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youtube-dl — because bans have always worked so well

Wow, the likeable lawyers of the even more likeable RIAA just had a great success — well done. They managed to ban the open-source software youtube-dl and various forks from GitHub. The only argument seems that that youtube-dl can bypass the rolling cipher of YouTube. This makes it possible to download videos and also the…

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Best VPN for Linux — fast, affordable, safe, user-friendly 2020

The best VPN for Linux is actually a very difficult topic. I can’t possibly try hundreds of VPN providers to present you the best VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Linux. But I can tell you from my experience which VPNs work very well with Linux. It depends a bit on your requirements and demands. In…

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PIA (Private Internet Access) VPN: WireGuard in all Apps

The VPN provider PIA (very nice client)* (Private Internet Access) has activated and rolled out the VPN protocol WireGuard in all its apps. You can now use it on Linux, Android, Windows, macOS and iOS. WireGuard is faster, but has pitfalls if the provider does not implement additional privacy and anonymity protection. PIA has done…

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NordLynx: NordVPN introduces WireGuard for all apps (also Android / Windows)

If you follow the world of VPNs closely, know the VPN protocol WireGuard. It is lightweight and very fast. Maybe you are also familiar with NordLynx. This is the WireGuard implementation of NordVPN (big discounts NOW)*, which was previously only available for the Linux client. The good thing is that NordVPN also offers the slim…

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curl: send messages from the Raspberry Pi (Linux) to Kodi

Getting notifications in case of an event is not really a big deal these days. Most people have smartphones and use them to get messages. There are also several ways you can have your Raspberry Pi send a message to your smartphone. This works very well via Python (Pushover / Apprise), Slack but also email.…

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Best VPN for home office — depends on the use case

Many people currently work in the home office and may not be protected by the company’s security measures. The perfect protection does not exist. In IT security, we try to use as many layers of protection as possible so that attackers and cyber criminals have as much trouble as possible. You also want to prevent…

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Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund live on free TV — it’s possible!

Most viewers all over the world can’t watch the UEFA Champions League on Free TV but the Swiss have much more luck. At least SRF still broadcasts a match on Wednesday. SRF calls it the top match, but in the round of last sixteen it’s a tough call. The other Wednesday game would be Liverpool…

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WireGuard VPN Server – Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Android

WireGuard will officially be included in the Linux kernel 5.6. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa will not use the kernel upon release, but will still implement the lean VPN protocol WireGuard by default. This is great news. Up to now, however, installing the protocol in Ubuntu has been easy, as there is a so-called PPA.…

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Weather station with Raspberry Pi, Sense HAT and WeeWX — step by step

I really like my Raspberry Pi and my Sense HAT and was wondering if the open-source weather station software WeeWX would work with that setup. The software is written in Python and runs on all Linux distributions. Raspbian is based on Debian and the software can be installed very well on the official operating system…

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Six Nations Rugby 2020 Live / Public TV – watch from everywhere!

Rugby is a great game and the Six Nations start today. As usual, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales battle for the crown. It is the first major tournament of the year and a real highlight. Last year’s reigning world champion, South Africa, is not taking part because it’s a tournament of the Northern…