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FOSSers club of VAST is conducting a one-day free Debian Packaging workshop on August 24th. Learn how to contribute to the Debian Operating System by making packages. We're also conducting Debian 10 release party on the same day. We have two Debian Developers joining us for the event ! 馃帀
fossers.vidyaacademy.ac.in/blo

Debutsav (debutsav.in) is a #freesoftware and @debian conference being organised next month in Goa. Attend the conference. Network with others in the community. The cfp is open - come talk about what you do or what you care about.

events.fsci.org.in/conference/

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After months of work, we have a new stable release series: Tor 0.4.1.5 馃檶

This series adds experimental circuit-level padding, authenticated SENDME cells, & improvements to save on CPU consumption. It also fixes bugs in bootstrapping & v3 onion services. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

You can鈥檛 make this up: Just a few weeks after the president signed SESTA-FOSTA and multiple dating sites shut down, Facebook announced that it was entering the dating business. thehill.com/opinion/technology

"Amazon鈥檚 home security company Ring quietly removed the term 'surveillance' from a statement law enforcement officials provided to local news outlets, according to public records obtained by Gizmodo."

Let's call it what it is: surveillance.

gizmodo.com/ring-barred-cops-f

Ernest Hemingway was laughed at for claiming he could write a terrifying tragedy using only five words. They stopped laughing after he wrote this on his napkin and showed it to them. 

11 days remain to contribute to our Bug Smash Fund
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You'll help us respond quickly to bugs, improve test coverage, and keep up with Firefox ESRs. These are essential, but sometimes we have to divert developer attention away from grant-funded projects and use unrestricted funds to do them. That's why we need your help. #TorBugSmash
blog.torproject.org/tors-bug-s
donate.torproject.org

Someone is drilling the floor above for the last few days, insane amount of noise.

10 people from dgplug helping one person to get Fedora 30 installed on the system, watching over live video feed via mobile.

Finally ! git is starting to experiment with splitting the git checkout command in two. Namely, git switch and git restore \o/

https://github.blog/2019-08-16-highlights-from-git-2-23/

Santhosh Thottingal wins the President's Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019

Santhosh Thottingal has won the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India. This is in recognition of his substantial contribution in the field of Malayalam language. The award, instituted in 2016, is given to the substantial contributions to languages such as Sanskrit, Persian, Arabi, Pali and Classical

blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thott

Memes from @krita sprint, last week, 馃ぃ

Those 2 are really spoiled by Krita, 馃槀

If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. snowflake.torproject.org/

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