This is news cast 219, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.
In the intro, an admission of a mistake around correctly observing the licenses of some works I used after I stopped using the non-commercial clause in the license for the podcast. The net effect should be none to you, the listener, but it seemed like a good teaching moment and a reminder that as easy as Creative Commons makes it to understand their licenses, that doesn’t prevent making honest mistakes. Thanks, Randal.
This week’s security alerts are Mozilla blocking an add on that was nabbing passwords (via ZDNet) including how the backdoor was discovered and a crack that could affect libraries used to implement OAuth and OpenID.
In this week’s news Android App Inventor, in keeping with Google’s spirit of developer inclusion vs. Apple’s puzzling decisions, promises creating apps without coding though some interesting questions remain, a comic book on digital civil rights in Europe produce by EDRi among others that I think would be a good companion to Cory Doctorow’s “Little Brother“, NSA whistle blower exhausted all official channels to raise a complaint, and consider the question of search neutrality and whether co-opting the rhetoric of net neutrality is wise.
Following up this week European ACTA negotiators update the EP in secret and ACTA is coming down to a fight between the US and the EU.
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