A Primer On Everyday Sexism

‘If Anything Could Change Our Minds, It Would’ve Happened By Now,’ Say Candidate’s Supporters WASHINGTON-Saying it should be very clear by now that absolutely nothing can change their position on the matter, steadfast supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the rest of the nation Wednesday that it really shouldn’t bother trying to persuade them not to vote for him.

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WordPress for Android 5.7 Adds Path to Upgrade WordPress.com Plan

WordPress for Android version 5.7 was released today with a new “Plan” screen under the site menu for WordPress.com users. This section details the differences between WordPress.com’s commercial plans and includes a link for users to manage and upgrade their plans. Previous releases have added user management and the ability to invite new users.

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How to Get 30% Off Our Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes – Copyblogger –

Only a few days left before this offer expires … On Tuesday, I alerted you to the massive StudioPress blowout sale going on this week. Basically, it’s our big annual Black Monday discount delivered three months in advance. The details couldn’t be simpler: Until the offer expires on Tuesday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

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Apple Software Vulnerability Is Linked to Intrusions

SAN FRANCISCO – One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists. Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target’s mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions.

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WordSesh 4 Reaches 816 Viewers Across 5 Continents | @thetorquemag

Over the weekend, WordPress professionals from around the world sacrificed sleep and sanity to tune into the fourth annual WordSesh. The 24-hour streaming conference, which was held entirely online, kicked off on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. WordSesh featured one session every hour and included speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Petya Rayovska, and Brent Shepherd presenting on a …

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The Million Dollar Dissident: NSO Group’s iPhone Zero-Days used against a UAE Human Rights Defender – The Citizen Lab

with the assistance of the research team at Lookout Security. This report describes how a government targeted an internationally recognized human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor, with the Trident, a chain of zero-day exploits designed to infect his iPhone with sophisticated commercial spyware.

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WhatsApp to start handing your data over to Facebook

WhatsApp is to start handing over user information to parent company Facebook, in a huge reversal of its previous policies. The company has long been committed to ensuring that WhatsApp user data remains private – telling users when it was acquired by Facebook that “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible”.

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WordSesh 4 Now Available on Video

WordPress enthusiasts from around the world tuned into the fourth edition of WordSesh this past weekend. WordSesh is a free virtual WordPress conference that lasts for 24 hours. Since none of the viewers or speakers have to travel from their homes, the sessions generally have a more casual, intimate vibe than what you might experience at a WordCamp.

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The Millennial Whoop: A glorious obsession with the melodic alternation between the fifth and the third

This week, The Lonely Island released a music video for a song that was cut from their new movie, Popstar. The deleted scene for the song, “Fuck Off,” shows Conner4Real (Andy Samberg’s Bieber-esque teen idol character) joyfully belting out the most over-the-top expression of teenage angst possible.

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Introducing the PDF Slider – Show Presentation Slides in WordPress

Today, I’m extremely pleased to announce the launch of our new PDF slider addon for WordPress. Now you can easily create responsive WordPress sliders from your presentation slides and other PDF files. Our goal is to allow speakers and presenters to upload their slides on their website without giving up control to third-party companies like Slideshare.

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Hooray! My university sends letter to incoming students decrying safe spaces and trigger warnings, promoting free speech, and refusing to cancel controversial speakers

I’m not much of a jingoist: I don’t root for America in the Olympics, I don’t favor my home-town sports teams, and, although I like the University of Chicago, which has treated me very well, I don’t go around touting it as The Best School in the World.

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