GitHub News of 03/20/19
Google Has Quietly Added DuckDuckGo As A Search Engine Option For Chrome Users In ~60 Markets
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick ...
Kite Raises $17m For Its AI-Driven Code Completion Tool
Kite , a San Francisco-based startup that uses machine learning to build what is essentially a very smart code-completion tool , today announced that it has raised a $17 million funding round. The round was led by Trinity Ventures, with personal ...
Wrest Control From A Snooping Smart Speaker With This Teachable “Parasite”
What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite'” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two ...
How Open Source Software Took Over The World
Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures . Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy ...
An Unsecured Database Exposed The Personal Details Of 202m Job Seekers In China
The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look for as long as ...
GitHub Free Users Now Get Unlimited Private Repositories
If you’re a GitHub user , but you don’t pay, this is a good week. Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but the caveat was that your code had to be public. To get private repositories, you had to pay. Starting tomorrow, ...