Rintel: NetworkManager 1.4: with better privacy and easier to use

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Lubomir Rintel takes
a look
at new features in NetworkManager 1.4. “It is now possible to randomize the MAC address of Ethernet devices to mitigate possibility of tracking. The users can choose between different policies; use a completely random address, or just use different addresses in different networks. For Wi-Fi devices, the same randomization modes are now supported and does no longer require support from wpa-supplicant.
Also a newly added API for using configuration snapshots that automatically
roll back after a timeout, IPv6 tokenized interface identifiers can be
configured, new features in nmcli, and more are covered. (Thanks
to Paul Wise)