News Week Ending July 3, 2022

Windows Autopatch
by Artie Kaye

An upcoming feature being rolled out for Windows Enterprise E3 in July:  The Autopatch.  This is designed to patch all computers on a business network to prevent possible errors from version compatibility and maintain security updates.  These patches will install automatically as the name implies, without assistance from users.  The autopatch will work on both Windows 10 and 11.

Protestware in Java
by Artie Kaye

Another instance of anti-war sentiment has been placed inside Java API.  Webpages that use a specific version of the dependency will display antiwar messages if the IP address is within Russia.  Regardless of one’s feelings on the message, this is problematic for the open source community.  If this continues to be a trend it will call into question the trustworthiness of people designing the tools.  This could cause a lot of harm to the open source community and the internet.