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A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts – TechCrunch

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts – TechCrunch A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, was storing so-called account access tokens …

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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M – TechCrunch

Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M – TechCrunch Alibaba has paid €90 million ($103 million) to acquire Data Artisans, a Berlin-based startup that provides distributed systems and large-scale data streaming services for enterprises. The deal was first announced by European media, including EU-Startups, before being confirmed …

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Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection and Google’s Safe Browsing service – TechCrunch

Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection and Google’s Safe Browsing service – TechCrunch Firefox Focus for Android and iOS is Mozilla’s privacy-centric mobile browser. Today, the organization stepped up this promise of keeping its users’ data private by adding a few new features to the browser that expand …

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds etcd to its open source stable – TechCrunch

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds etcd to its open source stable – TechCrunch The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open source home of projects like Kubernetes and Vitess, today announced that its technical committee has voted to bring a new project on board. That project is etcd, the …

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The crusade against open source abuse – TechCrunch

The crusade against open source abuse – TechCrunch Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor Let’s define “container-native” After the Satoshi Roundtable, is there a way to bridge the bitcoin …

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Amazon Elastic Inference will reduce deep learning costs by ~75% – TechCrunch

Amazon Elastic Inference will reduce deep learning costs by ~75% – TechCrunch Amazon Web Services today announced Amazon Elastic Inference, a new service that lets customers attach GPU-powered inference acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance and reduces deep learning costs by up to 75 percent. “What we see typically is that the …

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Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises $4M, launches file management service – TechCrunch

Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises $4M, launches file management service – TechCrunch Maybe you’ve never heard about Tiny, but chances are, you’ve used its products. Tiny is the company behind the text editors you’ve likely used in WordPress, Marketo, Zendesk, Atlassian and other products. The company is actually the result …

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Google steps back from running the Kubernetes infrastructure – TechCrunch

Google steps back from running the Kubernetes infrastructure – TechCrunch Google today announced that it is providing the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) with $9 million in Google Cloud credits to help further its work on the Kubernetes container orchestrator and that it is handing over operational control of the project to the …

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