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Facebook reveals it was hacked, but says no user data compromised

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Facebook today detailed a malware attack that occurred last month, but which has been remediated and reportedly did not result in any user data being compromised. Facebook says the attack originated when some employees visited a mobile developer website that had been compromised and led malware to be installed on the...
Facebook reveals it was hacked, but says no user data compromised

Howard Stringer departing Sony after seven years of stumbles

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FORTUNE — Will the departure of CEO Howard Stringer, whose stumbles have come to epitomize the struggles of the once-great Sony Corp., turn things around for the media-and-electronics conglomerate? It’s impossible to know, of course. Stringer’s replacement, Kazuo Hirai, has a good reputation. (Stringer will remain as chairman.) What can...
Howard Stringer departing Sony after seven years of stumbles
Gauss espionage malware phones home to same servers as Iran-targeting Flame
John McAfee dishes on his escape from Belize, past drug use, in new Q&A

4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

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I used to work as a startup attorney and now I’ve co-founded a startup that in part helps entrepreneurs get legal services, so I’ve seen startups make a lot of legal mistakes over the years, and there are a few that I keep seeing repeated. These mistakes are almost always...
4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

Some GSM Galaxy Nexus phones can’t get ICS directly from Google due to Samsung meddling

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The Galaxy Nexus is Google’s flagship device, and as with past Nexus devices, it gets priority updates directly from the mother ship. This is because these devices run a stock version of Android and are meant to act as an example of a pure Android experience. The Verizon edition of...
Some GSM Galaxy Nexus phones can’t get ICS directly from Google due to Samsung meddling

Judge Deals Blow to Oracle

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A federal judge overseeing Oracle's lawsuit against Google ruled Thursday that the use of certain software code doesn't violate copyright laws, dealing a blow to Oracle and setting a possible precedent for future cases....
Judge Deals Blow to Oracle
Tech Law: Oracle Appeals Google Case, Insists Android Code Was Stolen
After Android Trial, Google Demands $4 Million From Oracle

EFF Launches 'Defend Innovation' Site In An Attempt To Fix Software Patents

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The folks over at EFF have launched a new site called DefendInnovation.org that seeks to get people to speak up about fixing the patent system, specifically around software patents. It puts forth a series of key suggestions: A patent covering software should be shorter: no more than five years from...
EFF Launches 'Defend Innovation' Site In An Attempt To Fix Software Patents

The Power Users Guide to Google

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Using just a small fraction of Google's vast application offerings? That's about to end! Remember that old maxim that says we use only about 10 percent of our brain’s capacity? It’s been proven as hokum by modern neuroscience, but we think we can safely apply the same basic analogy to...
The Power Users Guide to Google

Which Purpose Code Should You Use with PayPal

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There’s some good news for the thousands of bloggers, freelance writers, programmers, SEOs, web designers, etc. who rely on the PayPal service in India for receiving payments from their foreign clients. The good news is that you can now withdraw money from PayPal to your local bank account without requiring...
Which Purpose Code Should You Use with PayPal

NASA scrubbed Mars Rover code clean -- over and over

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More than 2 million lines of software code drove NASA’s successful Rover Curiosity landing on Mars. And, for the last two years, every single line was analyzed and scrubbed by static analysis products from Coverity, Grammatech, Semmle, and Uno. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used all of the aforementioned products plus...
NASA scrubbed Mars Rover code clean -- over and over

Jury Deliberates Oracle-Google Trial, The World Waits

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The jury in the Oracle-Google trial will begin its second day of deliberations today following a round of closing arguments by lawyers for both sides. From Oracle’s perspective, the basic question jurors will have to answer, as its lawyer Michael Jacobs put it, is whether it’s okay for one company...
Jury Deliberates Oracle-Google Trial, The World Waits

Sony launches second open source Android project, this time for its Xperia Z smartphone

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Last year Sony launched an open source project to allow developers to tinker with the Xperia S and now, nearly six months later, it has introduced a similar AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for its new, water-resistant Xperia Z smartphone. The Xperia Z project is being overseen by Johan Redestig and Björn Andersson,...
Sony launches second open source Android project, this time for its Xperia Z smartphone

GitHub users warned over security risk

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Search tool on programming site turns up SSH keys, which could allow attackers to hack sites or alter programs silentlyCoders who use the popular code-sharing site GitHub were put on alert on Thursday after it was found that many have been inadvertently posting private files, including their private encryption keys,...
GitHub users warned over security risk

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter cockpit demonstrator hands-on (video)

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We spend hundreds of hours on board a variety of airplanes each year, most often en-route to a trade show or product launch event, but occasionally we have a rare opportunity to hop on board military aircraft, to test out unrelated products, or, even more unusually, to take a...
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter cockpit demonstrator hands-on (video)
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Intellectual Ventures Claims It's Misunderstood: It's Really Just Trying To Help Everyone Sift Through And Find Good Patents

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Intellectual Ventures is at it again -- playing the "oh, little innocent us? we're not doing anything that should really concern anyone" card in the press. Wired is running an op-ed by Raymond Hegarty, IV's "VP Of Global Licensing in Europe." He's a long term patent maximalist... and it shows....
Intellectual Ventures Claims It's Misunderstood: It's Really Just Trying To Help Everyone Sift Through And Find Good Patents

Cue the Conspiracy Theories: Parts of Flame Virus Are Nearly Identical to Stuxnet

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Perhaps President Obama's administration shouldn't have been so eager to take credit for Stuxnet in the press. As Reuters reports, Kaspersky Lab, a leading computer security firm in Moscow, has discovered that portions of code in the newer Flame virus are "nearly identical" to code in Stuxnet, the cyber weapon...
Cue the Conspiracy Theories: Parts of Flame Virus Are Nearly Identical to Stuxnet
Cloud: Google's Mind-Blowing Big-Data Tool Grows Open Source Twin

Google App Engine taps Jenkins for continuous integration

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Google is promoting the use of the Jenkins continuous integration server with its Google AppEngine (GAE) platform. Continuous integration of changes to software code becomes more critical as dev teams get bigger and more dispersed. Jenkins is an open-source tool that pulls in all those changes, centralizes them, and goes...
Google App Engine taps Jenkins for continuous integration

EXPLAINER: Here's What Google And Oracle Are Fighting Over (ORCL, GOOG)

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After the excitement of Larry Page and Larry Ellison testifying earlier this week, the Google-Oracle trial has turned into a highly technical discussion about Java. So what the heck is really going on? Here's our brief explainer. Q: What is Java and why do these companies care? A: Java is...
EXPLAINER: Here's What Google And Oracle Are Fighting Over (ORCL, GOOG)

Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

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Ready, set, develop. The City of Seattle, King County and Washington State officially kicked off the first-ever Evergreen Apps Challenge today, a competition in which geeks from around Washington state are encouraged to build new travel, transportation, recycling or other apps that could benefit those living here. We first wrote about the...
Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)
Security | Open Source Is Better Than the Closed Stuff (Until You Hit 1 Million Lines)

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub
Tech Law: Oracle Fights for More Scraps in Battle Over Google Android

Google donates patents to protect cloud software from lawsuits

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Google has announced a “patent pledge” that it hopes will shield cloud software and big data developers from the type of litigation that has engulfed the mobile phone industry. The pledge, which is like a non-aggression pact, covers ten patents related to Google’s MapReduce technology. The pledge, which Google announced on...
Google donates patents to protect cloud software from lawsuits

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough
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