Now the danger is that hackers might break into Slack user accounts.
The database contained passwords. They were encrypted into indecipherable gibberish that will be difficult convert back into plain, readable text. But security experts say these hackers could fairly quickly figure out the weakest ones, like “password” and “123456.”
This is a blow to the company’s image. Slack’s main selling point is: Ditch email and trust us with your company’s sensitive conversations.
Actress Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy, and she’s in hot water again. This time it’s because she compares her Jewish boyfriend to a dog in the latest issue of the New Yorker.
The Anti-Defamation League has called the article “tasteless” and “insensitive.”
The playful, satirical quiz, presents 35 statements and asks the reader to decide if they refer to a dog or to her Jewish boyfriend. Dunham, the creator of HBO’s hit show Girls, has said she is half-Jewish herself. She dates musician Jack Antonoff.
Some examples: He “doesn’t tip,” he “never brings his wallet anywhere,” and “comes from a culture in which mothers focus every ounce of their attention on their offspring and don’t acknowledge their own need for independence as women,” Dunham writes.
“We are surprised that the New Yorker chose to print it,” said the ADL’s national director Abraham Foxman.
The article appears in the magazine’s March 30 issue.
We learn a lot more about Antonoff beyond his religion. He apparently has a best friend named Archie and an obsession with bellhops. Also: Dunham’s grandma Dottie “loves him and says he’s a ‘good, good boy.'”
“While we understand that humor is its own special brand of expression … we wish that she had chosen another, less insensitive way to publicly reflect on her boyfriend’s
The transition reflects a shift within the undocumented population in recent years. More than six in 10 of these immigrants have been in the U.S. for a decade or longer, compared to just over three out of 10in 2003.
That’s because there have been more undocumented workers leaving the country than coming into it, especially since the Great Recession, when many job opportunities dried up. Since 2007, about one million undocumented workers have left the U.S., said Jeffrey Passel, senior demographer at Pew. There were some 11.2 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. in 2012.
It’s not surprising that some undocumented immigrants are taking on more responsibilities at workthe longer they stay in this country, Passel said. The most common managerial positions for these workers are in food service and farming and agriculture.
Although it’s illegal for undocumented immigrants to work in the U.S., many find ways to circumvent the rules. Some came here legally, but overstayed their work visa.
The first U.S. penny is 223 years old, and is also worth a lot more than one cent.
It sold for nearly $1.2 million Thursday night at an auction in Baltimore.
The coin, known as the “Birch Cent,” was made in 1792, months after the one-cent denomination was first authorized by Congress, according to the auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries.
It was made in a trial run for the penny, and depicts Lady Liberty. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington discussed the design in letters dated August 1792, before it was presented to Congress as an option for the new coin.
Today, there are only 10 of these coins in existence, as far as collectors know. But it’s possible that more were made at the time, according to Stack’s Bowers.
Some of America’s most controversial companies — for profit prisons — have unlikely owners: nuns.
Mercy Investment Services Inc. is the investment fund for the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, an international religious order.
The fund is managed by Sister Valerie Heinonen, a soft-spoken nun who’s been buying shares in for-profit prison companies since early 2000. She’s not doing it in the hopes of making big bucks. Rather, she tries to use her leverage as an owner to reform the industry.
“What we want is the establishment of a human rights policy at these companies,” Heinonen told CNNMoney.
Even more importantly, she wants the policy to be thoughtfully implemented, monitored and transparently disclosed to shareholders.
The issue: Hundreds of prisons and immigrant detention centers in the U.S. are being run or co-run by for-profit companies.
For decades, investors have put billions of dollars into the two largest such companies, Geo Group(GEO) and Corrections Corporation of America(CXW). Many investors saw dollar signs as prison populations swelled. The stock of Geo Group has risen 130% in the past three years.
While profits have been huge, some money managers feel it is unfair for Wall Street to profit from what they see
“Because the design was confounded, we find it very hard to draw conclusions based on today’s dataset,” Alethia Young, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, wrote Friday in a research note on Genfit. “Beyond publication and color from regulators on phase 3 design, we see limited upside catalysts to the Genfit story.”
Young lowered her rating on Genfit’s stock to hold. She also raised her price target on Intercept, to $400, citing an improved competitive position and its drug’s effect on liver scarring seen in NASH, known as fibrosis.
Both companies are looking to start the late stages of clinical trials this year, with Intercept expected to provide information about study design in the next few months. Genfit will now also focus on higher risk patients, as Mouney said the trial showed those in earlier stages of the disease may not require treatment. He also pointed out the drug, GFT-505, had potential “cardioprotective” effects, lowering bad cholesterol in the blood while raising the good.
Mouney said Genfit will look to raise money to fund the next trial, or seek a partnership with a larger pharmaceutical company.
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“We don’t want to lose time for the phase 3,” Mouney said. “We are very open to discussions with pharma companies. They’re very interested in the NASH field for many reasons,” including its sheer size, he said. (Tweet this)
“After its latest pullback, though, I find Sonic a lot more approachable, and it’s possible management was trying to be conservative with their guidance because they didn’t want the expectations getting out of hand,” Cramer said.
Then there were companies that actually had their stocks go higher when they reported strong numbers. Those were Cracker Barrel and Zoe’s Kitchen, as most investors just didn’t expect the numbers to be so good.
Next up were the restaurants that had lousy reporting and uninspiring same-store sales growth in the past quarter.