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Anonymity and the Internet

Universal identification is portrayed by some as the holy grail of Internet security. Anonymity is bad, the argument goes; and if we abolish it, we can ensure only the proper people have access to their own information. We’ll know who is sending us spam and who is trying to hack into corporate networks. And when there are massive denial-of-service attacks, […]

February 3, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
Interview with Olivier Cochard-Labbé, founder of FreeNAS

Interview with Olivier Cochard-Labbé, founder of FreeNAS

The FreeNAS project (http://freenas.org/freenas), founded by Olivier Cochard-Labbé in 2005, is an open source network attached storage distribution. The project offers a simple, elegant way for home users and network administrators to host data on a small, stable platform at very low cost. Back in December there was talk of the FreeNAS project moving away from its FreeBSD roots and […]

February 3, 2010 · 0 comments · bsd news
Internet Explorer’s dominant market share eroding

Internet Explorer’s dominant market share eroding

Remember when Internet Explorer ruled the Web, to the tune of about 98% of the browser market share? Those were happy days for Internet Explorer. Until Firefox rose from the ashes of Netscape. Internet Explorer’s market share has been sliding ever since, and I think it got worse when Safari and then Google’s Chrome joined the browser market. A new […]

February 2, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing, Software
Windows 7 Sins now in 9 languages!

Windows 7 Sins now in 9 languages!

Our campaign for computer user freedom, Windows 7 Sins, now has 6 language translations available with several more on the way. The translation effort, coordinated by FSF campaigns staff working with volunteer translators, has been gathering pace over the last few months. All the work has been done using free software tools with our collaboration efforts achieved via the GNU […]

February 2, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
Download the first online edition of BSD magazine

Download the first online edition of BSD magazine

The first online edition of BSD Magazine, a magazine for BSD users, enthusiasts and communities, has been released. This edition is titled “BSDs as Servers.” Inside you’ll find the following list of articles: A first look at PC-BSD 8 Installing and securing an Apache Jail with SSL on FreeBSD The gemstones for FreeBSD OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD as file sharing […]

February 1, 2010 · 1 comment · bsd news

FTC’s exploring privacy roundtable webcast

“The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile marketing, and the collection and use of information by retailers, data brokers, third-party […]

January 28, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing