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Schneier: Terrorists Will Switch to More Secure Alternatives to Avoid Encryption Backdoors

Schneier: Terrorists Will Switch to More Secure Alternatives to Avoid Encryption Backdoors

A study shows that if the U.S. mandates backdoors to decrypt secret messages in order to help law enforcement, there would still be hundreds of alternative encryption products made outside the reach of U.S. law that terrorists and criminals could get their hands on.

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Internet Providers to Use Private Routers as Public Hotspots

The Juniper report highlighted the consumer benefits that the policy offers, such as free or reduced-fee access to the operator’s homespot network.

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Tizen 3.0 Is Being Ported for Raspberry Pi 2

The Linux-based Tizen 3.0 operating system is being adopted for Raspberry Pi 2, in an effort to make the operating system much more popular. Despite the huge resources that are being pumped into Tizen, this Linux-based operating system didn't get a lot of attention. It's being developed under the gu...

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Mentor Embedded Linux Adds SMACK Security and IoT Support

Mentor Embedded Linux Adds SMACK Security and IoT Support

Mentor Graphics has updated Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) with Yocto Project 2.0 code, SMACK security, and support for CANopen, BACNet, and 6LoWPAN.

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Data Analysis of GitHub Contributions Reveals Unexpected Gender Bias

Data Analysis of GitHub Contributions Reveals Unexpected Gender Bias

With more than 12 million users, GitHub is one of the largest online communities for collaborating on development projects. Now a team of researchers has done an exhaustive analysis of millions of GitHub pull requests for open source projects, trying to discover whether the contributions of wom...

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Open Source Demonstrates the Future of Work

Open Source Demonstrates the Future of Work

Evidence suggests that current models of work, in particular a 9-to-5 work week, are not only deleterious to workers' physical and mental health, but are also sub-optimally productive. 

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Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian Releases

Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian Releases

Updated images are available for NOOBS (1.6.0) and Raspbian (2016-02-03). Existing system can simply be updated in place.

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Dell Moves Forward With Firmware Updating On Linux

Dell is moving forward with offering natively UEFI firmware flashing from the Linux desktop.

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The Year of the Open Blockchain

The Year of the Open Blockchain

The Hyperledger Project is ramping up incredibly fast, a confirmation of the pent-up demand for an enterprise-grade, cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers. This week we’re announcing a total of 30 founding members are helping to establish this project for long-term market transforma...

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The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Working with White House on Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Working with White House on Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House today announced its  Cybersecurity National Action Plan  (CNAP), which includes a series of steps and programs to enhance cybersecurity capabilities within the Federal Government and across the country. In the proposal, the White House announced collaboration with The Linux F...

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