NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities
Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's ...
How the Heartbleed bug reveals a flaw in online security
The Heartbleed bug that's potentially exposed the personal and financial data of millions of people stored online has also exposed a hole in the way some security software is developed and used.
Facebook releases Hack programming language for HHVM
MUSE envisions mining "big code" to improve software reliability and construction
During the past decade information technologies have driven the productivity gains essential to U.S. economic competitiveness, and computing systems now control significant elements of critical national infrastructure. ...
DARPA open catalog makes agency-sponsored software and publications available to all
DARPA has invested in many programs that sponsor fundamental and applied research in areas of computer science, which have led to new advances in theory as well as practical software. The R&D community has ...
There's no better time for governments to go open source
The UK government has revealed that it is considering ditching Microsoft software for open source alternatives. Cabinet minister Frances Maude has said he wants to see a range of software being adopted by ...
We the Internet: Bitcoin developers seed idea for Bitcloud
Spark: Look Ma, an open source thermostat
Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android
A new smartphone operating system developed by a global collaboration of tech firms to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be launched in the next few months, Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo ...
Open collaboration, which led to Bitcoin, TedX and Wikipedia, likely to grow
which has brought the world Bitcoin, TEDx and Wikipedia – is likely to expand into new domains and displace traditional organizations, according to a paper in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management ...
Valve releases both Steam Machine and SteamOS
The little black box bringing the internet to Kenya
The BRCK is, in a sense, just like the archetypal little black box. It does what you need and you don't have to worry about its inner workings.
Enhancing the efficiency of complex computations
Planning a trip from Berlin to Hamburg, simulating air flows around a new passenger airplane, or friendships on Facebook – many computer applications model relationships between objects by graphs (networks) ...
Open-source through the lens of a microscope
A low-cost professional microscope based on open-source technologies has been developed by a group of engineers at the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering.