Annual Future of Open Source Survey points out market opportunities.more »
Doghouse: Accessibility Community NotebookMar 29, 2012
Designing computers for everyone: maddog considers some computer accessibility issues.more »
Welcome EditorialMar 29, 2012
“Making revolution is not a crime!” This catchy turn of phrase is often attributed to Jian Qing, otherwise known as Madame Mao, otherwise known as one of the notorious Gang of Four – the group of former Chinese leaders who stood trial in 1980 for launching the devastating and discredited Cultural Revolution in China.more »
Welcome EditorialMar 02, 2012
Trademarks receive much less media attention than patents or copyrights – at least in open source circles – but it looks like the trademark buzz might be heating up again with the recent
news that a company in China called Proview owns the name “iPad” and is preparing to throw down with Apple over the use of it. The fact that iPads are actually made in China adds urgency to this problem, with the company threatening to stop all exports until Apple settles.
Charly’s Column: PortSentry The sys admin’s daily grind: PortSentryFeb 02, 2012
To celebrate 10 years of his column, Charly sets up a sensitive detector that measures the cosmic background radiation of the Internet.more »
Welcome Letter from the EditorFeb 02, 2012
Street battles rage in the Middle East, and elsewhere around the planet, movements flash and form through the power and immediacy of the information highway. The ability of the Internet to rally political forces and circumvent censorship has been a major theme in recent years.more »
With the announcement of another export quota, maddog laments the unreadiness of nations who allow themselves to fall prey to national monopolies.more »
The Anonymous Hacktivist group has been in many headlines this past year. Who are they? What did they attack? How do they communicate?more »
Leading browser makers say no to porous encryption algorithm
Report from the X-Force group says attackers are using TOR to hide their crimes
Future Firefox extensions will be compatible with Chrome.
Better read this if you bought your computer before 2011
Users should upgrade to the new version as soon as possible
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems
Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message
PC vendor will pre-install Ubuntu on portables in India.
More embarrassment for Adobe's embattled multimedia tool
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.