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Easily Reveal Hidden Passwords In Any Browser

lifehacker – “Autofill is a great setting if you don’t want to have to remember and type in your password every time you log in to an online account. In fact, we highly recommend you use a password manager (and take advantage of autofill features) to keep track of secure passwords. But autofill makes it easy to forget what your passwords are in the event you need to type them in elsewhere. Thankfully, there’s a way around this. [Take time to read the Comments section for additional useful information – and once again – try DuckDuckGo rather than Chrome]

The thing women struggle with most at work isn’t sexism, it’s ageism

Quartz: “…per a survey conducted by The Riveter, a gender-equal coworking space now in seven cities across the US. According to the whitepaper published today, the organization, along with partners Xerox and YouGov, surveyed 1,550 women “across racial groups, professions and caregiving roles,” and followed up with about 100 interviews. One key statistic: 58% of… Continue Reading

Website privacy options aren’t much of a choice since they’re hard to find and use

The Conversation: “You’ve probably encountered a pair of shoes that won’t stop following you around the internet, appearing in advertisements on different sites for weeks. Today, the vast majority of advertising is targeted – that is, you see an ad because an advertiser thinks that you, specifically, might be interested in what they have to… Continue Reading

Why did librarians remove Dewey’s name from one of their most prestigious awards?

Slate – “…In June, the American Library Association stripped a familiar name from one of its top leadership honors: the Melvil Dewey Medal. As you may recall from grade school, Dewey was the man behind the Dewey Decimal Classification system, the schema of numbers and subject areas used at libraries around the world to categorize… Continue Reading

Smithsonian – The Wild Orchid Mystery

Includes orchid collection photos and a podcast: “You probably know orchids as the big, colorful flowers found in grocery stores and given as housewarming gifts. But those tropical beauties represent only a fraction of the estimated 25,000 orchid species worldwide. While their showy relatives fly off the shelves, North America’s more understated native orchids are… Continue Reading

Reclaim Your Privacy with These Privacy-Focused Alternatives to Google’s Services

make tech easier – “We put up with Google because the apps are awesome. But there are downsides to living in the panopticon. If you’d prefer not to have a corporation and all its buddies breathing down your neck, consider these privacy-focused alternatives to Google’s services [the include: Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, Google Calendar,… Continue Reading

Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report

Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report. “View the current snapshot of people’s positive and negative daily experiences based on more than 151,000 interviews with adults in over 140 countries in 2018. Representing the views of citizens from more than 140 countries and areas, this study measures life’s intangibles — feelings and emotions — that traditional economic… Continue Reading