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A tribute to James Dolan, co-creator of SecureDrop

Freedom of the Press Foundation has a tribute to James Dolan. James worked with Aaron Swartz and journalist Kevin Poulsen to build the original prototype of SecureDrop, an open-source whistleblower submission system. “He was our first full-time… Continue Reading — A tribute to James Dolan,...


Amazon Rekognition Now Available in AWS US-East (Ohio) Region

Amazon Rekognition is a deep learning-based service that makes it easy to add image and video analysis to your applications. Rekognition Image API allows you to detect objects, scenes, faces and inappropriate content; extract text; recognize celebritie… Continue Reading — Amazon Rekognition Now Available in...


[$] A look at the handling of Meltdown and Spectre

The Meltdown/Spectre debacle has, deservedly, reached the mainstream press and, likely, most of the public that has even a remote interest in computers and security. It only took a day or so from the accelerated disclosure date of January 3—it was originally scheduled for January 9—before the bugs...


Tails 3.4 is out

The privacy focused Tails distribution has released version 3.4. This released updates the kernel to 4.14.12 to include the latest Meltdown and Spectre patches. Many other security issues have been fixed in this release, and users should upgra… Continue Reading — Tails 3.4 is out


[$] A new kernel polling interface

Polling a set of file descriptors to see which ones can perform I/O without blocking is a useful thing to do — so useful that the kernel provides three different system calls (select(), poll(), and epoll_wait() — plus some variants) to perform it. But sometimes three...


Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 09 Jan 2018

Hello Ubuntu Server! The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you...


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