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How to permanently delete your WhatsApp account

If you’re stepping away from Facebook as much as possible you’ve probably deleted your Facebook and Instagram accounts already. Read on for how to permanently delete your WhatsApp account….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/31/delete-whatsapp-account/

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How to delete or temporarily disable your Instagram account

If you’re looking to cut all possible ties with Facebook and have already deleted your Facebook account, follow along for how to delete your Instagram account. We’ll also cover how to temporarily disable your account if you’re on the fence….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/30/delete-instagram-account/

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How to deactivate/delete your Facebook account or change privacy settings on iPhone

Whether you’ve been considering changing how you use Facebook for a while or the latest news about how the social media service has shared user data has caused some concerns, there are some easy ways make some adjustments….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/20/how-to-deactivate-delete-your-facebook-account-or-change-privacy-settings-on-iphone/

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The internet’s ‘father’ says it was born with two big flaws

The internet was born flawed. But if it hadn’t been, it might not have grown into the worldwide phenomenon it’s become. That’s the take of Vint Cerf, and if anyone would know, it’s him….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-vint-cerf-explains-why-early-internet-lacked-security-and-room-2019-1

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What America can learn from the fall of the Roman republic

If you were a Roman citizen around, say, 200 BC, you probably would have assumed Rome was going to last forever. At the time, Rome was the greatest republic in human history, and its institutions had proven resilient through invasions and all kinds of disasters….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.vox.com/2019/1/1/18139787/rome-decline-america-edward-watts-mortal-republic

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The Shrinking Middle Class: The Current State of Affairs

Most Americans consider themselves part of the “middle class,” but no one can agree on what term that means. The problem? If sizing up the middle class is difficult enough, it’s even harder to say that circumstances within this group have changed. But they certainly have….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://fortune.com/longform/shrinking-middle-class-state/

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How the Home of the So-Called “Best Burger in America” Truly Collapsed

For decades, Northeast Fremont burger bar Stanich’s was a neighborhood favorite, a no-frills sports bar racking up positive local press since opening in 1949. Last year, its cheeseburger was named the best burger in America by Thrillist. Then the restaurant closed, seemingly for good….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://pdx.eater.com/2018/11/28/18116742/thrillist-burger-stanich-abuse-domestic-violence

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How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You

The iPhone could be an incredible tool, but most people use their phone as a life-shortening distraction device. However, if you take the time to follow the steps in this article you will be more……

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://betterhumans.coach.me/how-to-set-up-your-iphone-for-productivity-focus-and-your-own-longevity-bb27a68cc3d8

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‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans

The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully. A loan, it said. Smaller type said the interest rate would be 33 percent….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/a-way-of-monetizing-poor-people-how-private-equity-firms-make-money-offering-loans-to-cash-strapped-americans/2018/07/01/5f7e2670-5dee-11e8-9ee3-49d6d4814c4c_story.html

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One More Thing

a local businessman addressed a meeting of the Cupertino City Council. He had not been on the agenda, but his presence wasn’t a total surprise….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/apple-park-new-silicon-valley-campus/

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How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/03/cyrus-farivar-book-excerpt-stingray-218588

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Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt from New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff’s new biography, Robin, demonstrates….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/05/robin-williams-death-biography-dave-itzkoff-excerpt