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Wallabag 1.9 is out!

After 4 months of development, Wallabag team has released their 1.9 version.

I’ve previously introduced and explained how to install this great tool that is Wallabag, but to be short, Wallabag is a web based, self hosted, application that allows you to save an article/webpage that you want to read later. Wallabag has many additional features such as the filtering, sharing and even exporting to epub and some others formats, ideal to read later on those articles on your tablet for example.

The team has released few days ago their version 1.9!


Tails 1.2 is out – Protect your privacy and anonymity

tails os logo

The live operating system Tails is now in its 1.2 version! With the aim of preserving your privacy and anonymity by forcing all connections to internet to go through the Tor network, but also leaving no trace on your computer and with embedded cryptographic tools to encrypt files, emails and instant messaging.



The project has released their 1.2 version and the majors changes are:

  • Replace the Iceweasel-based browser by directly the Tor Browser (Based on Firefox), this fixes the POODLE vulnerability.
  • Upgrade Tor to
  • Kernel 3.16.3
  • Upgrade I2P and isolate its traffic
  • Virtualbox guest additions enabled by default
  • Clearer OTR status in Pidgin
  • and many others.

If you are travelling or using a unsecure/ not trusted computer, Tails will be the best system to use to protect your privacy and anonymity, perfect on a USB key.



Owncloud 7 is out – Better for User, admin and developper

owncloud logoYou probably all know Owncloud, this open source project to install on your server, allowing you to easily access and share files, let you manage your contacts, calendar, to do list, or listen to music, read directly in the browser pdf, odt, doc, ….files or even being able to edit odt documents file. Well good news, their version 7 is out!

As you can see on the detail of their new release, once more, a lot of work has been done to extend and polish its large set of features.


The majors changes for the users are:

– Better interface, smartphone friendly and with a better performance

owncloud smartphone

– Online chat between users of the same instance

owncloud online chat

– Improved file sharing and allowing cross sharing between different Owncloud instances


For the Admin, we still have a large set of improvement such as:

– New user management interface

owncloud user management interface

– External Storage Access, such as FTP, SFTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, Swift, S3, WebDAV, SMB/CIFS,…

– Antivirus scanner integration

– Email templates for password recovery, file sharing,…

– Quota improvement


While the devs have also their new features, improvements, … such as:

– Webhooks to publish/subscribe to notification events, …

– New API allowing a visual representation to facilitate, from the desktop client to know which files are owned by the user,…

– An update on the developper documentation.


As you can see many improvement has been done clearly making Owncloud one of the most attractive personal cloud solution.

Tails 1.1 is out! Several majors improvement out there!

Tails logoIf you follow this blog, you probably know TAILS (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Linux Live Operating System focusing on preserving your privacy and anonymity. I wrote an article on this great project for their V1 release.

Well, the team have been again, hard working, to release after few months, their Tails 1.1


In the changelog, a lot of improvements such as:

– Upgraded to Debian 7 (Wheezy) with Gnome 3 fallback

– Replacement of OpenOffice by LibreOffice

– Support now UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)

– Windows 8 camouflage (Instead of XP)

Windows 8 camouflage tails v1.1

– Kernel upgrade to 3.14.13-1

– A lot of softwares upgrades and security fixes (Firefox 24.7.0 ESR, dbus 1.6.8, etc…)

– and many minors improvements.

In my opinion, although not perfect, Tails is the most advanced live operating system to preserve your privacy and your anonymity.

So why not just giving it a try? Download their latest version, grab a USB and give it a shot!

privacy opinion

The new Raspberry Pi B+ is out! Better and still at $35

No need to present what is the Raspberry Pi I suppose. This little computer of the size of a credit card with all it needs to be a small server, HTPC, printer server, cans distributor, jukebox or simply a cheap computer for $35 have leave its footprint on the web, opening the door to several others similar project (Some having a higher end spec).

Well, good news is, the new Raspberry Pi B+ is now out!

The Model B+ still uses the same BCM2835 processor as the Model B and with still 512mb RAM but with several improvements such as:

  • More GPIO: 40 pins (26 pins before);
  • More USB: 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 before) + better hotplug and overcurrent behaviour;
  • Micro SD: Push-push micro SD slot (friction fit SD card before);
  • Lower power consumption: They replaced the linear regulators with switching ones, leading to a reduction of power consumption by 0.5W to 1W.
  • Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.

You can read the full official announcement here.