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GitLab Raises $800m In Successful Initial Public Offering

After a successful public debut that raised hundreds of millions of dollars, coding platform GitLab is now valued at an…

2 days ago

Wikipedia Bans Seven Chinese Users Citing ‘Infiltration’

Wikimedia Foundation bans seven users in China for 'infiltration of Wikimedia systems' that has resulted in 'physical harm' of users

4 weeks ago

Google Reveals ‘New Chapter’ For Bug Bounty Program

Google's 'vulnerability reward program' has found over 11,000 bugs and paid out $29m over past ten years, but now has…

3 months ago

Firefox 90 Improves Tracking Blocking For Private Browsing

Latest web browser from Mozilla Foundation further improves private browsing thanks to version 2 of the SmartBlock feature

3 months ago

Google Wins Over Oracle In Decade-Long Case

US Supreme Court hands victory to Google in decade-long spat with Oracle over search giant's use of Java SE API…

6 months ago

Parler App Back Online Using ‘Independent’ Tech

Controversial social platform Parler, popular with the far right is now back online, but difficulties remain for its users

8 months ago

Oracle Joins California Leavers, Relocates To Texas

California exodus? Software giant Oracle becomes latest Silicon Valley firm to move its HQ from California and relocate it to…

10 months ago

Mozilla To Axe Quarter Of Its Workforce

Jobs losses. 250 jobs to be axed at Firefox creator Mozilla, with Coronavirus being blamed for ‚Äúsignificant restructuring‚ÄĚ

1 year ago

Coronavirus: NHS Publishes Source Code Of Contact-Tracing App

Nothing to hide. The NHS has released the source code of its contact-tracing app, as its trial in the Isle…

1 year ago

Coronavirus: IBM Pulls Annual Forecast As Client Priorities Change

Worldwide pandemic hits software sales, as IBM warns that its customer priorities are changing and it withdraws its annual forecast

1 year ago

Mozilla Turns On DoH By Default For US Firefox Users

Mozilla Foundation has turned on its privacy feature called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) for American users of the Firefox browser

2 years ago

Mozilla Confirms Thunderbird Email Client Move

Thunderbird is go. Thunderbird email client has this week moved to a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation

2 years ago

Facebook Tool To Upload Images, Video To Google Photos

Data portability. Facebook users can now transfer their photos and videos on the social networking platform to Google Photos

2 years ago

Microsoft, IBM Join Forces With Linux Foundation To Fight Patent Trolls

Don't feed the trolls. Partnership to fight 'Patent Assertion Entities', otherwise known as patent trolls

2 years ago

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat Target Open Source Security With Bytecode Alliance

Partnership of open source players seeks to implement standards for coding outside the browser

2 years ago

Firefox To Halt Browser Pop-Ups

Early next year Firefox 72 will attempt to cut down on annoying pop-ups in the web browser

2 years ago

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’

New open source Linux distribution comes with update to Charmed OpenStack and additional support for Raspberry Pi

2 years ago

IBM Profit Slumps As Tech Services Struggles

Big fall in profits at Big Blue as tech services division declines, as does IBM's systems division

2 years ago

BT Opts For Canonical For 5G Core Build

Open source move for telco as it opts for Canonical as key partner for 5G services delivery

2 years ago

Mozilla’s Famous Fox Fades For Firefox

A bit less fox. Famous fox logo has become a bit more ethereal, as Mozilla completes logo redesign

2 years ago

Mozilla Readies Firefox Premium – Report

Free version will remain unchanged, but premium browser could offer cloud storage and VPN capabilities

2 years ago

Mozilla Strengthens Privacy With Firefox Lockwise Password Manager

Open source community also bolsters Firefox security with tracking protection set to default

2 years ago

Canonical Launches Ubuntu 19.04

New open source Linux distribution comes with a number of upgrades for open infrastructures

2 years ago

Google Partners For Open Source Tech On Cloud Platform

Google announces 'strategic partnerships' with seven open source companies, as CEO questions rivals' attitudes

3 years ago

Toyota Offers Free Access To Hybrid Car Tech

Hybrid car pioneer Toyota offers free access to technology patents, as move to full electric vehicles continues

3 years ago

Firefox 66 Seeks To Reduce Web’s Most Annoying Features

Hate video or audio clips automatically playing content in a web page? Firefox 66 aims to sooth online annoyances

3 years ago

Mozilla Releases Free File Transfer Service, Firefox Send

Mozilla gives ability for users to send encrypted files up to 2.5Gb in size with launch of Firefox Send

3 years ago

IBM Spends $34bn To Secure Open Source Giant Red Hat

Big Blue's biggest acquisition sees it acquire open source cloud giant to expand subscription-based software

3 years ago

Linus Torvalds Back In Charge Of Linux Kernel Development

Hug a coder. Month long sabbatical for Linux creator ends, amid updated 'code of conduct' for entire community

3 years ago

EU To Rule On Microsoft GitHub Purchase In October

Controversial proposal by Redmond to acquire GitHub to face European antitrust decision on 19 October

3 years ago