Waitrose stops selling coffee tins showing slaves working on plantations

first_imgWaitrose has removed coffee tins showing slaves working on plantations from its shelves following a backlash from customers.The illustrations appeared on the sides of packaging sold by Italian coffee company Saquella 1856 and were spotted by customer Patriic Gayle.The pictures show black slaves harvesting beans in Guatemala and in one image a white plantation manager watches a black mother carrying a child.Patriic approached staff in the branch of the supermarket in the Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, central London, to complain, and he and friend Annette Saunders also contacted Waitrose head office to demand that the product was withdrawn.Mr Gayle, 56, said: “It looks like the kind of thing you see at Christmas, but when I looked closer I was horrified. “I have to take my hat off to Waitrose staff locally, who tried repeatedly to take the stock off the shelves. We found it had been replaced the next day, but all in all I think it was a good result in a week.”A Waitrose spokesman said: “We are sorry for any offence caused by the images that were shown on these products.”We’ve spoken to the supplier who has explained that the images were intended to depict how coffee was historically harvested and traded. The images were intended to depict how coffee was historically harvested and tradedWaitrose “However, we fully understand how these could be interpreted and removed both products from sale in December until the supplier has had the opportunity to redesign the packaging.”center_img A statement from Saquella 1856 said: “We apologise to anyone that was offended by the images.”As a Fairtrade accredited and EFSIS ethical standard approved business, we were shocked to learn they had been interpreted in this way and the products were removed from sale in December.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Build accurate 3D models quickly without compromise with great flexibility

first_imgSimio, developer of 3D simulation software, has welcomed German firm SAT Simulations- und Automations-Technologie as a partner. SAT, headquartered in Freiburg, is a global consulting company with special focus on the systematic use of discrete event simulation, system dynamics, agent-based modelling, and optimisation techniques. “SAT has a reputation as global leader in simulation and optimization,” said Simio Founder and CEO Dr. Dennis Pegden. “With SAT Simulation-based Complexity Management, they open up new paths in times of high risk and uncertainty for enterprises. Simio is honoured that our simulation technology will drive this method as the core engine.”Simio is object-oriented simulation software offering intelligent objects and the ability to model any system rapidly without compromise. It was created by a team of experienced simulation software developers led by Pegden, former founder and CEO of Systems Modeling Corp. Simio is built on .NET technology, has built-in integration with Google 3D Warehouse, and was designed to be both powerful for advanced users and easy for beginners.“With today’s financial and economic crisis, it is absolutely fundamental that we have Simio available as a simulation tool that can be efficiently applied in such diverse fields such as factory and supply chain optimisation, markets as complex-adaptive systems, or portfolio simulation as well as socio-economical applications,” said Dr. Thomas Arzt, CEO and President of SAT. “We are happy to have Simio as a powerful core engine of our method SAT Simulation-based Complexity Management. With its unique approach Simio provides exactly the appropriate technique which, combined with optimisation technologies of Operations Research, supports holistic thinking and, therefore, give the executive level an outstanding navigation tool at hand.”Simio is a unique multi-paradigm modelling tool that combines the simplicity of objects with the flexibility of processes to provide a rapid modeling capability without requiring programming. Simio can be used to predict and improve the performance of dynamic, complex systems in mining, lean-six-sigma and other disciplines.Simio’s straightforward drag-and-drop interface allows users to create models quickly and easily — giving new users a glimpse into the future of their designs. Simio breaks down the walls of traditional object-oriented simulation software and lets the user rapidly build accurate 3D models and objectively analyse alternatives to reduce risk and improve performance. In short, Simio is simulation software with superior flexibility and the ability to quickly model systems without compromise. Simio is rapid modelling without programming.Simio is a private company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. SAT is a worldwide operating simulation and optimisation consulting company dedicated to the systematic application of Discrete Event Simulation, System Dynamics, Agent-Based Modelling, and Optimisation Techniques.last_img read more

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Could Apple drop the iPhone dock connector port next year

first_imgWith less than two months until September, and reports appearing that Apple has placed a major order for a new iPhone, it’s looking likely that an update is coming for Apple’s smartphone range. Whether it’s going to be classed as an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, we don’t know.There’s been a lot of speculation as to how radical a design change the iPhone 5 will be, and while talk of a tapered back is being heard, the smart money is on a refining of the iPhone 4’s design. That means using a larger edge-to-edge display and slimming down the thickness of the device as much as is feasible. Inside, there will be an updated processor, most likely an A5, more RAM, and improved graphics performance.That would be my best guess if someone asked. As to what Apple has planned for next year, a handset we must call the iPhone 6 for now, it looks like they may be planning another radical change to simplify the design further, but not in a way you’d initially expectAn article written by Lorraine Luk for the Wall Street Journal briefly mentions Apple investigating new ways to charge phones. As far as we know there are only two such ways: using a cable or not. As all iPhones to date use a cable to charge, it makes sense that Apple is investigating wireless charging solutions and induction charging.As this is Apple and design always comes first, we should view this as more than just a new way of charging. The company will also be considering it as a way to remove the need for a cable at all.The two things an iPhone needs a cable for is charging and data transfer/syncing with iTunes. If Apple adopts an induction charging system for the iPhone 6, that only leaves data for the cable. But a wireless alternative to that is already coming with iOS 5 , iCloud and iTunes Match. In other words, Apple could drop the cable next year and therefore potentially the docking connector port on the iPhone too.Whether that happens depends on if wireless charging can perform well enough to charge an iPhone in a few hours starting with a dead battery. It will also have to work without adding bulk to the phone otherwise Apple would certainly reject it and wait for the tech to mature further.The big question is, would Apple consider removing the port completely from the iPhone? From a design point of view it is certainly desirable as it would allow for a cleaner case design. There would also be a cost saving from not having to ship a cable with every phone, and a weight saving on shipping. But there would be upset from consumers who’s plug-in peripherals and accessories would no longer work, and manufacturers of those add-ons, although there’s an opportunity to sell new, wireless versions. It would also be a big leap to expect everyone to rely on wireless only.Would Apple drop wired connections if it meant a better overall look for its smartphone? If they can make it work to Apple’s high standards, I wouldn’t bet against it happening.last_img read more

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In tight labor market business groups highlight hiring exinmates

first_img“Just based on the evidence that we’ve seen, we believe there are extraordinary opportunities, and savvy businesses are already tapping into this hidden workforce,” Carney said. To help fill the gap, her chapter joined its national society on an initiative called “Getting Talent Back to Work,” in which members commit to change their recruiting practices to include those with criminal backgrounds. By considering more people for potential openings, Hickok said, employers can meet their own business needs while strengthening their entire community. Meanwhile, in May, the number of job openings around the country outnumbered the unemployed workforce by more than a million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To widen the pool, a growing number of organizations are encouraging more businesses to consider ex-offenders and former inmates for potential openings.  “There are a lot of examples of companies and governments that are doing it right,” Carney said. “It typically involves a partnership between employers and prisons and nonprofits, and it’s in that ecosystem that I think we can get a handle on what is a significant challenge for our society.” “One of the biggest issues that businesses have is that they can’t hire people fast enough to fill the demand that they have for workers,” said Michael Carney, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the national Chamber of Commerce. Seeking to evaluate the opportunities, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently conducted a year-long review of some of the businesses and organizations building pathways to employment for formerly incarcerated people. Carney said the project revealed significant benefits: inclusive hiring practices help businesses fill vital positions, and help people who’ve spent time in prison find valuable work.center_img Recently released numbers from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a drop in Alaska’s unemployment rate compared to a year ago —in Anchorage and the Mat-Su, it now sits at 5.7 percent. Nationwide, the unemployment rate is even lower; hovering below 4 percent. The challenge of finding qualified applicants to fill positions isn’t new for Alaska employers. Patty Hickok, president of the Anchorage Society of Human Resources Management, said Alaska employers with positions to fill can be stymied by several factors, from geography to a statewide skill gap.   “I think by what we are doing in human resources, we can actually have an impact in our communities and our society, and to give some of these individuals an opportunity to get a job; to get back on their feet, to support their families … and be productive members of society,” she said. As unemployment drops nationwide and in Alaska, job openings outnumber potential employees and now business organizations are encouraging employers to consider an expanded labor pool in a push to fill positions.last_img read more

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Some monkeys can understand danger calls made by different monkey species

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Human beings are the only species known to have a complete language, though other animals make sounds that can be interpreted by others of their species, and now it appears that at least in one case, the sounds made by one species can be interpreted by members of another. In this new effort focusing on the communication skills of monkeys the researchers looked to Campbell’s and Diana monkeys living in the Ivory Coast.Prior research has found that male Campbell’s monkeys use at least six unique sounds to convey information to their group members. Two of those “krak” and “krak-oo” have been found to be variations of the same idea—there is a threat at hand. Krak is more specific however, it means that a leopard is nearby whereas adding that oo suffix waters it down to meaning there is some threat, but it is not a leopard. Because Diana monkeys live in the same places as Campbell’s monkeys, the team wondered if they were able to understand the danger calls of the Campbell’s. To find out, they made recordings of Campbell’s monkey calls, and edited some of them—adding or removing the oo suffix. Then, they took the recordings into the jungle and played them in the vicinity of Diana monkeys and watched to see how they responded.The team found that the Diana monkeys reacted to the Campbell’s monkey calls in a manner almost identical to other Campbell’s monkeys—they grew much more agitated when hearing the krak call then when hearing the krak—oo call, and remained on alert longer, which the team claims proves that the Diana monkeys were able to differentiate between the two and to respond accordingly. Explore further Citation: Some monkeys can understand danger calls made by different monkey species (2015, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-04-monkeys-danger-monkey-species.html More information: Suffixation influences receivers’ behaviour in non-human primates, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Published 29 April 2015. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0265AbstractCompared to humans, non-human primates have very little control over their vocal production. Nonetheless, some primates produce various call combinations, which may partially offset their lack of acoustic flexibility. A relevant example is male Campbell’s monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli), which give one call type (‘Krak’) to leopards, while the suffixed version of the same call stem (‘Krak-oo’) is given to unspecific danger. To test whether recipients attend to this suffixation pattern, we carried out a playback experiment in which we broadcast naturally and artificially modified suffixed and unsuffixed ‘Krak’ calls of male Campbell’s monkeys to 42 wild groups of Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana diana). The two species form mixed-species groups and respond to each other’s vocalizations. We analysed the vocal response of male and female Diana monkeys and overall found significantly stronger vocal responses to unsuffixed (leopard) than suffixed (unspecific danger) calls. Although the acoustic structure of the ‘Krak’ stem of the calls has some additional effects, subject responses were mainly determined by the presence or the absence of the suffix. This study indicates that suffixation is an evolved function in primate communication in contexts where adaptive responses are particularly important. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from France, Ivory Coast, Switzerland and the U.K. has found that some monkeys of one species are able to listen in and respond to communications made by monkeys of another species. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers describe a field study they conducted with two monkey species and what they learned from it.center_img Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Credit: cordis.europa.eu © 2015 Phys.org Linguistic methods uncover sophisticated meanings, monkey dialectslast_img read more

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Teenage night owls at high obesity risk

first_imgIf your teenage kid loves to spend night time with gadgets, ask him or her to reduce this habit as this may make him fat in just five years’ time.According to research, teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier.“The results highlight adolescent bed times, not just total sleep time, as a potential target for weight management during the transition to adulthood,” said Lauren Asarnow, lead author and doctoral student in University of California-Berkeley. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For this, the researchers analysed data from a nationally representative cohort of more than 3,300 youths and adults. They found that for every hour of sleep they lost, they gained 2.1 points on the body mass index (BMI). This gain occurred roughly over a five-year period.The results show that many teenagers do not get the recommended nine hours sleep a night and report having trouble staying awake at school.The human circadian rhythm, which regulates physiological and metabolic functions, typically shifts to a later sleep cycle at the onset of puberty.The results suggest that adolescents who go to bed earlier will “set their weight on a healthier course as they emerge into adulthood”, Asarnow added. The paper appeared in the journal Sleep.last_img read more

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5 Creative Ways Rulers Kept their Forbidden Romantic Liaisons Secret

first_imgFidelity among noblemen and figures of power throughout history wasn’t exactly considered obligatory. Rulers of European dynasties, heads of the Catholic Church, kings and queens of all sorts ― all have been known for their appetites when it came to grooming multiple lovers.However, the embarrassment of being caught in adultery was still something that wasn’t advised, as leaders were to set an example ― that of a loving husband/spouse and a morally responsible person in general.Fair Rosamund, an imaginary portrait of Rosamund Clifford, the most famous mistress of King Henry II of England, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.So how did they cope with such double standards?Well, by keeping their love affairs in absolute secrecy, of course. It is amazing to which lengths some of these high-profile lovers were ready to go in order to keep their adultery secret ― from hidden chambers to complex escape routes, they did it all with style.We give you a selection of some of the most notorious and creative solutions when it comes to keeping your affairs in order, so to say.Louis XV’s Flying ChairLet’s start with one of Europe’s most interesting courts when it came to gossip and mischievous behavior. The French Bourbon dynasty was known as one of the most powerful and certainly most influential royal families on the continent. While their political might was undoubtedly great, it was the decadent everyday life of the French monarchs that truly defined their reign.This spawned numerous anecdotes regarding rulers and their mistresses, and so was the case with Louis XIV, who was the king of France from 1715 to 1774.Louis XVIn order to avoid embarrassment, the king was forced to resolve to technical ingenuity, creating one of the world’s first passenger elevators.What was appropriately named a “flying chair” was built as a secret tube intended to transport Louis’ mistresses directly into his private apartment.Designed to resemble a small cabinet, from the inside of which a rope hung was hung. In order to raise or lower the “chair” the occupant would pull the rope, activating a mechanism composed of a number of counterweights and pulleys.Louis employed one of his favorite machinists, Blaise-Henri Arnoult, to make him the flying chair and the design was reportedly very effective, enabling the King to enter the elevator from his balcony.Marie Antoinette’s Petit TrianonAs time went by, Versailles was becoming the center of all court life in France. No wonder that it was here that Marie Antoinette chose one of its many chateaus to use as her refuge ―  the Petit Trianon.Petit TrianonInitially built as a retreat for King Louis XV and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, it was adopted for the same reason by the infamous wife of Louis XVI.Petit Trianon, Versailles. Photo by Kallgan CC BY-SA 3.0Drawing inspiration from English gardens of the time, the Petit Trianon included a pond and an artificial cave, all adding to the romantic image, which she sure knew how to exploit when it came to her more intimate guests.Aerial view of the gardens of the Petit Trianon. The Petit Trianon is in the center, the Temple de l’Amour is behind, the Pavillon Français is in front in the same perspective. Photo by ToucanWings CC BY-SA 3.0The grotto itself primarily serves as a bridge on the small lake, but it is also a perfect place for secret meetings ― ones where a kiss could easily go unnoticed by the watchful eyes of her husband’s informers, who on the other hand was accused of being the only French monarch in history never to have had an extramarital affair.Love Cupboard of  George IVPresumably, everyone is familiar with the “secret passage behind a bookshelf” trick. You know, the one that is activated by pulling a particular book, which then causes the bookshelf to move, revealing a hidden hallway.King George IV of EnglandWell, George IV, the King of England from 1820 to 1830, had one just like that in his occasional residence at Chatsworth House.The passage behind the bookshelf connected his room with the room of Maria Fitzherbert, his forbidden sweetheart who also resided in the mansion.Chatsworth House front view. This Old European style house is a famous place for tourism located in the Peak District, England.She would receive her secret lover through a cupboard which concealed the tunnel.Unfortunately for them, their relationship was forbidden due to Fitzherbert being a Catholic in a time when English royalty was strictly Protestant and prohibited from being intimate with followers of the Catholic faith.A George III gilt and bronze library bookcase, c. 1800. Photo by Sotheby’sThe two decided to secretly elope. After years of hardships, their marriage was recognized as official when George become king, and thus head of the Church of England.Charles II and the Tunnel of LoveWhile George IV was thinking of ways to come to his one true love despite social boundaries, his 17th century predecessor, Charles II, was just looking for ways to have some common people’s fun, without being pestered by an entourage of servants, advisors, and courtiers.King Charles II of EnglandSo he devised a secret passage as well ― one that allegedly led from St. James’s Palace in Pall Mall to a winery located just around the corner in St. James Street.The famous and ancient winery Berry Bros and Rudd has stood for centuries, and holds beneath it an intricate network of cellars and tunnels.Berry Bros. & Rudd. Photo by Elisa.rolle CC BY-SA 4.0Rumor has it that King Charles II often visited the winery through one such tunnel, where he frequently used the services of a brothel which functioned as part of the establishment. Even though this rumor is not confirmed, it certainly sounds like something that the “Merry Monarch Charles II” would take part in.Pope Alexander VI Secret PassageRodrigo de Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI in 1492 ― the same year Christopher Columbus discovered the New World ― is perhaps the most infamous of all the leaders of the Roman-Catholic Church.Pope Alexander VI.If having mistresses wasn’t advisable for kings and queens of Europe, it was certainly prohibited for religious figures of such high profile.However Popes, as other persons of great power and influence, were at the time best known for their intrigues.Pope Alexander had a taste for beautiful women, first developing a relationship with Vannozza dei Cattanei, with whom he had four children.Vannozza dei Cattanei.Despite the social stigma, Alexander VI acknowledged his children, even though they were born outside of wedlock, which was unimaginable at the time for a person with such a high position within the Church.The Passetto in its original context – in the background, the rear side of Palazzo Rusticucci-Accoramboni seen from Vicolo del Farinone, before the demolition of the neighborhood (c. 1930).Afterward, the Pope began to nurture an affair with Giulia Farnese, who was a wife of an influential nobleman from the Orsini family. Needless to say, this was controversial as well.In order to escape detection from Vatican’s evesdroppers, the Pope adopted a secret route, originally built in 1277 to enable swift escape for the incumbent Pope in times of danger, to serve as his personal hidden love-path.Rome, Italy – October 31, 2016: Wall of Passetto di Borgo elevated passage between Vatican City and Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. It wall was erected in 1277 by Pope Nicholas III.It is a 2,600-feet-long narrow passage leading from the Vatican City into Sant’Angelo Castle, the traditional Papal stronghold intended to serve as a last stand in case of an attack on Rome.In times of peace, this was the route used by Giulia Farnese, also known as “The Bride of Christ” among the Roman gossip girls of the time. As she and the Pope were its most frequent users, the route too gained a nickname ― Passetto di Borgo.Read another story from us:  The King who Placed his Deceased Wife on the ThroneHowever, when Charles VIII of France invaded Italy and subsequently the Papal States and Rome in 1495, Pope Alexander VI was glad that his love path had indeed served its initial purpose as he sought refuge in the impenetrable fortress of Sant’Angelo.Nikola Budanovic is a freelance journalist who has worked for various media outlets such as Vice, War History Online, The Vintage News, and Taste of Cinema. His main areas of interest are history, particularly military history, literature and film.last_img read more

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Browserprint advanced browser fingerprinting test

first_imgBrowserprint: advanced browser fingerprinting test by Martin Brinkmann on August 01, 2016 in Security – 24 commentsBrowserprint is a fork of the popular Panopticlick browser fingerprinting test that adds a number of new checks to the whole process.Browser fingerprinting refers to using identifiers revealed by the web browser itself or the user for tracking purposes.When a browser connects to a site on the Internet, information such as the operating system, web browser and version, is revealed automatically during the process.Sites may use scripts to get additional information about the browser or user system. For instance, sites may get a list of all installed plugins, of the screen size and color depth, installed system fonts, or language.The main idea of fingerprinting is to compute an identifier from all the information and assign it to the browser. If nothing changes, the browser may be identified on future visits by running the test again and comparing the identifier against a database of previously computed identifiers.BrowserprintBrowserprint looks and feels a lot like the Panopticlick test.  The service offers more tests and a couple of extra features that you may find useful.A click on the “fingerprint me” button on the frontpage of the service gets you started. You need to fill out a captcha though before the site runs a series of queries against your browser.All results are returned in a table afterwards listing the name of the test, how unique your browser is compared to others, and the number of other user browsers that matches the value of yours.Also, it lists how unique your browser is at the time, and how many bits of information it reveals.If you ran the Panopticlick or another browser fingerprinting test before you know how this works already.The additional tests that Browserprint runs is what makes the service interesting. For instance, it supports an audio fingerprinting test, tests for ad or script blocking, for Tor, or character sizes.You may hover over any test to display a small blurb that reveals a short description.The site displays a fingerprint UUID on the results page. You may use it to share it with others, or compare future tests against it. The latter can be useful if you decided to harden your browser version against fingerprinting, or if you want to run the test regularly without doing so.Anti-FingerprintingOne issue with hardening a browser against fingerprinting is that not-revealing information may be used for fingerprinting purposes as well. So, if you decide to block Flash for instance, the test will use the information as well.Obviously, it may be better than revealing bits of information that are unique to the browser or computer.The rise of new browser features has introduced new fingerprinting options. Audio fingerprinting for instance is used already on the Internet for tracking purposes, and there is little users can do about it since browsers don’t ship with options to turn that feature off or make it work only after users give their okay.Now You: are you worried about browser fingerprinting?SummaryArticle NameBrowserprint: advanced browser fingerprinting testDescriptionBrowserprint is a fork of the popular Panopticlick browser fingerprinting test that adds a number of new checks to the whole process.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Email app Superhuman allows senders to spy on recipients through tracking pixels

first_imgUpdate: Added response from Rahul Vohra, CEO of Superhuman. Last week, Mike Davidson, the former VP of design at Twitter and founder of Newsvine, questioned the ethics and responsibility of Superhuman, one of Silicon Valley’s most talked about email app in a blog post. He called the app a “surveillance tool” that embed tracking pixels inside emails sent by its customers. Superhuman was founded in 2017 by Rahul Vohra with the aims to reinvent the email experience. It is an invitation-only service, mainly targeted towards business users that costs $30/month. Last month, the startup was able to raise a $33 million investment round that was led by Mr. Andreessen’s firm, Andreessen Horowitz and is now valued at $260 million. “Superhuman teaches its users to surveil by default” The email app bundles many modern features like snoozing, scheduling, undo send, insights from social networks, and more. The feature that Davidson talked about was “Read Receipts”, which is an opt-in common feature we see in many messaging email clients that indicates the read/unread status. Davidson highlights that Superhuman gives you this read/unread status in a very detailed way. It allows sending and receiving emails embedded with tracking pixels, which is a small and hidden image in an email. When the recipient clicks on the email, the image reports a running log of every single time the recipient has opened the mail, including their location, regardless of the email client the recipient is using. The worst part is that it is on by default and many users do not usually bother to change the default settings. Here’s a log that Davidson shared in his post: Source: Mike Davidson’s blog post What do people think of this feature? Many people felt that sharing the number of times an email was read, geolocation of the recipient, and other information is intrusive and violates user privacy. In his post, Davidson talked about several “bad things” people can do using this technology, that the developers might have not even intended for. Some users agreed to this and pointed out that sharing such personal information can prove to be very dangerous for the recipients. Others gave the rationale that many email clients are doing the same thing including Gmail, Apple Mail, and Outlook. Embedding tracking pixels in an email is also very commonly used by email marketing platforms. As a response to this, Davidson rightly said, “The main point here is: just because technology is being used unethically by others does not mean you should use it unethically yourself. Harmful pesticides have also been around for years. That doesn’t mean you should use them yourself.” Davidson further explained what making such unethical decisions means for a company in the long run. In the beginning days of a company, there are no set principles for its people to make decisions. It is basically what the founders think is right for the company. At that time,  every decision that you make, whether it is good or bad, makes the foundation of what Davidson calls as “decision genome”. He adds, “With each decision a company makes, its “decision genome” is established and subsequently hardened.” He says the decisions that seem small in the beginning actually become the basis of many other big decisions you will make in the future. This will ultimately affect your company’s ethical trajectory. “The point here is that companies decide early on what sort of companies they will end up being. The company they may want to be is often written in things like “core values” that are displayed in lunch rooms and employee handbooks, but the company they will be is a product of the actual decisions they make — especially the tough decisions,” he adds. Many agreed on the point Davidson makes here, and think that this is not just limited to a single company but in fact, the entire ecosystem. David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, believes that Silicon Valley especially is in serious need for recalibration. What can be some possible solutions One workaround can be disabling images in email by default since the tracking pixels are sent as images. However, Superhuman does not even allow that. “Superhuman doesn’t even let its own customers turn images off. So merely by using Superhuman, you are vulnerable to the exact same spying that Superhuman enables you to do to others,” Davidson mentions. The next step for Superhuman, Davidson suggests is to apologize and remove this feature. He further recommends that Superhuman should, in fact, protect its users from emails that have tracking pixels. Another mitigation he suggests is to add a “Sent via Superhuman”  signature so that the receiver is aware that their data will be sent to the sender. If these do not suffice, Davidson gave a harsh suggestion to publicly post surveilled email on Twitter or other websites: How Superhuman has responded to this criticism Yesterday, Rahul Vohra, the CEO of Superhuman responded that the company understands the severity of sharing such personal information, especially the state or country level location. He further shared what steps the company is taking to address the concerns raised against the feature. He listed the following changes: We have stopped logging location information for new email, effective immediately. We are releasing new app versions today that no longer show location information. We are deleting all historical location data from our apps. We are keeping the read status feature, but turning it off by default. Users who want it will have to explicitly turn it on. We are prioritizing building an option to disable remote image loading. Many Twitter users appreciated Vohra’s quick response: Read Davidson’s post to know more in detail. Read Next Google announces the general availability of AMP for email, faces serious backlash from users A security researcher reveals his discovery on 800+ Million leaked Emails available online VFEMail suffers complete data wipe out!last_img read more

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AllForCrypto A New Cryptocurrency Marketplace for 2019 and beyond

first_imgImagine eBay, only you pay with cryptocurrencyA new online cryptocurrency marketplace is on its way to make a big impact on how users buy and sell online. Welcome, AllForCrypto! Being the first-ever online marketplace that will accept cryptocurrency only, this new e-commerce platform will be fully secure and transparent thanks to blockchain integration.We are launching our #AFCT #IEO on #shortex on the 5th of August! Don’t miss out and invest in #AFCT. pic.twitter.com/4Dbmpke8u8— AllForCrypto (@AllForCrypto_1) July 28, 2019CEO, William Leen, previously sold on eBay as an eCommerce Trader and witnessed first hand the difficulties which buyers and sellers experienced.“There were unhappy sellers who experienced fraudulent chargebacks, and unhappy buyers who never got their products after paying for them. As blockchain and cryptocurrencies became more and more popular among the masses, I thought that there has to be a better way to trade online. And then, AllForCrypto was born.”AllForCrypto gives buyers and sellers the ultimate advantage, peace of mind and transparency to trade online. Buyers and sellers can use cryptocurrency and non-chargeback fiat payments as well as AllForCrypto’s own token, AFCT, which you can buy. Cryptocurrency payments are safe from fraud thanks to the blockchain ledger. The seller is just as protected as the buyer since everything is stored on the blockchain. No payments or information can be altered.Buyers are also protected when making purchases with AllForCrypto’s escrow account. Funds are locked away for 30 days until the Buyer confirms receipt and satisfaction of the items. What’s more is that sellers and buyers no longer have to worry about tedious currency conversions for making purchases, reducing transaction costs and increasing security for everyone.AllForCrypto has partnered with some of the most credible, reliable sellers to offer top quality products to buyers, with more attractive sellers fees than eBay or Amazon, which gives the product prices a competitive edge.AllForCrypto has gathered huge popularity among industry leaders who act as advisors, such as Simon Cocking (Chief Editor of Irish Tech News and CryptocoinNews Ranked 1 ICOBench), and Krishnendu Chatterjee, to name but a few. They have built a team of very talented 11 employees who take the reigns of the startup relentlessly and bring a wealth of knowledge into the crypto, blockchain and marketing industries. AllForCrypto has already succeeded in attracting attention from over 600 users who bought and sold goods on the platform to date.Notable partners and supporters include Waves, Foundico, CryptoTotem, Track ICO, CoinCodex, ICO Spotters, CoinKinja and AirdropsMob. The AFCT token is based on Waves Blockchain Technology and is top-rated on all ICO rating sites. The token is fully secured on one of the safest cryptocurrency wallets in the industry today. 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Googles new headquarters could be the next trend in architecture

first_img(Hayes Davidson photo) PHOENIX — Experts believe that Google’s new London headquarters unique design could be the next big trend in architecture and say the style is a perfect fit for a city like Phoenix.According to Business Insider, the style of the building is ideal for growing cities with undeveloped land that want to become the next epicenter for a business or new economic sector.Nicknamed the “landscraper,” Google’s new building will measure 1,082 feet long but only 11 stories tall. When completed it will be longer than The Shard is tall. The Shard is the tallest building in London and reaches 1,016 feet high. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 0 Comments   Share   New technology including cable-less elevators that allow transportation up, down and sideways, was cited as a reason that the new landscrapers could be a success.The expected growth of drones as delivery devices and increasingly crowded airspace over the next 20 years factors into the improved functionality of landscrapers as apposed to skyscrapers.Lastly, weather events that have been intensified by climate change can be damaging to skyscrapers especially in high wind scenarios. Tall skyscrapers are prone to swaying in high winds whereas in a landscraper, with a low center of gravity, this is less of a problem.The Google building in London’s King’s Cross will be 1 million square feet upon completion and construction is expected to begin in 2018. 1 / 11(Hayes Davidson photo) Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

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The Week Ahead Spotlight on New Home Sales

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News May 20, 2018 549 Views Share The Week Ahead: Spotlight on New Home Salescenter_img Census Bureau homes HOUSING HUD Inventory New Home Sales Sale Price 2018-05-20 Radhika Ojha The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the statistics for the sale of new homes in April, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The data looks at new home sales for single-family houses and also looks at the sales price as well as existing inventory and months’ supply at current sale rates.In March, the bureau had reported that new home sales for single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000, a 4 percent rise over the revised February rate of 667,000. On a year-over-year basis, home sales increased 8.8 percent from 638,000 in April 2017. The median sale prices of new homes stood at $337,000 in March and the average sales price was $369,000. The for sale inventory in March was estimated at 301,000 representing a 5.2 months’ supply at the current sales rate.Here’s what else is in store in The Week Ahead:Chicago Fed National Activity Index, Monday, 8:30 a.m. ESTRedbook, Tuesday, 8:55 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTStern & Eisenberg New York State Compliance Webinar, Wednesday, 1 p.m. CTFHFA Home Price Index, Thursday, 9 a.m. ESTNAR Existing Home Sales Report, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTFed Chairman Jerome Powell Speaks, Friday, 9:20 a.m. ESTlast_img read more

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Visa expands experiences program with more dining travel deals

first_imgMANILA — For the sixth year in a row, Visa Epic Experiences presents both local and international Visa cardholders with exclusive dining and travel privileges.During the launch of this year’s program held at the Smith Butcher and Grill Room in Makati, one of Visa’s partner dining establishments, the global payments technology company announced that 30 new dining and travel deals were added to their program.“Expanding Visa Epic Experiences and increasing our outreach to include more partners is the right course of action for us. Businesses that are on this platform benefit greatly and have seen an increase in revenues and customers. Travel partners have seen close to 50-percent growth in transactions between 2017 and 2018 since they partnered with Visa,” said Dan Wolbert, Visa country manager for the Philippines and Guam. For new dining options, the Visa Epic Experiences program now includes Cebu restaurants Cinchetti, Ani, Dayun Lounge, and Uma. Boracay’s Indigo, and Forno Osteria; Cavite’s Santis Delicatessen; and Manila’s Ministry of Crab, and Tomatito also joined the list.Travelling and paying with your Visa Card comes with exclusive discounts and special packages with Visa’s new partner establishments like The Farm at San Benito (Batangas),The Manor (Baguio), The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay (Baguio), El Nido Resorts Apulit Island (Palawan), Misibis Bay (Albay), and Crimson Boracay, among others.“Visa Epic Experiences has been a great way for our cardholders to enjoy life and experiences with their friends and family. We are looking forward to introducing more fantastic deals, so that local Filipinos and tourists can leverage these rewards and benefits of being a Visa cardholder,” said Wolbert.With just a flash of their Visa card, cardholders can delight in various dining discounts and freebies from different partner establishments around the country. Some offers are also available via the Visa Digital Concierge app, where platinum and international Visa card holders can also book travel and dining reservations. Visa cardholders who spend a mininum of P6,000 at the Smith Butcher and Grill Room can enjoy a complimentary bottle of mine from the Visa Epic Experiences. Jeeves de Veyracenter_img Dan Wolbert, Visa country manager for the Philippines and Guam presents the Visa Epic Experiences program. Jeeves de Veyralast_img read more

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Aviation regulators issue new list of prohibited items in carryon checkin baggage

first_imgMANILA – Aviation regulators on Wednesday issued new guidelines on items that are prohibited in both hand-carry and check-in baggage of travelers.The changes were made in line with new standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) said in a Facebook post.”The revised list expanded the coverage of prohibited items to include chemicals and other toxic substances,” the statement said.Among the items that passengers cannot bring on their flights are:  insect repellent spray  vinegar  paint lighters Liquid items are still limited to 100-ml containers, but would now be subject to special instruction from airlines, the OTS said.Aviation authorities began banning liquid products on planes after terrorists were caught smuggling liquid explosives through a flight to Northern America in 2006.”Security is non-negotiable. We urge the public to refrain from bringing items that are prohibited in the airport to avoid delays and inconvenience,” said OTS administrator Arturo Evangelista.”If you are unsure whether an item is prohibited or not, you may contact us through email, SMS Hotline, or any of our official social media accounts, or better yet, if it is not that important, we suggest that you just leave it at home,” he said.last_img read more

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