OpenSSL, the open source encryption toolkit that made headlines in 2014 for the Heartbleed security bug, has been hit by another serious vulnerability. This time, however, the real-world damage seems minimal. OpenSSL, the protocol widely used for encrypting information transmitted to and from HTTPS-protected websites. — Read more thevarguy.com
September was the warmest on record for the Imperial Valley, with temperatures climbing over 90 degrees. That meant trouble for farmer Alex Jack. “It got so hot that we had a lot of problems with seeds not germinating,” said Jack, who grows lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, and other crops in a California desert region known for… Read More Our Future May Hold Less Food
In Pakistan, a crackdown by security forces on striking airline workers has killed at least two protesters at the airport in Karachi. The workers have been protesting plans to privatize the national airline.
Dakota Native Americans held a ceremony in Minnesota on Wednesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged simultaneously on December 26, 1862, in front of thousands of onlookers. They were condemned to death for crimes allegedly committed during a brief, but bloody war with… Read More Dakota Mark 150th Anniversary of Mankato Executions
Thousands of people in Paris and other French cities hit the streets on Saturday to protest the controversial state of emergency that one organization says is an indication of a “headlong rush into authoritarianism.” The measure, imposed following the November attacks in Paris, is set to expire February 26. Debate in the bicameral parliament is… Read More Thousands Mobilize in France Against ‘Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism’
Hydrologists experiment with a groundwater-banking technique that could ease drought pains California is parched. Rivers that usually surge now trickle, and once large reservoirs stand as puny pools. Those most critically affected by the state’s four-year drought are the Central Valley’s farmers, whose livelihoods are threatened. Without rain to irrigate croplands, growers repeatedly turn to… Read More Farmers Will Intentionally Flood Their Fields
The FSF is to the Linux Foundation what astronomy (science) is to astrology (big business around pseudo-science) and having already attempted to delete GNU from history* (a common phenomenon), the Linux Foundation now deletes the role that individuals played in the development of the system. We’re meant or at least led to thinking that the… Read More The Linux Foundation Has Become Like a Corporate Think Tank