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DPL Reading List – August 14, 2020


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.


Yes, you can launch a new product in the pandemic. Here’s how – An entrepreneur lays out four ways to determine whether this is the right moment to bring a new solution to market.


Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft – The more than 400 vulnerabilities in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip can be exploited when a user downloads a video or other content that’s rendered by the chip. Devices can also be attacked by installing malicious apps that require no permissions at all.


Sandworm details the group behind the worst cyberattacks in history – A new book looks at a group of Russian hackers that was responsible for damaging cyber attacks over the past few years.


Your To-Do List Is, in Fact, Too Long – Check out this approach to bringing your to-do list under control.


How to lift your mood during the long-haul of remote work – Many of us are still in remote work mode. And for some, this has impacted our emotional health. The article includes some strategies that can help to uplift our mental states.


How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion – Google prepares for emergencies with its disaster and incident response tests (DIRT). In these exercises, about 10,000 employees simulate handling some sort of large-scale crisis. However, the Covid-19 pandemic exceeded even their most drastic scenarios.


ALOHAnet Introduced Random Access Protocols to the Computing World – Additive Links On-line Hawaii Area network (ALOHAnet) was introduced in June 1971. It used a random access protocol that allowed computers to transmit packets of data over a shared channel. ALOHAnet was the first use of wireless communications for a data network and its protocol is used in nearly all forms of wireless communications today.

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