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Your data has been sold to websites like MyLife and WhitePages. Here's how to remove it
States sell your data to brokers who get them to websites like WhitePages, MyLife and others. They in turn re-sell them to you, without permission.
Google now lets users attach emails to an email in Gmail
Instead of cluttering your Gmail inbox and those of your correspondents with forwarded emails, you can now simply send one as an attachment. On Monday, Google announced that emails can now be sent with other emails as attachments rather ...
Forget resumes and LinkedIn. This tech firm finds talent in unexpected places
When Mike Norris graduated from Baltimore's Stevenson University with a degree in business information systems, he thought he'd quickly nab an entry-level tech job. Instead, he found himself working as a security guard patrolling parking...
World’s largest printer of money is running out of cash
The company that prints the UK’s banknotes and currency for 140 other countries has issued a warning of possible collapse, saying there is “significant doubt” about its future.
Never judge a job applicant by its cover
Google Maps tracks everywhere you go. Here's how to automatically delete what it stores
Google Maps tracks everywhere you go. There’s a tool that lets you automatically delete your location data from Google’s servers after a preset amount of time. This prevents Google from automatically logging years of your location data o...
Digital bank Chime quadruples valuation in less than a year to $5.8 billion as it takes on megabanks
Chime, valued at $1.5 billion in March, is now pegged at $5.8 billion just nine months later, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The leading U.S. digital bank raised a record $500 million in a Series E, showing that massiv...
DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman joins Google
Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google.
Crackdown on unruly airline passengers begins next month following rule change
An amendment to a global treaty will soon make it easier for countries to prosecute passengers who cause disruptions, delays or threaten safety. It follows an amendment to a 1963 agreement that caused confusion over who has jurisdiction ...
Anatomy of a Bribe
Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural resources. Using confidential documents provided to Al J...
UK’s six richest people have as much wealth as poorest 13m, study shows, prompting outrage online
New research showing that the six richest people in the UK control as much wealth as the poorest 13 million has prompted anger online, with the authors of the study branding the massive gap in fortunes as “dangerous.”
Four Engineers Allege Google Fired Them For Speaking Up. Now They Want The NLRB To Investigate.
A group of former Google employees who were terminated last month are hoping their complaints about unfair labor practices will trigger a federal investigation into the search giant.
Couple paid $100 for abandoned car they found in a storage unit—Elon Musk bought it from them for nearly $1 million
In 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk paid almost $1 million for a 1976 Lotus Esprit submarine car that was featured in the 1977 James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me". Years after the film released, the car had been missing until discovered und...
US mulls retaliation to French tech tax
The US is preparing tariffs on $2.4bn (£1.85bn) worth of French exports as retaliation against the country's new digital services tax.
Apple Pay speeds up payments on London Underground
Apple has tweaked its Apple Pay service in an effort to reduce queues at London Tube-station barriers.
Mercedes owner to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide
Daimler, the German carmaker that owns Mercedes-Benz, has said it will shed at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to fund the switch to electric cars.
Apple removes designer Ive from leadership page
The profile of Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple's former chief design officer, has now been deleted from the company's leadership page, ending speculation about the date of his departure.
Mobile payments undermine banks' battle for credit card dominance
The holiday shopping season is when consumers rack up the most debt, and banks want that to happen on their credit cards. But as Americans increasingly pay on mobile phones, analysts say it’s becoming harder for banks to stay “top of wal...
How a bank for the forgotten made its investors very rich
How do you get a stock to increase 144,000% in less than two decades? For one South African bank, the answer is a relentless focus on customers others forgot.
Six things almost every parent does that set kids up for financial misery
Parents may hate talking to their kids about money but that could be setting them up for future failure.
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