The Next Big Programming Language You’ve Never Heard Of

Andrei Alexandrescu didn’t stand much of a chance. And neither did Walter Bright. When the two men met for beers at a Seattle bar in 2005, each was in the midst of building a new programming language, trying to remake the way the world creates and runs its computer software. That’s something pretty close to a hopeless task, as Bright knew all too well. “Most languages never go anywhere,” he…

The Geography of Cyber Warfare

More than 40% of the world’s populace now have internet connections, with the number of users slated to reach three billion by the end of this year. If you’re reading this, you’re one of them. Over the past year, many of us users have become aware of the extent of cyber snooping and the lack of privacy on the internet. Revelations by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, and most recently by…

15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement. If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your business, dedicate time and energy to improve your daily habits.Here are 15 things many business influencers make time for in their busy schedules. ….. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235077

20-YEAR OLD VULNERABILITY PATCHED IN LZO COMPRESSION ALGORITHM

A 20-year old vulnerability in the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) compression algorithm – used in some Android phones, the Linux kernel, and even Mars Rovers – was finally patched this week. Code stemming from the algorithm’s library function has existed in the wild for two decades, but was recycled over and over again, which made it tricky to patch. Version 2.07 of the algorithm fixes the longstanding issue – a subtle integer…