While content moderation on Mastodon is far from perfect, it may be miles ahead of what's in second place.
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At least 30 WordPress plugins are actively being exploited by a pair of similar trojans that put a backdoor on websites and redirect traffic to malware infected sites.
This look at the open source Brave Browser is the first of five articles that FOSS Force will be running in January that will look at five web browsers that are alternatives to the dominate browsers, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Next week we'll be taking an in-depth dive into Vivaldi.
From our perspective, the pay is more than good and the job is in support of a worthwhile effort -- so what are we doing hanging out around here?
The "State of the Word" address from the WordPress CMS project will be both live and in person, as well as streamed for viewing from home.
Apache Software Foundation says goodbye to its system of mirrors that have been serving downloads of its software for more than 20 years. About a…
Google Chrome's new API, Idle Detection, knows when you've been sleeping, it knows when you're awake, and it knows if you've been bad or good.
Free end-to-end encrypted email for open source devs at projects that have been around for at least a month.
Google’s failed social network is now just another empty storefront on the Boulevard of Abandoned Tech
Hook one of these BLE babies up with facial recognition technology and we’ll be living smack dab in the middle of a Philip K. Dick novel.
Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons? Unless you run a retail store, probably not. But if you do run a store (or stores) along with an e-commerce operation, BLE is a hot new thing you are either using already or thinking about using before long.
Robin “Roblimo” Miller is a freelance writer and former editor-in-chief at Open Source Technology Group, the company that owned SourceForge, freshmeat, Linux.com, NewsForge, ThinkGeek and Slashdot, and until recently served as a video editor at Slashdot. Now he’s mostly retired, but still works part-time as an editorial consultant for Grid Dynamics, and (obviously) writes for FOSS Force.
With just a little imagination, you could easily make yourself a pretty cool mobile app using Open Data Kit.
The Screening Room
Open Data Kit is a free and open source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. The flexibility that open source offers means that the use cases for these tools are very broad. Check this introductory video about ODK tools which explains a rural medicine use case.
For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org.