Docker goes rootless -- and that's a good thing

Docker goes rootless -- and that's a good thing

Containers will no longer have to be run as root in Linux, thanks to a new feature in Docker 1.10

02/05/16

EU-US Privacy Shield offers flimsy protection

EU-US Privacy Shield offers flimsy protection

The data transfer agreement is neither a safe harbor nor an effective privacy shield. Instead the prospect of months -- or years -- of legal limbo remains

02/05/16

Dell BIOS verification extends security focus

Dell BIOS verification extends security focus

Dell is adding BIOS protection to its suite of security protections. One solution handles advanced authentication, encryption, and malware detection along with BIOS verification

02/05/16

CoreOS launches Rocket 1.0 directly at Docker

CoreOS launches Rocket 1.0 directly at Docker

CoreOS's container runtime has better default security and full Docker compatibility

02/05/16

IBM Bluemix adds graph analytics, DB management

IBM Bluemix adds graph analytics, DB management

Four new data-centric services, hosted on IBM's Bluemix PaaS, expand on IBM's ambitions to build machine learning services for business

02/04/16

Python gains the upper hand against Perl, PHP, and Ruby

Python gains the upper hand against Perl, PHP, and Ruby

Java retains the top spot in the monthly Tiobe index of language popularity, but its momentum is slowing

02/04/16

Security flaws not so critical if admin rights are taken away

Security flaws not so critical if admin rights are taken away

Privilege management can be a good workaround while waiting for IT to catch up on patch schedules

02/03/16

The battle for Node.js security has only begun

The battle for Node.js security has only begun

The Node Security Project identifies four primary security issues with Node.js

02/03/16

Ruby on Rails fixes multiple input validation vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails fixes multiple input validation vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails fixed six vulnerabilities in versions 3.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and Rails 5.0 beta and three in rails-html-sanitizer

02/02/16

Latest Nginx updates address three security flaws

Latest Nginx updates address three security flaws

The vulnerabilities in the Web server platform affect systems using the 'resolver' directive

02/02/16

Google fixes multiple Wi-Fi flaws, mediaserver bugs in Android

Google fixes multiple Wi-Fi flaws, mediaserver bugs in Android

Of the 13 security flaws fixed in the latest update, 11 were rated as either high or critical in severity

02/01/16

Google spotlights Go language with new open source load balancer

Google spotlights Go language with new open source load balancer

In its Seesaw load-balancing technology, Google demonstrates how Go can be used to wrap other projects

02/01/16

Oracle's Java plug-in move no surprise, but is JavaWS the answer?

Oracle's Java plug-in move no surprise, but is JavaWS the answer?

Applets may no longer be in vogue, but opinions vary whether Oracle's Java Web Start is a viable alternative

02/01/16

Hadoop co-creator: Spark is great -- but people want more

Hadoop co-creator: Spark is great -- but people want more

Doug Cutting anticipates growth ahead and opportunities all around for the Hadoop ecosystem

02/01/16

Microsoft Pyjion boosts Python speed

Microsoft Pyjion boosts Python speed

The new JIT technology for Python is backward-compatible and works directly with CPython extension modules

01/29/16

Good news: True choice is emerging in broadband

Good news: True choice is emerging in broadband

Innovative projects in mesh networking, free public Wi-Fi, and a statewide open-access network could help subvert cable monopolies

01/29/16

OpenSSL patches two vulnerabilities in cryptographic library

OpenSSL patches two vulnerabilities in cryptographic library

The updates fix issues in how some Diffie-Hellman parameters are generated, and they close up SSLv2 protocol weaknesses

01/28/16

Google's Go 1.6 keeps it simple and speedy

Google's Go 1.6 keeps it simple and speedy

The latest version features performance boosts but no language changes, keeping with Google's promise of strong forward compatibility

01/28/16

Oracle hops on the bandwagon to dump Java browser plug-in

Oracle hops on the bandwagon to dump Java browser plug-in

Browser vendors are moving away from plug-ins. Now Oracle is encouraging developers to migrate Java Applets to the plug-in free Java Web Start technology

01/28/16

The sky is not falling on Apple or the iPhone

The sky is not falling on Apple or the iPhone

Despite Wall Street panic over soft iPhone sales, Apple's highly active users will keep the company in a sweet position

01/28/16

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