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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.5 With Better Hardware Support


With the regular milestone of Release Candidate (rc7), Linus Torvalds hasannouncedthe first stable release of the Linux kernel 5.5 for the general public.Apart from the last-minute network driver fixes, Linux 5.5 includes various improvements for security,the new and upcoming hardware platforms such as Raspberry Pi 4, Intel processors, and Chromebooks.

GNU Linux-Libre 5.4 Kernel Released for Those Seeking 100% Freedom for Their PCs


The GNU Linux-libre communityannouncedtoday the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 5.4 kernel for those seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.The GNU Linux-libre kernel promises 100% freedom for your personal computer by not providing any proprietary drivers, firmware, or other code that is not licensed under one of the many Open Source licenses. Learn more:

Intel, Mozilla, Red Hat, and Fastly partner to make WebAssembly a cross-platform runtime


Intel, Mozilla, Red Hat, and Fastly announced today the creation of the Bytecode Alliance, an open-source foundation that will work to make WebAssembly into a cross-platform runtime that can be used on native mobile, desktop, and server environments, and not just inside browsers. The Bytecode Alliance's main goal is to promote the use of security-hardened WebAssembly tools. Learn more in an interesting ZDNet article: 

BBC News Goes Dark with Censor-Busting Tor Site


Have you heard that the BBC has launched a Tor-based version of its news website, to help circumvent state efforts to censor the free flow of information worldwide? This announcement highlights the benefits of the dark web to many users around the world. Learn more:

4 takeaways from Black Hat 2019


At Black Hat 2019, experts identified new trends and warned of emerging or growing threats, including security's impact on software development and the growing threat social media poses. Learn more an excellent CSO article:

7 must-see talks at Black Hat and DEF CON 2019


Infosec is political. It's about power — who has it, who doesn't, and how it will be used. Some geeks like to pretend otherwise, but that will be harder this year during hacker summer camp in Las Vegas, as politicians and policymakers join hackers to merge tech and policy in some much-anticipated talks.