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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Winning With Code Reviews – WebDevStudios.com

Here at WebDevStudios we put a lot of emphasis on code quality. After handing off a product to a client, we never know who may be looking at and/or maintaining our code. We want to be proud and confident that the next person will not have an OMGWTFBBQ-head-smashing-into-keyboard moment, but one of delightful surprise.

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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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