In this episode: Heartbleed has disrupted online security. Edward Snowden used Linux. A new Civilization game is coming to Linux. Canonical has cancelled Ubuntu One and there’s a new Raspberry Pi. We’ve also got a rather good finds section, some neurons and a polemic Voice of the Masses.
What’s in the show:
The internet wept this week after the emergence of a bug called Heartbleed in OpenSSL, that can expose lots of secret keys used to make secure connections across the internet. XKCD did a great job explaining the exploit in simple terms. Edward Snowden used the Tails Live Linux distribution whilst communicating with journalists. Google has changed its email terms of service. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is going to be released on Linux. Canonical has cancelled its Ubuntu One cloud storage service just weeks before Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox – coincidence? And Raspberry Pi has a new product – the Compute Module.