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Carlos Jasso / Reuters Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked…

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RT @joshtpm: What sort of insane person and/or sociopath thought this was a good idea?

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I often find myself reaching for my iPhone or iPad to do something that can’t be done at all or as quickly on my Mac. If I’m already working at my desk in front…

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I wrote a bit about staying an IC, and choosing the technical leadership path:

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Twitter says it wants to solve the “journalists’ careers end because someone digs up an old tweet” problem

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RT @mediaguardian: Without encryption we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground | Edward Snowden

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How to design delightful dark themes: At Superhuman, we’re building the fastest email experience in the world. Get through your inbox twice as fast as before, and sustain inbox zero! Dark themes are the latest trend in app design. macOS introduced Dark Mode last year. Android launched Dark theme last month. via Pocket, added at:October 10, 2019 at 03:44PM

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Sketchy stuff on trumps taxes? I’m shocked I tell you, shocked! Maybe that’s why he wanted to hide them?

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Since 2015, Ads Inc. has made money — lots of it — by executing one of the internet’s most persistent, lucrative, and sophisticated scams: the subscription trap. The subscription trap works by tricking people into buying what they think is a single free trial of a celebrity-endorsed product. Although the customers would receive the product — which in most cases was not made by Ads Inc. itself — in reality, the celebrity has nothing to do with the offer. And in purchasing the free trial, the customer unwittingly commits to a pricey monthly subscription designed to be hard to cancel. As for the products, a current employee described the diet and male enhancement offerings as, “the worst of the worst … China-made sawdust in a capsule.” But the subscription trap was just one part of Ads Inc.’s shady business practices. Burke’s genius was in fusing the scam with a boiler room–style operation that relied on convincing thousands of average people to rent their personal Facebook accounts to the company, which Ads Inc. then used to place ads for its deceptive free trial offers. That strategy enabled his company to run a huge volume of misleading Facebook ads, targeting consumers all around the world in a lucrative and sophisticated enterprise, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found.

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The most surprising revelation from yesterday’s Made by Google 19 keynote came in Google Senior Vice President of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh’s opening…

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Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism The current system has led to profound inequality. To fix it, we need businesses and executives to value purpose alongside profit. By Marc Benioff Mr. Benioff is the chairman and co-C.E.O. of Salesforce. Oct. 14, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ET

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