Topic: hackers

Pebble OS 4.0’s JavaScript access, Google DeepMind tackles cancer, and SecurityScorecard partners with Columbia University—SD Times news digest: Aug. 31, 2016

The Pebble SDK 4.0 has extended access to its open JavaScript developer platform so developers can easily create new apps. Pebble OS 4.0 was released for Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round yesterday. While Rocky.js is still in beta, developers can begin creating watch faces in JavaScript using standard web APIs that … continue reading

Indie Hackers platform, the AWS Application Load Balancer, CoreOS delivers Tectonic v1.3, and BDR 1.0 release notes—August 12, 2016

Developers and hackers that want to make their side projects profitable or well-known now have a new platform to try: Indie Hackers. It allows individuals to learn how other developers are “writing their own paychecks.” Indie Hackers is a platform that is focused on community and openness, and was recently launched and created by recent … continue reading

Federal Source Code policy, Oracle’s data breach, Wolfram Language 11, Alibaba Cloud and HTC, and a new Android bug—SD Times news digest: August 9, 2016

The White House and the federal government is keeping the commitment to open-source software it made earlier this year. The White House has announced the Federal Source Code policy. The policy is designed to help make custom-developed source code created for the federal government easily accessible to all federal agencies. In addition to the policy, … continue reading

Envelop VR for Windows public beta, Apple to pay bug bounty for reported flaws, and Visual Studio Code 1.4—SD Times news digest: Aug. 5, 2016

Envelop VR has introduced its Envelop for Windows, a computing platform that enables interaction with Windows applications while immersed in a virtual reality headset. Envelop for Windows allows users to shop online, watch YouTube videos, and work in Microsoft Office, all at the same time. With this product, users can have control over each window’s … continue reading

Guest View: Coders are from Mars, courts are from Venus

In May, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into U.S. law. At the signing ceremony, President Obama remarked: “Unfortunately, all too often, some of our competitors, instead of competing with us fairly, are trying to steal these trade secrets from American companies. And that means a loss of American jobs, a loss of … continue reading

Autotrack 1.0, IBM’s X-Force Red, and Syncfusion-Aurelia bridge for JavaScript libraries—SD Times news digest: Aug. 3, 2016

The first version of Autotrack, a JavaScript library for analytics.js, was released on GitHub earlier this year. Today, Google announced the release of Autotrack v1.0, which includes new plug-ins, improvements to existing plug-ins, and other ways for developers to customize their software. (Note: Autotrack isn’t an official Google Analytics product, so it will not quality … continue reading

Report: Attacks on enterprise mobile devices, apps on the rise

MobileIron released its second edition of the Mobile Security and Risk Review 2016 today as a way to bring awareness to the challenges enterprises have with protecting their data on mobile apps and devices. The review also highlights the increase in mobile attacks and how enterprises are failing to take adequate measures to protect their … continue reading

New IBM technology aims to detect cancer, Kaspersky Lab bug bounty program, and Jama Software launches partner alliance program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 2, 2016

IBM this week announced that its scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can separate biological particles at the nano scale to help physicians detect things like cancer. IBM said its team can separate bioparticles down to 20 nanometers in diameter, which is the scale of things like DNA and viruses. These particles can … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Hackathon Starter

Hackathons are great for developers who want to collaborate on their software projects, but getting a good project up and running can take some time. Getting everything from picking a programming language down to creating a repository or website for the code and project itself is a lot for one person to handle. Sahat Yalkabov, … continue reading

Reordering issues in GitHub, SUSE joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, and Twistlock announces US$10 million in series A funding—SD Times news digest: July 6, 2016

At GitHub, developers can now reorder issues and pull requests, and indicate priority by moving them higher or lower down their list. For developers, this is an easy way to indicate which milestones or labels in GitHub a teammate should focus on first. After a developer has grouped issues and pull requests within a milestone, they … continue reading

Malware affects more than 10 million Android devices

Millions of Android devices are in danger of being hacked. Cybersecurity solution provider Check Point Software revealed that a group of cybercriminals are targeting Android devices with the malware HummingBad. Yingmob, the group behind HummingBad, has been using the malware to access 10 million devices and obtain fraudulent ad revenue. According to Check Point, it … continue reading

LinkedIn open-sources URL-Detector Java library, LokiJS 1.4, and Bulgaria’s new open-source law—SD Times news digest: July 5, 2016

LinkedIn has open-sourced its URL-Detector Java library, which checks URLs for malware and phishing. LinkedIn wants to detect as many malicious links as it can, so it defines a URL to be anything that can resolute into a real site when typed into the address bar of a browser, according to a blog post. In … continue reading

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