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EU to fund bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January 2019

The European Union will foot the bill for bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects, EU Member of Parliament Julia Reda announced this week. The 14 projects are, in alphabetical order, 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), KeePass, midPoint, Notepad++, PuTTY, the Symfony PHP framework, VLC Media… Read more →

Five major challenges facing Apple in 2019

2019 looks set to be one of the toughest years that Apple has faced this millennium. It’s bad enough that Mac sales are pretty much flatlined, and iPad sales are on a downward trajectory, but what makes Apple’s predicament much worse is that iPhone sales – along with smartphone sales in general – are weakening, and investors have become agitated… Read more →

PewDiePie versus T-Series silliness reveals battle for the soul of YouTube

A very bizarre battle has been raging across YouTube and beyond between two unlikely, overnight rivals. Actually, it is more of a one-sided scream of rage emitted by YouTube sensation PewDiePie, aka 29-year-old Swedish National Felix Kjellberg who makes roughly $15 million a year through his YouTube gaming videos, and his devout followers such as Mr. Beast. The object of… Read more →