"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
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Some conservative groups are arguing that Rep. Elise Stefanik Elise Marie Stefanik Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her Kinzinger hits GOP on 'operation #coverupJan6' over Cheney ouster plot MORE (N.Y.) is too liberal on policy to replace embattled Rep. Liz Cheney Elizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her Kinzinger hits GOP on 'operation #coverupJan6' over Cheney ouster plot MORE (Wyo.) as the third-ranking House Republican. The 36-year-old Stefanik has emerged as the leading contender to fill Cheney’s spot as GOP conference chair. But FreedomWorks this week lamented Stefanik's “dismal” 37 percent score on the group’s vote scorecard, arguing it would be a mistake to put her in … [Read more...] about Loyalty trumps policy in Stefanik’s rise, Cheney’s fall
Recently patched vulnerabilities in Peloton’s bike software may have allowed unauthorized users to view sensitive user data, new security research published this week found. Pen Test Partners, a cybersecurity group, said that earlier this year it discovered vulnerabilities allowing unauthenticated users to exploit Peloton’s API, the software that facilitates communication between the bikes and company servers. The vulnerabilities could potentially allow an individual to view personal information on Peloton users, including their location, gender and age, as well as class attendees, even if users have the private mode turned on. ADVERTISEMENT Pen Test Partners said it notified Peloton, giving the company 90 days to patch the vulnerabilities before going public. But according to a blog post published by Pen Test Partners on Wednesday, Peloton “acknowledged the disclosure” but did not “fix the vulnerability.” TechCrunch first reported the vulnerabilities, … [Read more...] about Peloton user data exposed by newly patched vulnerabilities