Topic: electronic frontier foundation

The EFF AI Progress Measurement experiment, Infragistics Ultimate 17.1, and Erlang/OTP 20.0 — SD Times news digest: June 22, 2017

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is keeping a close eye on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and it wants help from the research community to continue doing so. The organization announced the EFF AI Progress Measurement experiment, which is a pilot project to track the progress happening in the AI field. The EFF encourages researchers … continue reading

Net neutrality stands firm in the U.S.

Net neutrality won a major victory in the United States yesterday as the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a 2-1 vote upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to categorize Internet access as a public utility. Kit Walsh, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote a blog post explaining … continue reading

EFF hands out free certs for all

For years, securing your website meant paying a certificate authority for the privilege. But last summer, the Let’s Encrypt Project kicked off, led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It sought to provide a free source of SSL certificates, and as of yesterday, that goal has been met. In the time since Let’s Encrypt began its … continue reading

Google previews Android N, Let’s Encrypt gets a new name and home, and Docker Swarm outperforms Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2016

Google is giving developers an early look into its upcoming Android operating system: Android N. The company said it is giving developers the preview earlier than usual in order to give them more time to address feedback and make changes. “By releasing a ‘work in progress’ build earlier in development, we have more time to … continue reading

The EFF files amicus brief in favor of Apple

Multiple technology companies have been offering support to Apple during the FBI encrypted iPhone dispute, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is among the many organizations that disagree with the government’s request to break into an iPhone. Yesterday, the EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Apple’s fight against the court order. The brief is … continue reading

Google Code-in competition, Android OTA updates, and IBM Swift Sandbox—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2015

Google wants students to go beyond an Hour of Code. The company has announced the Google Code-in competition, a seven-week competition where students work on real software projects and get help from mentors. Students can browse from hundreds of tasks from 14 open-source organizations ranging from healthcare, desktop and portable computing, to game development, and … continue reading

Google opens up Brillo and Weave to more developers, EFF wins car software petition, and the iOS 9.2 beta—SD Times news digest: Oct. 28, 2015

Google has announced it is expanding its Brillo operating system and communication platform Weave to a broader range of developers. Brillo and Weave are the company’s developer tools for building connected devices. Brillo provides an embedded OS based on Android, a developer kit, and a developer console for building devices. Weave lets devices communicate with … continue reading

Let’s Encrypt’s first certificate, and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10536—SD Times news digest: Sept. 15, 2015

Let’s Encrypt has announced its first-ever certificate. Let’s Encrypt is a new certificate authority, made up of tech companies, organizations and researchers, whose goal is to make HTTPS the default protocol for the Web. “Today we mark an important milestone in our march to encrypt all of the Web: the first-ever certificate issued by Let’s … continue reading

The EFF’s ‘Do Not Track’ Web standard, and a privacy hole in the HTML5 Battery Status API—SD Times news digest: Aug. 4, 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a new “Do Not Track” policy setting for browsers. The EFF and the Internet coalition—consisting of AdBlock, DuckDuckGo, Medium and Mixpanel—are calling the policy a standard for browsers to protect users from sites that secretly record and follow Internet … continue reading

EFF releases annual ‘Who Has Your Back?’ report

As our lives become more digital through social media, e-mail, mobile apps and online accounts, we leave a trail of data throughout the Internet. To help users ensure that they aren’t leaving parts of that trail in unsafe places, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released its annual “Who Has Your Back?” report. The report … continue reading

IBM’s $3 billion IoT plan, Project Spartan, and EFF questions U.S. government—SD Times news digest: March 31, 2015

IBM has announced plans to invest US$3 billion over the next four years to help customers build Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company plans to establish a new IoT unit and provide new cloud data services and developer tools. “Our knowledge of the world grows with every connected sensor and device, but too often … continue reading

Microsoft to invest in Android OS-maker Cyanogen, EFF wins protracted NSA lawsuit, and an AWS Go SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 30, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly investing as part of a US$70 million funding round in Cyanogen, an Android ROM company, aiming to wrest control of the open-source operating system away from Google. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft would be a minority investor in the company, and a source stated Microsoft’s interest is … continue reading

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