For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs. Now Oracle has begun including the same adware as part of a default installation of Java for the Mac, using the same deceptive techniques.
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Can software code, and application programming interfaces in particular, be copyrighted? That is the question.
A petition filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 77 computing luminaries has called on the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ruled Oracle could copyright parts of the Java API.
Oracle has a large number of fixes lined up for Tuesday, including 25 for Java SE, while Microsoft and Adobe have patches due then too.
UPDATED. Reports indicate that users in Russia who attempt to download and install Java are being told that a government embargo forbids it.
Today's quarterly update affects over 100 versions of 44 products including the Oracle database, Java and PeopleSoft Enterprise.
A statement by an Oracle executive affirms that Java 7 and updates to it should continue to work on Windows XP. Java 8 is a different story.
Opposition ICT spokesperson Clare Curran claims more than 40,000 New Zealand government computers are still running Windows XP.
UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.
UPDATED: A U.S. appeals court said Oracle can be granted copyright protection in parts of Java in a battle with Google over Android's inclusion of the code.
In a massive critical patch update, Oracle has fixed 104 security flaws within its products. Unsurprisingly, Java is at the top of the list.
Oracle Java Cloud Service apps face additional risks after a researcher publishes new vulnerabilities and how to attack them.
47 Oracle products to be patched on Patch Tuesday, with a total of 147 vulnerability fixes, 85 of them for flaws which are remotely-exploitable without authentication.
Oracle will no longer be supporting Glassfish Java Enterprise Edition Server business users.
Oracle's Critical Patch Update (CPU) has been released, and if you use any type of Oracle software -- including Java -- you're likely to need it.
Under the Freescale and Oracle pact, the two companies will work together on engineering, marketing and standards where Java and Freescale processors are combined.
Already close partners, ARM and Oracle deepen the relationship over Java in 32-bit and 64-bit ARM platforms.
Most enterprises are running legacy versions of Java in their IT estates that are leaving them open to attack.
An alleged 'classic attack' that went unnoticed by Oracle's security teams has security researchers concerned over the effectiveness of the procedures that are meant to be in place to catch bugs.