Forget the eyes: Web browsing is the true window into your soul. It shows what you like to read, watch, and buy–and what new jobs, or relationships, you might be considering. Marketers know this and pack websites with tracking cookies (small text files) that allow them to follow your web wanderings. Internet service providers (ISPs) may even intercept your web traffic to observe the sites you visit and files you download. advertisement advertisement The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation provides some of the best online privacy technologies in its Firefox web browser. It’s releasing its latest version, 64, on December 11. But before new tools make it into the so-called “Release” versions of desktop and mobile apps, they get trials with work-in-progress versions for computers, phones, and tablets. The in-development editions for PC and Mac–called Firefox Beta and Firefox Nightly–may still have bugs. You can install both Beta and the fully baked … [Read more...] about If you care about your privacy, try these special versions of Firefox
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Gen X women are the “forgotten middle child” in the workplace, sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials. Each is twice as large as the gen X workforce, and often twice as vocal about their achievements. advertisement advertisement According to data from the Development Dimensions International and The Conference Board’s Global Leadership Forecast, millennial women show a greater understanding of their future career path as leaders within their organization compared to gen X women. Millennial women leaders are also more likely than their gen X peers to indicate that they are advancing in their careers at an acceptable rate, according to the report. “Gen X women are caught in a ‘no woman’s land’ in the workplace,” says Tacy M. Byham, PhD, CEO of Development Dimensions International, a global leadership consultancy. It’s no surprise that gen X women feel squeezed between two generations. There were only 45 million … [Read more...] about Are Gen X Women Being Squeezed Out Of The Workplace?
In 1996, the burgeoning internet service provider American Online, also known as AOL, was growing fast. The company had just implemented a radical new pricing model: unlimited internet for just $20 per month, rather than a price-per-minute system. User numbers exploded, and AOL’s engineers were fighting to keep up with demand. advertisement advertisement Eric Bosco joined the company a week before the unlimited plan rolled out. With the rest of the team busy building capacity, his boss assigned the young engineer a project that was still just an idea on a white board: AOL Instant Messenger. Bosco became part of a small, largely autonomous team, a kind of “skunkworks” within AOL, that was building the ambitious messaging functionality. They were led by the vision of Barry Appelman, who conceived AIM as a free, interoperable service—not just for AOL users, but all internet users. Yet soon, AOL leadership decided to turn AIM into the core messaging … [Read more...] about How AIM, the original killer app, invented the web
We know that the world’s poor feel the effects of climate change most acutely, but it turns out there is an even more vulnerable subset to that population: women. advertisement advertisement “Women and men do not experience climate change in the same way,” says Lorena Aguilar, senior advisor in the global gender office of IUCN, an international development NGO. Aguilar is one of a relatively small group of NGO leaders and diplomats that are advocating for greater inclusion of women at all levels of climate change work, and were pushing for gender equality and human rights mandates to be embedded in the final Paris agreement–ultimately to no avail. The UNFCCC designated December 8 as “gender day” at the conference, with a series of talks organized and reports released to help highlight work on the issue, but those involved in the negotiations say the final agreement fell well short of any meaningful commitment to address climate … [Read more...] about Are Women The Key To Solving Climate Change?
The market always has stock opportunities whether it is a bull, bear or consolidative phase, say experts. It is for the investor to pick the right stock at the right time and the right price.Ever since the government took a raft of measures, including a cut in the corporate tax rate, experts have turned more bullish, though the market seems to have already priced in expected earnings growth. The benchmark indices have rallied 13 percent since September 20, the day the corporate tax was lowered.Most experts expect earnings and economic growth to pick up in the next financial year, though Q2 GDP pointed to a deepening slow down in the economy. The third quarter is unlikely to be better, considering the weakness across major sectors.Close Experts do not see a major improvement in earnings this year and GDP growth could be well below 5 percent. They, however, do expect double-digit earnings growth next year, with around 6 percent growth in GDP though on a low base of last year. … [Read more...] about Brokerages bullish on these 10 multi-cap stocks; expect 14-121% return in 8-15 months