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OpenSSL Vulnerability Hits the Web Unexpectedly

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Alex Ivanovs

Two thirds of all of the websites in the world use OpenSSL, this vulnerability would enable hackers (or anyone else for that matter) to exploit the cryptographic library and use that as a way of stealing information trough the SSL/TLS gateways.

WD My Cloud NAS on Ubuntu

Dulio Denis | Posted 04.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Dulio Denis

I decided that 2014 for me was going to be the year of the Network Attached Storage (NAS). Last year was the year that I finally abandoned my desktops...

The Politics of Ubuntu

Desmond Tutu | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

There were no representatives from Syria, Iraq or North Korea at Nelson Mandela's memorial. This is not just about paying respects, this is about the fate of our global community.

My Mother's Courage Inspired Me to Become the Man I Am Today

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

My mother reminds me everyday that human kindness and empathy have no borderlines. This is not an abstract conceit mired in convoluted politics. It's an elementary part of being cognizant and alive.

Passing of President Nelson Mandela

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Immediately after learning of the passing of former President Nelson Mandela, I was overcome with a sense of loss and immediately reminded of the extraordinary legacy of this remarkable human being.

Mandela, the Refrigerator Hum, and the Spirit of Ubuntu

Anya Cordell | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Anya Cordell

You know how the refrigerator stops humming, and then you become aware that it was? Nelson Mandela taught me about the state when the hum clicks off.

Mandela's Legacy: Teaching Ubuntu

Ken Brack | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Ken Brack

I am a former teacher turned full-time writer and one day hope to return to the classroom. If I could inspire high school students to discover and apply one huge and empowering achievement of our time, I would point them to South Africa.

Invitation to My Birthday Party

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We need each other's magnificence to be fully human. I need, and the world needs, you to be the unique and wonderful gift that you are. You are made for goodness and to be a person of peace. This is true for you and for every single human being on the planet. So join us on the Ubuntu Train and be part of the movement for peace within, among and between people.

Create Peace Witihn

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

The work of peace mongering always includes creating peace within your own life. Tutu's birthday is an invitation to think about the tools for doing that.

Macs No More: After Edward Snowden, Time to Come to the Penguin

Nathan Schneider | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Nathan Schneider

The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.

I Am Because You Are

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Robert Koehler

Their grief is too profound and too public. Their words have to be taken seriously -- allowed to mix with the politics and the self-interest and the fear, those generic trivializers of the national conversation.

Ubuntu: The Healing of the Sacred Hoop

Getrude Matshe | Posted 01.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Getrude Matshe

In a world full of people, why do we experience loneliness? Why should there be wars? In a world full of people, why are we still dying of this dreaded disease called AIDS? This is my question. If men and women could only feel for one another the world would be in perfect harmony and balance.

Windows 8: Game Over Man!

John Pavley | Posted 12.27.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Windows 8, Microsoft's attempt to be more Apple than Apple, is about to shake up my world and the world of serious gamers everywhere.

Ubuntu and Forgiveness: Keys To Living An Abundant Life

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

In the consciousness of ubuntu, when met with conflict or harm, forgiveness is the very path one must travel to know freedom. Therefore, for Nelson Mandela, forgiveness was not optional. It was the only way forward.

For African Environmentalists, Time to Get Beyond Polar Bears

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

How does Greenpeace -- which has historically been associated with not only white people, but often with furry, white animals -- grow roots on a continent where environmental devastation has often been perpetrated by Westerners?

The Essence Of Being Human

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do is to change is one's mind. And yet, a massive changing of minds is what will be required if humanity is to weather the challenges we now face.

Hacking Your Way Into The Workforce

John Pavley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

If you are looking for work, or in danger of becoming out of work, there are concrete steps you can take to improve your situation. You can learn to hack. I know this formula for improving your employment options works: I did it myself 30 years ago.

Facebook App Store: A Challenger Appears

John Pavley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

The app store contest is both a marathon and a sprint. Today's race is just the latest lap around the "software store" track. My advice to the digital consumer is to play the field, don't bet on a single runner, enjoy the spectacle and always download wisely.

Township Cinderellas: Shafieqah and Zahiedah at the Matric Ball

Jacob Lief | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Jacob Lief

Township Cinderellas follows two 12th grade girls in their Cape Flats, South Africa township school. Both come from incredibly difficult home situations.

Ubuntu: Applying African Philosophy in Building Community

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ubuntu meaning "the quality of being human." Ubuntu manifests itself through various human acts, clearly visible in social, political, and economic situations, as well as among family.

Global Dignity and You

John Hope Bryant | Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Imagine what the world be like -- what would have happened in the global economic crisis, if everyone practiced one simple global golden rule -- digni...

Joaquin Phoenix, Donna Karan, and Salman Rushdie Urge Ubuntu at Urban Center

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

If there are any people on earth who can teach us about the lessons learned from living in an unjust society, while seeking opportunity, it's the people of South Africa.

Be a Vote for Ubuntu

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Birute Regine

The great leaders of the twenty-first century will have ubuntu. Leaders with ubuntu recognize how their humanity is inextricably bound to others -- if others are diminished, so are they.

Words To Live By: I Am Because You Are

Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine

Can you even imagine a mother telling her child she didn't want her? It's hard to believe, yet it's something children in the foster care system know all too well.

South Africa Rolls Out the Ubuntu in Abundance

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

To me, Ubuntu is the acceptance of others as parts of the sum total of each of us. And that is exactly what I have experienced during the lead up to, and the initial days of this World Cup.