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Polyamory in a pandemic: who do you quarantine with when you’re not monogamous?

Earlier this month, after being exposed to the coronavirus, Chaele Davis had to decide if she would spend her quarantine with her primary partner, whom she has been dating for a year, or her secondary partner, with whom she just celebrated a four year anniversary. Davis, a polyamorous woman living in Brooklyn, had arranged her life not having to make choices like these. “But when you love two people, in a time like this, you just have to make the call,” she said. The coronavirus has spread around the globe, infecting more than 750,000 and putting countless cities on lockdown. New social distancing guidelines have led many Americans to question whether it’s safe to touch the same basket at the supermarket as other shoppers, let alone whom it is safe to sleep with. For those who are polyamo...
What’s Your Pleasure?
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What’s Your Pleasure?

Of course sexual pleasure feels good but did you know it’s actually good for you, too? Whether alone or with a partner, pleasure is healthy for mind and body. Whether we’re attracted to the opposite gender, the same gender or both, the truth is: We learn how to experience sexual pleasure for pleasure’s sake by understanding our own sexual desires and responses. Our enjoyment of specific sexual behaviors and practices varies from one individual to another. No matter what stimulates our individual sexual desires or which sexual practices we use to satisfy them, we are all sexual beings. How we choose to behave as sexual beings is up to us. Health Benefits Sex has been shown to promote better sleep habits, less stress, more happiness, etc. Sex is a healthy bodily function. Our bodies thrive o...
‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments
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‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments

Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed “BlueLeaks” and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at a Texas web design and hosting company that maintains a number of state law enforcement data-sharing portals. The collection — nearly 270 gigabytes in total — is the latest release from Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), an alternative to Wikileaks that publishes caches of previously secret data. A partial screenshot of the BlueLeaks data cache. In a post on Twitter, DDoSecrets said the BlueLeaks archive indexes “ten years of data from over 200 police departments, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and support resources,” and that ...
Google stops pushing scam ads on Americans searching for how to vote
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Google stops pushing scam ads on Americans searching for how to vote

You don’t have to pay to vote in the US. Up until recently, you wouldn’t have necessarily known that, were you to have run a Google search for how or where to vote. Such a search would have been polluted with scammy ads like this one offering “same-day processing” of voter registration for $129: Voting scam ad. IMAGE: Tech Transparency ProjectThat ad, which directs to a site from PrivacyWall.org, is the first ad in a Google search for “register to vote” that was run in an analysis done by watchdog Tech Transparency Project (TTP). On Monday, after it got called out by TTP, Google removed that kind of ad from search results. PrivacyWall’s CEO Jonathan Wu told Reuters that its service makes it easier for voters to register online without giving more data than is necessary, and that it...
Connected Car Standards – Thank Goodness!
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Connected Car Standards – Thank Goodness!

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) require harmonization among manufacturers to have any chance of succeeding in the real world. No large-scale car manufacturer, multimodal shipper, or MaaS (Mobility as a Service) provider will risk investing in a single-vendor solution. Successful ITS require interoperable components, especially for managing cybersecurity issues. See https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/intelligent-transportation-systems for a set of reports on ITS cybersecurity. The good news is we now have a standard for automotive cybersecurity, ISA/SAE 21434. This standard addresses all the major elements of connected car security including V2X, reaching from the internals of ECUs and communications busses including CAN to the broader issues of fleet mana...
ISO/SAE 21434: It’s time to put the brakes on connected car cyber-threats
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ISO/SAE 21434: It’s time to put the brakes on connected car cyber-threats

Connected cars are on the move. Globally their number is set to grow 270% between 2018 and 2022 to reach an estimated 125 million in a couple of years. Increasingly, these vehicles are more akin to high-performance mobile computers with wheels than traditional cars, with features including internet access, app-based remote monitoring and management, advanced driver-assistance, and autonomous driving capabilities. But this also leaves them exposed to sensitive data theft and remote manipulation, which could create serious physical safety issues. This is where a new standard comes in. ISO/SAE 21434 creates detailed guidance for the automotive industry to help it navigate these challenges and reduce reputational and cyber-risk. A new report from Trend Micro details what industry st...
Top cyber security tips for keeping kids safe online
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Top cyber security tips for keeping kids safe online

If you’re among the millions of people working from home while also trying to entertain and educate your kids during the coronavirus pandemic, we imagine things have been pretty chaotic. Were it not for the option of sitting your kids in front of a laptop for a few hours to do their schoolwork or play games, things might be even worse. But while the technology gives you a break, do you have complete peace of mind about your children’s safety online? The Internet can be a dangerous place, which is why we talk so often about the importance of secure browsing. We’re not only talking about parental controls, which, although they help you limit the kinds of activities that kids do online, don’t address a whole range of other threats. Let’s take a look at some of those...
Should You Send Nudes During Quarantine?
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Should You Send Nudes During Quarantine?

Just as with any other sex act, it’s best to be fully informed and to set some boundaries if you plan on sending or receiving nude pictures. Shutterstock For more sex education resources during the COVID-19 outbreak, check out our Better Sex Ed guide.   During quarantine, while you may have been self-isolating from your partner and horny, you’ve probably been seeing advice about taking nudes, upping your sexting game, and getting started with virtual sex. But does that mean you have to send nudes or sext to keep the spark alive? We’re here to tell you: definitely not. That doesn’t mean sending nudes is inherently bad. For some people it’s a great option, and it may work for your best friend and their partner. But sending erotic photos of yourself to your partners doesn’t guarantee ...
I Survived Gender-Affirming Surgery During a Pandemic
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I Survived Gender-Affirming Surgery During a Pandemic

Because of the lockdown orders for COVID-19, my gender-affirming surgery was rescheduled for 7:30 a.m. on June 16. Courtesy of Rommy Torrico This Pride Month, Rewire.News recognizes that celebrating during the pandemic will look very different for many of us, which is why we’re putting together tools of resistance and hope to help us all survive (and even thrive) Pride 2020. As told to Tiffany Diane Tso. I’d been wanting to get gender-affirming surgery for about a decade, but finances and insurance were always an issue due to my former undocumented status. Once I took care of the necessary steps to schedule an operation, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and further delayed and complicated the journey. Today, I can say that I survived surgery during a pandemic. My top surgery was originally...