Gitter, a chat and collaboration tool for code repositories, has been acquired by GitLab, the open source and premium code repository service. The tool won't be included in GitLab's community edition but its code will be open sourced.
While Cyberfox decided to stop developing its project after Firefox will switch to WebExtensions in November, Waterfox is planning to split the program in two versions: Waterfox ESR will continue to support legacy add-ons and Waterfox RR will follow Firefox's release scheme.
Latest version of ReCaptcha doesn't display any dialog, enigma or puzzle to solve: it just works in background. According to Google, the new system, thanks to machine learning and risk analysis, identifies humans and blocks bots automatically.
Moonchild, developer of PaleMoon, announced in a recent forum post that he is looking for a new maintainer for FossaMail, his open source email client based on Thunderbird. The decision was made because of the lack of time to develop both the projects.
Popular technology news site Ghacks is testing a new theme and seeking feedback from users. They're seeking a lighter, faster look that maintains usability. Testing is already publicly accessible, users can just use a special url parameter.
A topic of increasing concern amidst the flurry of personal data leaks and compromises lately, privacy is an especially important consideration. We've compiled a list of some of the best apps and services that help you retain and protect your crucial, private data.
Finally joining the likes of Facebook and YouTube, Vimeo now supports 360-degree video playback via its web and mobile apps. While live-streaming doesn't appear to be included at this time, the integration is sleek with intuitive controls and Vimeo has great plans going forward.
Jelly, a sort of Q&A-based social search network created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been acquired by Pinterest. Since Pinterest already excels at its own search functionality, speculation surrounds the reasoning for the acquisition. It may have been to acquire Jelly's talent.
The lead developer of Cyberfox, a processor optimized version of Firefox, has announced the browser's end of life following regular development for the next 12 months. The news revolves around recent breaking changes to Firefox itself, though there's still hope that it could make a comeback.
Lyft's new Dispatch Developer Program for developers will allow them to integrate Lyft into their apps and services so potentially, users would be able to hail rides without a Lyft account or smartphone. As an usage example, the API could be used by car dealerships to provide a ride for customers...
Good news in lieu of recent privacy disasters, Consumer Reports will start rating products' privacy and security. The company is working with partners to create an assessment standard, considering things like whether an internet-connect device transmits encrypted data. It's a great step forward.