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Catch “The 15:17 to Paris”

Anyone see this Clint Eastwood movie yet? It’s getting good reviews so far. This is the true story of the three American men who stopped a terrorist attack aboard a train in France in 2015. What’s cool about it is that Eastwood casted the three young men to play themselves!

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/clint-eastwood-traces-the-roots-of-american-heroism-in-the-1517-to-paris

Cryptocurrency Updates

Cryptocurrency is something that fascinates me.

Seems like everyone is talking about investing in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies like Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum (ETH). Lots have been happening in the UAE that affect the future of these blockchain technology-based digital currencies.

https://stepfeed.com/uae-cryptocurrency-updates-you-may-have-missed-this-week-4748

Identity Theft and Tax Returns

Unfortunately, identity-theft-related tax fraud is still running rampant. But there are some myths you may not know about, such as filing early doesn’t prevent identity theft. Check out more interesting things here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/02/02/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-identity-theft-and-tax-returns/#1e8206cc31ca

7 careers likely to add the most jobs by 2019

Ever wondered where today’s youth are headed career wise? Which careers hold the most promise for those looking to embark on their professional lives very shortly? Interpreters and translators, home health aides, sonographers and occupational therapy assistants top the list of careers most likely to add the most jobs next year.

https://www.bankrate.com/finance/jobs-careers/careers-for-class-of-2019-1.aspx#slide=1

The Post

If you’re like many, you’re curious as to the back story of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. It highlights Katharine Graham’s 1971 decision to have the Washington Post publish top-secret Pentagon Papers. Tom Hanks plays the editor Ben Bradlee. The real story is pretty interesting. Check it out.

https://www.biography.com/news/true-story-behind-the-post-movie-washington-post-pentagon-papers

Nix the Blockchain unless you really need it

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Have you been hearing about blockchains? Pretty interesting stuff. This quote sums up blockchain technology well:

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”
Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)

Read on about why you shouldn’t use blockchains unless vitally necessary.

https://www.coindesk.com/dont-use-blockchain-unless-really-need-one/

Apple issues updates to protect against attacks

While no users were affected, at least according to Apple, the so-called Spectre vulnerability can involve attacks on Safari in relation to chip-design security flaws that date back for decades. Read all about the updates to address this here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/01/08/mac-and-iphone-users-listen-up-apple-issues-updates-protect-safari-attacks/1014017001/