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Attempts to prevent another Heartbleed, the bug that left two-thirds of the Internet insecure for two years, received a significant boost today. The Linux Foundation has announced that it has allocated funds from many supporters — including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft — to perform annual security audits on critical infrastructure and hire two full-time developers who will work on one of the Internet’s most widely-used technologies for pay instead of for passion.

The announcement follows months of worry about the Internet’s reliance on technologies made and cared for by people working in their spare time with little or no compensation.

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