Apple to open source its first graphical OS from the Lisa

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Apple is checking over the code and could give the green light to release it in a few months.

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HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia

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Hewlett Packard has acknowledged sharing cybersecurity source code with the Russians as part of a product evaluation. While not unusual, it raises serious questions about how best to secure systems the US depends on.

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Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk


Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform’s CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public.

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Mystery code appeared in pirated Mayweather vs McGregor streams, report says

A mysterious code reportedly appeared in some pirated streams of Saturday’s much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, sparking suspicions that someone was trying to find out who was watching the illegal streams.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/28/mystery-code-appeared-in-pirated-mayweather-vs-mcgregor-streams-report-says.html

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Malicious web ad infecting Android phones

Savvy Internet users know not to click on strange links, but malvertising — malicious code hidden within otherwise innocuous advertisements — presents a more pernicious problem.

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VW’s Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open

It’s taken a few years, but researchers have found VW’s defeat device code within its vehicles. It’s a doozy.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

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Microsoft is bringing ARM support to Windows 10–only this time, ARM devices will run x86 code at near-native speed, thanks to a clever emulation layer.

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AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs

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AMD’s Ryzen has a bug in how it currently executes FMA3 code, but the problem is minor and the chances of encountering it in the wild are extremely small. The benchmark that caught it represents a valid corner case, but still a corner case. AMD is already working on a patch.

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Elon Musk thinks we should insert 'neural laces' into our brains so we can become cyborgs

This week, in a conversation at Recode’s annual Code Conference, Musk shared a tentative idea for something called “neural laces,” which he imagines could mitigate the risk of humanity becoming something of a pet to superintelligence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/06/elon-musk-thinks-should-insert-neural-laces-into-our-brains-so-can-become-cyborgs.html

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Cook says Apple won't race Google to bottom of education market, calls Chromebooks 'test machines'

Article Image At an Hour of Code educational coding session in New York on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is interested in building powerful, meaningful products for students and teachers, not inexpensive “test machines” like Google’s Chromebook.

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Apple to host free 'Hour of Code' workshops for kids on Dec. 10, connected events Dec. 7-12

Article Image Apple is once again participating in Code.org’s annual “Hour of Code” efforts, and will host an hour-long intro to computer programming for kids at Apple Stores this Dec. 10.

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Potential reference to new Mac Pro found in OS X El Capitan code

Article Image Apple could be nearing release of an expected Mac Pro refresh, as code buried in the latest version of Apple’s OS X 10.11 El Capitan references an unknown Mac model with boosted specs and hardware not found in shipping machines.

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Apple ceases iOS 9.0.2 code signing after iOS 9.1 release

Article Image Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 last week, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 9.1 on compatible devices, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system version.

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Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple’s upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

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iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

Code discovered in a recent iOS build suggests Apple is testing implementations of pressure-sensitive Force Touch gesture technology in its next-generation smartphone hardware, anticipated to launch in the coming weeks.

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Apple stops signing iOS 8.3 just one week after 8.4 release

On Tuesday, Apple quietly stopped signing the code for iOS 8.3, preventing people from downgrading to the release from iOS 8.4 using iTunes.

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Unicorn, cheese wedge, taco emoji and more coming to Unicode 8.0

The Unicode Consortium on Wednesday released the character database and code charts for Unicode version 8.0, which tacks on a total of 7,716 new and scripts and symbols to the standard, including 41 emoji.



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