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Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems

10 Timeless Tips For Business Writing (And Casual Sexism)

Often called the archetype for <i>Mad Men</i>, David Ogilvy wrote this great list of communication tips way back in 1982.<p>Employees of his demi-eponymous advertising agency were encouraged to share and make use of them in their daily working lives.<p>Although they were written a decade or so before corporate …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Hackers: they're 'superheroes' that 'change the world'

Hackers, CyFI tells the audience at WIRED Next Generation, are good people. "They're the superheroes that help fix flaws in the internet so that it's …

Three Easy Retirement Rules of Thumb

Everyone loves a simple way to measure progress. We use letters for grades and annual salary as way to gauge our performance relative to others.<p>It’s not the same as your “value” as a person, and it’s certainly unhealthy to use our achievements to keep score socially. Yet when it comes to finances, …

What Is The Most Valuable Programming Language To Know For The Future And Why?

<i>Answer by Kevin Suttle, Senior Front-end Developer at IBM Design, on Quora</i><p>To quote William Ting‘s earlier answer: “JavaScript will stay relevant as long as people use the internet.”<p>1. So, JavaScript will be relevant forever.<br>2. JavaScript runs in other environments, outside of browsers, and can be …

Google’s 'Security Princess' Leads A Team Of Hackers Paid To Think Like Criminals

Tabriz is one of the more than 250 Google security engineers responsible for protecting our user data and the company's infrastructure. In an excellent Elle profile, Tabriz told reporter Clare Malone that she chose the title before a trip to Japan, because she wanted to one-up the "hired hacker" …

Google Chrome

Tech's Tireless Obsession: Fancy Coffee - Bloomberg

Barry Goffe marketed business software at Microsoft for more than a decade, fueled by enough coffee to fill a hot tub. Java flowed so deeply through …

The Employee Engagement Hoax

When I became an HR person in 1984, we talked about <i>employee morale</i>. As an HR person I was very concerned with the question “How is the team doing?”<p>If people were upset about something — an overly restrictive policy, a change in work hours or a cut in benefits, for instance – I had to know about it, …

How To Answer The Question 'What Was Your Last Salary?'

You have to be prepared to talk about salary on a job interview, even before you talk to people in person. There’s a good chance they’ll ask you about your salary history in the very first piece of correspondence you receive once you’ve submitted a resume in response to a job posting.<p>A lot of job …

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

Why Empathy Can Help CEOs Simplify Their Company Strategy

“No” has become the most popular word in most organizations.<p>Can we try something new? No. Can we rethink a few corporate policies? No. Can we get outside our comfort zone and go for growth? No.<p>It’s not that leaders don’t want to innovate. Most do. But complexity in all its forms has emerged as the …

Monte Zweben's Splice Machine Introduces New Hadoop RDBMS

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Monte Zweben, CEO, Splice Machine…</i><p>Splice Machine, which positions itself as the provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, has announced recently that its real-time relational database management system is now …

Encrypted To The Last Drop

Everything is for sale in the dark web marketplaces. Anonymous buyers can procure everything from prescription painkillers to exotic designer drugs. You can hire sex workers and buy weapons in the same exchange. Danger lurks around every corner and Satoshis flow like water while whales make it rain …

What Type Of Entrepreneur Are You?

A fun aspect of entrepreneurship is the diversity of people that you meet and the variety of ways that people have gotten to where they are. There isn’t one single formula on how it is done, which makes the journey that more exciting. Some start as salespeople, some investors, some from other …

4 Surprising Mental Hacks to Nail Your Next Interview

It’s the morning of your big interview and you’re a nervous wreck. Your palms are sweating, you can’t find your resume and you've become convinced …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Leadership

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

How Engaged Teams Boost Sales

Susan came to us because her company was stuck at the $250 million revenue inflection point. Revenue had risen to $262 million but slid back down, then hovered at $251 million for a few years, and the last year had been really scary—revenue had plunged to $207 million.<p>Susan was justifiably proud …

Would you trust Silicon Valley to disrupt your child’s education?

Venture capitalists are pouring funding into new technologies for a trillion-dollar industry in the US that could be ripe for disruption: education.<p>Education technology startups attracted $1.25 billion in funding in 2013, according to analysis by CB Insights, and the boom has grown in 2014, with ed …

Silicon Valley

To Build Beneficial Business Relationships, Stop Trying To Be Friends

Most of us want to be liked. We don’t want to hurt others’ feelings. And we don’t want to be blunt, surly, or arrogant. Nor do we want to be on the <i>receiving</i> end of such behavior.<p>But this doesn’t mean we want to be everyone’s best friend. In negotiations, seeking friendship will cost …

Arianna Huffington: Why Entrepreneurs Should Embrace The Third Metric

I recently caught up with Arianna Huffington, who is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her latest book was published today and it is called <i>Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and</i> …

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By Chanelle Bessette, reporter<p>FORTUNE — A longtime staple of information technology training, cyber security has become a mainstream interest. Edward Snowden’s big reveal last year about the National Security Agency as well as the criminal breach into Target’s (TGT) credit and debit card system …

Facebook Project Imitates Brain's Facial-Recognition Technique

A project from Facebook's research division is attempting to rethink face recognition by imitating the way our own neurons deal with visual input — with promising results. "DeepFace" nearly matches human accuracy in telling whether two faces are the same or different.<p>Instead of a system where the …