Elon Musk, the world’s richest billionaire, recorded exponential gains in his net worth, based on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as Tesla’s stock rose exponentially. Musk’s net worth is now estimated at $253 billion, far exceeding Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos’ fortune of $193 billion. SpaceX’s recent stock sale and Tesla’s stock high performance have pushed the…Billionaire, Elon Musk earns $83 billion in 10 months as Tesla hits record high — Nairametrics
You can’t lock down all the things all the time—it’s the digital equivalent of hiding in a bunker. Build a personal protection plan that makes sense for you.
Look in the Mirror
Start your security assessment with what’s known as a threat-modeling exercise. Ask yourself what you want to protect and from whom, and estimate the likelihood that the specific parties would compromise your data. Plug the high-risk holes first. Everything else, you can sweat a little less.
Master Your Passwords
A good password manager generates, stores, and updates all your passwords with a button press. The actual passwords are encrypted and accessible solely by you, but the system is only as good as your master password. Use a key generated by the Diceware method, which randomly selects words to build a complex but easy-to-remember phrase.
Ditch Touch ID
It’s a neat way to quickly unlock your phone, but your fingerprint sensor is also one of the easier ways for someone to access your device. Think of it this way: It’s simple to wrestle your thumb onto your phone, not so for the strong passphrase nested in the corner of your brain.
Cookies are small bits of code that are temporarily installed on your computer when you visit a website. Even after you close your browser, cookies continue to track information. This is your new mantra: Flush the cache, delete the cookies, protect your privacy.
To surf the web is to publicly share your browsing activity with online data collectors. Foil their plans by downloading HTTPS Everywhere. This browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera forces encrypted communication with tens of thousands of websites, including those that don’t use HTTPS by default.
Know Thy Settings
You won’t believe what Google knows about you. Seriously. Personal information, search logs, browsing habits, locations—all of it stored and used for ad targeting, unless you know how to navigate your privacy settings. Find them and learn how they work. Granted, you won’t be able to opt out of everything, but you’ll definitely mitigate the intrusion.
Two-factor authentication requires you to provide a second method of identifying information along with your password to earn access—an ever-changing six-digit code, a fingerprint, a retina scan, an NFC key fob. Many web services offer this option. Take advantage of it. Setup takes a few minutes, and you may need to download an app. But 2FA is one of the best ways to prove it’s really you trying to download files from your Dropbox folder.
Virtual private networks can be useful for maintaining browser secrecy, but not all can be trusted. Do your research and only choose a VPN service that doesn’t keep activity logs, like CactusVPN or F-Secure Freedome. If you possess the requisite coding skills, build your own fully private, cloud-based VPN server using free software packages like Algo and Streisand.
culled from Wired
If you’re planning to travel to the UK anytime soon, make sure to tack two hours to your pre-trip preparations. That’s around how long it takes to figure out the utterly discombobulating passenger locator form required of all travelers to England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.Introduced in June 2020, as the UK began to open…Traveling to the UK is a UX design nightmare — Quartz
Despite tapering concerns at the world’s most powerful economy, Elon Musk appears unstoppable as he approaches the $245 billion mark for the world’s richest man. Bloomberg Billionaires Index data indicates that Musk is now worth $243 billion, surpassing Jeff Bezos’ fortune of $199 billion. Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s net worth has grown by $73 billion…World’s richest billionaire, Elon Musk now worth $243 billion as Tesla hits 8-week winning streak — Nairametrics
Alleged leaders of a large transnational Nigerian syndicate called the Black Axe were arrested in early morning raids in Cape Town on Tuesday. TimesLIVE understands that six leaders of the Black Axe organised crime group’s Cape Town chapter were arrested in a co-ordinated operation involving the Hawks and US law-enforcement authorities. A seventh member of […]Nigerian mafia leaders arrested after Hawks swoop in Cape Town — Africa Online News
You’ve heard it time and time again: overwork is bad for you. It hurts your productivity — and your health. So give yourself permission to dial it back, even just a little. Start by noticing the story you’re telling yourself about work. For example, if you find yourself working on a weekend or responding to emails after hours, pause. Take a couple of minutes to reflect on and even write down why you’re doing this. What’s motivating you? Are you afraid of falling behind? Losing your job? Seeming uncommitted? Then ask yourself: Are these fears rooted in reality, or is it time to change the narrative? Next, share your goal to dial it back with those you respect — a mentor, friend, or colleague who can not only hold you accountable, but also give you some helpful strategies that they use to stay balanced and avoid burnout. Finally, go all-in on what matters. Take a careful look at your workload and recalibrate your schedule to spend less time on the tasks that drain you and more time on the responsibilities that are valuable and bring you the most joy.
This tip is adapted from “Burning Out? Give Yourself Permission to Dial It Back,” by Kate Northrup
If your company is putting a hybrid-work plan in place, you can’t assume you’ll know how well it’s working. You will need to solicit input from your employees, not just at the beginning of the implementation process, but along the way as well. Make it clear that this is an experiment and that you may change the policies over time as people have a chance to weigh in. Then hold periodic team discussions on what aspects of the policy are working and not working. Ask questions like, “What benefits have you seen from the hybrid policy?” and “What difficulties have you encountered?” and “Should we make any adjustments over the next quarter in how we collaborate?” Solicit anonymous feedback as well in case people are hesitant to be frank with you. Even if you receive rave reviews about the policy during the first quarter, don’t just set it and forget it. Continue to have follow-up discussions to ensure that your policies, and how they’re implemented, are aligned with the business’s goals and individuals’ needs as much as possible.
This tip is adapted from “To Make Hybrid Work, Solicit Employees’ Input,” by Sue Bingham