Mageia 3 arrives "all grown up" after two months' delay
After almost two months' delay, the latest version of the distribution that started as a fork of Mandriva refreshes the included software packages, implements the /usr move pioneered by Fedora and adds Steam for Linux
Trade Group: US Software Developer Wages Fell 2% Last Year
First time accepted submitter russotto points out the claim of industry group TechAmerican Foundation (reported by Computerworld) that "wages for the software industry are falling, not rising. Wages fell 2% to $99,000 in 2012." Averages are one thing; the article points out though that wages vary vastly within the industry, and that some jobs are harder to fill (thus, better paid) than others. An excerpt: "Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates, a research firm that also analyzes IT wage and employment trends, cited a number of reason for the decline in wages for software professionals. First, technology is becoming easier to implement without having an IT professional, he said. Also, the option of turning to outsourcing creates less pressure to increase wages. As the recession continues, companies continue 'to look at productivity and will often look to hire individuals who are lower cost employees,' said Janulaitis. That could include displaced baby boomer workers who have been out ...
Congress Demands Answers From Google Over Google Glass Privacy Concerns
Today eight members of the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to Google's Larry Page, asking him to address a number of privacy concerns about Google Glass. In the letter (PDF), they brought up the company's notorious Street View data collection incident, and asked how the company was planning to avoid a similar privacy breach with Glass. They also ask how Google is going to build Glass to protect the privacy of non-users who may not want their every public move to be recorded. Further, they ask about the security of recordings once they are made: "Will Google Glass have the capacity to store any data on the device itself? If so, will Google Glass implement some sort of user authentication system to safeguard stored data? If not, why not?" Google has until July 14th to respond.
RIPE: Attacks on domain name systems are on the increase
At the meeting of the RIPE IP address registry, discussions revolved around how to get black sheep to implement overdue security measures
Japan's 'Abenomics' following Ben Bernanke's helicopter economics
The mainstream media, investors and officials are celebrating in stock markets everywhere after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to implement "Abenomics," which is essentially to mimic the moves of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.