New Version of PuTTY Fixes Several Vulnerabilities, Google Announces the Stadia Cloud Gaming Service, Save the Internet Day March 23, Google Fined $1.49 Billion and NVIDIA Launches the Jetson Nano

News briefs for March 20, 2019.

A new version of the PuTTY SSH client received several security patches over the weekend,
including one that “fixed a ‘game over’ level vulnerability”, according to
The
Register
. Version 0.71 includes “new features plugging a plethora of
vulns in the Telnet and SSH client, most of which were uncovered as part of
an EU-sponsored HackerOne bug bounty”.

Google announces Stadia, its new cloud gaming service. The
Verge
reports
that “Stadia will stream games from the cloud to the
Chrome browser, Chromecast, and Pixel devices, and it will launch at some
point in 2019 in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.” Google also is launching
the Stadia Controller, which “looks like a cross between an Xbox and PS4
controller, and it will work with the Stadia service by connecting directly
through Wi-Fi to link it to a game session in the cloud.”

Save the Internet Day is
planned for March 23 in response to the planned EU copyright reform: “The
planned EU copyright reform constitutes a massive threat to the free exchange
of opinions and culture online. Together, on 23 March 2019 we call for a
Europe-wide day of protests against the dangers of the reform.” Visit here for an overview of the
planned protests.

Google is fined $1.49 billion by the European commission for search ad
brokering antitrust violations. TechCrunch
quotes
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “Today’s
decision is about how Google abused its dominance to stop websites using
brokers other than the AdSense platform”.

NVIDIA launched the Jetson Nano module and Jetson Nano Dev Kit. Linux
Gizmos reports
that the Jetson Nano Developer kit is available for
pre-order for $99 and that it will ship sometime in April. The post quotes
NVIDIA, who says the Jetson Nano “delivers 472 GFLOPS of compute performance for running modern
AI workloads and is highly power-efficient, consuming as little as 5
watts”.

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