New Firefox Add-on Prevents Facebook Tracking, the Linux Foundation Announces the LF Deep Learning Foundation and More
News briefs for March 27, 2018.
Mozilla today announced a new Facebook Container add-on for Firefox that prevents Facebook from tracking you around the web: "Facebook Container works by isolating your Facebook identity into a separate container that makes it harder for Facebook to track your visits to other websites with third-party cookies." See also the Mozilla blog for more on the story.
In other Mozilla news, the Firefox 59.0.2 maintenance update was released yesterday to fix "high CPU/memory churn caused by third-party software on some computers", among other things. See the release notes for all the details.
The Linux Foundation announced the launch of the LF Deep Learning Foundation, "an umbrella organization focused on driving open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning", with a goal of making those technologies available to data scientists and developers. In addition, the Linux Foundation also debuted the Acumos AI project, an "open source framework that makes it easy to build, share, and deploy AI apps".
Attention all ZFS users: it looks as if Zstd compression support will be coming to OpenZFS sometime in the very near future This comes on the heals of the Zstandard (Zstd) algorithm being merged into the Linux 4.14 kernel. For more background on this upcoming feature, see Alan Jude's OpenZFS Summit presentation.
Happy 25th Birthday to Red Hat! Yesterday Red Hat celebrated the 25th anniversary of its incorporation by Bob Young and Marc Ewing. In honor of this occasion, State of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane declared March 26, 2018, as Red Hat Day across North Carolina and in Raleigh, respectively. See the Red Hat blog for details.
Thanks to Petros Koutoupis for his contribution to this post.