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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 18:01
An anonymous reader writes Qualcomm has forced GitHub to remove over 100 repositories due to "unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents." Among the repositories taken down were for CyanogenMod and Sony Xperia. The issue though is that these "highly sensitive" and "confidential" files are Linux kernel code and reference/sample code files that can be easily found elsewhere, including the Android kernel, but GitHub has complied with Qualcomm's DMCA request.

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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 18:01
An anonymous reader writes Qualcomm has forced GitHub to remove over 100 repositories due to "unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents." Among the repositories taken down were for CyanogenMod and Sony Xperia. The issue though is that these "highly sensitive" and "confidential" files are Linux kernel code and reference/sample code files that can be easily found elsewhere, including the Android kernel, but GitHub has complied with Qualcomm's DMCA request.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 18:01
An anonymous reader writes Qualcomm has forced GitHub to remove over 100 repositories due to "unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents." Among the repositories taken down were for CyanogenMod and Sony Xperia. The issue though is that these "highly sensitive" and "confidential" files are Linux kernel code and reference/sample code files that can be easily found elsewhere, including the Android kernel, but GitHub has complied with Qualcomm's DMCA request.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 18:01
An anonymous reader writes Qualcomm has forced GitHub to remove over 100 repositories due to "unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents." Among the repositories taken down were for CyanogenMod and Sony Xperia. The issue though is that these "highly sensitive" and "confidential" files are Linux kernel code and reference/sample code files that can be easily found elsewhere, including the Android kernel, but GitHub has complied with Qualcomm's DMCA request.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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'Spy-proof' IM launched: Aims to offer anonymity to whistleblowers

The Register - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 16:25
*reaction gif* I'm just getting all the secret files. BRB...

Security experts have teamed up to created a stealthy internet messenger client designed especially for whistleblowers.

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Is Windows 9 Planned Convergence Feature Similar to Ubuntu?

Omgubuntu - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:00

New rumours suggest that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 release will adapt its user interface to suit the type of hardware it's running on.

The post Is Windows 9 Planned Convergence Feature Similar to Ubuntu? first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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What do we want? CAT VIDEOS! How do we get them? TOR!

The Register - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 06:28
Anonymity outfit responds to NSA targeting allegations

The Onion Router project has fired back at the National Security Agency, after it emerged that those who use the network – and read Linux magazines – are considered worthy of surveillance.

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Oracle targets Windows workloads with virtualisation manager update

The Register - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 04:02
Big O SPARCs up its storage management offerings

Oracle VM has received an upgrade that makes the free tool better at managing Windows virtual machines and handling SPARC workloads.

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Six Linux home automation clicks

Zdnet news - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 02:17
Long before people were talking about the Internet of Things, Linux-based home automation systems were available. Here are some of today's most interesting Linux-powered home gadgets.
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Wink's Linux Hub and Mobile App Take on Home Automation

Linux.com - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 23:57

The flood of Linux-based home automation hubs that has arrived over the last two years is now being joined by a wave of intermediary solutions that integrate multiple ecosystems. One of the most promising is Wink, a spinoff from crowd-investment firm Quirky. A week after announcing its Linux-based Wink home automation hub and mobile app, the well-heeled startup demonstrated the technology in a model smart home launch event in New York City, and announced 15 partners and 60 compatible devices.

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

The Register - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:49
Penguinista mag readers, privacy-conscious netizens and more targeted, claims report

Alleged leaked documents about the NSA's XKeyscore snooping software appear to show the paranoid agency is targeting Tor and Tails users, Linux Journal readers – and anyone else interested in online privacy.

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Ubuntu Touch Apps Pass 100k Downloads Despite No Phones on Sale

Omgubuntu - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:11

More than 100,000 apps have been downloaded from the Ubuntu for devices software store, despite physical hardware running the OS yet to go on sale.

The post Ubuntu Touch Apps Pass 100k Downloads Despite No Phones on Sale first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

The Register - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 12:17
REAL damage to *nix systems, tools ... via SIMPLE wildcard poison tricks, claims researcher

Unix-based systems, as used worldwide by sysadmins and cloud providers alike, could be hijacked by hackers abusing a hard-coded vuln that allows them to inject arbitrary commands into shell scripts executed by high-privilege users.

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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 00:10
dcblogs writes Microsoft has joined a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. The AllSeen Alliance is an effort to standardize device communications. The code that it champions, called AllJoyn, was initially developed by Qualcomm but was subsequently made open source. Big vendors have been recruited to support it, and the AllSeen Alliance now includes LG, Panasonic, Sharp and Haier, among others. Its Xbox gaming platform is seen as a potential hub or control center for home devices. Microsoft's leadership in computing "and its significant Xbox business make it a potentially important contributor to the AllSeen ecosystem," said said Andy Castonguay, an analyst at Machina Research, a Reading, England-based research firm focusing on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things.

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How To Play Classic Quake on Linux

Linux.com - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 21:17

 Don't get rid of your classic Quake and Quake 2 disks, because you can play them better on Linux.

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Linux turns the crank on code for cars

The Register - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 04:30
Got a feel for your automobile

Linux's quest to become the default operating system for motor vehicles has taken a step closer to reality, with the Linux Foundation releasing downloads of code from its Automotive Grade Linux project.

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CoreOS: Linux for the cloud and the datacenter

Zdnet news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 01:27
Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter's favorite operating system, but it wasn't until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter.
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'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmap

The Register - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:56
Heartbleed-battered crypto library reveals long path back to health

The OpenSSL project, having suffered sharp criticism following the revelation of a string of serious security vulnerabilities, has published a roadmap explaining how it plans to address users' concerns.

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Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 20:30
Mcusanelli writes: The Linux Foundation and its partners have released the first version of Automotive Grade Linux, the open source platform for use inside connected cars. "AGL is building the industry’s only fully open automotive platform, allowing automakers to leverage a growing software stack based on Linux while retaining the ability to create their own branded user experience. Standardizing on a single platform means the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts to create a safe and reliable connected car experience. Open collaboration within the AGL community means support for multi-architectures and features to bolster the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) experience." Further details and source code are available from the official website.

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KDE Improv, Tablet Projects Officially Axed

Omgubuntu - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 14:42

In news that few following the saga will find surprising, the team behind a highly publicised open-source hardware effort has announced that it is calling time on the project.

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