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Is your phone listening in on you? (iStock) The scene plays out like a thriller: you pull out your phone, and you see an ad for AirPods. Wait a minute, you think. Didn’t I just have a conversation about AirPods with my friend? Like, a real conversation, spoken aloud? Is my phone… listening to me? Why, yes, it probably is. When you use your default settings, everything you say may be recorded through your device’s onboard microphone. Our phones routinely collect our voice data, store it in a distant server, and use it for marketing purposes. This fact was kept quiet for some time, but this kind of targeted ad is gradually becoming common knowledge. As a “prime” example, tap or click here to see what Amazon does with the voice data it harvests and how you can stop Alexa from listening. Your phone isn't the only device that's watching and listening to you. The FBI warns hackers can take over your smart TV if you don't secure it. Tap or click to learn how … [Read more...] about You’re not paranoid. Your phone really is listening in.
American workers, we're speaking to you. You're not trying hard enough and are failing miserably in one area: You're not taking enough vacation. And, in many cases, your bosses want you to stop that. If you don't, you're cheating not only yourself, but also America, according to a new report that shows U.S. workers left 705 million vacation days on the table in 2017. Of those unused vacation days, 212 million days did not roll over to the next benefit year and were sacrificed, resulting in $62 billion in lost benefits, Project: Time Off, an initiative of the U.S. Travel Association, said in its 2018 State of American Vacation report. The report says that if Americans took all the time they're due, the nation's travel industry would get a $236 billion boost. Workers could see more of the United States and the world, and they'd be happier and more productive workers, the study said. Though 52 percent of U.S. workers didn't take all of their vacation last year, the trend is improving. … [Read more...] about Majority Of U.S. Workers Leave Vacation On The Table: Report
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BALTIMORE, MD — Maryland is home to 21 radical groups that spew hate – an increase of three from two years ago. Among them are Neo-Nazis, black and white nationalists and groups whose members are anti-Muslim or which exist to deny the Holocaust.The list has been drawn up by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which located the groups on an interactive map. Across the country, 1,020 hate groups were active last year, a record high and a 30 percent increase over the past four years. The group estimates 40 people were killed in North America in radical-right terrorist attacks last year and there were more than 1,200 incidents of hate groups passing out flyers.The groups located in Maryland are:American Free Press in Upper Marlboro, general hateBarnes Review/Foundation for Economic Liberty, Inc., headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Holocaust denialConfederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, statewideIdentity Evropa, white nationalists, statewideIsraelite School of Universal … [Read more...] about 21 Hate Groups Are Active In Maryland