Intuit Is Expected to Buy Credit Karma in $7 Billion Deal

Intuit Is Expected to Buy Credit Karma in $7 Billion Deal

The company made its money by offering its customers new credit cards and online loans, based on their credit scores.When customers accepted the offers, Credit Karma would receive payments of a few hundred dollars, though it closely guarded the details of these deals.

Thread by @kmlefranc: I had to get a background check for my job, and it turns out the report is a 300+ page pdf of every single tweet I’ve ever liked with the wo…

Thread by @kmlefranc: I had to get a background check for my job, and it turns out the report is a 300+ page pdf of every single tweet I’ve ever liked with the wo…

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Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC said was valued at $1 billion.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

(CNN) When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.

Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow

Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow

Self-driving cars or armed autonomous military robots may make use of the same technologies. In a certain sense, we as software developers are helping to build and shape the future. What does the future look like and are we helping build the right one?

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

That's the question US senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley want answered by introducing a bill on Monday that, if successful, would require big tech companies to disclose to individual users the value of their information.

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

According to the source, the underlying value of granting such gratis access to Actionable Insights in these cases isn’t simply to help better service cell customers with weak signals, but also to ensure that telecoms and phone makers keep buying more and more carefully targeted Facebook ads.

Tails report for December, 2018

Tails report for December, 2018

Part of this work was to switch our IDF format to JSON and to rewrite and release a new version of the Tails verification extension . The translation server (not yet in production) now updates its Git repository automatically using scripts. The staging website (not yet in production either) is updated automatically.

12 Best Quicken Alternatives for 2019 (Some of Them are FREE!)

12 Best Quicken Alternatives for 2019 (Some of Them are FREE!)

This program also offers a powerful investment management tool. With all these money tools being offered for free, you might be wondering how Personal Capital actually makes money. In my opinion, Personal Capital offers the best free money management software on the market.

Tails 3.11 is out

Tails 3.11 is out

This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. Upgrades and changes Add a confirm dialog between downloading and applying an automatic upgrade to control better when the network is disabled and prevent partially applied upgrades. Update Thunderbird to 60.3.0. Download Tails 3.11.

35 Million U.S. Voter Records for Sale on the Dark Web

35 Million U.S. Voter Records for Sale on the Dark Web

Apparently, the data that is being offered for sale comes from updated statewide voter lists, and includes millions of full addresses, phone numbers, and names.

It’s Time to Regain Control on your Information – Stephan Hueber – Medium

It’s Time to Regain Control on your Information – Stephan Hueber – Medium

The biggest information gathering companies are the ones who seem the most safest, friendliest and secure — Prime examples are Facebook and Google, who offer you a great variety of services for free. It’s time to go AQUA.