Linux

open source

The Internet Was Built on the Free Labor of Open Source Developers. Is That Sustainable?

A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.14.19
scams

I Stopped Using a Computer Mouse for a Week and It Was Amazing

Your life will be so much easier if you force yourself to learn keyboard shortcuts.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.24.19
open source

How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon

A reflection on my month without Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, plus a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.13.18
Hacking

Someone Defaced Linux.org Website With ‘Goatse’ And Anti-Diversity Tirade

Someone took control of a Linux unofficial community website and replaced its regular content with a NSFW meme, a dox of a transgender open source developer, and anti-diversity messages.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.7.18
Linux

Linus Torvalds Is Back With Linux

Only a month after the creator of Linux said he needed some time off, he’s back at the helm of the world’s most popular open source operating system.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.23.18
Linux

The Culture War Comes to Linux

After Linux adopted a new Code of Conduct, a small group of programmers threatened to rescind their code from the project. Lead Linux developers say the threat is "hollow."
Daniel Oberhaus
9.26.18
open source

Creator of Linux Apologizes For Being a Jerk and Says He’s Working on ‘Understanding Emotions’

Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source Linux operating system, apologized for his “lifetime of not understanding emotions” and “flippant attacks in emails.”
Daniel Oberhaus
9.17.18
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Could Silently Hack Your Cellphone And Computers Over Bluetooth

Security researchers reveal several new bugs that allowed hackers to hack into cellphones and computers simply because they had Bluetooth on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.12.17
Infosec

Windows 10’s Built-In Linux Shell Could Be Abused to Hide Malware, Researchers Say

'Bashware' is a clever new type of malware that major antivirus programs can't detect.
Lucian Constantin
9.11.17
transport

How a Group of Engineers Hacked a 113-Year-Old Subway System's Signs

Francis Fiorillo and his team will likely save New York City millions of dollars.
Ankita Rao
8.3.17
Spoilers

The CIA Allegedly Named a Hacking Tool After Aeris from 'Final Fantasy 7'

Turns out CIA hackers are a bunch of nerds.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.27.17
cryptocurrency

An Idiot’s Guide to Building an Ethereum Mining Rig

Let us hash.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.9.17
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