- White House goes on record in support of freedom to jailbreak cell phones
- News Bites
10 RHEL 6.4 Released
- Yahoo ends telecommuting,
- Canonical UDS
- LG purchases WebOS from HP
11 Passwords Passé
- FIDO alliance seeks new authentication methods
- Largest Mersenne prime discovered
Break on Jailbreak?
In October of last year, the US Librarian of Congress rescinded an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allowed consumers to circumvent the security of their own mobile phones for purposes of switching service providers or altering the onboard software. This subtle bureaucratic procedure, which happened without much debate and without a vote from any elected body, made it impossible for mobile phone users to jailbreak their own phones without facing possible criminal penalties.
As expected, an outcry ensued among the FOSS and open platform communities, leading to a online petition filed with the White House “We the People” initiative that garnered 114,000 signatures.
Buy this article as PDF
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.