Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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Mozilla and Telefonica Team Up to Create Open Web Device

Boot to Gecko wants to create an open platform, that will let developers and users get on the web to use apps, without depending on platform specific technologies. Undoubtedly, in theory, this is as good as any other open idea. However, in my opinion, the ground realities will not permit this project to have a smooth take-off.

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The Document Foundation (TDF) has an advisory board, which was formed back in June last year. The initial members of this foundation included Google, SUSE, Red Hat and the FSF. Although Canonical is missing from the advisory board, Intel will be a valuable addition to it.

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Google has patented a search gesture on Android that follows the letter+lasso style. Therefore, if you want to Google text content anywhere, you simply have to draw a lowercase ‘g’ and draw a lasso around the content. As soon as you lift your finger, the search will be performed automatically.

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CIA is having problems analyzing the massive amount of data it sniffs from various sources. Hereupon, it wants to pay for software services on a per-usage basis, rather than contracting the entire development of a product to a vendor.

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Google Chrome already runs Adobe Flash in a sandbox, and the Pepper API will allow it to go cross-platform with its plugin support. Moreover, the Pepper API will provide Flash for both x86 and x64 installations, although Adobe killed Flash for x64 Linux desktops back in June 2010.

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youporn-password

The hack was a result of debug logging being turned on one of the pages, which has been present from November 2007. This points many angry fingers at the developers of YouPorn.

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The HUD project is being led jointly by Sergey Brin himself, and Latitude creator Steve Lee. Latitude never took off as a product, though these HUD glasses are perhaps the most ambitious and most awaited experimental product from Google this year.

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You can simply put your Android phone in a dock, and connect it to a television. Certified business apps from Adobe and Cirtix make this product ready for the enterprise sector too. Moreover, Android and Ubuntu share the same Linux kernel, allowing users to switch between the world’s most popular Linux distro, and the world’s most popular open mobile platform.

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for the third time in a row, Oracle has come up with inflated damage reports claiming more than the applicable reasonable amount. The initial claim from Oracle was a ridiculous 6 billion USD, which has come down to 52.4 – 169 million USD. Google is still not satisfied with these estimates, and has filed a motion to cut this damage list and hence the claim amount, shorter.

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Kasgari is a 23-year-old journalist and faces the death penalty for this deed. This matter proves once again that regional laws govern the use of Twitter. It is only time before someone points a finger at the things we tweet.

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Last month, Anonymous took down the websites of the FBI and the Justice Department using the DDoS technique. It was their largest DDoS ever, and saw over 5000 participants. This time, they took downthe website of CIA. This takedown was motiveless, and has not been tagged with any ongoing operation so far.

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When Symantec tried to play the hacker Yama Tough, who claims to have the code, he got impatient and released the code online on 6 February. After analyzing the leaked code, Symantec has declared that it is a five-year-old code, and its patches are enough to keep users safe.

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Overall, this is an excellent move by the German Government to make its users secure. Germany sees a market dominated by Firefox at 51% and IE at 24%, and there are only 14.3% Google Chrome users, currently.

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Mozilla has brought anotification system called Push Notification, using a JavaScript API. It has also improved on Google’s notification system, and will push notifications for all websites, irrespective of whether they are open in a tab or not.

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Craigslist Charitable Fund Donates $100,000 to the Perl Foundation

Development of Perl has slowed down considerably over the last decade, with new versions primarily resolving bugfixes, and including minor syntax changes. This donation should be a boost for the Perl Foundation, and should help it revamp the development of the “duct tape of the Internet”.

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