News briefs for February 20, 2018.
For those of us who have been holding out to see an Oracle-supported port
of DTrace on Linux, that time is nearly here. Oracle just re-licensed
the system instrumentation tool from the original CDDL to GPLv2.
News briefs for February 15, 2018.
Starting today, Google Chrome will begin removing ads from sites that don't
follow the Better Ads
Standards. For more info on how Chrome's ad filtering will work, see the
RIP John Perry Barlow, EFF Founder, Internet Pioneer, 1947 – 2018.
Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the EFF, wrote yesterday: "It
is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and
love today exist and thrive because of Barlow's vision and leadership.
He always s
News updates for February 2, 2018
The AV-TEST Institute tweeted
that it has discovered 139 samples that
appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities due to the
Meltdown and Spectre exploits.
News updates for January 25, 2018.
Chrome 64 is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows, featuring a stronger
ad blocker and several security fixes, including mitigations for Spectre
and Meltdown. See the release
updates for more info.