Jon Gold

Staff Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.

A review of Swing Copters: Under no circumstances should you play this game

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible. Researchers will present their findings at USENIX Security '14...

12 oddball odes to open-source

Hey, I just met you / and this is crazy / but here’s my pub key / so msg me maybe

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications.

Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community’s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

Androids continue to gain in the enterprise

Androids continue to gain in the enterprise

Use of Android smartphones in the enterprise realm is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according to a report issued this week by Good Technology.

Riverbed bolsters net mgmt. software for greater automation

Riverbed targets configuration, security and design with new release.

Netscout sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant rating

NPM company accuses Gartner of pay-to-play.

F5 CTO: We're working hard on the transition to software

SDN, cloud prompt major shift in technology directions for ADC manufacturer.

F5 CEO sees opportunity in myriad challenges facing IT

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam says future of IT is complicated, confusing and riddled with security threats - and that's a good thing.

Android tops iOS in online usage for the first time, says one tracker

Analytics firm says Android has moved ahead of Apple.

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Anonymity network hacked with sophisticated traffic correlation technique.

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