GNOME 3.30.2 Released, Braiins OS Open-Source System for Cryptocurrency Embedded Devices Launched, Ubuntu 19.04 Dubbed Disco Dingo, Project OWL Wins IBM’s Call for Code Challenge and Google Announces New Security Features

News briefs for November 1, 2018.

GNOME
3.30.2 was released yesterday
. It includes several bug fixes, and
packages should arrive in your distro of choice soon, but if you want to
compile it yourself, you can get it here. The
full list of changes is available here. This is the last planned point release
of the 3.30 desktop environment. The 3.32 release is expected to be
available in spring 2019.

Braiins Systems has announced Braiins
OS
, which claims to be “the first
fully open source system for cryptocurrency embedded devices”. FOSSBYTES
reports
that the initial release is based on OpenWrt. In addition,
Braiins OS “keeps monitoring the working conditions and hardware to create
reports of errors and performance. Braiins also claimed to reduce power
consumption by 20%”.

Ubuntu 19.04 will be called Disco Dingo, and the release is scheduled for
April 2019. Source: OMG!
Ubuntu!
.

IBM
announces Project OWL is the winner of its first Call for Code
challenge
. Project OWL is “an IoT and software solution that keeps
first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster”. The team
will receive $200,000 USD and will be able to deploy the solution via the
IBM Corporate Service Corps. The OWL stands for “stands for Organization,
Whereabouts, and Logistics”, and it’s a hardware/software solution that
“provides an offline communication infrastructure that gives first
responders a simple interface for managing all aspects of a disaster”.

Google yesterday announced four new security features for Google accounts.
According to ZDNet,
Google won’t allow you to sign in if you have disabled JavaScript in your
browser. It plans to pull data from Google Play Protect to list all
malicious apps installed on Android phones, and it also now will notify you
whenever you share any data from your Google account. Finally, it has
implemented a new set of procedures to help users after an account has been
attacked.

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