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Ubuntu and open source help the City of Munich save millions

Challenge<p>Munich is the third-largest city in Germany, with approximately 1.5 million inhabitants. The local governing body employs more than 33,000 …

Code review without your glasses

You’re part of a preternaturally enlightened dev team, and have set aside an entire day for nothing but code review. However, after the first 2 …

MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, A Next-Generation Email Platform

Founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, a new startup called Inbox is launching out of stealth today, hoping to power the next generation of email applications. Similar to the newly launched Gmail API, Inbox offers a more modern way to build apps that access end users’ inboxes. But instead of being …

Summary

At the time of writing (July 2014), Python is currently the most popular language for teaching introductory computer science courses at top-ranked …

Hacker crashes Google Play -- twice

New Android apps and updates were blocked from appearing in Google's Play Store on Monday, after a hacker attacked Google's app publishing system.<p>It's an outage you may not notice -- until it holds up the next update to Candy Crush, Plants v. Zombies or Clash of Clans. But developers are …

AOL hack causes zombie spam

Whether or not you use AOL, a recently exposed mass hack of the company's network promises trouble for everybody.<p>AOL (AOL) users: Hackers stole "a significant number" of email addresses, passwords, contact lists, postal addresses and answers to security questions, the company said in a blog post …

Public Wi-Fi is mostly safe from Heartbleed

The Heartbleed Internet bug is still haunting websites worldwide, but it looks like public Wi-Fi is pretty safe.<p>That doesn't mean you should start banking on an open network -- that's still dangerous. However, you can connect your laptop or smartphone at most coffee shops, hotels and airports …

IPhone bug leaves emails vulnerable

Apple says it encrypts email attachments you receive on your iPhone or iPad -- but it doesn't, according to a security researcher.<p>German security expert Andreas Kurtz has discovered that anyone in possession of your Apple device might be able to access files sent to you via email, even if your …

Google fielding 'take-down requests' after privacy ruling

Google is already receiving demands from people to remove links from its search results just days after Europe's highest court said people worried about their privacy have the "right to be forgotten" on the Internet.<p>The European Court of Justice on Tuesday found Google and other search engines …

EBay customers must reset passwords after major hack

Hackers quietly broke into eBay two months ago and stole a database full of user information, the online auction site revealed Wednesday.<p>Criminals now have possession of eBay (EBAY) customer names, account passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and birth dates.<p>The company …

Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweet

When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued.<p>Was the NSA drunk? Had a cat skittered across someone's keyboard?<p>Or maybe the spy agency, under fire for eavesdropping on Americans, had accidentally …

Google testing super-secure email

Google is working on the ultimate security and privacy feature.<p>It's called "End-to-End" encryption, and it's the best way to stop anyone from snooping on your emails. Google would turn your emails into jumbled code, and the only person who can see the email in plain text is the trusted person on …

Why you'll keep getting hacked

Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it.<p>Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They're sold on the black market, and the exposure puts …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …