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Firefox 67.0 Released, ownCloud Announces New Server Version 10.2, Google Launches “Glass Enterprise Edition 2” Headset, Ubuntu Expands Its Kernel Uploader Team and Kenna Security Reports Almost 20% of Popular Docker Containers Have No Root Password

News briefs for May 21, 2019.

Firefox 67.0 was released today. From the Mozilla
blog: “Today’s new
Firefox release continues to bring fast and private together right at the
crossroads of performance and security. It includes…

Kernel 5.2-rc1 Is Out, Xfce 4.14 Pre-Release Now Available, Microsoft Open-Sources Its SPTAG Algorithm, South Korean Government Switching to Linux and Arduino Launches Four New Nano Boards

News briefs for May 20, 2019.

Linux kernel 5.2-rc1 is out. Linus
Torvalds writes: “Things look fairly
normal. Just about two thirds of the patch is
drivers (all over), with the bulk of the rest being arch updates,
tooling, …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Buy Cray, ManagedKube Launches k8sBot, Purism’s Librem One Suite Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal, Cloudflare Announces Support of BinaryAST and the Zombieload Intel Processor Vulnerability

News briefs for Friday, May 17, 2019.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to buy Supercomputer-maker Cray. Bloomberg
reports that the deal is “valued at about $1.4 billion as the firm works to
become more competitive in high-end comp…

IPFire 2.23 – Core Update 131 Has a New Intrusion Prevention System, The Linux Foundation Launches the Urban Computing Foundation, the Atomic Pi Hits Retail, IBM to Expand Its “New Collar” Program to France, and New Capabilities and Services for IBM Z

News briefs for May 16, 2019.

IPFire 2.23 – Core Update 131 has been released. This release brings a new
Intrusion Prevention System that makes your networks “more secure by deeply
inspecting packets and trying to identify …

Nextcloud Partners with Nitrokey, Unauthorized Version of Arch Linux Available from the Microsoft Store, VirtualBox 6.0.8 Released, Help Test Plasma Theme Switching and Intel Announces Major Clear Linux Update

News briefs for May 15, 2019.

Nextcloud this morning announced a new partnership with Nitrokey, maker of
highly secure, open-source encryption USB keys. From the press release: “The
Nitrokey Pro 2 and Nitrokey Storage 2 dev…

Update WhatsApp Now, Adobe Warning Creative Cloud Users with Older Apps, Kernels Older than 5.0.8 Are Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution, Schools in Kerala Choose Linux and MakeOpenStuff Is Launching the HestiaPi Touch Smart Thermostat

News briefs for May 14, 2019.

A vulnerability in WhatsApp allows spyware to be installed from a single
unanswered phone call. The
Verge reports that the “spyware, developed by Israel’s secretive NSO
group, can be installed …

Kernel 5.1.1 Is Out, a Raspberry Pi Captured a Photo of a Soyuz in Space, It Might Be the Year of the Desktop, Nanonote 1.2.0 Released and OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 RC Is Now Available

News briefs for May 13, 2019.

Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the 5.1.1 kernel, saying
“All users of the 5.1 kernel series must upgrade”.

A Raspberry Pi captured a photo of a Soyuz in space. See the Raspberry

Alpine Linux Docker Images Shipped with Unlock Root Accounts, Mozilla Offering a Research Grant to Embed Tor into Firefox, Plasma 5.16 to Get a Rewritten Notification System, Unity 2019.2 Beta Released and Emirates NBD Wins Red Hat’s 2019 Innovation Award

News briefs for May 10, 2019.

Alpine Linux Docker images available on Docker Hub shipped for three years
with unlocked root accounts. Threatpost
reports that “For three years, some Alpine Linux Docker images have
shipped w…

IBM’s Red Hat Deal, NuoDB Operator Now Has Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification, Krita 4.2.0 Alpha Released, Elive 3.0 Update, UBports Announces Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 and Fedora Kernel 5.1 Test Week Starts Monday

News briefs for May 9, 2019.

The Department of Justice recently concluded its review of IBM’s Red Hat
acquisition, which is still on track for later this year. ZDNet
reports that Red Hat released
the results of an IDC study…

OASIS Announces Open Projects, Endless OS Launches Endless Studios, Microsoft and Red Hat Announce the General Availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Supermicro Collaborates with Red Hat, and All Chromebooks to Launch This Year Will Support Linux Apps

News briefs for May 8, 2019.

OASIS this morning announced the
launch of Open Projects. The
press release describes Open Projects as “the
first-of-its-kind program that creates a more transparent and collaborative
future for …