ResQte Of The Week: Ya Gotta Have HEART

Cute Overload

Clipboard01“In May my partner Diana and I helped out at a no-kill cat & dog shelter called HEART in Tokushima, Japan. The rainy season weather has taken a toll on the cat houses over the years and an influx of residents following the 3/11 disaster meant a need for temporary housing, which has left little room for saving these past 3 years. We’ve launched a fundraising campaign to build a new cat house!” -Ben B.

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Don’t Make These Common Negotiating Mistakes

Cperky's Blog

Even the best negotiators can make mistakes.

Make sure all of your careful preparation isn’t wasted at the table by avoiding these common traps:

  • Failing to listen.  Spending hours or days preparing your argument will naturally make you want to share your interests, lay out options, and so forth. But when you get into the room, focus on listening and asking questions as much as (if not more than) presenting your case.
  • Sacrificing your interests to preserve the relationship.  Deal with you and your counterpart’s relationship separately. Any trust issues should be resolved before you move on to the substance of the negotiation.
  • Focusing on positions, not interests.  It’s easy to establish what you both want and then move quickly into the specifics of the agreement. But the two of you need to take time to understand the drivers behind your positions — or you won’t be…

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Your Jawbone can share your location and your fitness app can leak your data

Gigaom

You already knew your smartphone was tracking you, but now it turns out that your location and other data can be tracked from your wearable devices such as fitness trackers or smart watches — even if you don’t connect to the internet directly. A Symantec research paper released Wednesday outlined the privacy dangers that wearables and fitness tracking apps present, arguing that the effort to quantify yourself throws off a lot of highly personal data that can potentially be shared.

The study found that Bluetooth was culpable in sharing location information, much like Wi-Fi shares people’s location information by shouting out the networks it has connected to in the past and allowing a malicious actor (or data collection company) to figure out who a person is based on where they connect. We wrote about the City of London coming down on a maker of a connected trashcan for behaving like…

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