TCLP 2009-11-15 News

This is news cast 197.

A reminder in the intro that I will be at Philcon this coming weekend, the 20th. I am going expressly to interview Cory Doctorow about his new book, MAKERS, as well as hopefully some of his other projects. If you have questions you’d like me to consider including in the interview, send them to me this week.

This week’s security alerts are Firefox bugs account for 44% of all browser bugs and considering whether antivirus is dead.

In this week’s news truly innovative mobile interface to be open source, Google shares open protocol for speeding up the web, the search giant also announces its new programming language developed by among others Rob Pike (who also co-authored on of my favorite technology books) and Ken Thompson of Unix fame, and a DoS attack against digital wire taps.

Following up this week revisions to the Google Books settlement which exclude any privacy protections and oral arguments were heard by the Supreme Court in the Bilski case.

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