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House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

Friday 24th of April 2015 04:00:20 PM
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.

Open source policies show commitment to student data privacy

Friday 24th of April 2015 03:03:09 PM
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

Use Geofix to Geotag Photos in digiKam

Friday 24th of April 2015 02:05:58 PM
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.

Open mapping for sustainability, 3D printing on the farm, and more open source news

Friday 24th of April 2015 01:08:47 PM
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

Py-EFL Tutorial 4: Displaying Images

Friday 24th of April 2015 12:11:36 PM
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.

How to encrypt a partition with DM-Crypt LUKS on Linux

Friday 24th of April 2015 11:14:25 AM
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.

European Union Should Finance Key Open Source Projects, Says "Mass Surveillance" Study

Friday 24th of April 2015 09:23:13 AM
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.

6 Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques in 2015

Friday 24th of April 2015 08:26:02 AM
Experts with the SANS Institute convened at RSA Conference for their annual threats panel, this time dishing on the six most dangerous new attack techniques.

GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1 Has Been Officially Released with Powerful New Features

Friday 24th of April 2015 07:28:51 AM
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.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched

Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the 3.12 kernel series, announced earlier today that a new maintenance release is available for all users of this LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel. Read more

Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

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