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Betsy Isaacson
Betsy Isaacson is a freelance journalist.

Entries by Betsy Isaacson

Why Most Of This College's Engineering Students Are Women

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:33 PM

In 2013, only 19 percent of fresh-faced college graduates with engineering degrees were women, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Experts point fingers in all directions to explain this huge gender gap. Maybe young girls aren't being encouraged to do science and math? Maybe they...

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'Game Of Thrones' Author To Kill Facebook Employee In Name Only

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 5:16 PM

George R.R. Martin's newest character may be named "Dave Goldblatt."

Facebook employee and product specialist Dave Goldblatt donated $20,000 to charity to become a character fated to die in Martin's bestselling "Song of Ice and Fire" series of books, the basis for HBO's "Game of Thrones."

Along with the...

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Verizon Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter Over Netflix's Public Jab

(7) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 4:08 PM

Verizon isn't going to take an insult from Netflix sitting down.

The broadband company sent a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix on Thursday about a message Netflix has been showing some customers that blames congestion on Verizon's network for slow network speeds, according to a CNBC report.

Netflix subscribers...

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Reddit, Google And Others Join Anti-NSA Campaign

(12) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 11:59 AM

On Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the first news stories based on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, some of the world's largest websites will issue a call to arms, asking readers to take steps to stymie online government surveillance.

Taking a cue from...

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Lessons On How To Use The Internet To Become A Full-Time World Traveler

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 9:18 AM

Dalene and Peter Heck sold their home in 2009. Today, they are homeless by choice, spending their time and money traveling. To make it happen, they use websites and resources like Couchsurfing, Craiglist and the to find places to stay in...

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Your Favorite Website Is Probably Terrible At Passwords

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Some of your favorite websites could be putting your online security at risk, according to a new study conducted by Dashlane, a password and identity management company.

Dashlane's Security Roundup for the second quarter of 2014 ranks websites on the strength of their password policies. To come up with its...

Read Post President And COO Explains How To Write A Winning Petition

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 8:31 AM President and COO Jennifer Dulski wants to create "a world where no one is powerless." Her petition-hosting website is a good place to start: "Since we began tracking the number last year, more than 24 million people have experienced victory on our platform -- meaning they’ve signed a...

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These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

(10) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," ProtonMail...

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Diese drei Frauen verraten, wie sie Pornostars wurden

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Als die 19-jährige Studentin Belle Knox im Februar als Porno-Star „geoutet“ wurde, war sie das Gesprächsthema Nummer eins an ihrer Universität. Ein Mediensturm hagelte auf Knox nieder. Für ihren Beruf wurde sie öffentlich an den Pranger gestellt und bedroht. Ihre Geschichte löste zugleich Faszination und Verachtung aus.

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Google's Little-Noticed Strategy To Get You Better Wi-Fi, Explained

(17) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Amidst all the recent net neutrality brouhaha, Silicon Valley pulled out a little-noticed victory at Thursday's FCC hearings that could lead to better Wi-Fi service in more places.

While the media were focused on the commission's vote to propose new rules that could result in Internet "fast lanes"...

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The One Thing You Need To Understand About Net Neutrality

(28) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 8:38 AM

The fight to save the Internet as we know it hangs on what seems like a technicality: Should Internet service providers (ISPs) be treated more like telephone companies or like email providers? The policy wonk term for this issue is "reclassification."

You might think it doesn't matter, but it actually...

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Why These 3 Women Chose To Go Into Porn -- And How The World Treats Them Because Of It

(368) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:42 PM

When Belle Knox, a 19-year-old Duke University freshman, was “outed” as a porn star in February, the conversation spread far beyond Duke’s campus. A flurry of tabloid reporting placed Knox at the center of a media firestorm, where she was the subject of fascination, scorn, public...

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There's Now A Seamless For When You're Feeling Sick

(14) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 8:34 AM

You can use different apps to order dinner, call a cab, find a date, and get directions. Now, a new startup wants to add one more thing to that list: seeing a doctor.

Pager, currently being beta-tested in Manhattan, is...

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O guia de uma atriz pornô para levar uma vida sexual saudável

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2014 | 7:18 PM

O autoconhecimento sexual é importante para todos, mas principalmente para as atrizes de filmes pornográficos, cujo ganha-pão é o trabalho que fazem entre quatro paredes. Várias atrizes pornô revelaram o que fazem para manter a vida sexual saudável e divertida – e descobrimos que até os que não se aventuram...

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Soignez votre vie sexuelle, les conseils des vedettes du porno

(6) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 9:21 PM

Bien connaître sa sexualité, c’est crucial pour tout le monde, mais particulièrement pour les stars de porno qui gagnent leur vie au lit. Plusieurs stars du X ont accepté de partager leur expérience.

Elles dévoilent leurs trucs pour que leur vie sexuelle reste saine et...

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Guía de las estrellas del porno para llevar una vida sexual saludable

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Para cualquier persona resulta imprescindible conocerse sexualmente pero en especial para las estrellas del porno, que se ganan la vida en la cama. Hemos reunido a varias porn stars para que nos cuenten cómo mantienen una vida sexual sana y divertida. Hasta los menos aventureros sexualmente podrán apuntar algunos de...

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Besserer Sex: Das raten Pornostars

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 6:51 AM

Es ist für jeden Menschen wichtig, den eigenen Körper zu kennen. Vor allem aber für Pornostars - schließlich verdienen sie mit Sex ihren Lebensunterhalt. Hier verraten verschiedene Erotikdarsteller, wie sie ihr Liebesleben gesund und spannend halten. Auch die weniger Abenteuerlustigen unter uns können von ihren (schonungslos offenen und unzensierten) Ratschlägen...

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The Porn Stars' Guide To A Healthy Sex Life

(179) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Sexual self-knowledge is crucial for everyone, but especially for porn stars, who make their living in the bedroom. Here, several porn stars share the ways they keep their sex lives healthy and fun -- and it turns out that even the less sexually adventurous among us can take a few...

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Former 'Chief Evangelist' For Apple Takes Same Title At Startup

(7) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Guy Kawasaki might have the same job title he had 30 years ago, but his days of working for a benevolent dictator are over.

The author and entrepreneur was the "chief evangelist" at Apple under Steve Jobs in the 1980s, a title he's revived for a new job at a...

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BlackBerry's Next Move May Be A Phone That Keeps You Healthy

(11) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 5:43 PM

Prophecies abound of BlackBerry's demise, but the Canadian smartphone company is still making investments -- including collaborating with Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of health care IT company NantHealth and mobile innovator NantMobile, to create what Soon-Shiong calls a "novel" smartphone.

Soon-Shiong and BlackBerry's plans are...

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