Before I became a reporter at NPR, I worked for a few years at tech companies.
One of the companies was in the marketing technology business — the industry that’s devoted in part to tracking people and merging their information, so they can be advertised to more effectively.
That tracking happens in multiple senses: Physical tracking, because we carry our phones everywhere we go. And virtual tracking, of all the places we go online.
The more I understood how my information was being collected, shared and sold, the more I wanted to protect my privacy. But it’s still hard to know which of my efforts are actually effective and which are a waste of time.
So I reached out to experts in digital security and privacy to find out what they do to protect their stuff – and what they recommend most
A long-awaited report from a U.S. House antitrust subcommittee landed this week, and it slammed Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple for their alleged monopolistic practices in the online marketplaces they operate. Amazon responded with a scathing blog post that said the report featured “flawed thinking.”
Lots of tech people are working from home due to the pandemic, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some tips on how to do it and maintain your health and well-being. Schedule some short meetings, he says, and don’t forget your transition times.
A new story from the Medium business publication Marker paints an extraordinary portrait of the life of one of the richest women in the world, MacKenzie Scott, which is all the more
To the average cocktail lover, the action behind a bar counter can seem full of magic and mystery. There’s a quick sprig of this and a small splash of that, followed by loud, vigorous shaking or a few stirs, then out pours a perfectly formed beverage. At first sip you know: There’s no way you could make anything this good at home.
Lately, with the weather getting cooler, and no end to this pandemic in sight, many of us are missing our neighborhood haunts. Though some bars are selling cocktails to go, many of us are on our own. If we want to drink a perfect Negroni this Halloween, we’ll have to make it ourselves.
Luckily, making cocktails isn’t magic, it’s science. A great bar is just a chemistry lab; each cocktail, a perfectly replicable concoction.
To help unravel the science of drinking, Discover talked with Kevin Liu, author of
After multiple delays and leaks, Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicks off next Tuesday,October 13. The 48-hour event ends at midnight PT on October 15, which equals the duration of last year’s Prime Day. With Prime Day so close to Black Friday this year, it presents a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done early. To take advantage of the deals–which will feature gaming, tech, entertainment, and much more–you have to be an Amazon Prime member. We’ve put together some tips to help you navigate Prime Day 2020 and get the best deals.
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One of the best tips for anyone without a Prime account heading into Prime Day is that Prime subscriptions begin with a month-long free trial (six months for students). Seeing as trial members get full access to Prime deals, that means you can sign up for the month
Tech leaders know there’s no shortage of project management systems, processes and programs out there—so many that a newcomer to the tech field can feel overwhelmed. While a new tech leader can use trial and error to eventually work through all the pros and cons of systems and processes and pin down what’s right for their organization, a smoother, faster path would be to turn to experienced tech leaders for their insights.
We asked the members of Forbes Technology Council to share top project management tips new tech leaders should remember. Their answers are below.
1. Know that modern project management tools are much more collaborative.
Project management is not what it used to be. Remember the old PMI? The principles are still useful, but today teams are empowered with agile delivery that’s iterative and client-centric. For these reasons, modern tools have way more collaboration in them. Think of
Founder of Gabb Wireless Inc., the first nationwide cellular network for kids.
When running a tech business, you live and breathe it every minute of every day. If you are not thinking about the technology you are building, you are testing it, studying other technology and using technology to move your company forward. These types of tech use are intentional and purposeful.
In contrast, when we find ourselves scrolling through social media, playing endless games and picking up mobile devices every few seconds, there is nothing intentional about it. Balance is lost.
An Adult-Sized Problem
While I started my company with the intent of addressing kids’ tech imbalance, the reality is many adults find themselves addicted. In fact, adults spend on average 5.4 hours a day on their phones. As a technology leader, it’s also my goal to help adults better balance their technology use.
I have been taking photos of food for my work for something close to 10 years. Colleagues of mine will attest — because I say it all the time — that when it comes to shooting in a working restaurant, I always feel self-conscious, turning mealtime, (mine and everyone’s around me) into a tiny spectacle as I shift plates, stand up, search for optimal lighting, occasionally employing my own while using the “voice activation” on my camera to snap my shots.
But this is my job and, as the saying goes, the camera eats first.
The other day, after dragging the coffee table across the room toward the window, working against time as the day’s beautiful natural light began to fade, I stood on my coffee table, phone cam aimed down at a dish of roast pork chow fun. Snap after snap I rotated the bowl to allow the glistening
Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who’s worked in information technology for 24 years and IT security for 12 years.
He’s a ‘white hat’ hacker, someone who works on the inside of an organization to protect its internet systems from ‘black hat’ hackers who want to violate computer security for personal gain.
For personal security measures, Villani says you should change your passwords every 45 days, be careful using public ATMs, pay in cash or credit cards at gas stations, and avoid using public WiFi unless it asks for credentials or consent.
This is his story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers.
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My name is Frank Villani. In a nutshell, my job is to test what those of us in the industry refer to as IOT — ‘the internet of things’ that encapsulates anything connected to
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