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Google and Apple are caught in an illegal wage-fixing scandal they called a “restricted hiring” protocol. They eventually involve dozens of large tech companies in this. The whole thing is being tried by the US Department of Justice.

Hasn’t the DOJ ever heard of Google’s “don’t be evil” slogan? Clearly, wage-fixing the best and brightest minds in the world isn’t evil.

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Do you know what else Mexico is overflowing with? Marijuana.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Of course, they rebuilt servers from scratch

Linux Security sat on a wall.
Linux Security had a great fall.
All the king’s horses,
And all the king’s men,
Couldn’t get Security back together again.

With Linux not going through the formality of keeping logs that can’t be changed by a root user, there is no way an audiit about what really happened can be conducted, so indeed, the best way is to nuke everything and start over.

“Re-securing a compromised Linux system is very difficult. Intruders usually
leave startup traps, trap doors, and trojan horses in ...

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The illegal monopoly is now openly trying to bribe politicians with ad space on the xbone. M$ used to have to do this in secret but they’re so desperate because of the emergence of Android GNU/Linux as a serious competitor they’re having to do it out in the open.

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Hooray, the Krazy Kat Lady is back! And this time with real news. Apparently, GnuTLS has featured a serious1 security bug for something like ten years. And Katzoid is here to tell you what you need to know:

“Our team addressed the issue in a timely manner,” Ubuntu spokesperson Sian Aherne said.

Apparently, to Downstream, “timely” means “ten years too late.”

Clearly there is cause for some concern.

No shit, Sherlock.

At the same time, while GnuTLS implements the SSL, TLS, and DTLS protocols commonly used by applications requiring secure communications over insecure channels like the Internet, the OpenSSL ...
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Right. This here is the source material for the Slashdot panic attack over Microsoft/Nokia/NSA/whatever. If you don’t feel like reading any further, just stop right now and check it out.

I happened to pick it up on JerkFace, because I don’t read Slashdot. It will probably be on the PogBlog soon. And obviously it’s raw meat for Dr Roy and SJVN and who all knows who else.

Now, I happen to think that net/mobile data security is a Big Thing. I also happen to think that Chicken Littles spreading hysterical FUD on the ...

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What a refreshing change. Not five reasons: only three.

In fact, the top three reasons to be a Linux professional, according to survey respondents were:

1. Interesting projects

2. Working on the most cutting-edge technology challenges

3. More job opportunities.

So, not money then! Hoorah for Freedom, possibly augmented by BitCoins!

But wait, there’s more goodies in store for the Professional Loon!

Thirty-eight percent of the 1,100 hiring managers surveyed for the Linux Jobs Report said they accommodate flexible work schedules or telecommuting …

And where I work, 100% of the hiring managers accommodate flexible work schedules and telecommuting ...

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Face it winbreds, every few days someone writes an article condemning the American corporate state. All the while, M$ inches closer to its collapse with terrible h8 sales.

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It’s not much, but better than the “flash it on your Nexus” they had 'till now.

Anyway, this is not the point. The point is that Ubuntu will be sold pre-installed on tightly integrated devices (phones). I 've been expecting this moment since forever. Aka the moment the loons will have to stand by their product, and when they fail to do so, there will be consequences, aka complaints that cannot be silenced by downvoting people.

Here are the possible outcomes:

1. Shuttleworth ensures Mir, PulseAudio and the rest of the stack don’t break proprietary drivers, so upgrades ...

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Been a while since I forced myself to translate reports on LiMux from the German, but I think this one is worth it. Apologies to our native Deutsch-Sprechern here, but I’ve done my best.

To set the table, this is an article from Heise Online, which is a widely-read and generally respected German tech site. The context is this:

The Lord Mayor of Munich, Christian Ude (SPD) and Sabine Nallinger, the Greens’ candidate in the upcoming municipal election in Munich, are arguing about the use of Linux in the Munich council offices.

Well, obviously Sabine is a Loony, what ...