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The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards  10 March 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The sixth annual Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year awards recognize the top open source projects initiated in the past year. This year's Open Source Rookies honorees span cloud and software virtualization, privacy, social media, and Internet of things projects that address needs in the enterprise, government, gaming, and consumer applications, reflecting important trends in the open source community.
 
Washington Attorney General Hits Cyberlocker For “Deceptive Practices”  07 March 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
File-hosting site UltraMegabit has settled a complaint with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office over allegations it engaged in deceptive business practices when it provided recurring subscription access to pirated content. It's a novel approach, but who stirred the matter up?
 
Edward Snowden to speak at South by Southwest  05 March 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The NSA leaker, who is living in exile, will appear by teleconference on Monday during the interactive portion of the annual Texas festival. He joins fellow wanted man Julian Assange, who is also speaking remotely at SXSW Interactive.
 
Colbert turns his funny gun on Snowden in RSA keynote  04 March 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
No joke: Stephen Colbert's not a fan of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, the political satirist tells a packed house at the closing RSA Conference keynote speech.
 
The New Age Of The Security Startup  04 March 2014 
Source: Tech Crunch - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Last month Apple disclosed and fixed a massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the retailing giant Target fell 46% on a quarterly basis over the Christmas season last year, all because of security breaches.
 
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy with debts of $63.6 million  28 February 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is filing for bankruptcy protection with liabilities of AY=6.5 billion (US$63.6 million), according to Japanese media reports.
 
World’s Largest BitTorrent Trackers Suffer Prolonged Downtime  27 February 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The two largest BitTorrent trackers on the Internet have been down for a few days, and will remain offline for another week. The tracker owners are performing maintenance and replacing hardware to cope with the billions of connection requests they get each day. Interestingly enough, most casual BitTorrent users are completely unaware of the prolonged downtime.
 
Paramount Sets Lawyers on ‘Top Gun’ Frame-By-Frame Tweets  26 February 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
For a month a Twitter account has been tweeting the movie Top Gun to the masses, frame-by-frame, in a project that could take months to complete. Determined to shoot down this patient pirate, Paramount Pictures has just launched the first of what could be many heat-seeking DMCA notices.
 
New password system lets planet Earth do the hard work  17 February 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Log-in credentials derived from geographical information could reduce the majority of data breaches by providing an almost uncrackable replacement for conventional passwords, according to security researchers.
 
California’s hacker bootcamps prepare for a long regulation process  11 February 2014 
Source: VentureBeat - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Internet was up in arms late last month when VentureBeat broke the news that a little-known regulator intended to crack down on California’s hacker bootcamps.
 
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