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Sundar Pichai becomes Google SEO as the company restructures

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:38:38 AM

Larry Page has just become the CEO of a new company called Alphabet, Google has now become a subsidiary of Alphabet and its new CEO is Sundar Pichai.

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GearBest announce new flash sale

Sunday 9th of August 2015 12:23:24 AM

Chinese retailer, GearBest, have announced a flash sale starting 11th August where you can buy dual boot (Android/Windows) tablets.

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Scientists manage brain to brain communication for the first time

Saturday 8th of August 2015 07:59:19 PM

Scientists make an important step in bring brain-to-brain communication to the masses.

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Privacy Badger graduates to v1.0, protects users from spying ads

Saturday 8th of August 2015 12:49:46 PM

The EFF have released the initial stable build of its Privacy Badger extension which is designed to stop third party trackers following you on the web.

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Linux Mint 17.2 KDE and XFCE editions released

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:05:53 AM

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce editions have been released. While the KDE version doesn't see as many new changes, Xfce receives lots after move to Xfce 4.12.

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Mozilla patches Firefox for vulnerability

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:04:04 AM

Mozilla have pushed a patch for Firefox, bumping it up to 39.0.3. The patch fixes a vulnerability being exploited via ad content.

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CoreOS’ Tectonic now runs on Mirantis OpenStack

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:03:35 AM

CoreOS and Mirantis have just announced that CoreOS' Tectonic has been integrated into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution

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Ubuntu powered BQ Aquaris available in US

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:02:31 AM

The BQ Aquaris Ubuntu Edition phones are now available worldwide but watch out, make sure your carrier operates on frequencies compatible with the device.

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How to install LibreOffice 5.0 on major Linux distros

Thursday 6th of August 2015 09:16:57 PM

This guide will help you get your hands on LibreOffice 5.0 prior that.

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Ada Initiative to shut down in October

Thursday 6th of August 2015 06:29:21 PM

Ada Initiative, fighting for women in open technology, have unfortunately decided to close up shop being unable find a suitable executive director.

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Amid Windows 10 bashing, open source tool turns up to disable spy features

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 02:25:23 PM

Windows 10 turned out a be a huge disappointment for privacy advocates, luckily a developer looking to improve their skills have programmed a fix.

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Who says Linux isn’t good for gaming? It’s got a Steam exclusive now!

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 02:25:06 PM

Steam gets its first Linux exclusive game, is this a sign of things to come?

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Linux Foundation continues drive to make courses multi-lingual

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 01:28:29 PM

The Linux Foundation have announced the availability of its LFS201 course in the Portuguese language, this joins the English and Spanish versions.

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LibreOffice 5.0 is out tomorrow, here’s some new stuff (including editing in Android)!

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 01:28:14 PM

LibreOffice 5.0 is almost upon us. We get image cropping (finally) and editing on Android!

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The Google v Oracle case is getting about as laggy as those old Android devices!

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 01:27:39 PM

Judge William Alsup tell Oracle and Google to go into mediation over copyright issues until he can see to them next year.

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Ubuntu MATE donates surplus funds to open source projects

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 03:59:29 AM

The maintainers of Ubuntu MATE have donated money to various open source projects this month. The beneficiaries of the donations all have something to do with Ubuntu MATE and have helped it exist in its current state by one means or another.

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More malware turns up on Macs

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 03:58:23 AM

The Black Hat conference is fast approaching and at the conference this year three hackers will be demonstrating a flaw in the Mac firmware.

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Mirantis and AppFormix partner to optimise enterprise cloud computing and improve infrastructure efficiency

Monday 3rd of August 2015 09:53:12 PM

Mirantis and AppFormix team up to brings more control over system resources, allowing operators measure apps and infrastructure resources in real-time

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More in Tux Machines

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Leftovers: OSS

  • The FCC Builds Open-Source Video Calling For The Deaf
    The FCC has gotten behind a new platform that helps the deaf talk to each other over video link. The idea of Accessible Communications for Everyone, or ACE as it’s being called, is that it lets all kinds of different apps talk to each other. It’s kind of how you can email anyone without worrying what app they use, only for video, and text and audio, all together.
  • Why Intel made Stephen Hawking's speech system open source
  • NodeConf EU all set for blarney in 'Nodeland'
    It's NodeConf EU time again -- the third annual gathering of what is hoped to be 400 of the top influencers in Node.js at Waterford Castle from September 6th to 9th.
  • 3 steps for planning a successful open source meetup
  • Starting in September, Chrome will stop auto-playing Flash ads
    Google has announced that, beginning September 1, Chrome will no longer auto-play Flash-based ads in the company's popular AdWords program
  • Apache Software Foundation Makes Lens, a Big Data Tool, a Top Level Project
    Whenever the Apache Software Foundation graduates an open source project to become a Top Level Project, it tends to bode well for the project. Just look at what's happened with Apache Spark, for example. Now, the Foundation (ASF), which is the steward for and incubates more than 350 Open Source projects, has announced that Apache Lens, an open source Big Data and analytics tool, has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP).
  • Intel Pumps OpenStack Up
  • LibreOffice 5.0.1 released, to keep the momentum going
  • First Update to LibreOffice 5 Lands
    The Document Foundation today announced the first update to the milestone LibreOffice 5.0 released a few weeks ago. This is a bug fix release bringing over 75 commits since version 5.0 was unveiled August 5. It is recommended that those using the 5.0 branch upgrade their LibO installs with today's update.
  • Salesforce Aura ventures into open source -- to a point
    Salesforce's splashy new UI, the Lightning Experience, is more than a pretty face. It was built with Aura, the company's open source UI framework, available for use independent from Salesforce's services. With Lightning -- and Aura -- Salesforce emphasizes how users can design applications that not only look great, but plug into more than Salesforce. Where, then, does Salesforce's open source offering end with Aura, and where do its own services begin?
  • Infosys talks open source, cloud and value
    Last year, when Infosys hired Abdul Razack to own the company’s platform division, he came with a mandate to use open source first. Eleven months on and Infosys Information Platform (IIP) is flourishing with 120 projects on the go, some proofs of concept, many moving to production, but with open source at their heart in most situations.
  • Eclipse Foundation Moving to Donations to Support Open Source Projects
  • Intel invests $60 million in drone venture
    Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below).
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: August 28 [Ed: out fo date now]
    Join the FSF and friends every Friday to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones.
  • What Will Become of the World’s First Open Source GPU?
    Dr. Karu Sankaralingam, who led the team’s effort at the University of Wisconsin, where the project is based, says that building an open source or any other hardware project is bound to incur legal wrangling, in part because the IP almost has to be reused in one form or another. Generally, he says that for open source hardware projects like this one, the best defense is to use anything existing as a base but focus innovation on building on top of that. He says that to date, AMD has not been involved in the project beyond a few individuals offering some insight on various architectural elements. In other words, if the team is able to roll this beyond research and into any kind of volume, AMD will likely have words.

Security Leftovers

  • Friday's security updates
  • Security updates for Thursday
  • nsenter gains SELinux support
    nsenter is a program that allows you to run program with namespaces of other processes
  • Iceland boosts ICT security measures, shares policy
    Iceland aims to shore up the security of its ICT infrastructure by raising awareness and increasing resilience. And next to updating its legislation, Iceland will also bolster the police’s capabilities to tackle cybercrime.
  • A Project to Guarantee Better Security for Open-Source Projects
    Open-source developers, however, can take steps to help catch these vulnerabilities before software is released. Secure development practices can catch many issues before they become full-blown problems. But, how can you tell which open-source projects are following these practices? The Core Infrastructure Initiative has launched a new "Best Practice Badge Program" this week to provide a solution by awarding digital badges to open-source projects that are developed using secure development practices.

Hortonworks and NSA