When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

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Futurist Thomas Frey: On a recent driving trip, my wife and I became immersed in the audio version of one of Tom Clancy’s last novels titled, “Threat Vector.” Without giving away too much of the plot, a Chinese super-geek villain has hatched a plan to hack into our most secure networks and blackmail people with their darkest secrets to subversively cause chaos and disruption for the American government.

 

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Employees share their salary secrets

Comparing salaries among colleagues has long been a taboo of workplace chatter,

Brian Bader said at the orientation for a tech-support job with Apple Inc. that human-resources managers ran down the list of guidelines workers were expected to follow. Don’t use explicit language on calls with customers. Treat other employees with respect. And, he says, they told the assembled recruits, don’t discuss your pay with co-workers.

 

 

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The Apple Engineer Who Lost the Top Secret 4G iPhone Prototype After Celebrating His 27th Birthday

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Apple employee Gray Powell, believed to have left a prototype of the new iPhone in a bar

It has happened to most of us at some point: you arrive home after a night out and can’t remember what on earth you did with your phone.  But  – unluckily for this man – a mobile left behind on a bar stool at a German beer garden in Redwood City, California, has set alarm bells ringing with an intrigue worthy of the Cold War.

 

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Leonardo DaVinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ Is Still Revealing Secrets

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Leonardo DaVinci’s The Last Supper

The Last Supper – relentlessly studied, scrutinized, satirized and one the world’s most famous paintings – is still revealing secrets. Researchers Olivier Bauer, Nancy Labonté, Jonas Saint-Martin and Sébastien Fillion of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Theology have found new meaning to the food depicted by Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous artwork.

 

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Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say?

Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say? 

 

Once impenetrable, the individual genetic code is becoming an open book thanks to kits that scan for genes linked to scores of traits and diseases, from bladder cancer and baldness to male infertility and memory loss.

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Scientists Reveal Secrets of Seeing Into Opaque Amber

Scientists Reveal Secrets of Seeing Into Opaque Amber

Until now, scientists were only able to peer inside transparent amber stones.

Opaque amber conceals insights into life forms from tens of millions of years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. But until now, the animals preserved inside the opaque “stones” have remained tantalizingly hidden.

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