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linux.org domain taken over, doxxed person who created CoC (but wait!) By devNews

At the time of writing, linux.org does not support HTTPS and has an empty page. Previously, that page showed quite a lot of information about the doxxed person www.linux.org redirects to the previously doxxed person's Twitter account. Currently, this seems like a DNS takeover. We ask you not to spam them. Yes, they created the CoC, something lots of you hate. However, they only created it. They weren't responsible for quite a few open-source projects adopting it. Thus, doxxing th...


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UK Mobile carrier O2's data network vanishes like a fart in the wind By devNews

One of the largest mobile carriers in the UK; O2 has been having all manner of weird and wonderful problems this morning as bleary eyed susbcribers awoke to find their data services unavailable. What makes this particular outage interesting (more so than the annoyingly frequent wobblers some mobile masts have) is that the majority of the UK seems to be affected. To further compound the hilarity/disaster (depending on which side of the fence you're on), Many smaller independent carriers...


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URGENT: Major security flaw in Kubernetes: Update Kubernetes at all costs! By devNews

Detailed info: Kubernetes issue 71411 If you are running any unpatched versions of Kubernetes, you must update now. Anyone might be able to send commands directly to your backend through a forged network request, without even triggering a single line in the log, making their attack practically invisible! If you are running a version of Kubernetes below 1.10... there is no help for you. Upgrade to a newer version, e.g. 1.12.3. This post was written by @filthyranter


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Microsoft switches to the open-source Chromium engine for the Edge browser By devNews

On December 6th, Microsoft announced that they will dump their own Edge engine and replace it with Chromium, an open-source browser engine developed by Google. This way they are promising the ~2% of global internet users who prefer Edge over other browsers to experience a better web experience. The about 2% of market share is one of the reasons Microsoft decided to stop developing their own engine. It's just not worth it. Joe Belfiore, corporate veep of Windows, said they also want to ...


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iOS-Jailbreak-AppStore By devNews

This Friday, Jay Freeman, the maintainer of the iOS-Jailbreak-AppStore "Cydia", announced that he will shut-down his services.  "Cydia" is an app store for people that jailbreaked their iPhones and allows them to buy and download apps. Apple's AppStore doesn't allow jailbreaked apps, that's the reason it was created in 2009. Jay Freeman, also known as "Saurik", explained that he wanted to shut down the service at the end of 2018 anyways. Now...


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Github unveils another round of pricing changes By devNews

In a move that slipped under the radar with some surprising ease, Microsoft-owned repo wrangler Github unveiled yesterday (7th January) a new set of changes to their pricing model. Unlike the last round of changes that saw unlimited private repos gracing anybody with $7 in their pocket each month - The new round sees everyone on the platform receiving unlimited private repos in a move that's been met with some serious skepticism from the community. The company's surprisingly brief ...


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Linux wants some hugs, and everyone gives a hug about it! By devNews

After the CoC controversy revolving around the Linux Kernel project, a change introduced by the CoC is being put into practice:  Jarkko Sakkinen, from Intel, started replacing words comments containing "fuck" with their "hug" variant. This means comments such as /* master list of VME vectors -- don't fuck with this */ might look a bit different in the future: /* master list of VME vectors -- don't hug with this */ People that oppose this change criticiz...


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NVIDIA announces PhysX SDK 4.0, open-sources 3.4 under modified BSD license By devNews

NVIDIA has announced a new version, 4.0, of PhysX, their physics simulation engine. Its new features include: - A "Temporal Gauss-Seidel Solver (TGS)", an algorithm used in this SDK to make things such as robots, character arms, etc. more robust to move around. NVIDIA demonstrates this in the video by making their old version of PhysX, 3.4, seem like an unpredictable mess, the robot demonstrating that version smashing a game of chess. - New filtering rules for supposedly easier...


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Amazon opposes Oracle, continues support of OpenJDK until at least June 2023 using "Corretto" By devNews

As most Java developers have heard, Oracle will change the licensing models of the Oracle JDK and OpenJDK for versions older than 2 years, making creators of commercial software pay for a license for the JDK if they need such a version. However, Amazon recently released Corretto (https://github.com/corretto), their own distribution of OpenJDK to the public, with an extended support of the Java 8 variant until June 2023. This will give companies, which still didn't update their softwares...


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HTTP/3 is coming! And it won't use TCP! By devNews

A recent announcement reveals that HTTP - the protocol used by browsers to communicate with web servers - will get a major change in version 3! Before, the HTTP protocols (version 1.0, 1.1 and 2.2) were all layered on top of TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). TCP provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked delivery of data over an IP network. It can handle hardware failures, timeouts, etc. and makes sure the data is received in the order it was transmitted in. Also you can easily de...


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New API allows developers to update Android Apps while using them By devNews

Today, at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a new API which allows developers to update an app while using it. Until now, you were forced to close the app and were locked out of it until the update has finished. This new API adds two different options: 1.) A Full-Screen experience which locks the user out of the app which should be used for critical updates when you expect the user to wait for the update to be applied immediately. This option is very similar to how the update flow w...


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