The tech industry feeds off its reputation for being innovative but, according to Forbes at least, it may not be warranted.
Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.
The SpaceX team has successfully recovered its Dragon capsule which was sent back to Earth by the International Space Station.
Pressure from Apple to lower costs is driving worsening conditions for workers at the company's manufacturing partners.
Police in Hong Kong have arrested a Chinese man on charges of laundering the proceeds of an online robbery that netted millions of dollars.
Cloud management provider Rackspace says that it will be going private in a deal that will pay shareholders $4.3bn.
Intel has introduced six new SSDs using 3D NAND technology, with two client products, two data centre drives and two embedded Internet of Things drives.
Analysis Google Fiber was supposed to be the White Knight of US broadband, riding to its rescue. But this horse has bolted. In the opposite direction.
NASA’s trusty Spitzer Space Telescope is set to enter the next stage of its mission which has been dubbed “Beyond” in October.
Casual-labour powered carpool dispatcher Uber lost $1.27bn in the first half of 2016, or almost $7m a day. And the losses are increasing.
Pics Corrective brand surgery seems to be taking place at EMC’s London HQ already – it may be that Michael Dell is so keen to get his hands on the storage giant that he can’t wait for the ink to dry on the deal.
Dropbox is forcing users to reset passwords that haven’t been changed since mid-2012, when LinkedIn suffered a mega-breach.
Helped by two months of Ruckus Wireless ownership, Brocade's revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 were up seven per cent annually to $591m, a 13 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase.
Health insurance and financial data management biz Health IQ is the latest outfit to have its wrists slapped by NHS Digital in the UK for failing to comply with data processing rules.
London’s Metropolitan Police will trial an automated facial recognition system to identify people at this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival as the government continues to drag its feet on the use of the technology.
Bulky corporate enterprise punters are starting to fall for the, ahem, charms of Windows 10, Computacenter's chief executive claimed today as he flashed his firm’s calendar first half-year trading figures.
Pure Storage grew revenues 93 per per cent year-on-year in its second fiscal 2017 quarter to a record $163.2m, achieving an annual run rate of $650m; the billion looks attainable. NetApp's all-flash array run rate is about $775m while EMC's is a past a billion dollars.
The mysterious Samsung Z-SSD was announced at the Flash Memory Summit, and positioned as a DRAM-NAND gap-filler. This makes it competition for XPoint.
New alcohol advice published today reiterates that the recommended maximum intake weekly for male adults should fall from 21 to 14 units - barely enough to fill a bowl with electric soup*.
UK telco EE will next month hike fees for people using their phones outside their price plans, with international calls increasing as much as 60 per cent.
Robot babies have been found to be an ineffective educational tool for those hoping to prevent teenaged pregnancies.
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Pic Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) got lucky when the Rosetta probe, currently orbiting Comet 67P, picked up a massive outgassing from the frozen body.
The Mozilla Foundation has decided the time is right to scorch the European Union's copyright law, which it says “undermines innovation and creativity on the internet.”
Google has announced that if you type “Solitaire” into its search engine or search app, you'll now have the chance to play an in-browser time-waster it's cooked up.
Strap in for a bumpy ride, Earthlings: the Juno probe will make its closest approach to Jupiter on Saturday when it comes within just 4,200km of the gas giant's uppermost clouds.
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Road test Last week Vulture South got its hands on an intriguing SanDisk product called the “Connect Wireless Stick”.
Microsoft has revealed the scale at which Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 will operate at release and in so doing has leapfrogged VMware's scalability on headline-grabbing numbers.
Analysis A team of security researchers tipped off an investment firm about software vulnerabilities in life-preserving medical equipment in order to profit from the fallout.
Rescuers in Italy are asking people in the country's earthquake ravaged areas to open their Wi-Fi networks.
A new release of the OpenSSL encryption library is out.
US wireless carrier Sprint will pay $2.3m to settle allegations it withheld rebates from customers.
In a shocking development, smart lock manufacturer August has been caught promptly patching security holes discovered in its product.
Video Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) think they have perfected a system that dramatically improves Wi-Fi connections by eliminating signal interference.
Tiny graphene bubbles can withstand enormous pressures and are 200 times stronger than steel, according to scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK.
Analysis Police in Baltimore, US, have admitted hiring a third party to fly over the city, constantly recording events with high-resolution cameras.
Apple has pushed out an emergency security update for iPhones, iPads and iPods after super sophisticated spyware was found exploiting three iOS vulnerabilities.
The two offshoots of Hewlett Packard have been hit with a class action lawsuit in the US, accusing the pre-split IT giant of discriminating against older employees during job culls.
Google is drastically scaling back its Fiber initiative because it’s too expensive – and only a fraction of the expected subscribers ponied up.
The UK's NHS has a £500m budget to burn on PCs, printers and monitors in the latest mega framework tender to be dangled in front of ravenous tech suppliers.
Making Google a good corporate citizen and pay creators fairly won’t break the internet, a leaked impact study on copyright suggests.
Tech Data's latest quarterly financials show a distributor wrestling with “weaker than expected” IT spending and trying to dip into “pockets of demand” across Europe and the Americas.
We heard IBM might be supplying a software-only storage product and it turned out to be true: Spectrum Virtualize can now be bought without hardware.
Analysis Today's report by a Parliamentary committee called for everyone from the government to the press to combat terrorism by creating "counter-narratives" to those used by ISIS to justify its actions.
One in four breaches (25.3 per cent) in the US financial services sector over recent years were due to lost or stolen devices, according to a new study.
The book Children of Time by British sci-fi author Adrian Tchaikovsky has been announced as the winner of this year’s Arthur C Clarke award.
Business broadband comms outfit Gamma is experiencing a service outage.
Romance isn’t dead. Just ask a Reg-reading engineer who made his own wedding cake... from Lego.
Nutanix bought a company recently and is days away from announcing another acquisition.
Nimbus Data has been granted a patent covering deduplication.
Multinational pizza megacorp Domino's claims it is trialling pizza delivery drones in New Zealand.
A couple of industry greybeards at Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have quietly packed their bags for a permanent vacation while another vendor old timer has moved to another channel biz.
A UK parliamentary committee has claimed that Facebook, Twitter and Google are responsible for terrorist attacks in the West by “consciously failing to combat the use of their sites to promote terrorism and killings.”
Comment European Commission vice president Andrus Ansip has denied plans to impose “a tax on hyperlinks”, even though the EU can’t tax hyperlinks, and nobody has asked for URLs to be taxed. URLs, as you might suspect, would be very hard, if not impossible, to “tax” anyway.
If you worry the Internet of Things is bollocks and that the industry's just milking an old idea, think again: research outfit Arcluster has declared that the “Connected Cow and Farm” market will become a US$10.75 billion concern in 2021, a rather nice jump from today's $1.27 billion.
Back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and I was a kid, I received the gift of a "100-in-1 Electronics Kit" that taught me the basics of electrical circuit design as I strung pre-cut wires between springy posts. At the very centre of this kit - its beating heart - a single transistor could be wired to work in an amplifier, or AM radio, or tone generator.
Scientific literature often mis-names genes and boffins say Microsoft Excel is partly to blame.
The Chinese space program has taken a massive step forward as the country unveiled its design for a rover to scoot across the surface of Mars.
Microsoft is having another go at displacing vSphere.
Plugging a Kindle Paperwhite into a PC running Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update installed sparks a full system meltdown, it is claimed.
The Voyager mission is celebrating another remarkable milestone, the 35th anniversary of Voyager 2's closest encounter with Saturn.
Organisations across the Asia Pacific are terrible at information security, a Mandiant report contests.
Last week, NASA announced that all of its published research would be aggregated into a single portal and published for free.
Dell has filed a trademark for 'Cross Cloud' that covers just about everything it does.
Salesforce's NA14 instance, the naughty one that crashed and caused data loss has wobbled again.
HP Inc says it will move forward with its plans to cut costs and refocus its business as it posted better than expected quarterly numbers.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Microsoft is actively trying to stop people using Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. A patch this week broke one of the key features of the OS: PowerShell.
China has announced the creation of a 200 billion yuan ($30bn) venture capital fund to invest in new and innovative technology. There's only one catch: it is, of course, run by the state.
Apple's swanky iPhones can suffer chip failures that can render the touchscreen unusable.
An advocate group for rural broadband providers is asking the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to omit small ISPs from its planned privacy rules.
Iraq has continued its extraordinary policy of shutting down the entire country's internet in order to prevent exam cheating.
Video The Airlander 10 hybrid – part airplane and part airship – has had a bumpy touchdown after piling into its landing site nose first.
A meeting this week between the interior ministers of France and Germany has focused on the issue of encryption and its potential impact on security.
Google will be rejigging its search algorithm to downgrade websites that slap up a large advert, aka an "interstitial," before readers can actually get to see the content.
Analysis Sprint and T-Mobile US are introducing "all you can eat" internet plans, and as you might expect, someone at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco is horrified. Somebody always is.
An effort to ban health-tracking Fitbit gadgets in the United States has fallen apart, with a final decision against competitor Jawbone.
Rumours that a terrestrial planet orbiting Proxima Centauri – the Sun’s closest neighbour – may be Earth-like have been confirmed today in a paper published in Nature.
IBM has launched more cost-effective Storwize all-flash arrays and announced a Flash In migration program aimed at Dell and EMC customers looking for a warm comfort blanket from Big Blue.
The US Treasury is preparing a pre-emptive strike against a long-awaited probe by the European Commission into Ireland's tax arrangements with tech firms such as Apple.
US techies are earning more than their counterparts in Europe, with those in California doing better off than their US peers.
Red Hat has fully embraced OpenStack’s Neutron in a convergence-targeted virtualisation package.
Podcast Podcast This week Podcast Idol returns with Nick Howell joining Greg and Ed to host this week’s episode where the boys discuss a new browser, layoffs at Cisco and Powershelgl gets open sourced. Our special guest this week is Brian Clifton, a developer at Brave.
Nimble Storage's revenue of $97.1m for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 beat its guidance of $93m - $96m, which is good, and it generated a loss of $40m; better than the previous quarter's $42.7m loss but worse than the $30.1m it lost in Q2 last year.
Analysis Last year Huawei launched its Honor smartphone into Western markets: a cheap and cheerful way to showcase its advantages. Over in China, the Honor was about yoof, but over here, Huawei followed the well-trodden path by lower cost Asian manufacturers for decades: sell decent tech at low prices and urge the punter to overlook the eccentricities.
Dis is not welcome so we're going to diss it. That's Cisco's view, in a nutshell, of Nutanix jumping on its UCS servers as a means of selling its hyper-converged system software into the Cisco customer base and channel.
India is investigating a security breach affecting its French-built Scorpene-class submarines after more than 22,000 pages covering its secret capabilities were leaked.
A plucky German nudist out for a swim at a local lake was left in agony after an angler hooked his worm.
Domain name biz Vidahost has hiked up the cost of its pricing by 33 per cent, blaming Brexit-induced exchange rate woes.
Gartner's latest all-flash array Magic Quadrant contains expected news, a few surprises and a demotion that has prompted a public response from Violin Memory.
An alert that the Northern Lights would be visible across all of Great Britain last night was wrongly issued because a sit-on lawnmower disturbed scientific instruments.
The US Trade Representative has upheld a ban on all Arista Networks products, following a complaint of patent infringement by Cisco.
Interview MySQL daddy Monty Widenius has dismissed claims the MariaDB fork is veering away from open source.
Hot Chips After cruising two million miles of public roads, Google's self-driving cars still find traffic lights, four-way junctions and other aspects of everyday life hard work.
Google’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that platform vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes, Google has a remarkable number of potentially conflicting platforms, now including Chrome OS, Brillo and Fuchsia.
The third version of the Pwntools exploit showbag has been released, sporting new Android p0wnage functions and a host of additional modules.
The idea that seasonal dark streaks on Mars indicate the presence of liquid water turns out to be a dry argument.
Oracle has revealed its interim plan to help Java devs deal with browser-makers' imminent banishment of plug-ins.
French hosting company Online.net has revealed its new data centre resides in a former nuclear fallout shelter.
Microsoft has added another piece to its Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) jigsaw, publishing Unix/Linux code that implements the Distributed Management Task Force's (DMTF) models and standards.
Citrix has created a free version of NetScaler CPX, its application delivery controller cooked up for containerised environments.
Another industry alliance is gearing up to pitch mobile phone spectrum access to spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band – this time using frequencies formerly devoted to Citizens Band (CB) radio users.
The United States' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) thinks it can use a cloud of atoms as a gyroscope.
An alliance of cops and anti-malware experts have doused the Wildfire ransomware that plagued users in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Hungary-based security consultancy SilentSignal has ported a public exploit to newer models of Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).
VMware has revealed “important” flaws in VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation.
Google has explained an August 11th brownout on its cloud as, yet again, a self-inflicted wound.
Mobile clipping service Instapaper has become a part of image-centric social network Pinterest.
Scientists at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have designed a new form of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed to spot hidden vulnerabilities deep within a processor's design.
Ruby Corp, the rebranded parent company of illicit-affair-arranging outfit Ashley Madison, has had to enter into court-enforceable orders with privacy authorities in Canada and Australia, following the findings of a joint investigation in the two countries.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is resuming its hunt for documents associated with leaks about the financial position of the National Broadband Network.
Denizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka Best Korea) get precious little internet access as it is, but the luck (and loyal) few will now have a Netflix-style streaming service to match similar systems in the decadent rest of the world.
Email is a fundamental format for modern life, but one that many of us have yet to fully understand.
Tesla has launched a new power pack that it claims will make its Model S sedan the third fastest road car ever produced.
Hot Chips Nvidia is channelling Thunderbirds legend Parker for its latest system-on-chip for self-driving cars.
A proposal to ask people to provide details of their social media accounts before entering the United States has been criticized as "highly invasive" by privacy advocates.
Video So, Jeremy Corbyn recorded a message in which he was sitting on the floor of a train traveling between London and Newcastle, claiming it was "ram-packed" (as exampled by his floor sitting) and that was why all of the trains needed to be renationalised.
Blizzard, the game developer behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch, was hit by another DDoS attack on Tuesday.
The backup and disaster recovery firm Veeam has announced an updated Availability Suit, and the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud.
Big iron, big data and cloudy tools biz Syncsort has bought UK software biz Cogito to help it bring IBM mainframe database data into Big Data analytics, and to make the mainframes run better.
Now you'll have to learn a new name for "in-situ" processing SSD developer (formerly NxGn Data), which has dubbed itself NGD Systems.
European ministers are debating a clampdown on encryption and a further increase in surveillance in response to mounting terrorist threats.
SimpliVity has announced an all-flash hyper-converged system and upped its single system VDI count from 2,000 to 4,000.
Lenovo’s signed a second patent licensing agreement with Microsoft, loading Redmond’s productivity software on its Android devices.
Analysis Conversations with DCIG have revealed why seemingly obvious companies and their products were left out of a mid-range storage array buyers' report.
NASA has managed to reestablish a connection with the STEREO-B spacecraft after contact was lost in October 2014.
Ireland was hit hard by the global financial crunch of 2007 and 2008. It was the first of the EU member states to slip into recession immediately following the bursting of the economic bubble.
Comment The storage benchmarking world is broken because there are no realistic and pratical storage benchmarks with realistic workloads customers can apply to systems.
Bloomberg reports Dropbox has talked to advisors about an IPO.
Data-visualisation business Tableau has announced that a former AWS executive, Adam Selipsky, is to come in as the new president and CEO in September as the company seeks to transform itself into a grown-up business.
Interview One month after Theresa May swept into government, former culture and digital minister Ed Vaizey is relatively sanguine about getting the sack.
Acronis TrueImage 2017 has announced it can incrementally backup Facebook to protect a user's timeline and photos.
Promo If you’re a young tech startup just itching for recognition, you should probably know that you have just 17 days to get your entry in for the 2016 Tech Trailblazers awards.
An Ovation Data Services private storage cloud for media and entertainment and oil and gas industries is based on HGST's Active Archive System and Versity Storage Manager.
Kaspersky Labs has finished building its eponymous operating system after four years of quiet development.
LOGOWATCH Poll Mozilla's attempt to find a new logo has reached the point at which it is willing to share seven new hot spring/summer looks with the world*.
The restaurant chain formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken has released bottles of sunscreen perfumed with the odour of its eponymous product.
The perpetrator behind the dumping of tools penned by the probably-the-NSA hacking squad called"Equation Group" appears to be a native English speaker, according to linguistic data researcher Shlomo Argamon.
Interview Attackers like to re-use code, but vendors don't find out because they don't share, according to Centrify's David McNeely.
If you feel like doodling with Docker on your Raspberry Pi, get thee to the home of Hypriot OS, a Debian derivative designed to run Docker on the famous single-board computer.
Cisco is having its super-colossal global sales conference this week and some of the 20,000 staff are letting some details of future Borg strategies slip onto social media.
Google's decided that web-views should no longer be able to use OAuth requests, and is deprecating them in Android, iOS, Windows and OS X as of October.
Information on some 808,000 Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum accounts, including email addresses, birth dates, and private messages, have been stolen from Epic Games.
Software-defined networking (SDN) controllers respond to network conditions by pushing new flow rules to switches. And that, say Italian researchers, creates an unexpected security problem.
Microsoft has laid part of the blame for Bing Maps' mis-location of the Australian city of Melbourne by a whole hemisphere on Wikipedia.
Hot Chips Fujitsu chose 64-bit ARM CPU cores for its upcoming exascale supercomputer for two reasons: Linux and the ability to customize its own processors.
Well, that didn't take long: within a week of applause for Microsoft's decision to open-source PowerShell, a comment-war has broken out over curl and wget.
National Goods and Services Tax means everything needs tweaking India recently introduced a national goods and services tax (GST)* and the nation's techies are now scrambling to prepare for its implementation.
A sting operation by the US Department of Homeland Security has netted one California woman a 50-month sojourn in prison after she was found guilty of trying to break the US Arms Export Control Act.
A prominent privacy consultant has criticised Australia Post's intervention in the Australian State of Victoria's inquiry into electronic voting.
HPE NonStop sysadmin? Using the Perl or PHP scripting languages for operating system services? Get patching: the company's just patched 45 vulnerabilities dating back as far as 2013.
Hot Chips Microsoft today revealed a first look at the inside of its Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) chip used in its virtual reality HoloLens specs.
Google's Compute Engine has suffered a five-hour Partial Inability To SupporT Optimal Performance (PITSTOP) incident.
Google is starting its rollout of Android 7, codenamed Nougat, but you're only going to get it if you're running one of the newer models of the firm's Nexus devices.
Determined to stand clear of the noise in the hyper-converged market and forge itself a distinctive identity, Maxta has announced a freemium business model for its MxSP hyper-converged software.
Hot Chips Samsung has revealed the blueprints to its mystery M1 processor cores at the heart of its S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.
The new CEO of Sharp Electronics has warned that there will be job losses at the consumer electronics company amid a broader restructure.
IPv6 has hit a major tipping point: it now accounts for more than 50 per cent of the traffic carried by US mobile networks.
SpaceX has retired the first rocket it managed to land in one piece and erected the remains on Sunday outside the company's US headquarters.
Japanese chipmaker Renesas is reportedly planning to buy US-based competitor Intersil for $3bn.
A bug in Outlook 2016 is making it harder for German users to get their email.
Video Weak passwords and phishing offer far easier mechanisms for breaking into most organizations than exploiting software vulnerabilities.
Actifio has added replication to its copy data management software, calling it StreamSnap.
Britain's Labour party has sent its members both parts of a two-factor authentication code in the same plain-text email.
Microsoft has bought aspiring digital assistant start-up Genee and will roll it into Office 365.
Laptops and mobile phones of a trio of Ireland’s Olympics’ officials have been taken by Rio police. The Brazilian cops are believed to be investigating the illegal sale of Games tickets.
Hands on Huawei might be the third biggest smartphone seller on the planet but it has very little traction outside Asia. The Chinese firm is hoping the Honor 8 will change that.
Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will be sold for scrap in spite of efforts to preserve her for the nation as a museum ship, according to reports.
A previously identified Linux flaw, which allows anyone to hijack internet traffic, also affects 80 per cent of Android devices.
HPE is aiming its guns at 220 roles in the UK and Ireland in what appears to be becoming its quarterly firing exercise at the biz.
+Comment Former IT contractor John O'Neill has lost his appeal against the Sexual Risk Order imposed on him last year – but the judge said the 24 hours' notice he had to give police in advance of having sex was “unpoliceable”.
The collaboration wars are back, only – for now – they're more like a bush battle, where the hindmost are picked off first.
Private equity ownership has given anodyne old backup biz Arcserve a huge energising kick in the behind.
All-flash array biz Kaminario has become a certified MongoDB Partner.
Cops have seized drones being used to fly drugs into London's Pentonville prison – and are now on the hunt for the people operating them.
Broadcast On the September 27 2016 at 11am we're running a live broadcast that will explore the changing game of application security.
Swiss components distributor Dätwyler will not be filing a counter-bid to acquire British distributor Premier Farnell, after its last offer was trumped by Avnet.
At some point in the next few years we will be in a post-Brexit world, and the UK will have regained complete control of its borders. Or maybe not. At this juncture, it's worth taking a long hard look at how that might work.
One of the presumed outcomes of the 5G process is full convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, with one or more air interface standards which can span both, using frequencies entirely flexibly according to requirement. This is a very long way off, if the current quarrels over extending LTE into licence-exempt bands are anything to go by.
Analysis Government departments are winning significantly more exemptions to splash the cash on expensive IT projects since the departure of former Cabinet Office minister Francis “Mad Frankie” Maude last year, according to a Register analysis.
Germany's interior minister Thomas de Maiziere wants facial recognition systems in the country's airports and train stations to identify terror suspects.
Hot Chips ARM is bolting an extra data-crunching engine onto its 64-bit processor architecture to get it ready for Fujitsu's Post-K exascale supercomputer.
Chalk up another fail for Google, which has decided it's time to do away with Chrome apps on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Popular online cosmetics site Strawberrynet has asked customers if a function that allows anyone to retrieve its customers names, billing addresses, and phone numbers with nothing more than an email address is a bug or a feature.
Windows crashing and producing the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is seldom pleasant, or convenient.
Samsung has decided to shutter its "Milk" streaming music service
The latest “your IoT security is rubbish” takes the world one step closer to “burn it all and try again”: a “smart” electrical outlet that's actually a whole-of-network attack vector.
It could be the worst router in the world: a cheapie from China that IOActive reckons is completely pwnable all ways from Sunday.
The developers behind Systemd, the alternative to sysvinit, have added a mount tool to their user space bootstrapper.
One of the top-three in DARPA's recent cyber-challenge, Mechanical Phish, has been open sourced at GitHub.
Hillary Clinton's charitable foundation has hired security colossus FireEye to investigate a possible breach, Reuters reports.
NASA has signalled its intention to offload the International Space Station (ISS) some time in the 2020s.
One of the pioneers of Australian radio astronomy, Owen Bruce Slee, has died in Australia aged 92.
OpenFlow's architecture is inefficient, and caps performance while sucking unnecessary power.
Apple's Mac OS Forge is losing one of its highest-profile non-Apple projects, with the news that MacPorts is moving to GitHub.
A popular open source OAuth 2 provider for Rails, "Doorkeeper", needs patching after two security researchers independently turned up token revocation errors in it.
Microsoft has misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria.