Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
goodbyemicrosoft.net: The lesson here is -- again! -- not to trust your data to the "cloud." Switch your mail away from gmail, and get your documents off Google Docs and on to your own PC.
theregister.co.uk: Google has open sourced a framework for realtime video and audio inside the browser. Known as WebRTC, the framework is based on technology the company acquired with its $68.2 million purchase of Global IP Solutions (GIPS) last year.
linuxinsider.com: When a corporation like Google controls the release of open source code like Android, what responsibility, if any, does that company have to the greater FOSS community?
russellhollander.com: Google is the dominant search engine in the world right now, as everyone on the Internet surely knows. However, there are things I don’t love about Google. They’re very good at profiling you and targeting ads to you.
There has been a lot of talking, lately, about Google’s Chrome OS. People didn’t take it too seriously initially; then, last week, Google started sending out demo netbooks which ran — hear hear — Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS is based on Google’s browser, Chrome — hence the name. The idea is that all you run on your laptop is your browser — that’s it. But this raises a lot of questions. In this article I propose a possibly interesting solution to Google’s issues, and how a possible (and not-so-painful) merge with Android should be possible.
Read the article at Freesoftware Magazine.
pcmag.com: Google imagine search and page preview mode are omens to the beginning of the end, trust me.
googleblog.blogspot: We’ve spent the past several months looking at how to strengthen our internal privacy and security practices, as well as talking to external regulators globally about possible improvements to our policies. Here’s a summary of the changes we’re now making.
muktware.com: Google recently terminated Wave, but instead of purging the code the company will be releasing the source code of the project.
linuxjournal.com: Five days after the announcement of Voice and Video Chat service in Gmail for Debian-based Linux distributions, Google unveiled a Gmail phone call service for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Also: Installing Google Voice And Video Chat in openSUSE