More generally, for many of us these days, it's hard to predict when you'll have a leisure moment to catch up on your "idle reading." It could be in a meeting. It could be over your morning cup of coffee. Who knows. Having that idle reading handy seems useful.
As for why am I reading the same feed on both halves, if the halves are so firewalled from each other? Because the firewall is irrelevant to the feed. I get vaguely interesting stuff to read on my feed, while the firewall stops unscrupulous attackers try to scoop stuff out of our corporate network after social engineering a password from someone.
As for the hardness of the firewall? That comes from running both environments in virtual machines. AFAICT, the firewall prevents my employer from seeing my personal email accounts, web browsing habits, and SMS messages. Seeing my RSS feeds is like seeing what papers get delivered to someone's house. I'm sure there are plenty who think that way.
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