House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies... But privacy critics say it also threatens to open up a new backchannel for surveillance of American citizens, in some cases granting the same companies legal immunity to share their users’ private data with government agencies that include the NSA.
In the growing hubbub around student data privacy and security, it can be hard for edtech companies to identify concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to protecting student information. Education tech startup Clever recently made a commitment to transparency by making their privacy policies open source, posting the policy on GitHub so anyone can track changes.read more
Geofix is a simple Python script that lets you use an Android device to record the geographical coordinates of your current position. The clever part is that the script stores the obtained latitude and longitude values in the digiKam-compatible format.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, 3D printing on the farm, open mapping for sustainability, and more.Open source news roundup: April 18 - 24, 2015read more
Today we are going to really start building an application that “does stuff”. Our first example will be a simple application that displays a local image file and the second example will expand on the first by allowing the user to select the image they want to display.
TrueCrypt is no more, and the purpose of this post is to show you straightforward partition encryption with dm-crypt luks.DM-Crypt is transparent drive encryption that is kernel module and part of the device mapper framework for mapping physical block device onto higher-level virtual block devices, it uses cryptographic routines from the kernel's crypto api. Long story short, device mapping encryption provided by the kernel "linux" crypto api.
According to a new "Mass Surveillance" study, a group of IT security experts think that the European Union should finance key open source projects that strengthen privacy and security, and configure certification schemes for fundamental open source tools.
The GCC development team, through Jakub Jelinek, announced the immediate availability for download of the final release of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1.0, a major version that includes numerous attractive features and dozens of improvements in various areas.