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Oath revamps Yahoo and AOL privacy policies to allow email, photo scans

Verizon’s Oath, which owns both Yahoo and AOL, has updated its privacy policies with new information concerning what the company is allowed to do …

Privacy

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Books

Facebook demands ID verification for big Pages, ‘issue’ ad buyers

Facebook is looking to self-police by implementing parts of the proposed Honest Ads Act before the government tries to regulate it. To fight fake news and election interference, Facebook will require the admins of popular Facebook Pages and advertisers buying political or “issue” ads on “debated …

Social Media

Google now allows Play balances to be used on Newsstand subscriptions (except in European Economic Area countries)

Google Play credit just got a little more valuable in some countries, thanks to Google expanding Play balances to cover Newsstand subscriptions. …

Google Play

Cybercrime Exposed: Insights from a Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal

Cybercrime Exposed: Insights from a Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal Presented by 2018 Dallas Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit<p>Brett Johnson, …

Identity Theft

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

Google Drive will tell you who has access to your files

When you’re emailing the file to various recipients, Access Checker will now also show you the names or email addresses that don’t currently have access to the file<p>Google is introducing an updated Access Checker, a feature which lets you easily share a Drive file with someone, whether it’s two …

Apps

How to Think More Like a Rich Person (and Actually Become Wealthy)

The right mindset drastically ups the odds of becoming financially set.<p>If you want to be rich, it makes sense to model what wealthy people do. But behaviors are driven by underlying beliefs and ways of thinking, meaning that getting rich often requires a mindset shift, too. To make it super clear …

Self-improvement

If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "Sparknotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

Social Media

Google users in Europe now have 14-day refund window for services purchased through Play Store

With as many apps as there are in existence, when you download enough you're bound to run into a stinker or two (or three, or four). And …

Apps

33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

Networking

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to make digital companies pay more tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) set to foot a large chunk of any bill.<p>However, many EU leaders, who will debate the issue of how to …

Pierre Moscovici

Chasing Down a Mentor to Help You Grow? Be Ready to Answer These 4 Questions

Do you want someone to mentor you? Before you ask them to step up, make sure you know the answers to these 4 questions.<p>One of the most important strategies for personal and professional growth is to strategically surround ourselves with mentors and advisors that have achieved what we want to …

Mentoring

5 Things the French Know About Laundry (That You’re Probably Doing All Wrong)

Tip #2 is totally life-changing.<p>Writer Danielle Postel-Vinay may live in New York City and the Hudson River Valley—but she knows a thing or two about …

Country Lifestyle

Why You Should Be Making A Life Instead of Making A Living

“If you think your life is about DOINGNESS, you do not understand what you are about. Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living and when your …

Motivation

No One’s Sure Who Qualifies for This $415 Billion U.S. Tax Deduction

Congressional Republicans created a juicy new tax break for business owners when they rewrote the U.S. tax code late last year. Three months later, …

Finance

This Meditation App Will Make You Love Running And Yourself

iOS/Android: When I run, my inner monologue sounds like an argument between a good coach and a bad coach. One voice tells me to take it easy, find my …

Meditation

What Are Accrued Liabilities for My Business?

What Are Accrued Liabilities?<p>Updated March 07, 2018<p>Accrued liabilities are a little-known but important part of your business financial position. …

How To Use Meditation To Stop Your Negative Thoughts In Their Tracks

As a student of meditation and innovative psychology, I've found that when you're working to change inner energy, there is a profound marriage …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Computer Science

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

Many ICOs are ‘complete scams,’ Benchmark’s Sarah Tavel says

However, Tavel still believes cryptocurrencies will be a big deal going forward.<p>As the resident cryptocurrency believer at venture capital firm Benchmark, Sarah Tavel says digital coins like bitcoin are “not the internet, yet” — in other words, they’ll be a big deal, eventually.<p>Just like the …

Cryptocurrency

Blair Waldorf Quotes That Prove She's Still the Life Coach We All Need

In modern times, Blair Waldorf’s <i>Gossip Girl</i> style has become the blueprint for what everyone outside of Manhattan's most prestigious postcodes …

Small Apartment Gets Reorganized With Minimal Structural Interference

A lot of apartments, both old and new, seem to lack a certain understanding of basic layout requirements users have. Take this 50 square meter …

Interior Design

'4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss follows a strict morning routine to maximize productivity — and after a week on his schedule, I can see why it works

Tim Ferriss' morning routine is long. If you're the kind of person who needs to ease into the day (my hand is raised), his schedule is probably for you.<p>Ferriss is the bestselling author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an investor.<p>I followed Ferriss' routine for a …

Productivity

'Shark Tank' Investor Robert Herjavec Has a Bold Prediction for the Future of Cryptocurrency

Listen up.<p>Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have had a rough start to 2018—but they’re not disappearing anytime soon, says <i>Shark Tank</i> investor and …

Entrepreneurship

Lucky shoppers snag rare, pricy designer clothes for pennies

The sincerest form of flattery in 2018? Self-imitation.<p>OG cool-kid brand Diesel pranked Fashion Week with a “knock-off” store on Canal …

One simple way to get caught crypto-mining on the office supercomputer

If you’ve got a supercomputer, you might as well use it for something worthwhile. A group of nuclear engineers at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics clearly agree: an unknown number of engineers at the Russian Federation Nuclear Center facility were busted stealing some of …

Cryptocurrency