A security researcher warned Asus two months ago that employees were improperly publishing passwords in their GitHub repositories that could be used to access the company’s corporate network. One password, found in an employee repo on the code sharing, allowed the researcher to access an email account used by internal developers and engineers to share […]View More Asus was warned of hacking risks months ago, thanks to leaky passwords
The European Parliament has voted to pass a controversial reform of online copyright rules that critics contend will result in big tech platforms pre-filtering user generated content uploads. The results of the final vote in the EU parliament were 348 in favor vs 274 against. An amendment that would have thrown out the most controversial […]View More European parliament votes for controversial copyright reform (yes, again)
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world. Most notably it’s expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy […]View More Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets
Kite, a San Francisco-based startup that uses machine learning to build what is essentially a very smart code-completion tool, today announced that it has raised a $17 million funding round. The round was led by Trinity Ventures, with personal participation from now-GitHub CEO Nat Friedman. In addition to the funding, Kite also today announced that […]View More Kite raises $17M for its AI-driven code completion tool
What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite’” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two designers, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen. The Raspberry Pi-powered, fungus-inspired blob’s mission is to […]View More Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable “parasite”
Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source […]View More How open source software took over the world
The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look for as long as three years due to an insecure database. That’s according to findings published by security researcher Bob Diachenko […]View More An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China
If you’re a GitHub user, but you don’t pay, this is a good week. Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but the caveat was that your code had to be public. To get private repositories, you had to pay. Starting tomorrow, that limitation is gone. Free GitHub users now get unlimited private projects with up […]View More GitHub Free users now get unlimited private repositories
Microsoft has officially acquired the developer platform, GitHub.
In June, Microsoft confirmed reports that the company was seeking a deal to purchase GitHub, a hosting service and platform geared towards computer programmers and developers. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion. Microsoft acquired them for $7.5 billion.
In an announcement posted on the Official Microsoft Blog on Friday, the company announced the completion of the GitHub acquisition and laid out the future of the service. “GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos, operate independently, and remain an open platform,” Microsoft’s post says. Read more…View More Microsoft officially closes $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub
After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, the Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed. The Redmond, WA-based software behemoth first said it would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in June of this year, and after the acquisition closed it would continue to […]View More Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub
Thrive Capital has announced the close of its largest fund to date.View More Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital brings in $1B
Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Git-based code sharing and collaboration service, GitHub, has been given an unconditional greenlight from European Union regulators. The software giant announced its intention to bag GitHub back in June, saying it would shell out $7.5 billion in stock to do so. At the time it also pledged: “GitHub will retain its […]View More Microsoft’s $7.5BN GitHub buy gets green-lit by EU regulators