"Merge" is a euphemism for "get bought by". In short, it shows zero confidence in Yahoo's management, but some respect for its IP.
Those skilled at the housekeeping functions built into SS7 can locate callers anywhere in the world, listen to calls as they happen or record hundreds of encrypted calls and texts at a time for later decryption (Google translation of German original). There is also potential to defraud users and cellular carriers by using SS7 functions, the researchers say. This is another result of security being considered only after the fact, as opposed to being part of the initial design.
Yahoo finance is still better than google finance. But that isn't saying much.
...she maybe was a useful engineer at Google...
What makes you think that?
I heard she proved herself in Larry's bed.
Them young whippersnappers are quite capable of their own innovations.
As long as they never have to leave the protective cocoon of a VM with GC.
And lots of base classes written by somebody with a clue.
"it marks the end of a world where broad knowledge of computers and being willing to create solutions instead of reuse them was valuable"
No, it pretty much just marks the end of Dr. Dobb's. Them young whippersnappers are quite capable of their own innovations.
There is no denying that the true hacker is well on the way to becoming an endangered species, as we are making far fewer new ones than would be required to replace those who retire, much less keep up with the exponential pace of software systems growth. Great news in terms of income security for this increasingly elite niche, not such a great omen for the quality of future software.
Google's support for critical open source infrastructure like Libreoffice has in general been pathetic. Much of the blame for that would appear to lie with that same Chris Dibona.