Topic: nsa

NSA releases automated data flow software as open source

The National Security Agency has released the first in a series of software products by its Technology Transfer Program (TTP) to the open-source community. Niagarafiles, also known as NiFi, automates high-volume data flows among computer networks, even if data formats and protocols differ. The technology “provides a way to prioritize data flows more effectively and … continue reading

Google releases Android Auto APIs, Senate votes down FREEDOM Act—SD Times news digest: Nov. 19, 2014

Google has released the first APIs for Android Auto, opening up third-party development for its in-car operating system. The two APIs support audio apps and messaging apps, allowing developers to integrate content into Android Auto for users to browse, play back audio from car and messaging apps that receive incoming notifications, read messages aloud, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 9, 2014—Weave virtual Docker network, Java and C++ popularity hit lows

Weave: The virtual Docker network London-based developer Zettio has open-sourced Weave, a tool to create a virtual network that connects Docker containers across multiple hosts. Weave creates a network bridge on each host, connecting each container to the bridge via a veth pair (a pair of virtual network interfaces connected together). Weave routers then capture … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 27, 2014—RethinkDB 1.14, Nokia DVLUP dies, Netflix threat modeling tools

RethinkDB 1.14 released Version 1.14 of the RethinkDB open-source distributed JSON database has been released with more than 50 new enhancements. RethinkDB ecosystem engineer Josh Kuhn announced the release in a blog post, explaining that 1.14 is the first RethinkDB release that doesn’t require data migration. Some of the main upgrades and new features include: … continue reading

GNU community members uncover international government surveillance program

Just when you thought public opinion of the NSA couldn’t get any worse, the United States is implicated in another massive government surveillance program. Community members of the open-source GNU Project have unearthed evidence of HACIENDA, a government surveillance program used to map servers in 27 countries. Discovered by security researchers Julian Kirsch, Christian Grothoff, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 14, 2014—The Parse PHP SDK, NSA’s MonsterMind, and CoreOS buys Quay.io

Facebook’s Parse releases first open-source PHP SDK Parse has released the Parse PHP SDK, Facebook’s first open-source SDK for a server-side language. Facebook’s back-end technology stack announced the Parse PHP SDK in a blog post explaining why the SDK will make Parse easier to access for developers. “Until now, if you wanted to access Parse … continue reading

Wyvern language works with platforms interchangeably

Web and mobile applications would be a lot more secure if it weren’t for a common coding practice that leaves behind vulnerabilities. Different programming languages solve different problems, so developers are left to use different languages for different functions in an application. The problem is if the technique is not implemented correctly, it leaves applications … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 16, 2014—Android development course, NSA’s cybersecurity program, and JFrog’s series B funding

Google crash course for Android development Google is offering an online training course for experienced developers new to Android or mobile. The course, Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals, will be available through Udacity and provides step-by-step training to building an Android app, and best practices for mobile development in general. “With Android expanding rapidly into … continue reading

The NSA is becoming Skynet

It wasn’t long ago that some very smart people on the Internet saw that countries like China, Burma, and eventually even the United Kingdom were trying to control what their citizens did on the Internet. To combat this authoritarianism online, the Tor project was created. Tor is, essentially, a network of proxies around the world … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 2, 2014

The EFF’s crusade for zero-day disclosure, an Android L developer preview, and a new anti-malware support service … continue reading

Survey judges companies based on how they protect user privacy

The EFF releases a report on the trustworthiness of technology companies when it comes to users privacy … continue reading

U.S. Department of Justice announces new disclosure deal with tech companies

Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo can now disclose NSA data requests, eventually … continue reading

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