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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

19 hours 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…

3 months 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

4 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

8 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

Mozilla Readies Firefox Premium – Report

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

1 year ago

Mozilla Strengthens Privacy With Firefox Lockwise Password Manager

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

1 year ago

Canonical Launches Ubuntu 19.04

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

1 year ago

Google Partners For Open Source Tech On Cloud Platform

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 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

2 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

2 years ago

Linus Torvalds To Take A Break After ‘Unprofessional’ Behaviour

Creator of Linux operating system kernel to take sabbatical, after admitting email attacks were 'unprofessional'

2 years ago

Mozilla To Redesign Famous Firefox Logo

'We need your input' - Mozilla asks for feedback as it plots redesign of famous Firefox logo

2 years ago

GitHub Inspection Discovers 4 Million Flaws In Public Code

Bug hunting. First inspection run of public code libraries reveals four million vulnerabilities

2 years ago

GitHub Briefly Taken Offline In Largest-Ever DDoS Attack

The popular code-hosting site was taken offline for 10 minutes after being targeted by a massive 1.35Tbps DDoS attack

2 years ago

MongoDB 4.0 To Offer Multi-Document ACID Transactions

No need to choose relational databases anymore, says MongoDB, with upcoming addition of ACID transactions

2 years ago

Oracle Issues Patches For Spectre & Meltdown Flaws

More patching for system administrators as Oracle releases 237 fixes to counter Spectre, Meltdown flaws

3 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Novell

Not many tech firms come from the US state of Utah, but for many years Novell was the bedrock of…

3 years ago