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Open-Xchange | Data Privacy & Open Internet

Dear Europe, we need openness to increase competition

In Brussels, the European Commissioner for Competition has promoted a discussion on what policies should be enacted to ensure fair competition in an increasingly digitized economy, especially regarding the market power of the big over-the-top...

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Vittorio Bertola Oct 24, 2018

Data Privacy & Open Internet

TES under the rising sun

Seventeen meetings and almost three years after the TES project debuted in  London, it finally got to  AsiaTokyo, the world’s most bustling megalopolis, was last week the setting of a new TES event organized by  OX Dovecot KK, the Japanese branch...
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Vittorio Bertola Sep 21, 2018

Data Privacy & Open Internet | Email

From Latin America to the Far East

The summer of TES in 2018 goes all around the planet – and for a project that was born in the heart of Europe, this is a great result. In June, as part of the build-up to the ICANN meeting in Panama, the first TES meeting in Colombia – the third in ...

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Vittorio Bertola Aug 28, 2018

Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

IoT security is not A-OK

Everyone knows that the internet can be a dangerous place. Phishing continues to increase in volume and effectiveness, affecting everybody from private users to internet giants like Google and Facebook. Meanwhile, the rise in ransomware attacks has...

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Neil Cook Aug 9, 2018

Open-Xchange | Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

ID4me – a global open standard for every user’s digital Identity

Many users are tired of remembering hundreds of usernames and passwords. Only a short percentage of users is changing their passwords on a regular base. And when choosing a password „easy to remember“ usually beats „secure, unique and complex“....

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Open-Xchange Jul 25, 2018

Data Privacy & Open Internet

Microsoft’s on / off love affair with open source

Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub could go one of two ways. On one hand, it’s great that Microsoft is investing heavily in open source. Until now, its business model has relied on siloed ‘walled gardens’, which has created one of the biggest barriers...

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Rafael Laguna Jun 7, 2018

Data Privacy & Open Internet | Events

#Kubecon - A wrap up

The latest Kubecon in Copenhagen was "extra dope" as Kelsey Hightower might say. Hightower is one of the leaders of the Kubernetes community, and Kubecon is the community's main event. And for sure, this year's Kubekon did have something extra...

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Andrea Tosatto Jun 5, 2018

Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

Open source = privacy. Closed source = privacy of a certain sort.

Ben Thompson of Stratechery recently wrote a blog post arguing that open, federated messaging systems are inherently less secure than their closed counterparts. I disagree with his opinion.

It has been claimed that open source, federated messaging...

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Vittorio Bertola May 23, 2018

Security | Data Privacy & Open Internet

OX Guard and the EFAIL Vulnerability

On Monday, a German and Belgian research team posted a paper demonstrating a potential vulnerability in PGP and SMIME encrypted emails, named EFAIL. The described vulnerability may result in some email clients leaking the protected contents. This...

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Rafael Laguna May 16, 2018

Open-Xchange | Data Privacy & Open Internet

OX “Top Player” in Radicati 2018 Market Quadrant for 4th year in a row

The Open-Xchange team has no doubt had a very busy year, focusing on evolving our products further, sharing our vision of an open-source software and communicating its benefits to society. A few highlights include growing the world's favorite IMAP...

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Rafael Laguna May 14, 2018