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Documents censored in Microsoft-Google case

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Legal

Microsoft Corp. documents concerning a former executive who went to rival Google Inc. can't be sealed but deserve protection because they contain trade secrets, a judge ruled yesterday.

Army punishes soldier for blog posts

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Web

The U.S. military has demoted and fined a soldier for publishing "classified" information on his personal blog, an Army spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Novell Plans to Open SuSE Linux Pro to Community

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SUSE

Novell is opening SuSE Linux to community-based development, sources say, with a model similar to Red Hat's recent move with Fedora.

Sony could wait till '07 to launch PS3

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Gaming

Sony strategists may see a priced-down PS2 as all the company needs in '06; would ride $99 sticker--and profits--all the way to 2007.

NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang

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Hardware

A few weeks prior to the launch on GeForce 7800 GTX, based on NVIDIA's latest G70 chip, NVIDIA held an "Editors Day" to introduce the press to the new architecture and capabilities. Whilst that the Editors Day we got the opportunity to sit down with NVIDIA's CEO and visionary, Jen-Hsun Huang and ask him a few questions...

Phishers hack eBay

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Security

A flaw has been discovered on eBay’s website that would have allowed fraudsters to successfully redirect the sign-on process to a phishing site.

Lax security enables ATM card fraud, report says

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An unprecedented wave of Internet-based bank fraud has been enabled in part by banks that don't bother to check security codes on cash cards, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Internet Attacks Increase in Number, Severity

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As attacks become more targeted, companies will have to be even more aware of how technology could be used against them, said IDC analyst Charles Kolodgy. "Especially if the motivation is money, then attackers will be very aggressive until they get what they want," he said.

Linux Security - Is it Ready For The Average User?

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Linux

There seems to be a new important security patch out for Linux every month. Can the average Linux user or system administrator keep his or her system secure and still have time to do other things?

Lucasarts and ILM powered by AMD

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In the new Letterman Digital Arts Center will be an AMD64-based data center housing a render farm to allow computers to process data 24 hours a day.

Apple Introduces Mighty Mouse

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Mac

Apple(R) today introduced Mighty Mouse, its next generation mouse with several innovative new features that make using a Mac(R) even more powerful and easy.

Open source at LinuxWorld could blow away software slump

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The twice-yearly LinuxWorld Conference & Expo provides an opportunity to check the pulse of the open source community. This time around, I expect to see more new open source products unveiled than ever before at this show. In this column, I'll predict a few.

EU lawmakers threaten open source

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A proposed European law on intellectual-property infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts warn.

Google now a hacker's tool

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Security

Somewhere out on the Internet, an Electric Bong may be in danger. The threat: a well-crafted Google query that could allow a hacker to use Google's massive database as a resource for intrusion.

Linux Bluetooth hackers hijack car audio

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Linux

Linux hackers have demonstrated a way to inject or record audio signals from passing cars running insecure Bluetooth hands-free units.

US firm claims 30bn Euro banknotes infringe its patent

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Legal

A US-based document security firm yesterday claimed that every Euro banknote in circulation infringes on a patent it owns covering anti-counterfeiting technology.

Linux lab names financial chief

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs has named Mike Temple its first chief financial officer, the Linux development consortium said Monday.

Torvalds in renewed Aust Linux trademark push

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Linux

A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has written to Australian Linux vendors asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the name Linux and purchase a licence for its use from the worldwide trademark owner.

Veteran's groups protest Windows 'Vista' name

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Microsoft

Microsoft has raised more ire with its chosen name for future Windows, Vista - this time from non-profit groups representing veteran US soldiers.

Software pirates tap into technology

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Criminal gangs are increasing taking advantage of the internet to peddle counterfeit software, say experts.

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Cryptography in Ubuntu 16.04 and GTK2 Demotion

  • Canonical Announces Certified FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Packages for Ubuntu 16.04
    Canonical announced on Wednesday the availability of officially certified FIPS 140-2 cryptographic packages for the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series through its Cryptographic Module Validation Program. Level 1 FIPS 140-2 cryptographic packages can now be purchased for your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system through Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage service or as a separate, standalone product. Ubuntu Advantage subscribers can already find the FIPS-compliant modules in the Ubuntu Advantage private archive if they use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on their PCs.
  • GTK2 demotion
  • Ubuntu Developers Working Towards The Eventual Demotion Of GTK2
    Not only are Ubuntu developers working towards demoting Python 2 on their Linux distribution but they are also working on being able to demote the GTK2 tool-kit from the main archive to universe followed by its eventual removal in the future. Matthias Klose is hoping to organize more work towards this slow demotion process of GTK2 and ideally to get some of the issues cleared up ahead of the Ubuntu 18.04 Long-Term Support release in April.