Mozilla launches new Firefox today
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:17

Mozilla launches new Firefox today


Quantum it is rather good

Mozilla today launched Firefox 57, branded Firefox Quantum, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. We have been running it for a month or so and it is rather good.

OnePlus kills off backdoor
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:12

OnePlus kills off backdoor

 

Full root privileges done dirt cheap.

OnePlus has announced that the portion of Engineer Mode that provided a backdoor to the phone will be removed in an upcoming update.

CompuServe groups finally die
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:04

CompuServe groups finally die


Years after AOL ownership killed it.

In 1998 AOL took over CompuServe and I wrote a story saying that it would be the kiss of death for the rather good forums that operated on the site.

Pentagon spreads the open source
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:55

Pentagon spreads the open source


Charges ahead next year

The US military is set to charge ahead into open source next year after an amendment to the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

Linux still rules supercomputing
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:35

Linux still rules supercomputing


It is running on to 500 machines

Looking at the November 2017 TOP500 Supercomputer list one thing is particularly clear – the open saucy Linux is king.

Huddle lets in outsiders
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:06

Huddle lets in outsiders


Office collaboration tool was wide open

The BBC discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties.

EA squeezes more cash from Star Wars Battlefront 2 gamers
Published in Games


I find your lack of cash disturbing 

EA games is starting to hack gamers off by making them pay a premium rate for a game and then hit them with demands for microtransactions.

Iphone X face recognition insecure
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:55

Iphone X face recognition insecure


You probably were not expecting this

The “killer app” on the overpriced iPhone X, its facial recognition system, has a glaring security hole caused by poor programming.

Munich has putsch against Linux
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:51

Munich has putsch against Linux


Bring back Windows 10

Once the open sauce poster-boy Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to purge Linux from its desk-top and invite Windows 10 to return by 2020.

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:47

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List


America not going to be great again anytime soon

China appears to have made the semi-annual Top 500 Supercomputer List its kingdom. Not only does it top the list but also has 202 ranked systems on the list.