OpenStack Queens, RedDrop Android Spyware, Oracle's VirtualBox and More
News briefs for March 1, 2018.
OpenStack Queens was released yesterday. The 17th version of the open-source cloud infrastructure software "offers a packed release with advancements benefiting not only enterprises with mission-critical workloads but also organizations investing in emerging use cases like containers, NFV, edge computing and machine learning". See the release notes here.
ZDNet reports on newly discovered Android malware called RedDrop that spies on users, makes live recordings and steals data, "including files, photos, contacts, notes, device data and information about saved Wi-Fi networks and nearby hotspots".
Amazon is teaming up with Nuance Communications, Inc., to get its Alexa voice assistant into cars ahead of Google, and they're using the open-source Automotive Grade Linux to do it, according to Bloomberg. Read more about the developments here.
HotSwap is bringing hot code reloading to Buck (Facebook's open-source build tool). According to the press release, "By no longer requiring a cold restart, HotSwap greatly improves iteration speed when developing Android apps". For more info, see the Facebook Code post.
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The cloud has become synonymous with all things data storage. It additionally equates to the many web-centric services accessing that same back-end data storage, but the term also has evolved to mean so much more.