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Linux Journal Issue #286/May 2018

From the Editor—Doc Searls

Privacy Is Still Personal  


Letters to the editor  


Product Review: GitStorage  by Petros Koutoupis
Readers' Choice  
FOSS Project Spotlight: Sawmill, the Data Processing Project  by Daniel Berman
FOSS Project Spotlight: CloudMapper, an AWS Visualization Tool  by Scott Piper
Caption This: May Winner  
Visualizing Molecules with EasyChem  by Joey Bernard
Is It Linux or GNU/Linux?  by Christine Hall
News Briefs  


Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge   Examining Data Using Pandas  
Shawn Powers' The Open-Source Classroom   Review: the Librem 13v2  
Zack Brown's diff -u   What's New in Kernel Development  
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell   Generating Good Passwords  
Glyn Moody's Open Sauce   The GDPR Takes Open Source to the Next Level  

Deep Dive: Privacy

Data Privacy: Why It Matters and How to Protect Yourself  by Petros Koutoupis
When it comes to privacy on the internet, the safest approach is to cut your Ethernet cable or power down your device. In reality though, most people can't actually do that and remain productive. This article provides a general overview of the situation, steps you can take to mitigate risks and finishes with a tutorial on setting up a virtual private network.
Privacy Plugins  by Kyle Rankin
Protect yourself from privacy-defeating ad trackers and malicious JavaScript with these privacy-protecting plugins.
Tor Hidden Services  by Kyle Rankin
Why should clients get all privacy? Give your servers some privacy too!
Facebook Compartmentalization  by Kyle Rankin
I don't always use Facebook, but when I do, it's over a compartmentalized browser over Tor.
The Fight for Control: Andrew Lee on Open-Sourcing PIA  by Doc Searls
When I learned that our sister company, Private Internet Access (PIA), was opening its source code, I immediately wanted to know the backstory, especially since privacy is the theme of this month's issue. So I contacted Andrew Lee, who founded PIA, and an interview ensued.


Programming in Color with ncurses  by Jim Hall
Jim demonstrates color manipulations with curses by adding colors to his terminal adventure game.
FOSS as a Part of a Corporate Sustainability Plan  by VM (aka Vicky) Brasseur
Free and open-source software is a critical part of your company's supply chain. Here's why and how can include it in your corporate sustainability plan.
Nextcloud 13: How to Get Started and Why You Should  by Marco Fioretti
Nextcloud could be the first step toward replacing proprietary services like Dropbox and Skype.


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