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Minim Debuted the Minim Labs Free Router Security Platform, AWS Launched DocumentDB, Firefox CTO Eric Rescorla Awarded Levchin Prize, Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4 Now Available and IoT DevCon 2019 Call for Papers

News briefs for January 10, 2019.

Minim debuted Minim Labs at CES this week. This free version of the
Minim router security platform has an open-source Linux-based “Unum” agent
for protecting home automation devices, and it runs on Raspbian and OpenWrt
Linux devices. See this LinuxGizmos
post
and the
Minim Labs website for more
information.

AWS launched DocumentDB yesterday, a “fast, scalable, and highly
available document database that is designed to be compatible with your
existing MongoDB applications and tools”. TechCrunch reports that AWS felt customers found MongoDB difficult to use, so the
company built “its own document database, but made it compatible with theApache 2.0 open source MongoDB 3.6 API”.

Firefox CTO Eric Rescorla was awarded the Levchin Prize for “significant
contributions to solving global, real-world cryptography issues that make
the internet safer at scale” yesterday,
which was announced at the 2019 Real-World Crypto Conference. According to the Mozilla
Blog
, Rescorla was chosen for his “involvement in spearheading
the latest version of Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS 1.3 incorporates
significant improvements in both security and speed, and was completed in
August and already secures 10% of sites.”

Red Hat yesterday announced the availability of Red Hat Ansible Tower
3.4
. This new release features “workflow enhancements including nested
workflows and workflow convergence, designed to simplify challenges
inherent in managing complex hybrid cloud infrastructure”. In addition this
version boasts increased scalability and enhanced security. The press
release quotes Vice President,
Management at Red Hat, Joe Fitzgerald: “With the new features
available in Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4 organizations are able to increase
the scale and scope of their automation activities together with increased
control and visibility.”

IoT DevCon 2019’s
call for papers is now open
. If you’re interested in
presenting at the Internet of Things Developers Conference, submission of
titles and abstracts deadline is February 28, 2019. The conference will “focus
on technologies ranging from ultra-low power microcontrollers to
multicore-enabled aggregation hubs and from software strategies to security
solutions as well as techniques required to monitor and manage the enormous
loads of device-generated data. We are looking for experts to address the
audience of managers, developers, engineers and makers”. The conference will
be held in Santa Clara, California, June 5–6, 2019.

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads. You can contact Jill via e-mail, [email protected]

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