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Comment Re:sounds great (Score 1) 375

The Guardian Project is an effort to increase the security of Android. A quote from the website:

The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source firmware MODs, and customized, commercial mobile phones that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring.

https://guardianproject.info/

Here is a link to their February project update to give you an idea what they are working on: https://guardianproject.info/2012/02/09/february-2012-project-update/

Comment Recent Talk at 27C3 (Score 1) 162

Yesterday Tiffany Strauchs Rad who describes herself as a "hacker lawyer" gave a related talk at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2010/Fahrplan/events/4236.en.html Recordings of this talk should be available soon. At the end of her talk where a similar question was asked and her answer was more or less: "follow me on twitter (TiffanyRad)".

Submission + - Firewall Builder 4.0 released->

kensan writes: Version 4.0 of the well-known opensource project Firewall Builder has been released. Firewall Builder is a firewall configuration management application. Quote from the website: 'This is a major upgrade. We have been testing the new version internally and in beta release for several months and we believe it is ready for production use. The new version comes with support for high availability firewall configurations, including heartbeat, vrrpd, keepalived, conntrackd on Linux, CARP and pfsync on OpenBSD and PIX failover configuration. It can generate configuration scripts to manage ip addresses, VLAN, bridge and bonding interfaces on the firewall. Drop-in support for OpenWRT firewall script is now available, as well as experimental integration with IPCOP firewall appliances. The GUI has supports undo/redo of unlimited depth and was generally streamlined and has many other improvements.'
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Networking

Submission + - Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino passed away->

kensan writes: Dragos Ruiu announced on the OpenBSD-misc mailing list that Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino, best known in his role as IPv6 KAME project core researcher, has passed away. Itojun did the vast majority of the work to get IPv6 into the BSD network stacks. He was also instrumental in moving IPv6 forward in all aspects through his participation in IETF protocol design meetings. Itojun was helpful to everyone around him, and dedicated to his work. He believed and worked toward making technology available to everyone. Kerneltrap also has some information: http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/Jun-ichiro_itojun_Hagino
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Communications

Submission + - Open Source Linux Phone Released-> 1

andyfrommk writes: "The worlds first truly open phone has been released. the Neo 1973 has been designed for the open source hacker.
From the website

The Neo 1973 boasts the following hardware specifications

* 2.8" VGA TFT color display
* Touchscreen, usable with stylus or fingers
* 266HZ Samsung System on a Chip (SOC)
* USB 1.1, switchable between Client and Host (unpowered)
* Integrated AGPS
* 2.5G GSM — quad band, voice, CSD, GPRS
* Bluetooth 2.0
* Micro SD slot
* High Quality audio codec
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