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New Release: Tor Browser 13.5

Regular readers of our release posts will know that for the past two years we've been gradually increasing our capacity to not only maintain, but bring tangible improvements to Tor Browser for Android. In that respect, Tor Browser 13.5 feels like a milestone: in addition to the dozens of bug fixes and minor improvements noted in the changelog below, this release features major changes to Android's connection experience in preparation for the future addition of Connection Assist, including full access to Settings before connecting and a new, permanent home for Tor logs.

Internet Society

What Makes The Internet? People Coming Together

The following are remarks from Sally Wentworth, Internet Society Managing Director and Incoming CEO, at the IEEE / People-Centered Internet event, ‘A Celebration of 50 Years of the Internet’ from 19 May 2024. Watch the recording of the speech.


Tor Browser 13.5 Improves Fingerprinting Protections and Bridge Settings

Coming more than eight months after Tor Browser 13.0, the Tor Browser 13.5 release introduces an improved user experience of the fingerprinting protections by changing the visual design of the letterboxing implementation to avoid distracting users from the content they’re trying to view.


Forlinx’s New SoM Leverages Rockchip RK3562J Quad-Core Processor

Forlinx Embedded has launched the FET3562J-C SoM, a versatile system on module with an optional 1 TOPS NPU, optimized for a broad range of applications including industrial automation, consumer electronics, smart healthcare, energy, and telecommunications.

Compex Introduces New Wi-Fi 7 Dual-Band Modules: WLE7002E25D and WLT7002E25D-E

The WLE7002E25D features a standard MiniPCIe form factor, marking it as one of the first in the industry to adopt this configuration for Wi-Fi 7 technologies. This form factor is ideal for integration into systems already equipped with MiniPCIe slots. Conversely, the WLT7002E25D-E utilizes a M.2 E Key interface, making it suitable for newer, compact system designs that require efficient space utilization.


Today in Techrights

posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 29, 2024

Early morning mountain road

Updated This Past Day

  1. [Meme] 'Secure' Boot in a Nutshell
    Ask Microsoft if it is "safe" to boot Linux
  2. A 3-Year Campaign to Coerce/Intimidate Us Into Censorship: Targeting Guest Writers (Intimidation)
    Some high-profile people have told me that the serial defamer is a "monster" (their word), so why would Neil Brown wish to help him?


  3. [Meme] 3 Years Later
    If you're going to start a fight, make sure you can handle it
  4. When You Leave a Bad Employer and Move on to Better Things
    Perhaps my main mistake was not resigning from my job sooner
  5. No, Your Site Likely Does Not Need WordPress
    I was one of the first users of WordPress
  6. GNU/Linux in Cameroon: Rising Steadily While Windows Falls From 99% to Just 6%
    If one also counts mobile (mostly Android)
  7. Monkey See, Monkey Share
    on deprivation of users
  8. From 0.17% to 10% or More (GNU/Linux in Dominica)
    Dominica isn't well known, but it does seem to have embraced Chromebooks in recent years
  9. Links 28/05/2024: Tensions in East Asia, UK Mandatory National Service
    Links for the day
  10. Gemini Links 28/05/2024: NetCrawl and Living in Lagrange
    Links for the day
  11. Guardian Digital, Inc (linuxsecurity.com) Handed Over Its Web Site to Chatbots That Generate SEO Garbage
    They need to be called out on it
  12. statCounter Sees Microsoft Windows at Below 1% in American Samoa
    Not even 1%!
  13. Windows Down to 60% of Guam's Desktops/Laptops and Down to a Quarter Overall
    No wonder Microsoft is panicking
  14. Today in UEFI 'Secure' Boot Debates (the Frog is Already Boiling and Melting)
    Over at LQ today
  15. [Meme] A "Modern" Web's Message in a Bottle
    So-called 'security'
  16. Brittany Day: Still Chatbot Slinging, Producing Fake 'Articles' About "Linux"
    random garbage produced (and censored) by Microsoft
  17. Almost 4k Gemini Capsules, 5th Anniversary Only Weeks Away
    The Web will continue to deteriorate
  18. Microsoft: $1 Million a Day for Contempt of Court Orders (Justice Department)
    Microsoft behaves as if it's 100% exempt from laws
  19. Catbodia? In Cambodia, Microsoft's Windows Fell to All-Time Low of Less Than a Quarter.
    Cambodia is leaving Microsoft behind
  20. [Meme] Deadnaming
    Guess who uses a name that was deprecated well over a decade ago?
  21. New Press Report Explains Microsoft Severance and Quiet (Undisclosed) Layoffs
    Some people will call this "loophole", whereas others will opine that it is outright illegal (but kept secret to circumvent scrutiny)
  22. Global South is Android/Linux (Windows Era Has Come to an End Already)
    I've decided to take a quick glance at South American trends for all operating systems
  23. [Meme] Unified Patent Troll
    Unified Patent Court remains illegal and unconstitutional
  24. The European Patent Office is Sinking
    Officials (or national delegates) at the European Patent Organisation have long been warned about this (by staff representatives from the European Patent Office), but they ignored the warnings
  25. Summer in the Air
    We have a good pace going on owing to health, positivity, inertia and good software tools
  26. GNU/Linux Activity in Belize
    From an economic point of view, Microsoft needn't worry about Belize, but when it comes to preserving the Windows monopoly/monoculture Belize matters
  27. Links 28/05/2024: Back to MP3, NVIDIA Sued by Authors
    Links for the day
  28. Gemini Links 28/05/2024: Bad Beach and TLS
    Links for the day
  29. Microsoft Windows Fell From 100% to Just 7.5% in Sierra Leone
    Based on statCounter
  30. In Benin, Microsoft's Windows Fell Below 10%, GNU/Linux Surged to 6% or Higher on Desktops/Laptops
    That's nearly 7% - a lot higher than the average in Africa
  31. Over at Tux Machines...
    GNU/Linux news for the past day
  32. IRC Proceedings: Monday, May 27, 2024
    IRC logs for Monday, May 27, 2024

    The corresponding text-only bulletin for Tuesday contains all the text.

    Top-read articles (excluding bot/crawler visits):

    Span from 2024-05-22 to 2024-05-28
    2156 /n/2024/05/26/A_3_Year_Campaign_to_Coerce_Intimidate_Us_Into_Censorship_Targe.shtml
    1665 /n/2024/05/26/In_the_Pacific_Mostly_Islands_Around_Oceania_GNU_Linux_Grew_a_L.shtml
    1661 /n/2024/05/23/The_Rumour_Said_Later_Today_Red_Hat_IBM_Might_Announce_Layoffs.shtml
    1445 /n/2024/05/24/Getting_a_Thank_You_From_Software_Freedom_Conservancy_SFC_Will_.shtml
    1177 /n/2024/05/27/What_is_Secure_Boot.shtml
    1170 /n/2024/05/17/Microsoft_Connected_Sites_Trying_to_Shift_Attention_Away_From_M.shtml
    939 /n/2024/05/26/Links_26_05_2024_Google_Search_Morphing_Into_Disinformation_Fac.shtml
    783 /n/2024/05/24/The_D_in_Debian_Stands_for_Dictatorship_That_Extents_to_Censors.shtml

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