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November 9 2015: openSUSE LEAP, Realtime trains, GPIO, Libreboot and browser fingerprinting

Posted on 2015-11-10 20:53:52 +0000 by John

John H began with a presentation on the background to the recent release of openSUSE LEAP 42.1.

Alice then demonstrated using the Realtime Trains API to download and analyse information about train movements on Train workings; the source code is on GitHub.

Stephane, who had joined us for his first meeting, said there were some articles on his blog about using the GPIO on the Raspberry Pi and also mentioned the Ministry of Freedom site where you can get Thinkpads with Libreboot installed so that everything on the machine can be free of proprietary code.

David S shared Wierd new tricks for browser fingerprinting, such as using information from HTML canvas elements or WebRTC, generating error messages that contain crucial data and measuring latency under various conditions to identify different browsers.