Pen Testing ROI: How to Communicate the Value of Security Testing

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
There are many reasons to pen test, but the financial reasons tend to get ignored.

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DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact.

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Dear Joe Biden: Don’t Listen to Silicon Valley

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
Unlike 20 years ago, today’s Silicon Valley culture is elitist and authoritarian. Its leaders are part of the problem, not the solution.

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Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
A new tracker from Harvard’s GenderSci Lab is the first to consolidate sex-separated data from across the US. It may help researchers solve the mystery.

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Alienware M15 R2 Review: A Powerful Gaming Laptop

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
Packed with powerful hardware, this second-gen gaming laptop runs circles around the competition—for a short while.

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Is SARS-CoV-2 airborne? Questions abound—but here’s what we know

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
A doctor wears a hood as he tests the seal of an N95 respiratory mask during a training at the La Clinica San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center in California.

Enlarge / A doctor wears a hood as he tests the seal of an N95 respiratory mask during a training at the La Clinica San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center in California. (credit: Getty | Justin Sullivan)

A debate has erupted among researchers over the potential for the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, to spread through the air and—if it does so often enough—what to do about it.

Though talk of airborne transmission has been simmering since the beginning of the pandemic, it reached a boiling point this week following a letter penned by two researchers and addressed to “national and international bodies.” The letter, eventually signed by 239 researchers, urged those bodies to acknowledge the potential for airborne spread and to recommend control measures aimed at preventing it.

“Most public health organizations, including the World Health Organization, do not recognize airborne transmission except for aerosol-generating procedures [AGPs] performed in healthcare settings,” the letter stated. The evidence on airborne transmission is “admittedly incomplete,” the letter went on, but “[f]ollowing the precautionary principle, we must address every potentially important pathway to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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Linkin Park T-Shirts Are All the Rage in China

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
The band hasn't been cool for years. But its Minutes to Midnight logo is everywhere in the most populous country in the world.

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How to Use Slack Without Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
Many of us use it at work, but here are some tips on how to make Slack work for you. (Stop. Hitting. Enter. So. Often.)

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Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
Three months ago, the epidemiologist weighed in on what we must do to defeat this new threat. We went back to ask: How are we doing, and what comes next?

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Uber Moves Stealthily to Gain Allies in a Fight With Cities

July 9th, 2020
by The Feeder
Nonprofits and advocacy groups signed on to an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillance—without knowing that the ride-hail giant was involved.

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