Does Listening to Music Have a Negative Impact on Creativity?

AmiMoJo quotes the health and science editor of Slashgear: A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the music had a positive impact on mood and was liked by the person listening to…

March 3, 2019
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40% of Malicious URLs Were Found on Good Domains

Help Net Security shared an interesting statistic from the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. 40 percent of malicious URLs were found on good domains. Legitimate websites are frequently compromised to host malicious content. To protect users, cybersecurity solutions need URL-level visibility or, when unavailable, domain-level metrics, that accurately represent the dangers. The report also found that while Google was the single most impersonated brand in phishing, 77% of all phishing attacks…

March 3, 2019
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Can the BBC and ITV Challenge Netflix?

“The BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster, and ITV, the biggest private player in the UK market, are in the ‘concluding phase of talks’ to create a rival to Netflix,” writes Slashdot reader AmiMoJo. The BBC’s director general Tony Hall said the aim was to launch the “BritBox” rival to Netflix in the UK the second half of 2019. Neither organisation would say how the services would be priced, but Lord…

March 3, 2019
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Tristan O’Tierney, Square Co-Founder, Dies at Age 35

An anonymous reader quotes the San Francisco Chronicle: Tristan O’Tierney, a co-founder of San Francisco payments company Square, died Feb. 23 in Ocala, Fla., of causes related to addiction, his family said. He was 35… His family is awaiting an official cause of death from officials. “I do know that it was in relation to his addiction,” [his mother] Pamela Tierney said. “I know he got to the hospital, he…

March 3, 2019
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Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook’s Global War On Data Privacy Laws

“Facebook threatened to pull investment projects from Europe and Canada if lobbying demands from COO Sheryl Sandberg were not met,” reports Business Insider, adding “Canada buckled immediately.” And that’s just the beginning. The Observer reports: Facebook has targeted politicians around the world — including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne — promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an…

March 3, 2019
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Tristan O’Tierney, a Square co-founder who created the company’s first mobile app, dies at age 35 from causes likely related to addiction (Shwanika Narayan/San Francisco Chronicle)

March 3, 2019

Shwanika Narayan / San Francisco Chronicle: Tristan O’Tierney, a Square co-founder who created the company’s first mobile app, dies at age 35 from causes likely related to addiction  —  Tristan O’Tierney, a co-founder of San Francisco payments company Square, died Feb. 23 in Ocala, Fla., of causes related to addiction, his family said. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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