Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH


The Cloud Foundry Foundation has launched Container Runtime as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used for building and managing applications in the cloud or in data centers. CFCR is an updated release of the Kubo Project with a new name. The new default approach makes deploying and managing containers easier and more flexible.

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Digital rights group warns that Google's stance on neo-Nazis is 'dangerous'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare’s decision to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications.

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A Kickstarter campaign wants you to help find aliens

Astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets for life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week. They’re building a series of telescopes on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

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Microsoft announced today it is joining the Linux Foundation, some 15 years after declaring Linux was a cancer. Looks like the cancer won.

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Sprint wants to bridge the digital divide for 1 million low-income high school students

On Tuesday, the Sprint Foundation announced an initiative that aims to tackle the digital divide by helping 1 million low-income students close the homework gap due to lack of access to technology.

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Sprint wants to bridge the digital divide for 1 million low-income high school students

On Tuesday, the Sprint Foundation announced an initiative that aims to tackle the digital divide by helping 1 million low-income students close the homework gap due to lack of access to technology.

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Legere Steps Back After Hurling F-Word at EFF


John Legere, T-Mobile’s loquacious CEO, has apologized to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for what he described as a “color commentary” that drew sharp criticism. “I am a vocal, animated and sometimes foul mouthed CEO,” Legere wrote in a Monday blog post. “I don’t filter myself and you know that no one at T-Mobile filters me either.” While unapologetic for his demeanor, Legere did offer a mea culpa for “offending EFF and its supporters,” noting that EFF is an organization that fights for consumers.

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Linux Foundation Gives Blockchain a Boost


The Linux Foundation last week announced it was teaming up with a group of high-tech and financial giants on a project to advance the blockchain technology made famous by bitcoin virtual currency. IBM, Cisco and Intel have agreed to collaborate with financial institutions including startup R3 CEV, the London Stock Exchange Group, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, the Deutsche Bourse and ANZ Bank to develop an enterprise-grade open source distributed ledger framework. Other companies joining the effort include Accenture and Digital Asset Holdings.

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EFF Sues Google for Snooping on Students


The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Google has used personal student data mined from its school Chromebook distribution, and requesting an investigation and an injunction against the practice. The EFF also launched its Spying on Students Campaign, an effort to educate parents and school administrators about the risks of data collection by companies supplying technology tools for students’ use.

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EFF complaint accuses Google of mining data from school children

Article Image The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal complaint against Google this week, accusing the search giant of violating its own promises to not collect personal information from children using its devices and services in the classroom.

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Open Mainframe Project Pushes Linux's Limits


The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon gathering in Seattle. Linux on the mainframe is nothing new. It has been on the IBM mainframe for the last 15 years. However, the Open Mainframe Project will create a set of tools and resources to drive further development, collaboration and improvements.

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AT&T, Verizon and WhatsApp Flunk Privacy


An Electronic Frontier Foundation survey published last week gave AT&T, Verizon and WhatsApp the thumbs down when it comes to protecting user privacy. Google and Twitter also got a black eye. The five were among 24 companies the EFF evaluated on criteria worked out over the past four years. WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook, also took criticism in the EFF’s fifth annual report, “Who Has Your Back?” On the plus side, nine companies — Adobe, Apple, Credo, Dropbox, Sonic, Wickr, Wikimedia, WordPress.com and Yahoo — received the top rating, five stars, in each category.

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Apple nets perfect score in privacy group's consumer data protection assessment

Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday gave Apple a perfect rating in its annual “Who has your back?” report, which rates tech companies on their efforts to secure consumer data against government snooping.



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Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company’s contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.



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EFF Lambasts ESA for Hindering Video Game Preservation Efforts


The Electronic Frontier Foundation last week called out the Entertainment Software Association for opposing its video game preservation efforts. The EFF and law student Kendra Albert earlier this year petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anticircumvention provisions, which would allow individuals and institutions to modify games so they remain playable after servers are shut down by the games’ publishers.

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DEA Sued for Unconstitutional Phone Surveillance


The Electronic Frontier Foundation this week filed a complaint against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for secretly collecting data on all telephone calls to as many as 116 countries, possibly going back to the 1990s. The suit was filed on behalf of Human Rights Watch. Many of the calls were made to countries certified under Section 706[1] of the U.S. Foreign Relations Authorization Act as being heavily involved in the drug trade. The president has to renew this certification annually.

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Wikipedia is suing the NSA for its mass surveillance program

The Wikimedia Foundation filed suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier today, announcing the lawsuit on

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