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Open-Source Peer-To-Peer File Synchronization Tool Syncthing 1.2.0 Released

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Syncthing is a free, open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization application written in Go, which implements its own open Block Exchange Protocol. The application, which is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Solaris, Darwin and BSD, can sync files between devices on a local network, or between remote devices over the Internet.
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linuxuprising.com/2019/07/open

PineBook preorders will go live July 25, 2019.

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Pine64, the US-based company behind a growing range of ARM-powered Linux devices, say PineBook preorders will go live July 25, 2019.

But there’s more.

Aside from the date at which you can throw money at your screen the (terrifically productive) company has revealed a swathe of other interesting details…
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omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/07/pinebo

Oracle Linux on Btrfs for the Raspberry Pi

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Oracle Linux 7 has been released for the Raspberry Pi 3. The release packages Btrfs as the root filesystem on the UEK-branded Linux 4.14 Long Term Support (LTS) kernel. A bootable disk image with a minimal install is provided along with a standard ISO installer.
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linuxjournal.com/content/oracl

Re-Introducing Reform

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During the last few months, based on feedback from beta customers and our own dog-fooding experiences, Ana and I redesigned almost all parts of MNT Reform, our libre laptop. We are now close to a concept that — we believe — will deliver on the promises of the campaign, in terms of modularity, openness, usability and performance.
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mntre.com/media/news_md/2019-0

One in four Google Public DNS requests are being intercepted in China

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among all 3,047 Autonomous Aystems (ASes) that we investigated, DNS queries in 259 ASes (8.5%) were found to be intercepted — interception policies varied according to different types of DNS traffic.
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blog.apnic.net/2019/07/17/one-

.. boosted

@dotdot the extensions identified can be found here dataspii.com for anyone interested. None of them are common adblockers or privacy oriented extensions.

IBM 1401 tribute to Apollo XI

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I have created a simple program on the IBM 1401 mainframe as a tribute to the Apollo 11 landing 50th anniversary. Took some effort to get it to run on our cantankerous old machine. Come and see it demoed at the Computer History Museum on Saturday, 20th, 2019.
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youtu.be/dc5PpE56qPw

Bug in NVIDIA’s Tegra Chipset Opens Door to Malicious Code Execution

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A flaw impacting millions of mobile and internet of things (IoT) devices running NVIDIA’s Tegra processor opens the door for a variety of attacks, including device hijacking or siphoning of data.
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threatpost.com/nvidias-tegra-c

Data Leak Warning Issued To Millions Of Google Chrome And Firefox Users

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Google Chrome and Firefox users are likely to use extensions such as ad blockers to help make their browsing more convenient and secure. But these aren’t always safe, as an independent security researcher can testify: He discovered eight browser extensions used by around 4 million Firefox and Chrome users were harvesting data.
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forbes.com/sites/kateoflaherty

Pipx – Install And Run Python Applications In Isolated Environments

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Using Pipx, we can easily install thousands of Python applications hosted in PyPI without much hassle. Good thing is you can do everything with regular user permissions.
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ostechnix.com/pipx-install-and

Kotlin wins Breakout Project of the Year award at OSCON ’19

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At the O’Reilly Open Source Awards 2019, we were honored to hear that Kotlin has won the prestigious Breakout Project of the Year award.
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blog.jetbrains.com/kotlin/2019

New EvilGnome Backdoor Spies on Linux Users, Steals Their Files

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A new Linux malware masquerading as a Gnome shell extension and designed to spy on unsuspecting Linux desktop users was discovered by Intezer Labs' researchers in early July.
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bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

Eternal Terminal – A Remote Shell That Automatically Reconnects Without Interrupting The Session

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Eternal Terminal (ET) is a remote shell that automatically reconnects without interrupting the session. Unlike the normal SSH session, ET session will survive even after the network outages or IP changes.
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ostechnix.com/eternal-terminal

ZX Spectrum Next full production should start in the coming weeks

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All the NEXT backers have received today an email full of good news. The new keyboard was already tested and approved by the manufacturer and is on its way to UK for the stamp of approval by the team.
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vintageisthenewold.com/zx-spec

Microsoft to explore using Rust

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Microsoft plans to explore using the Rust programming language as an alternative to C, C++, and others, as a way to improve the security posture of its and everyone else's apps.
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zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to

Kops vs. EKS: A Comparison Guide

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A comparison of two popular ways of setting up a Kubernetes environment based on setup, configuration, and cluster management ease.
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dzone.com/articles/kops-vs-eks

meli - pre-alpha release

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experimental terminal mail client
aiming for configurability and extensibility with sane defaults.
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meli.delivery/posts/2019-06-15

Unofficial Telegram App with 100K Installs Pushed Malicious Sites

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An app styling itself as a more feature-rich unofficial version of Telegram was installed over 100,000 from Google Play only to provide minimum messaging services and to promote malicious websites.
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bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

The world's best email client

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aerc is an email client that runs in your terminal. It's highly efficient and extensible, perfect for the discerning hacker.
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aerc-mail.org/

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