Software News: The Electron project has released version 9.0.0-nightly.20191212 freshfoss.com/projects/electro

Google is sending text messages from your phone without telling you. Here’s why.
androidauthority.com/google-te
As 9to5Google noted today, Android users reported their phones sent out text messages on their own over the past few months. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, those messages were sent to Google. The good news is this isn’t spam or a phishing attempt.

Package Release: 12/12 qemu 4.2.0 QEMU: an open source machine emulator and virtualiser wiki.qemu.org/

Package Release: 12/13 wordpress 5.3.1 WordPress: publishing software for the world wide web wordpress.org/

Package Release: 12/12 k3b 19.12.0 K3b: a KDE-GUI for cdrecord and cdrdao, similar to Nero k3b.org/

Amnesty International calls Google and Facebook a threat to human rights. We believe that centralization of power in hands of #GAFAM is indeed extremely dangerous. #privacy #decentralization matter for a free society!
gizmodo.com/amnesty-internatio

Software News: The Boost C++ Libraries project has released version 1.72.0 freshfoss.com/projects/boost/

Distrowatch News: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-3 Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest release is an update to the distribution's 4.4 series: 4.4-3. "With this release, we have found a solution to three challenges: first, we fixed problems with upgrading Docker which occurred in older UCS.... distrowatch.com/10757

Package Release: 12/12 calibre 4.6.0 Calibre: an e-book library management application calibre-ebook.com/

One of our goals at Destination Linux Network is to give back to the community that gives us so much. So we've partnered with to help bridge the digital divide.

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Distrowatch News: Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.1 "Virtual Environment" Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Virtual Environment version 6.1 which is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "It is built on Debian Buster 10.2 and a specially.... distrowatch.com/10758

Package Release: 12/12 gnome-shell 3.34.2 GNOME Shell: a core user interface of the GNOME 3 desktop live.gnome.org/GnomeShell

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