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WhatsApp says you shouldn’t worry about it sharing personal data with Facebook. Experts say you should switch to ‘highly trusted’ Signal.

Summary List Placement After a change to its terms of service sparked privacy concerns among users, WhatsApp on Monday clarified that its new policy doesn’t affect the privacy of people’s messages with friends or family. The messenger app, which sells itself as a privacy focused service, will next month force its users to agree to […]

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Some banks are already taking PPP applications. Here’s how to know which lender to use.

Summary List Placement Small businesses weathering the pandemic are on the brink of receiving federal relief.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) is in the process of opening applications for the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans designed to help entrepreneurs endure the crisis. However, the process will look different this year as the […]

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How one hacker’s push to secure the internet became a crucial part of Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems

Summary List Placement Jason A. Donenfeld is relentlessly curious about everything, from ancient cities to cutting edge cryptography. When he’s not developing WireGuard, known as the most secure VPN protocol in the world, the security researcher enjoys exploring the vast network of centuries-old limestone tunnels beneath Paris. Donenfeld, who is 32, originally came to Paris […]

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My husband and I use a 2-part strategy to handle raises and bonuses, and it’s making all the difference in our retirement savings

Summary List Placement My husband and I learned a lot about what to do with raises and bonuses from reading personal-finance articles. So when our incomes started to rise, we had some strategies in mind. The first important step we took was setting my husband’s 401(k) contribution as a percentage of his income rather than […]

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Airlines are enacting security measures even stricter than post-9/11 on flights to Washington, DC as violent extremism threatens Biden’s inauguration

Summary List Placement It’s been less than two weeks since Washington, DC was rocked by an assault on the US Capitol Building as rioters attempted to prevent the certification of the Electoral College. Now, as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be sworn into office on Wednesday, airlines are doing their part. New security measures are […]

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Michael Saylor has invested over $1 billion of MicroStrategy’s funds in Bitcoin. The software CEO-turned Bitcoin whale explains why he is making such a massive bet on the digital asset.

Summary List Placement It took the COVID-19 crisis for “a big tech enthusiast” like Michael Saylor to become seriously interested in bitcoin.  Saylor, the chief executive of business intelligence and software company MicroStrategy (MSTR), raised some eyebrows when he deployed $250 million of its balance sheet to buy bitcoin in August last year. The purchase […]