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How to Avoid Getting Pickpocketed

Last year, several groups of pickpocketers profited off oblivious commuters on New York City’s subway system. “I open the purses, put my hands in, and take the wallets out,” one pickpocketer, who was eventually arrested and found with three Metrocards and four cell phones, told a detective. “I pick people who are…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Chinese EV Startup Screwed Aston Martin Out Of Over $20 Million

In October of 2018, Aston Martin reported that it had sold the tooling and intellectual property of the Vanquish to a mystery buyer for $26 million. Now, Aston Martin has reported that the mystery buyer was Detroit Electric and, well, Aston shareholders may not actually be seeing most of that $26 million.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Chinese EV Startup Screwed Aston Martin Out Of Over $20 Million

In October of 2018, Aston Martin reported that it had sold the tooling and intellectual property of the Vanquish to a mystery buyer for $26 million. Now, Aston Martin has reported that the mystery buyer was Detroit Electric and, well, Aston shareholders may not actually be seeing most of that $26 million.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Spot Scam iOS Apps That Sucker You into Making Expensive Purchases

We tend to call out shady apps found on the Google Play Store pretty regularly, but there are also some iOS apps looking to pull one over on unsuspecting Apple customers. In this case, these apps are trying to scam users into costly—and in some cases, undisclosed—in-app transactions.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Beware of Equifax-Settlement Scam Sites

A class-action settlement website is never going to win an award for being the most polished. These sites are often so rudimentary compared to the slick experience you had when you paid for a company’s goods or services that you might doubt you’re even in the right place. Can you trust it with your personal…Read […]

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The Stupid Idiot’s Guide to the Future of Uber and Lyft

Lyft has finally gone public. After a hot debut, its stock price began sinking yesterday, and is still sinking as we speak. What’s the deal? What about the sharing economy? What about the unicorns? What about the GOLDEN FUTURE? Below, a very short guide to what the real world has in store for these magical […]

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Why You Should Treat Your Email Like Another Social Media Feed

If you have a public-facing email address, wading through the unrelated PR pitches in your inbox can be a full-time job in itself. There aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with every message you receive, so stop beating yourself up for falling behind and embrace the chaos instead. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Sunken Warship Said to Have Billions in Gold Looks Like It Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

Last month, a sunken Russian warship believed to have been carrying billions of dollars worth of gold was “discovered” by a South Korean company that immediately started making claims of how it was going to distribute its found treasure. Now, police are investigating leaders of the company and have reason to believe…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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