We can never expect a dull moment this year. From ore data breaches and on, check out some good content in our round up! If you enjoy this collection of the web’s top articles, feel free to follow us over on Facebook and Twitter for the same great content the rest of the year.
Open Source and Linux
- Microsoft will ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10
“Beginning with Windows Insiders builds this Summer, we will include an in-house custom-built Linux kernel to underpin the newest version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).”
- Announcing WSL 2
Changes in this new architecture will allow for: dramatic file system performance increases.
- All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward
Google has announced that all new Chromebook devices will be Linux ready.
- Facebook open-sources deep learning framework Pythia for image and language models
Facebook’s commitment to the wider dev community remains as strong as ever.
- Microsoft open sources algorithm that gives Bing some of its smarts
This code is proven and production-grade, used to answer questions in Bing.
- Google launches Jetpack Compose, an open-source, Kotlin-based UI development toolkit
It’s a new open-source UI toolkit for Kotlin developers who want to use a reactive programming model similar to React Native and Vue.js.
Design & Development
- Hackers are scanning for MySQL servers to deploy GandCrab ransomware
“These attacks are somewhat unique, as cyber-security firms have not seen any threat actor until now that has attacked MySQL servers running on Windows systems to infect them with ransomware.”
- Useful Tips to Troubleshoot Common Errors in MySQL
Is your site or web application powered by MySQL? Read more.
- Highlights From MS Build
Let’s take a look at what has survived the initial press release hype and is worth paying attention to.
- 10 Tools and Techniques Python Web Developers Should Explore
How do you know whether you’re using the right tool for the right problem?
- React.js Top 10 Articles
1,500 React.js articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career.
- In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc
“Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services.”
- Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban
Three of the world’s leading chip designers and suppliers, are cutting off their dealings with Huawei, effective immediately.
- 540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed Online, Plus Passwords, Comments, and More
“The passwords are presumably for the ‘At the Pool’ app rather than for the user’s Facebook account, but would put users at risk who have reused the same password across accounts.”
- >20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected
More than 20,000 Linksys wireless routers are regularly leaking full historic records of every device that has ever connected to them.
- WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability
The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group.
Interesting Technology Posts
- AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax break—it cut 23,000 jobs instead
AT&T also cut capital spending despite promising $1 billion capital boost.
- Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google
New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps.
- Elon Musk says SpaceX Starlink internet satellites are key to funding his Mars vision
Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious plan to build an interconnected internet satellite network to beam high speed internet to anywhere on the planet.
- Wikipedia Is Now Banned in China in All Languages
The block has been in place since late April.