminal UX on Mobile and Desktop

Tue, 2016-08-16 12:03
Canonical announced that they are planning on transforming the community developed Terminal app into a convergent Linux terminal that's easy to use on both mobile phones and tablets.

Is Fuschsia Google’s answer to Samsung’s Tizen?

Tue, 2016-08-16 11:06
Google is prepping an open source “Fuchsia” OS that can target IoT, handhelds, and laptops. It uses a new “Magenta” kernel, based on the “LK” project. Google has posted GitHub code for an emerging operating system called Fuchsia, designed for a wide range of devices. Like Google’s Android, Chrome OS, and IoT-focused Brillo, Fuchsia is […]