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A popular developer tool stood up to China—and now it’s under siege

A popular developer tool stood up to China—and now it’s under siege

Yesterday, the Notepad++ project, which is headquartered in France, released a new version called “Free Uighur.” The post A popular developer tool stood up to China—and now it’s under siege appeared

Retroactive app lets you run Aperture, iTunes in macOS Catalina

Apple told us it was time to move on when it killed two of its most popular apps, Aperture for photographers and iTunes, a music storage system that launched many DJ careers. But an open-source app,
GitHub removes Tsunami Democràtic’s APK after a takedown order from Spain

GitHub removes Tsunami Democràtic’s APK after a takedown order from Spain

Microsoft-owned GitHub has removed the APK of an app for organizing political protests in the autonomous community of Catalonia — acting on a takedown request from Spain’s military police (aka the
Slack’s latest grab for office dominance: workflow templates

Slack’s latest grab for office dominance: workflow templates

Slack's latest grab for office dominance involves workflow templates.
Reshuffle aims to speed app development by handling the frontend, backend, and data

Reshuffle aims to speed app development by handling the frontend, backend, and data

Reshuffle handles frontend, backend, and data, ostensibly leaving developers free to rapidly test and iterate on things like user interfaces.
The internet is a disaster—but the person who created it still has hope

The internet is a disaster—but the person who created it still has hope

Tim Berners-Lee talks about how to get the remaining half of humanity online.
A plugin to force Twitter to respect your settings and stop showing you "top" tweets

A plugin to force Twitter to respect your settings and stop showing you "top" tweets

Twitter has a setting that (nominally) allows you to turn off its default of showing you "top" tweets (as selected by its engagement-maximizing, conflict-seeking algorithm), but periodically, Twitter

Microsoft Employees Call for an End to GitHub’s ICE Contract

“As the parent company to Github, this contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) makes all of us working at Microsoft complicit to the unethical detainment of tens of thousands

Microsoft Employees Call for an End to GitHub’s ICE Contract

“As the parent company to Github, this contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) makes all of us working at Microsoft complicit to the unethical detainment of tens of thousands
GitHub CEO Says It Has to Follow Microsoft’s Lead on Working With ICE

GitHub CEO Says It Has to Follow Microsoft’s Lead on Working With ICE

Multiple GitHub employees recalled comments from CEO Nat Friedman made during an internal company meeting.
GitHub defends decision to keep working with ICE despite employee protests

GitHub defends decision to keep working with ICE despite employee protests

GitHub is trying to make up for its ICE contract with a donation. The post GitHub defends decision to keep working with ICE despite employee protests appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Internal Email Shows GitHub Plans to Renew ICE Contract

Internal Email Shows GitHub Plans to Renew ICE Contract

Even though GitHub leadership and others oppose ICE’s child separation policy, an internal email suggests GitHub won’t stop ICE from renewing a contract with the tech company.
Deepfake videos are a far, far bigger problem for women

Deepfake videos are a far, far bigger problem for women

The number of deepfake videos have doubled, according to a study by Deeptrace Labs.
SQL Murder Mystery: teaching SQL concepts with a mystery game

SQL Murder Mystery: teaching SQL concepts with a mystery game

SQL Murder Mystery is a free/open game from Northwestern University's Knight Lab that teaches the player SQL database query structures and related concepts while they solve imaginary crimes. It was
Facebook open-sources data set for code search AI benchmark

Facebook open-sources data set for code search AI benchmark

Facebook AI researchers are open-sourcing a data set and search corpus from Stack Overflow and GitHub respectively to make a code search AI benchmark.
Hackers Target Sex Forum Exposing Users’ Email Addresses

Hackers Target Sex Forum Exposing Users’ Email Addresses

Hackers stole data from Flirtsexchat, a sex website running vulnerable vBulletin software.

Microsoft makes its open-source secure voting software available to all

Back in May Microsoft announced its plans to make the business of voting more secure, verifiable and efficient. Enter ElectionGuard, which, after various demonstrations over the summer, is now
Cycode raises $4.6M seed round to keep your source code safe

Cycode raises $4.6M seed round to keep your source code safe

Cycode, an Israeli security company that aims to protect enterprises’ source code, today announced that it has raised a $4.6 million seed led by YL Ventures. Among others, Mike Fey, the CEO of D2iQ
A list of companies that contract with ICE

A list of companies that contract with ICE

Last week, free software developer Seth Vargo pulled the plug on tools he made to work with software developed by his former employer Chef, in protest of Chef's ongoing contracts with US Immigration
Company That Provides Tech to ICE Not Renewing Contract After Code-Deletion Protest

Company That Provides Tech to ICE Not Renewing Contract After Code-Deletion Protest

Last week, a former employee deleted open-source code he wrote for a tool called Chef in protest over an ICE contract. Now, Chef says it will not renew its work with ICE.