Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio leaves day-to-day role

Since launching Getaround at TechCrunch Disrupt New York in 2011, the car-sharing startup has expanded to more than 90 cities and, more recently, raised a massive $325 million round of funding led by SoftBank. With the company in a good place and its co-founder and CMO Jessica Scorpio “really happy with where things are,” she told TechCrunch, it’s time for her to take some time off, leave her day-to-day role at the company and move into a role on the …

donald debuts at No. 23 on worst passwords of 2018 list

Almost 10 percent of people on the interwebs used at least one of the 25 worst passwords on SplashData’s annual list, which was released this week. And nearly three percent of you are still using “123456,” the worst password of the entire ranking. The eighth annual list of worst passwords of the year is based on SplashData’s evaluation of more than 5 million passwords leaked on the internet. Most of the leaked passwords evaluated for the 2018 list were held by …

CNN 10 – December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 The staff of CNN 10 thanks you for your viewership that contributed to our most successful year to date. We look forward to seeing you again on January 3, 2019! WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ Click for a printable version of the Weekly Newsquiz. 1. Name the president of France, who addressed his country this week following a series of nationwide protests against his government. 2. Name the U.S. company that saw a success and a failure earlier this month …

Tech Tent: When gaming stops being fun

Stream the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service Now the IWGB (Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) trade union, which represents some Uber drivers and other gig economy workers in the UK, is opening a games industry branch. It says this is one of the first unions to represent games workers anywhere in the world. Image copyright Rockstar Image caption It took long hours to finish the hit Red Dead …

Warwick Rowers Say Cultural Backlash To Male Privilege Makes Sexy Calendar More Relevant

the Warwick Rowers first started stripping down for charity, team members see their mission as more topical than ever before.  “In the beginning, I was very self-conscious, a bit worried and a bit intimidated,” rower Lucas Etienne, who is now appearing in his fourth calendar, told HuffPost. “Now it’s normal. I enjoy it, so it’s great.” (Watch some of Etienne’s teammates speak about the calendar above.)  Sports Allies Foundation, a U.K. advocacy organization aimed at combating homophobia and gender bias in team sports. …

What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

(CNN)If you made a judgment about our planet based on the words that reflect where we are as a culture, you’d probably reach this conclusion: 2014: exposure — “In 2014, the Ebola virus, widespread theft of personal information and shocking acts of violence and brutality dominated the news,” Dictionary.com said. Not a great year. 2015: identity — OK, this word wasn’t so bad. That was the year Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner, and Dictionary.com chose it to represent discussions around …

‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ Rudd urges MPs

Last week, Mrs May delayed a vote in the House of Commons on her Brexit deal, fearing a heavy defeat. She then went on to win a confidence vote brought by her own MPs – but vowed to listen to the concerns of the 37% of Tory MPs who voted against her. Kuenssberg: An issue of trust Theresa May’s week in charts She travelled to Brussels to make a special plea to EU leaders, to try to make her deal …

The Downright Bizarre Reason These Peruvian Skeletons Are Missing Their Feet

A team of archaeologists has excavated 32 graves in the El Chorro archaeological complex in Pomalca, Peru.  According to reports from local media, the remains were found alongside ceramic urns and other domestic items, including metal and bone spoons for feasting. But even more fascinating is the fact that several of the human remains are missing a crucial part of the skeleton – the feet. Archaeologists working for the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán say that there are 15 bodies of Mochica children …

He wanted a career in tech. This foundation shaped his future and changed his life.

In eighth grade, Steven Kwan didn’t know if he wanted a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), but he knew that he wanted a $1,000 scholarship for college. Steven Kwan in eighth grade, when he started with TAF. Photo courtesy of Steven Kwan. Kwan’s parents, first-generation immigrants from China, had always stressed the importance of education, so when the Seattleite reached the eighth grade he understood that he’d have to start saving for college. When Kwan learned that …

7-year old Guatemalan girl died in US Customs and Border Protection custody

(CNN)A 7-year old Guatemalan girl has died in US Customs and Border Protection custody, a source with the agency told CNN late Thursday. “Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child’s life under the most trying of circumstances. As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of any child.” CNN has reached out to local CBP authorities. Congressman Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, said late Thursday in a statement he was “devastated by reports that …

‘Solo backpacking didn’t kill Grace’

‘Travelling alone had nothing to do with it’ “These things happen anywhere. Women are much more likely to be killed by someone they know than a stranger. “People always ask about what clothes the woman was wearing at the time, where they went, whether she walked down an alley on her own. But why are they to blame?” Ms Sturzaker, originally from Southport in Merseyside, who blogs at Tales of a Backpacker, says she believes Miss Millane had “done everything …

New first minister takes the reigns

Ms Williams was education secretary and ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Elis-Thomas culture, tourism and sport minister under Mr Jones and are both expected to continue in those roles. Once nominated Mr Drakeford will need his appointment confirmed by the Queen via email and then to be sworn into office by a senior judge. The new first minister can then turn his attention to some urgent matters in his in-tray. Expect him to appoint his new cabinet and junior ministers over …

Called the wrong name at work? Awkward…

Image copyright Nana Saeed Marfo Image caption Nana Marfo’s nickname was not his preferred choice but one bestowed upon him by colleagues I’m clearly not the only one who’s facing challenges. Image copyright Binna Kandola Image caption Binna Kandola has been called a variety of names, including Benji, Fred and Mr Tandoori He suggests that the minute someone gets your name wrong, correct them straight away and also get teammates to reinforce and support you when in meetings by saying …

The Ugly Truth About Tampons And Pads

Disposable tampons or pads are the go-to menstrual hygiene product for an overwhelming majority of menstruating Americans, with a reported more than 11,000 tampons or pads over the course of their lifetime. Yet many are unaware of the risky ingredients that these products can contain and what happens to them once they’re tossed out. medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but what we do know about the makeup of these products has compelled health experts and sustainability …

CBS donates $20 million of Les Moonves’ severance to 18 women’s advocacy groups

(CNN)On the day Les Moonves was forced out of CBS in September, $20 million from his severance was earmarked for donations. In a joint statement, the recipients said “the contributions are a step to driving real progress toward ending the national epidemic of sexual violence and harassment.” “We thank CBS for these donations,” the joint statement said. “We also recognize these funds are not a panacea, nor do they erase or absolve decades of bad behavior.” The grantees include Catalyst, …

Who could replace Theresa May as leader?

Theresa May won a vote of confidence on Wednesday evening, which was called after the required 48 letters demanding a contest were submitted. But despite winning, her future looks far from certain. Here – based on the latest odds at the bookmakers – are the fancied runners tipped to be vying for the top job, if and when Mrs May’s tenure as prime ministers comes to an end. None has so far declared their intention to stand. Boris Johnson His …