Reddit Now Lets You Livestream. What Could Go Wrong?

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
The platform is running a weeklong experiment called RPAN to see how Redditors use new livestreaming capabilities.

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Exploiting A/B Testing for Fun and Profit (Part 1)

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
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Vaping linked to 94 mysterious cases of severe lung disease in 14 states

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette.

Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product use or “vaping.”

Between June 28 and August 15, health officials have counted 94 probable cases of severe lung illness in 14 states, the CDC said. Officials haven’t found any conclusive evidence to suggest that an infectious illness is behind the cases, the agency added. The only common thread so far appears to be recent vaping by those afflicted.

The CDC is working in close consultation with officials in some of the hardest-hit states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana, and Minnesota. Wisconsin alone reported 30 of the 94 cases.

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US Chamber of Commerce, FICO Report National Risk Score of 688

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
While the score was up for large businesses and down for small firms, the report urges all to prioritize third-party risk management.

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Colonies of Aggressive, Social Spiders Boom After a Hurricane

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
Add skittering groups of extra-bold spiders to the list of post-storm delights. As if flooded homes and downed trees aren't enough.

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Why one PC developer turned down the security of Epic’s exclusivity offer

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
Artist's conception of <em>DARQ</em>'s developers sadly walking away from Epic Games Store exclusivity.

Enlarge / Artist's conception of DARQ's developers sadly walking away from Epic Games Store exclusivity.

If you've been following the PC gaming space in recent months, you know Epic has been throwing a lot of money around to secure exclusives big and small for its Epic Games Store (EGS) on PC. But there has also been a small and growing trend of developers who are publicly rejecting Epic's money and exclusivity terms for a variety of reasons.

Rise of Industry creator Alex Mochi, for instance, said in a screengrabbed Discord conversation that Epic's "deal didn't appeal to me" because "I want for as many people to have access to the game as possible." SkateBIRD developer Megan Fox tweeted that Epic told her they were "focusing on exclusives, and SkateBIRD promised Steam keys in its [KickStarter], therefore, nah [on Epic Games Store availability]." Factorio developers Wube Software said in a blog post it would see any potential exclusivity deal as "selling-out to big companies that would use the game as cash grab while destroying the brand." And so on.

Indie developer Unfold Games is the latest to publicly turn down an Epic exclusivity offer for its dream-like adventure game DARQ. The team went into more detail than most on the decision in a Medium post this weekend, explaining why "getting some upfront payment on top of guaranteed revenue" from Epic was not enough to entice them.

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Tough Love: Debunking Myths about DevOps & Security

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
It's time to move past trivial 'shift left' conceptions of DevSecOps and take a hard look at how security work actually gets accomplished.

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Router Network Isolation Broken By Covert Data Exfiltration

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
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Modern Technology, Modern Mistakes

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
As employees grow more comfortable using new technologies, they could inadvertently be putting their enterprises at risk. And that leaves security teams having to defend an ever-expanding attack surface.

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Today’s Cartoon: If You Thought Robocalls Were Bad…

August 19th, 2019
by The Feeder
The moral of the story is, don't pick up the phone.

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