We can never expect a dull moment this year. From the Microsoft buying GitHub to more data breaches, 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, Twitter, and Google+ for the same great content the rest of the year.
Open Source and Linux
- Widely used open source software contained bitcoin-stealing backdoor
“Users should assume that private keys on affected wallets may have been compromised, so they should move funds to new wallets (v5.2.0) immediately.”
- Google open-sources AI that can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy
Google’s AI research division has made promising progress toward a performance model.
- Facebook open-sources its Horizon AI platform
The company believes the reinforcement learning platform can prove helpful in dealing with massive data sets.
- Linus Torvalds: After big Linux performance hit, Spectre v2 patch needs curbs
“When performance goes down by 50 percent on some loads, people need to start asking themselves whether it was worth it.”
- Microsoft is Porting Sysinternals Tools to Linux – ProcDump Released
The Linux version of ProcDump does not offer all of the same features that the Windows version does.
- Samsung announce Linux on DeX with Ubuntu: for developers on the move
Samsung is announcing the beta launch of Linux on DeX which extends the value of Samsung DeX to Linux developers.
Design & Development
- Automate your Azure Database for MySQL deployments using ARM templates
If you are new to ARM templates and would like to try it, you can start by following these steps.
- Meet TiDB: An open source NewSQL database
TiDB is an open source NewSQL database released under the Apache 2.0 License.
- How to Fill Data in a ComboBox Using C# and MySQL Database
This method is so useful when you retrieve all the data in the column of the table in the database.
- Google launches portal to help developers build modern web sites
The tool also aims at educating you on what steps you can take to improve your web site based on the audit.
- How IoT Is Changing Web Development
IoT brings changes to software development on many levels, including web development.
- Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer
He said, “I order my employees or secretaries” to do it.
- BlackBerry in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance: Business Insider
They develop AI-based products to prevent cyber attacks on companies and recently considered filing for an IPO.
- Hackers erase 6,500 sites from the Dark Web in one attack
All the data on those 6,500 sites are toast.
- GDPR’s First 150 Days Impact on the U.S.
Roughly 150 days after the passage of one of the most significant data privacy laws ever, how has it impacted U.S. companies’ privacy efforts?
- Another Facebook Bug Could Have Exposed Your Private Information
The vulnerability resides in the way Facebook search feature displays results for entered queries.
Interesting Technology Posts
- Who’s Teaching Who? AI-Enabled Learning Is Booming in China
Thanks to its AI-backed software, that personalization is also done at low-cost, helping students vault one of the major barriers to education.
- Elon Musk’s Boring Company Caves in on West L.A. Tunnel After Activists Sue
Neighborhood activists sued, claiming the exemption broke state law.
- A New Senate Bill Would Hit Robocallers With Up to a $10,000 Fine for Every Call
The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, raises the penalty for robocalls from $1,500 per call to up to $10,000 per call.
- Energy cost of ‘mining’ bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold
One dollar’s worth of bitcoin takes about 17 megajoules of energy to mine.