Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Tech News Flash: Tuesday -- October 13, 2015

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Ex-Maintainer Bemoans Linux Kernel Community's 'Toxic Background Radiation'
Apple's App Yanking Switches On Data Monitoring Red Light
Common Bonds: Jobs, Torvalds and Bad Behavior

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Ex-Maintainer Bemoans Linux Kernel Community's 'Toxic Background Radiation'
Longtime Linux kernel developer Sarah Sharp last week published a blog
post detailing her reasons for quitting the Linux kernel community.
Sharp maintained the USB 3.0 host controller driver until January, when
she decided to leave rather than continue to "contribute to a community
where I was technically respected, but I could not ask for personal
respect," she wrote.

Apple's App Yanking Switches On Data Monitoring Red Light
Apple last week revealed that it had removed from its App Store several
apps with root certificates that could allow data monitoring. The
monitoring could compromise SSL and TLS protocols, the company said. It
suggested users delete the apps and their associated configuration
profiles. However, it did not name the apps users should delete.

Common Bonds: Jobs, Torvalds and Bad Behavior
I can understand Linux in the 1990s. It was backed largely by folks who
didn't do well with others. The fights between the Linux and BSD folks
were both legendary and juvenile, and Linux's existence seemed defined
entirely by the revolt against Microsoft. Now, though, the platform is
mainstream, and there's a huge effort by some of its corporate
supporters to bring more women into technology.

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