TCLP 2012-08-27 News

This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, sharing the news that MC Frontalot will be playing the wrap party at Ohio Linux Fest and dedicating a few moments of silence to the memory of Neil Armstrong.

This week’s security alerts are mind-control gaming device found to leak partial private info and looking at the security of built-in password managers in the most popular browsers.

In this week’s news, new statistical method for sharing private data in bulk while keeping it safe, examining whether sexual harassment is part of hacker culture, creating truly random numbers faster than before, and Google is building a privacy red team.

Following up this week project to turn classical scores into copyright-free recordings is complete and the verdict is in on the Apple-Samsung suit and it has already been appealed, possibly with substantial procedural grounds.


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One Reply to “TCLP 2012-08-27 News”

  1. Thanks for that thoughtful exploration of Valerie Aurora’s post and the relation to meritocracy, etc.

    I agree the appeal by Samsung does seem to have substantial grounds, since the jury ignored their instructions, awarded to punish/deter (instead of the legal requirement that patent damages be for actual damages), found inducement where they did not find infringement, and didn’t understand (due to the foreman’s misguidance) prior art. The underlying problem is the whole mess with the patent system as applied to software, of course.

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