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1/17/2020

WeLeakInfo.com, which sells data exposed in breaches, has been seized by the FBI in an operation coordinated with European partners. The FBI said the site claimed to have 12.5 billion records from 10,000 breaches on its searchable database, which users could access by purchasing subscription plans, one of which offered three months of unlimited access for $70.

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BleepingComputer
1/17/2020

Make an impression on a few people during networking events or conferences and be easily discoverable online instead of relying on business cards that may be lost or forgotten, writes Larry Cornett. "I've handed out plenty of business cards over the past 25+ years, but I can't recall a single time that my card helped me land new gigs," he writes.

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Larry Cornett
1/17/2020

Being an effective manager involves collaboration and thinking ahead, rather than checking up on people's progress, Ed Muzio writes. "Your managers must be able to put aside their lower-level agendas and work together to make decisions about the best way to reach higher-level goals," he advises.

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Business 2 Community
1/17/2020

Why it matters: When Twitter boss Jack Dorsey gathered a bunch of employees for a meeting this week in Texas, he thought it would be cool if he piped Elon Musk in via video and asked the outspoken entrepreneur (and popular Twitter user) what he would do to improve Twitter if he were running the social media giant. Unfortunately for Dorsey, Musk named something Twitter doesn't quite seem all that proficient at doing: identifying (and possibly removing) bots and other fake accounts. Good luck with that, Jack.

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Twitter
1/17/2020

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Flickr
1/17/2020

Research suggests that leaders with high levels of discipline and love have better-performing teams and less turnover than leaders who try to please or rule over employees, writes John Eades, CEO of LearnLoft. "Leaders whose style is to elevate their employees report having high-performing teams at rates better than all other styles combined," he writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
1/17/2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is changing the "lockup" procedure for economic data to keep the information secure from algorithmic traders before public release, including removing computers, which can provide machine-readable news, from the Washington newsroom March 1. Commissioner William Beach says the change follows a 2014 recommendation from the Labor Department inspector general.

1/17/2020

Scientists have believed that only domesticated dogs will play fetch with humans, but recent research revealed the behavior in certain wolf puppies. Christina Hansen Wheat of Stockholm University in Sweden says the unexpected behavior means "that if variation in human-directed play behavior exists in wolves, this behavior could have been a potential target for early selective pressures exerted during dog domestication."

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National Public Radio, CNN
1/17/2020

Statements like "How did that become important to you?" or "Tell me more" can elicit a story from someone and show that you're listening and curious, writes Dan Rockwell. Keep questions short, and avoid making assumptions or casting doubt.

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Leadership Freak
1/17/2020

Self-control seems like an admirable trait, but it can often lead us to feel overwhelmed, alienated and biased against others, write professors Michail Kokkoris and Olga Stavrova. "[I]nstead of always being harsh on ourselves and pushing our limits, sometimes being kind with ourselves might be a better way to reach our goals in a self-congruent way," they write.