Cloud Native: Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.16 integrated Open Policy Agent

The hamburg company kubermatic (formerly loodse) has version 2.16 of his kubermatic kubernetes platform (kkp) published. In the new release, users of kubermatic api are given access to the open policy agent (opa), which allows the central authorization and enforcement of compliance and company-internal guidelines. The open source project provides a declarative language with which policies deposit as a code and can be used in microservices, kubernetes, ci / cd pipelines, and api gateways. In art kkp releases kubermatic opa also wants to integrate completely into the ui of the platform.

More gitops functions for infrastructure-as-code

For administrative tasks, kkp 2.16 some new gitops features ready to dynamically add and configure the option to add and configure data centers to use. Over the preset management, different environments can also be preconfigured and providers when creating new kubernetes clusters are available for selection – for example for development projects or production. In order to keep more targeted control over the infrastructure costs, the gitops approach can be used to centrally determine the resource requirements in detail.

With a view to better support for machine-learning applications, kubermatic integrates kubeflow on a new add-on for the first time in its platform. About operator can be put on kubeflow on the kubermatic kubernetes platform to simplify data scientists and ml experts the deployment of ml workflows too cloud-uplifting. However, the kubeflow add-on is currently in the status of a preview.

Against the repression of the predominantly shiite opposition in the gulf state, the west remains quiet, the arab spring is only celebrated elsewhere

The west continues to hold back against the sunni monarchy in bahrain, while loudly complaining about human rights violations in iran, syria and other countries, or celebrating the arab spring against authoritarian regimes there. The rich gulf states, from which oil is bought and to which weapons and other things are sold, hardly hear anything about criticism, because the regimes are supposedly important for stability. Bahrain is a strategic ally especially of the usa, whose 5. Fleet stationed here. Security forces continue to massively and brutally crack down on protests, which are supported by the shiite majority, but also by sunni citizens who want political and economic reforms, while the judiciary is imposing harsh sentences on opposition activists.

Bahrain bans all demonstrations and gatherings

Satellite image of bahrain. Image: nasa

Digitalization PROFEREN: Occupations in Lower Saxony are progressing slowly

The occupation of the 50 vocational procedures for new digitization feeders is progressing in low-things. Although the money is willing to occupy the urgently needed jobs, but so far only part of the profunders could be occupied at the lower sachsian universities.

As the german press agency has experienced by the lower sachsian ministry of science, they have only been occupied by professors with professors and professors. At nine reputers, the appeal procedure is imminent. Growing out of 25 prheren. Here the places had to be rewritten. Another post is just before the tender.

Slow cast

In 2018, scientific minister bjorn thumler (cdu) was hopefully glamored that 2019 could give the first digital programs in lower saxony. The country provides 42 million euros for the reputers, the money should be in quintum, different rates. Initially, the volkswagenstiftung was also involved in financing, won it from the ministry of science and culture. Thumler said now: "i am pleased that more and more calls are given now. Demand in business and administration according to specialist and management fleets with information technology and information scientific expertise. For this we need a corresponding study offer."

For a year now, the online action platform campact has been sending burger protests to the computers of political decision-makers

Members of the bundestag, eu parliamentarians and government representatives have been exposed to a special form of burgernahe for some time now. Their e-mail accounts become the gateway for organized citizen protest. The idea is not entirely new, but has been professionally implemented in germany for a year by the campact initiative. It initiates political campaigns with changing cooperation partners, bundles the displeasure of the electorate and thus lends it weight. A famous example is the moveon initiative, which has become an influential player since its founding in 1998, and whose interventions in u.S. Policy have received widespread attention (cf. Revenge of the flying toasters). In this country, participation is still limited, but members of parliament are taking the warning tones from their digital inboxes surprisingly seriously.

In the past twelve months, a total of four campaigns have been launched on different ies: to stop the planned eu directive on software patents, to disclose the supplementary income of members of the bundestag and, more recently, to maintain the nuclear phase-out and to withdraw the planned increase in value added tax.

Crimea as a paradise for high-class tourism?

Vacations on yalta in renovated soviet hotels. Image: u. Heyden

Concepts for the modernization of crimea were discussed at an international economic conference in yalta

At the second yalta international economic forum, held from 13. To the 15. April at the luxury mriya hotel southwest of the city, strategies were discussed on how to move the peninsula forward economically – despite the crisis and sanctions. According to experts, crimea’s untapped potential is huge, especially in the tourism, health and it sectors.

Europol and FBI against criminal crypton network: 70 arrests in Germany

At the international police action "operation trojan shield / otf greenlight" against criminals and their crypton network, the german federal criminal police office (bka) was also involved. On yesterday, 150 objects were searched in germany and arrested more than 70 people. The focus action was in hesse, shared the bka.

A total of 700 objects have been searched in 16 countries in recent days and arrested more than 800 people. Informed europol. The police confiscated over 8 tons of cocaine, 22 tonnes of cannabis and cannabis resin, 2 tons of synthetic drugs such as amphetamine and methamphetamine, 6 tons of synthetic drug absorption materials, 250 firearms, 55 luxury vehicles and $ 48 million in various preserves and cryptovo.

The police action was possible after 2019 the us fbi – which calls you trojan shield – together with the australian federal police – which she names otf greenlight had founded a company named anom for allegedly closing communication services. It had succeeded in the message, about 12 miles.000 praparied mobile devices in 300 criminal syndicates in good 100 countries, including italian organized crimetat, forbidden motorcycle bands and international drug trade organizations.

Emotated: Good 4 million copied mail addresses at Prufdienf HAVE I Been Pwned

Troy hunt, operator of the prufdungs "have i bee pwned" (hibp) for compromised access data, has informed that the fbi total 4.324.770 e-mail addresses from all over the world have transferred to him. These are the investigators in the course of the takedown of the trojan emotated in the hands. The disclosure to hibp has decided on the fbi based on how to transfer the service to inform the service a good way to inform individuals and companies about the data theft by emotated.

At hibp you can search a huge database with more than 11 billion-tired accounts after a mail address. Usually this can be used to enter the relevant address directly on the homepage of havetenpwned.Com to do. In this particular case, troy hunt has the data though "sensitive breach" marked, so that only the owners of the e-mail addresses themselves can examine whether they are affected. This works over the menu item "notify me" respectively. About the counterpart "domain search" for domain owners. In the case of a hit, a direct notification is made to the specified e-mail address.

An similar prufservice also offers the website of the dutch police: after entering the e-mail address, you will receive a notification here, if necessary, a notification. The database comprises according to the description after all 3.6 million e-mail addresses.

CAT S62 Pro: Outdoor smartphone with improved hot picture camera

Manufacturer bullitt has introduced the outdoor mobile phone cat s62 pro. The rugged smartphone is particularly suitable for professional use, according to the manufacturer: it should be particularly robust and stormally exceeds up to 1.8 meters high. The cat s62 pro is also protected by ip68 against dust and water. Warm and cold should also tolerate the outdoor mobile phone, temperatures of -25 degrees up to 55 degrees celsius are no problem according to the manufacturer. The display is protected by gorilla glas 6.

The cat s62 pro is also interesting because of its hot image technology: manufacturer bullitt relies on a 3.5-sensor from flir lepton, which can measure temperatures from -20 degrees up to 400 degrees celsius. This hot picture camera is intended to provide a high resolution as previous solutions in cat smartphones and react sensitive to small temperature differences. There is a little extra advantage of the cat mobile phones: it consists of a single module with 12 megapixels and support dual-pixel technology. Front sits a selfie camera with 8 megapixels.

Snapdragon upgrade

In the well-protected interior of the cat s62 pro, a snapdragon 660 operates – an upgrade to the snapdragon 630, which worked in the process model cat s61. The main memory is 6 gb, the internal storage space amounts to 128 gb and can be extended via a microsd slot. The battery is roughly rough with 4000 mah.

genetic engineering 2.0: old problems, new tools

Rapeseed field. Image: bernd schroder

Genome editors aim to make plant breeding faster and more accurate – and increase customer acceptance. Part 2

Cibus: "globally acceptable, non-transgenic traits for all major crops"

Large agribusiness companies are currently exploring the possibilities of new genome editing technologies in plant breeding, and biotech start-ups are also looking for their share of the pie. How, for example, cibus. Su canola, a canola variety tolerant to sulfonylurea herbicides, had been applied to fields in north dakota and montana in 2016. The potential is immense: canola is grown on about nine million hectares in north america, and the trend is rising.

Microsoft Edge: Current browser version against vulnerabilities

Microsoft has the latest version of the chromium-based edge browser for all available platforms 87.0.664.57 raised. As usual, the update followed with easy delay on google’s chrome update and includes the same fixes for the chromium base. Four vulnerabilities were eliminated "high" and two with "medium"-classification.

For most users, the updating of the edge browser was allowed to have been automatically installed in recent days. The version number of the browser is over the area "settings" — "information about microsoft edge" retrievable. If the browser is not up to date, retrieving the version number also accuses the update search. Overview of all edge security fixes, microsoft provides ongoing security advisory for the chromium edge.

Google’s update environment for chrome was to be found that attackers over three of the "high"-vulnerabilities in different components of the web browser were able to exclude (use-free-) memory errors. Something like that usually leads to crushes and could also allow the infiltration of malware. The fourth vulnerability with "high"-classification fubs on insufficient data validation in the javascript engine v8. Clean details neither google nor microsoft, to not play attackers in the hands.