Facebook, Google, Microsoft Join Forces to Prevent Another Heartbleed

More than a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, have joined forces to try to prevent another Heartbleed-like security breach.

Heartbleed is one of the biggest and widespread vulnerabilities in the history of the modern web. The problem stemmed from an errant line of code in the open-source project OpenSSL. About 66% of web servers rely on OpenSSL to encrypt data and keep things secure.

The bug in OpenSSL meant that the secret-encryption keys — which are what ensures that your passwords and other data are securely transmitted — could be stolen from a web server without anyone knowing. The bug existed in OpenSSL for more than two years before being publicly patched and announced.

The program, dubbed the Core Infrastructure Initiative, is an an offshoot of Linux Foundation and designed to “fund open source projects that are in the critical path for core computing functions,” according to a description on its website. The group will work with “an advisory board of esteemed open source developers to identify and fund open source projects in need.”

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PopCap’s Bejeweled(R) Blitz Makes 5 Million Facebook Friends During Beta

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PopCap’s Bejeweled® Blitz Makes 5 Million Facebook Friends During Beta:

“SEATTLE, June 22 /PRNewswire/ — PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced that Bejeweled® Blitz, the 1-minute version of its mega-hit franchise Bejeweled for Facebook, has officially launched and is now out of beta. Relying entirely on its own merits, the ‘social’ version of Bejeweled has become a Facebook phenomenon, attracting more than 5 million monthly users after quietly debuting in beta form in late December of 2008. With new users joining at a rapidly increasing rate, Bejeweled Blitz now adds a new friend to the fold every second.”

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ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrapup 03-21-09

I found this fascinating quote today:

In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup, our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week, we cover the iPhone OS 3.0 announcement, review the highlights from Microsoft‘s MIX event, look at Facebook‘s new privacy controls, check out some cutting edge web-based books, analyze the latest social media and Twitter stats, and more. Also we look at a featured story from Jobwire, ReadWriteWeb’s new product which tracks hires in tech and new media.readwriteweb, ReadWriteWeb, Mar 2009

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ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrapup

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In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup, our newsletter summarising the top stories of the week, we look at the latest social networking statistics showing that Facebook has overtaken MySpace, review a product that’s had great success using OpenID, continue our series on recommendation engines, check out the new version of Amazon‘s Kindle e-book reader, review 4 innovative location-based apps, and more. Also check out the highlights from our Enterprise Channel and Jobwire, ReadWriteWeb’s new product which tracks hires in tech and new media.readwriteweb, ReadWriteWeb, Feb 2009

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ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrapup

I found this fascinating quote today:

In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup, our newsletter summarising the top stories of the week, we continue our series on recommendation technologies with a special RWW Live podcast and a review of Baynote; we analyze a new Google product called Latitude, which could change the way you network on mobile phones; we describe how a Facebook “Sentiment Engine” could be huge; we look at the rise of the “goverati” in the new web-enabled U.S. government; and more. Also check out the highlights from our Enterprise Channel and Jobwire, ReadWriteWeb’s new product which tracks hires in tech and new media.readwriteweb, ReadWriteWeb, Feb 2009

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