HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia


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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iPhone 8 said to feature next-gen 3D laser technology

Citing a source familiar with Apple’s plans, Fast Company reports that Apple’s iPhone 8 will incorporate an advanced system of 3D lasers on the back designed to enhance the user experience when running augmented reality apps.

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The body's own charged molecules could power pacemakers, say researchers

Engineers have designed a new power source for pacemakers. Powered by this biocompatible supercapacitor, live-saving medical implants could be less toxic, and last last longer, meaning fewer invasive surgeries.

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Android surpasses Windows as the most-used operating system worldwide

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After less than nine years, Google’s open source operating system is bigger than Windows.

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Wikipedia bans editors from citing Daily Mail as source

Wikipedia said Wednesday editors voted to bar the Daily Mail as a source of reference in its entries, adding that the news website was “generally unreliable.”

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SnapRoute Snags $25M With AT&T, Microsoft Backing

SnapRoute, a developer of open source networking software, announced that it has raised $25 million in Series A financing led by Norwest Venture Partners with new support from AT&T and Microsoft Ventures. SnapRoute, which was founded by CEO Jason Forrester and other former engineers from Apple, plans to use the funding to speed up the development of open source networking software for Fortune 500 firms. The company uses its software on commodity “white-box” switches and routers to create more streamlined and scalable data centers.

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Adblock Plus Mouse Roars at Facebook

Adblock Plus on Thursday announced that the open source community had created a filter to neutralize Facebook’s latest offensive in its ongoing battle with ad blockers. Any Adblock Plus users who want to implement the workaround will have to update their filterlists manually. “For this round of the cat-and-mouse contest, looks like the mouse won,” said Ben Williams, spokesperson for Adblock Plus developer Eyeo. Facebook on Tuesday began serving up ads that circumvented desktop users’ ad blocking software.

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Report: Companies in the Dark About Their Open Source Risk Exposure

Commercial software is full of security vulnerabilities from unpatched open source components developers use, according to a report Black Duck Software issued last week. Software companies misjudge how much open source code their commercial products contain, according to the report, which is based on an analysis of 200 applications researchers viewed over the previous six months. Ninety-five percent of applications include open source code components, and 67 percent of open source components had unpatched vulnerabilities, researchers found.

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White House Opens More Doors for Open Source

The U.S. government is picking up the pace in its efforts to use open source software as much as possible. Federal CIO Tony Scott last month released details of a proposed policy designed to allow customized software created for one agency to be openly available to other agencies as well. Industry and government professionals may comment on the proposal by Monday. “This policy will require new software developed specifically for, or by, the federal government to be made available for sharing and reuse across federal agencies,” Scott said.

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Late-night 'motor noises' emanate from Apple's mysterious car testing center

Article Image Apple’s top-secret Sunnyvale, Calif., automotive testing facility has been the source of loud “motor noises” late at night that irked at least one nearby neighbor, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Apple open-sources Swift benchmarking suite

Article Image Apple on Monday took its Swift benchmark suite open source, providing developers access to a wide-ranging set of tools designed to track project performance and catch bugs in code written in the company’s fledgling programming language.

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Apple deactivates its News app in China to appease censorship requirements

Apple has deactivated its News app in China, the company’s second largest source of revenue.

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Can IBM’s LinuxONE mainframe compete with cloud computing?

IBM’s continued expanding support of Linux and Open Source projects makes sense given that these platforms and tools provide much of today’s connected infrastructure.

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The Cloud's Open Source Seeds Are Growing Strong

Open source seeded the cloud, 451 Research found five years ago — and those seeds have grown. Open source now plays an even more prevalant and important role — not only in cloud computing, but also in other, related areas, such as big data, DevOps and application containers. One can consider any layer of cloud computing and see the impact. Infrastructure as a Service, for example, no doubt has experienced an impact from open source software such as Eucalyptus, CloudStack and OpenStack.

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US House Opens Up to Open Source

Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as the staffs of various House committees, are added to the total. Three advocacy organizations last month jointly announced that certain procurement restrictions that had constrained the use of open source technology in the House had been clarified.

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Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

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Cisco, IBM Bet Big on OpenStack

OpenStack, a free and open source cloud controller package that has been struggling to gain acceptance in the enterprise, took a giant stride forward when IBM and Cisco opened up their wallets last week. IBM announced it would buy hosted OpenStack private cloud provider Blue Box Cloud. Cisco announced plans to purchase Piston Cloud Computing, developer of the CloudOS operating system, which rapidly transforms clusters of commodity servers to turn them into a production-ready unified OpenStack environment.

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