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Updates to our policies regarding exploits, malware, and vulnerability research

Updates to our policies regarding exploits, malware, and vulnerability research

One month ago, we started a discussion with the community about proposed revisions to clarify GitHub’s policies on security research, malware, and exploits with the goal to enable, welcome, and encourage dual-use security research and collaboration on GitHub. We want to thank the broader security research community, project maintainers, and developers who shared feedback with […]

Mike Hanley June 4, 2021
FUD chills: GitHub stands with security researchers on DMCA Section 1201

FUD chills: GitHub stands with security researchers on DMCA Section 1201

Security research makes us all safer, but too often developers face ambiguous rules and possible criminal liability when they do quality assurance work to find security holes in their stack. Current DMCA Section 1201 rules should be clearer, otherwise they will continue to chill security research and leave everyone less safe. To this end, GitHub […]

Justin Colannino March 15, 2021
Search by @me

Search by @me

You can now create and share search queries that resolve to the current user by using the @me search syntax. For example, navigating to https://github.com/search?q=is%3Aissue+state%3Aopen+assignee%3A%40me (when logged into GitHub) will return all the open issues that are assigned to you. You can also type assignee:@me is:issue state:open into any search field to return the same results. Learn more […]

GitHub Changelog January 20, 2020
Code search exact match (limited beta)

Code search exact match (limited beta)

Users who have been selected for the beta are now able to search select repositories by pressing f on the repository page and entering their desired query. By default it will return results which exactly match the given (including word boundaries). Users are then able to further refine the results by requiring them to match the case of the query and/or match the whole word.

GitHub Changelog November 13, 2019