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Project Kratos: AWS Lambda functionality, without Amazon lock-in

Iron.io uses Docker for a self-managing, stateless application stack, but forgoes the open source path

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What little we know about recommended Windows 7/8.1 update KB 3123862

The formerly optional patch ties into Windows 10 upgrades through means unknown

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Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Firewalls running Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software can be compromised remotely with malformed UDP packets

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Bill in Congress would ban states from seeking encryption backdoors

Proposal blocks states from writing their own laws about technology to decrypt private messages or asking manufacturers to install backdoors

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UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm

The algorithm helps computers 'see' in ways that human eyes can't, and could be used in face, fingerprint and iris recognition for high-tech security

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Microsoft lets cautious users try more of Windows 10’s leading edge

Microsoft is adding a Release Preview ring to its beta program, letting users get an early glimpse of what's coming to their PC while retaining stability

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First look: LibreOffice 5.1 ups speed, dumps annoyances

The Document Foundation revs the desktop version of LibreOffice to add speed and a smattering of useful new features

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VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it

A fresh article on TechCrunch by a pair of prominent VCs exposes a worldview that refuses to recognize the real value of open source

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Why Windows 10 users should care about the Azerbaijani Manat

It's time to take on the second fundamental problem with Windows 10: monolithic patches

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LibreOffice 5.1 released with redesigned user interface

Also in today's open source roundup: The fight for open source software in the Air Force, and a Verge editor's mom falls in love with a Chromebook Pixel

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Node.js Foundation to shepherd Express Web framework

The minimalist Web framework has had more than 53 million downloads, and now the foundation wants to ensure its continued viability through open governance

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Google takes aims at AWS Lambda with Cloud Functions

Google is alpha testing a rival to Amazon's super-lightweight cloud app framework, although it only supports JavaScript for now

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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .Net Framework

February’s Patch Tuesday brought 12 security bulletins, five of which Microsoft rated critical

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Also renames the Office 365 update and upgrade tracks: Old 'Branches' are out, 'Channels' are in

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Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

The automated attack using previously stolen personal data attempted to obtain E-file PINS for over 460,000 people

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Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Alpine Linux may be the new default OS, comments made recently by the company's founder suggest

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Zappa serves Python Web apps, minus the servers

The framework for 'server-less' Python Web apps eliminates load-balancing worries and provides cost advantages over traditional servers

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Big? GitHub Enterprise 2.5 thinks massive

GitHub is focusing on enterprises with the biggest dev teams to ward off challenges from GitLab and Bitbucket

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