Mitigating the software supply chain attacks

This is an important annoucement. OpenSSF Announces The Alpha-Omega Project to Improve Software Supply Chain Security for 10,000 OSS Projects - Open Source Security Foundation Widely deployed OSS projects that are critical to global infrastructure and innovation have become top targets for adversarial attacks. Following new vulnerability disclosures, adversary attacks can be seen within hours. … Continue reading Mitigating the software supply chain attacks

Adding trust to data collection

Data collection by firms had one thing missing - "trust". Part of it is related to "awareness", new localisation laws and shifting technological focus of "big-tech" to address the ongoing "privacy debate". It remains to be seen if there is any conflict of interest in the "non-profits" who are likely to be propped up by … Continue reading Adding trust to data collection

Germany blocks chip supplier takeover bid

I am keenly watching these interesting chip wars. India is also planning to up the process by creating an ecosystem, and everyone suddenly becomes aware of the implications of foreign ownership of both hardware and software. Including big data that requires "localisation". Berlin blocks takeover of chip supplier by Taiwan rival | Financial Times The … Continue reading Germany blocks chip supplier takeover bid

Big Tech funding increases for “policy-research” institutes

This is disturbing. Big Tech increases funding to US foreign policy think-tanks | Financial Times Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are behind an increase in funding to four of Washington’s most prestigious research groups: the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Center for a New American Security, Brookings and the Hudson Institute.Total donations from … Continue reading Big Tech funding increases for “policy-research” institutes

Forward movement on the app store “restrictions”

App-Store Bill Targeting Apple, Google Is Approved by Senate Panel - WSJ The bill seeks to bar the app-store owners from forcing developers to use the owners’ in-app payment systems. The owners also couldn’t prevent apps from telling consumers about other payment options. It also would ban app-store owners from “unreasonably” favoring their own apps … Continue reading Forward movement on the app store “restrictions”