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CIA agents in 'about 30 countries' being tracked by technology, top official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> CIA officers working overseas used to expect to be followed after hours by adversarial spies hoping to find their sources.<p>But now, foreign spies often don't need to bother because technology can do it for them, said Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of the CIA's science and technology …

Surveillance

The Power of Taking Deep Breaths

Ever since I started listening to Tim Ferriss’s podcast in 2015, I learned about how he was a big evangelist of meditation. For those who don’t know, …

Mindfulness

Reddit boots hundreds of accounts linked to Russian trolls

The news discussion site says it banned 944 accounts suspected of links to Russian propaganda efforts across social media.<p>Reddit said Tuesday that it has identified and removed several hundred accounts suspected of being connected to Russia's alleged campaign to spread disinformation on social …

Internet

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiome

China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data

Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a …

Social Media

Teen serial inventor returns with pollution filter to clear city skies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Angad Daryani. Remember the name.<p>The 19-year-old from Mumbai has already gained a reputation. He left school in the ninth grade and then self-educated while working with MIT Media Lab until the age of 17. Daryani has launched multiple startups and social initiatives, and collaborated on a …

Pollution

Buy High, Sell Cheap: An Interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky

<i>For more than half a century, Alejandro Jodorowsky has been revered as a master of the surreal—a puppeteer of grotesque fantasy and psychedelic excess. In 1962, he became one of the founders of the Panic Movement in Paris; an avant-garde art collective inspired by Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of</i> …

Literature

Amazon working to fix Alexa after users report random burst of 'creepy' laughter

The company acknowledged the issue after some reported their devices had developed an unsettling new skill<p>The robot wars are coming, and Alexa will have the last laugh.<p>Amazon acknowledged on Wednesday that some of its Alexa-enabled devices have developed a new skill: creeping out their owners with …

Smart Homes

A Cognitive Scientist's Method for Changing Your Habits | Heleo

“The single biggest mistake that most people make is that they don’t do a very simple thing, which is to make desirable behaviors easy and …

Horns

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

The Way These CEOs Raise Their Children Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own Parenting

Elon Musk and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi employ some eyebrow-raising parenting strategies.<p>During an on-stage interview with Chris Anderson at South By Southwest 2013 in Austin, Elon Musk revealed his secret to running multiple companies while somehow managing to be a parent to five children.<p>"What I find …

Parenting

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

A German hacker offers a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

"Too many biometric details," says Andy Müller-Maguhn, eyeing the cameras on the timesaving devices.<p>He has come here, as he does most months, to meet …

A comprehensive guide to corporate online surveillance in everyday life

Cracked Labs' massive report on online surveillance by corporations dissects all the different ways in which our digital lives are tracked, from the …

Privacy

The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 4: Is Privacy Possible in the Digital Era? (Part 3)

Featured<p>The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.<br>Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy<br>Chapter 4: When Privacy is …

Privacy

The 5 Levels of Trust

All relationships depend on a foundation of trust. There is a direct relationship between employee trust and performance. Customer trust is a key …

Leadership

5 Skills That Will Get You Through Any Tough Conversation | Inc.com

I admit it. I spend most of my days researching, writing about, and speaking about positive aspects of leadership--how to properly recognize and show appreciation to people. I write a lot about how to inspire and motivate people to become their best. And, I talk a ton about building better …

Self-help

Work With a Jerk? Here’s How To Survive

Odds are you’ve had to work with a difficult or even detestable person. That boss who takes pleasure in calling you on a Sunday to push a deadline up on a major project. The co-worker who never gives you quite enough information to succeed in a team assignment. The continually dissatisfied client …

Gig Economy

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read | Inc.com

<i>High Output Management:</i> Dickerson declares himself to be a "huge fan of this book, wish I had read it long before I did."<p><i>The Essential Drucker:</i> He's equally enthusiastic about this one, saying "absolutely love Drucker -- much of what he wrote 50 years ago is more relevant than anything you read …

Leadership

How To Build The Amazing Team Of Your Dreams

Have you ever listened to a friend rave about her colleagues and wished you could be on a team like hers? Ever looked around your own organization and wondered why some teams work so well together when yours struggles with every step?<p>Building a great team isn’t a matter of luck. The highest …

Team Building

Want to Be a Better Leader? Read This | Inc.com

It wasn't that Jason didn't want to be a great leader or realize that what he was doing wasn't working, but that's all he knew. He was doing what his boss did. What his boss' boss did. Every senior executive at his company seemed to lead from the "Command and Control Playbook" and they had left him …

Leadership

Meditation = Brain Training for Focus

<i>Athletes are using meditation to get an edge for these six reasons.</i> Work In<i> author Erin Taylor shares why you should add meditation to your daily</i> …

Meditation