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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”   —  From May 2013, a tablet running an early version of Ubuntu Touch.  —  Andrew Cunningham  —  Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.
Apr 17, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Confirmed: Nasty Heartbleed bug exposes OpenVPN private keys, too   —  Private encryption keys have been successfully extracted multiple times from a virtual private network server running the widely used OpenVPN application with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, adding yet more urgency to the call …
Apr 17, 2014, 5:20 AMIn context
Joe Silver / Ars Technica:
Lavabit held in contempt of court for printing crypto key in tiny font [Updated]   —  A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court ruling against Ladar Levison and his now-defunct encrypted e-mail service provider, Lavabit LLC, for hindering the government's investigation …
Apr 16, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Study: 37% of the roughly 781M games bought on Steam have not been played once   —  Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam's most popular games  —  Right now, I can tell you that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 million games registered to various Steam accounts haven't even been loaded a single time.
Apr 16, 2014, 9:30 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
TrueCrypt audit finds “no evidence of backdoors” or malicious code   —  On Monday, after seven months of discussion and planning, the first phase of a two-part audit of TrueCrypt was released.  —  The results? iSEC, the company contracted to review the bootloader and Windows kernel driver …
Apr 15, 2014, 8:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Vicious Heartbleed bug bites millions of Android phones, other devices   —  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library via Wikipedia  —  The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug that has already bitten Yahoo Mail, the Canada Revenue Agency …
Apr 15, 2014, 1:30 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
T-Mobile is sorry for charging “greedy, predatory” fees, will (mostly) stop   —  T-Mobile charges for extra data on 500MB plans, but it's not an “overage” fee.  —  T-Mobile US CEO John Legere today said that data overage fees are greedy and predatory and that the company plans to stop charging them.
Apr 14, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 8.1 review: a magnificent smartphone platform   —  It's a 0.1 update that feels like a 2.0 update.  —  For the growing number of Windows Phone users, Windows Phone 8 was a frustrating release.  The major difference between Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 was invisible to end users …
Apr 14, 2014, 8:05 AMIn context
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Private crypto keys are accessible to Heartbleed hackers, new data shows   —  Contrary to previous suspicions, it is possible for hackers exploiting the catastrophic vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed to extract private encryption keys from vulnerable websites, Web services firm Cloudflare reported Saturday.
Apr 12, 2014, 6:55 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Another SF protest at the home of a Googler targets lawyer accused of evicting families   —  SF housing protests get personal as another Googler is confronted at home  —  There's an undeniable second boom underway in the tech sector, and the consequences, both positive and negative …
Apr 11, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context

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