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Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, has announced the general availability of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, codenamed
Ubuntu 'Focal Fossa' Homes In on Enterprise Security

Ubuntu has reached the top of independent rankings of enterprise Linux security, according to Canonical. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS applies Kernel Self Protection measures, ensures control flow integrity, and adds stack-clash protection for systemic forward-looking enterprise sec

Facebook has launched a free standalone app for creating and watching live video game play on Android devices. Some 700 million users already engage in gaming on the platform, but with its dedicated app Facebook is locking horns with the leaders in the market -- Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
Facebook Gaming Powers Ahead With Live Streaming

The company will release the Facebook Gaming app for iOS devices after it's approved by Apple. It originally scheduled its release for June, but a bump in growth in the live gameplay market induced the company to make it available sooner, The New York Times reported Sun

Humans may be wanderers by nature, but in the year 2020, with planet Earth overrun by a pandemic, most human activity has come to a shocking halt. Perhaps one of the best things for a wandering race stuck at home is an opportunity to look outward -- to thought-travel into the boundless universe and dream of grand and sweeping possibilities. That's what <em>Cosmos: Possible Worlds</em> offers.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds Fires Up Hopes and Dreams

Humans may be wanderers by nature, but in the year 2020, with planet Earth overrun by a pandemic, most human activity has come to a shocking halt. Much of what is going on is related to battling the disease on the front lines -- either by tending to those who are strick

At this point, remarking that people now are more concerned about online privacy than ever before is not a novel observation. What's fascinating, though, is that interest in personal digital security has remained high since the issue exploded about seven years ago. In other words, instead of experiencing a short-lived spike, digital privacy awareness has been sustained. This is encouraging.
How to Stay Safe on the Internet, Part 1

At this point, remarking that people now are more concerned about online privacy than ever before is not a novel observation. What's fascinating, though, is that interest in personal digital security has remained high since the issue exploded about seven years ago. In o

Apple's second-gen iPhone SE, based on its A13 Bionic processor, has the best single-camera system in an iPhone, according to the company.
Apple Offers 'Good Enough' iPhone SE at Attractive Price

The device is offered in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB versions. Pricing begins at $399. It can be purchased at $9.54 a month, or $229 with trade-in, from the Apple website or the Apple Store mobile app. It will be available at Apple retail stores when they reopen, but current

GitHub has lowered its pricing plans drastically and made its core features free for everyone, even for private development. GitHub CEO Nat Friedman announced a plan that has been in the works for some time, noting that the changes were not related to the pandemic. The new structure allows access to GitHub's private repositories with unlimited collaborators for all GitHub accounts.
GitHub Expands Free Feature Access, Slices Other Costs

Given the financial pressures that organizations of every kind and size are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GitHub's sizable price reduction should draw kudos and new users. What's less certain is whether its competitors will feel forced to offer clients similar

Zoom's paying customers will be able to choose the region they want to use for their virtual meetings. Paying customers will be able to opt in or out of a specific data center region, although they won't be able to change their default, which for most customers is the United States. Zoom has data centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, India, Australia, China, Latin America, and Japan/Hong Kong.
Zoom Boosts Security With Pick-Your-Route Feature

"They are quick to accept the vulnerability and promptly issue a patch -- that is the most we can ask of any company," Kezer continued. "Frankly, I am impressed that they have put all their development efforts towards security. That is a sign of a solid security-minded

Google, Apple and MIT have made headlines with announcements of contact tracing mobile apps in the wings. Their purpose is to identify contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19 so appropriate actions can be taken to stem its spread.  However, a Cambridge University professor threw some cold water on those apps. The apps proposed by Google, Apple and MIT all have voluntary aspects to them.
Contact Tracing Phone Apps: Health vs. Privacy

Google, Apple and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week made headlines with announcements of contact tracing mobile apps in the wings. Their purpose is to identify contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19 so appropriate actions can be taken to ste

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