Developers are leaking access tokens for Slack widely on GitHub, in public repositories, support tickets and public gists. They are extremely easy to find due to their structure. It is clear that the knowledge about what these tokens can be used for with malicious intent is not on top of people’s minds…yet. The Detectify team shows the impact, with examples, and explains how this could be prevented.
When Samsung started releasing Edge devices last year, people were pretty excited as to what the dual curved displays can add to the user experience, However, some were pretty disappointed as you couldn’t do that much with them except to see color-coded notifications and other minor things. But with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge this year, plus the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, users were able to get a bit more out of the display. An open-source project now lets you control your music player from the edge display.
The Edge panel created by XDA developer hymxdev will work for Samsung devices that of course have the Edge display, including the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, S7 Edge, and even the Galaxy Note 5, if the Edge screen feature is enabled in the phablet. It will let you control your music player without having to open the app itself. All you have to do is install the app and then use the Edge display to Play/Pause, Next track, Previous track, etc. What you can do also depends on the music player you’re using.
The entire essay continues on a similar note. Although the title implies this is a rant about Ubuntu and Debian, he seems to paint the entirety of Linux Land with the same broad brush. And that would be factually wrong.
"Factually wrong" doesn't mean he hasn't pointed out some serious problems. He has. I and many other Linux users see the same problems he identifies. What's "factually wrong" is that these problems are built into the combination of kernel, system software, and applications generally called either "Linux" or "GNU/Linux". And his implication that there's no reasonable way for a user to avoid these problems is also factually wrong.
The bottom line of my objection to his essay is this: Nobody should use software they don't like, especially if there's a reasonable alternative. And by extension, why is Linas still using Debian and Ubuntu and systemd and Firefox and Chrome and Gnome? There are reasonable alternatives to every single one of them.
I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its community/grassroots feel. The talks are always widely varied and interesting, and there’s a great feeling that you could run into anyone doing anything – I spent an hour or two at the social event talking to a group of college students who run a college radio station entirely on F/OSS, which was awesome.
Just a short update on foss-north – the schedule is up. We have a whole list of speakers that I’m super excited about and tickets are selling well. I still don’t know what to expect, but more than 1/3 of the tickets are gone and the sales numbers are actually even better for the full priced tickets than the early birds.