World of FOSS:
The GNU project is 30 years old!. It is amazing when you realize that a decent chunk of utilities that we regularly use on GNU/Linux, are from the GNU project.
Nikola had a new major release (Version 6). This release brings a lot of new features and bug fixes.
A new major version of VLC (v2.1.0) was released with a bunch of cool new features.
If you are unable to recall the correct SysRq combo to fix your hosed system, you might want to refer to this page.
You can find a bunch of cool stickers for printing, on this FSF page.
Security / Privacy:
There is no doubt that short passwords are bad. But, there should be a limit on the password length as well. Why? Because very large or uncapped passwords can be used for performing a denial of service attack, as was revealed by the Django project.
If you want to delete your account from a popular web service, visit the justdelete.me website.
This article shows just how seriously Google takes security issues (read: not much).
If you have a burning desire to comment on a YouTube video, you'll need a Google+ account to do that. So, finally they find a way to force people to use Google+.