(KTLA) — A quick online search can reveal personal details on just about anyone.
“It’s just so much easier to find on the internet, and it is a huge invasion of privacy,” said Hayley Kaplan, a cyber security expert.
Now, a new tool from Google seeks to help.
It’s called Results About You, and it makes it easy to request the removal of search results that contain your phone number, home address or email.
“We’re giving you even more control over your online presence. Let’s say you come across a result that contains your personal contact information that you don’t want public. With this tool, right from the Google app, you can easily request the removal of search results that contain your phone number, home address or email address, said Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president of Search at Google at the company’s exact Search On 22 livestream.
Keep in mind, it’s not a complete solution.
“Even though removing these results doesn’t scrub your contact information from the web overall, we’re doing everything to safeguard your information on Google search,” said Raghavan.
To use it, search for yourself on Google and locate a result containing personal information.
Next, hit the three dots next to the result. Then look for the button labeled “Remove result” and tap it.
Google will ask you some questions about why you’d like the result removed. Once you answer them, you’ll have to wait a few days for a response from Google about whether they can remove the result.
You can also watch this Reel on Instagram that explains the step-by-step process.
“It’s an exceptional first step by Google,” said Kaplan, who helps people reclaim their privacy online. “It’s critical that you care. That information can be used against you in so many different situations.”
Kaplan said personal information on the web can be used for identity theft and ageism, then there’s the personal safety aspect and protecting yourself against people with malicious intent.
She said Google’s tool is helpful, but it’s just a start.
“It’s always best to remove it from the source if you can,” said Kaplan, who provides takedown information on her website.
A service called Delete Me has DIY opt-out guides for popular sites including Spokeo, Whitepages and MyLife.
Discover has a free feature for customers in their mobile app called Online Privacy Protection. They’ll scan for your personal info and submit opt-out requests on your behalf every three months.
“I do think you want to be very careful every time you deliver out personal information. You need to understand that there’s a consequence,” concluded Kaplan.
Keep in mind that Google’s tool is still rolling out, so not everyone will have access to it right away. Next year, Google will let you sign up for alerts that tell you when new results containing your personal info hit the web.
Google has to delete search results about people in Europe if they can prove the information is clearly wrong, the European Union’s top court said.
he European Court of Justice ruled search engines must “dereference information” if the person making the request can demonstrate the material is “manifestly inaccurate”.
People in Europe have the right to ask Google and other search engines to delete links to outdated or embarrassing information about themselves, even if it is true, under a principle known as “right to be forgotten”.
Strict data protection rules in the 27-nation bloc deliver people the right to control what appears when their name is searched online, but the regulations frequently pit data privacy concerns against the public’s right to know.
Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to implement the right to be forgotten in Europe and to strike a sensible balance between people’s rights of access to information and privacyGoogle
In the latest case, two managers at a group of investment companies, who were not identified, asked Google to remove search results based on their names which linked to articles criticising the group’s investment model.
They said the articles made false claims.
Google refused because it did not know whether the articles were accurate or not, according to a press summary of the ruling.
The court disagreed, saying if someone submits relevant and sufficient evidence proving the “manifest inaccuracy” of the information, the search engine must grant the request.
Google said it welcomes the decision.
“Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to implement the right to be forgotten in Europe and to strike a sensible balance between people’s rights of access to information and privacy,” the company said in a statement.
“The links and thumbnails in question are not available via the web search and image search anymore; the content at issue has been offline for a long time.”
LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Lawrence Police are searching for information in a exact armed robbery.
Around 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, the Lawrence Police Department says officials were called to a business in the 900 block of SW 23rd St. - near the intersection of 23rd and Alabama St. - with reports of an armed robbery.
When officials arrived, they said a store clerk told them a man had come into the business, flashed his gun and demanded property. The man then ran from the store and headed west before officers arrived.
LPD has asked anyone who may have been in the area and seen the crime to report it to officials immediately at 785-832-7509.
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Columbus Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run on Victory Drive.
Columbus Police responded to the 1800 block of Victory Drive on Dec. 5 at 6:11 p.m.
Officers found Tomisha Hayes, 28, lying in the roadway.
Hayes was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Dustin Harrelson at 7:47 p.m.
Police say the driver left the scene.
The Columbus Police Department’s motor squad unit has taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Corporal R. Hall at (706) 225-4040.
Are you withholding information from your colleagues that could help them do their job better? If you are, you might be guilty of "quiet constraining."
Connor Campbell, a business-finance expert at NerdWallet, said failure to reveal more efficient ways to execute tasks has the potential to hinder growth and cause conflict in the workplace.
The phrase has been coined after Insider led the way on "quiet quitting" with an article in March about "coasting culture," or setting stronger work-life boundaries while still collecting a paycheck.
Kahoot! recently surveyed 1,635 employees in the United States and found that 58% of respondents admitted to holding onto information that could benefit their coworkers.
Just over three quarters of Gen Z workers, which Pew Research defines as those born after 1997, are the most likely to be guilty of "quiet constraining," the survey found.
Moreover, 95% of the respondents said they feel bored at work, compared to 87% of workers overall, primarily due to online employee training and virtual team meetings.
Campbell said there are ways businesses can help crack down on "quiet constraining."
He said it's important to introduce new employees to their colleagues. They should be told about new recruits and "given a run-down of their strengths and what they'll be bringing to the team. This makes the new member of staff less of a rival, and more of a team member," Campbell added.
He also suggested setting up one-on-one meetings or calls to help employees to get to know their colleagues better.
Starting the day with a group meeting can help set the tone for the rest of the day, along with setting expectations and tasks for the entire team.
"Business owners should remember that if they want to foster an information-sharing culture, this also applies to them," Campbell said.
Allow each staff member to have the opportunity to speak about any information they have gathered that they think would be useful to the team, and be sure to praise employees that share for doing so.
Managers can set up physical or online noticeboards to post important information.
Managers can share details posted in meetings, giving a boost to employees who that shared that information, Campbell said.
The secret to a successful team-building activity is identifying the reasons for communication breakdowns and selecting appropriate activities to target the problems, Campbell said.
"Forcing people to exercise against their will, for example, may actually do more harm than good, as employees will then associate the team with this negative experience."
"Understated ways that business owners can curb selfish thinking in the workplace is by introducing more group work rather than individual projects," Campbell said.
Group projects can also help to fully utilize all employees' strengths and specialties, leading to more respect among colleagues and generally helping staff feel more valued in the workplace.
In Hailey Bieber’s installment of Vogue’s Beauty Secrets, we see her mix a Chanel foundation with a pump of her beauty brand Rhode’s peptide-infused serum to create her date-night makeup look. This technique to concoct a lightweight and skin-nourishing salve (in lieu of a ready-made complexion product) caught our attention, and it also served as a reminder of how great Chanel’s foundations really are.
Bieber is certainly not the only star partial to complexion products stamped with two Cs. In Natalia Bryant’s recent episode, she applies the label’s skin tint: “Hilary Duff used this Chanel skin tint, and ever since I saw it, I was like, ‘Oh, my God I need to get it,’ ’cause I feel like it’s the perfect coverage for a glow-y routine,” she admits, tapping the formula with her fingers. Even more, the foundations have been taking over our TikTok feeds. Inside the hashtag #chanelfoundation, which has garnered 5.1 million views to date, users detail their experiences with their chosen formulas. These perspectives have proven helpful in informing purchases because, as any Chanel beauty-lover will tell you, there are quite a few products from which to choose. To break down the foundation lineup even further, we’ve tapped Chanel makeup artist Tyron Machhausen.
To start, Machhausen says that a good foundation should be nourishing and beneficial to your specific skin needs. Think: acne-prone, sensitive, or mature, for example. “It should melt into the skin, look like skin, and have staying power,” he says, adding that your desired makeup look also informs which product to choose. “Do you want to even out your skin, just get rid of some redness, [or] do you want full coverage and really sculpt your skin, etcetera?” These are a few of the questions he’d keep in mind.
If you’d prefer your look to mimic the season’s latest makeup trends, Machhausen echos that skin is in! “It’s all about luminous skin in a hyper-natural way—less product, but more strategically placed,” he says, noting a departure from stylized and perfected makeup wear of years past. “It is okay to use less product, for example, under the eye for a more realistic and believable look. Not every inch of the face needs the same amount of foundation.” And great news for those partial to the minimalist makeup look: Any foundation will do! Just spot-conceal where coverage is needed, per Machhausen. That said, read on to learn more about the Chanel foundations, according to the pro makeup artist.
Machhausen cites this recently launched formula as one of his favorites, noting its non-comedogenic composition. “[This is] great for sensitive [and acne-prone] skin due to its 94% naturally derived formula, enriched with red Camellia oil that moisturizes and softens the skin while also providing a barrier to protect against environmental aggressors,” he says.
Chanel’s Vitalumière has a lightweight and radiant-finish, not to mention that it’s also Bieber’s foundation of choice. The Vitalumière formula promises to target skin dullness and uneven skin tone thanks to infused marine extracts and light-reflecting pigments that deliver a soft-focus finish to the skin. You’re left with an enviable your-skin-but-better complexion without heaviness or cakiness. If you can’t get your hands on Bieber’s pick, deliver its more lightweight counterpart—Vitalumière Skin-Perfecting Sunscreen—a try.
For those with oily skin, Machhausen recommends this oil-free and long-wear formula. “Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear has a gorgeous satin-like finish,” he says of this full coverage foundation that maintains a weightless feel. To stave off oil and shine, it’s enriched with soft-focus powders to smooth and blur the skin.
Perhaps the buzziest formula of the bunch is Chanel’s Water-Fresh skin tint, known for its pigmented droplets. One of our most cherished skin-care–makeup hybrids, this excellently pairs the best of skin treatments with complexion remedies. “Its gel-like texture melts into the skin and doesn’t look or feel like foundation,” Machhausen says. The infused glycerin, castor oil, and jasmine stem extract work to reveal conditioned and luminous skin.
“A gorgeous foundation that combines the key ingredients of the luxurious Sublimage skin-care line from Chanel,” Machhausen says of his pick catered to mature skin, hinting towards the included cocktail of supercharged plant botanicals like vanilla planifolia and diamond powder. “It’s hydrating, revitalizing, and leaves the complexion looking naturally radiant. I use it very sparingly, as a little goes a long way. It has the perfect coverage for the skin to look like skin.”
“This product is made of over 40% water and is enriched with moisturizing ingredients for maximum hydration,” he says, highlighting its radiant and luminous finish. This light-to-medium coverage formula features a blend of light-reflecting pigments and antioxidants to ensure the skin is as protected and hydrated as it is even and glowing.
Partial to a matte finish? Machhausen believes this to be just the ticket, even if you have oily skin. Chanel recommends applying this sheer-to-medium coverage foundation with your fingers to blur the look of pores and imperfections as a result of the infused semi-transparent powders.
“I always experiment with applications depending on the finish I am trying to achieve,” Machhausen says. “For example, if I work with Ultra Le Teint, I love using big fluffy brushes like the Blush Brush #110 for an ultra-lightweight airbrushed effect. I spread a tiny dot of foundation on a palette, take the brush and swirl it over the product once to evenly pick up just a small amount and apply it to the face. That way, I am able to achieve a barely-there look even with a full coverage foundation. I also love applying foundation with a small concealer brush just in the areas where it’s needed, so that it gives a very transparent but even complexion.”
Nov. 15—Without any new information or leads, Portland police are at a crossroads as they determine what to do next in the search for a 21-year-old Portland man who was reported missing this month.
Following the disappearance of 21-year-old Samuel Mugisha on Nov. 4, police have spent hours combing the 30 acres of woods behind Mugisha's North Deering apartment, as well as a park, railroad tracks and a river close to Mugisha's home.
Police had at least 20 officers looking for Mugisha at one time, a department spokesman said. With the help of other departments and the Maine Warden Service, police have used boats, all-terrain vehicles and a drone from the Brunswick Police Department to aid their efforts. But what they need most now is a new lead, otherwise, they're unsure of where to expand their search efforts.
"We're kind of taking everything into account," Portland police Maj. Robert Martin said Monday.
Mugisha's relatives said they were hoping to meet with police Tuesday to go over the case, but all on-duty officers were called to Portland High School for a hoax shooting report.
Police don't know why Mugisha left — if he intended to hitch a ride with someone and go out of state, if he was in an agitated state and was seeking comfort elsewhere, or if he just wanted to disappear. They don't know if he intended to harm himself.
None of the credit cards attached to Mugisha's name have been used not even to withdraw cash before he went missing, Martin said. Police aren't sure if Mugisha had a phone or trackable device on him at the time he left, and whether police might be able to retrieve data from those devices that will show a clearer picture of where he could be now.
Martin said police initially believed he left his cellphone behind. But after talking with family, officers learned it's possible Mugisha was wearing an Apple watch that connected to his phone, or that he could've had a second phone or another device.
Police and Mugisha's family members were hopeful over the weekend after receiving a tip that someone saw the young man hitchhiking near Rockport — however, after reviewing a high-quality image, Mugisha's relatives determined it was not him.
Claude Rwaganje, Mugisha's uncle, said Monday that the family is hoping the police can access his medical records from a psychiatric hospital he stayed at days before his disappearance. Martin said Monday that medical records are more difficult to access due to federal privacy laws, without a patient's consent.
Mugisha's family told the Portland Press Herald last week that he struggles with a mental illness that sometimes renders him non-verbal, and causes him to forget where he is and faint. His family believes his disappearance might be connected to his illness.
The big picture: Selecting a career path is arguably the biggest decision a young person will face up to that point in their life, and most don't get it right out of the gate. Among those that choose college, roughly four out of five end up changing their major at least once according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Even students that stick with it and cross the finish line can regret their choice in hindsight.
According to a exact ZipRecruiter survey of more than 1,500 college graduates looking for a job, nearly half – 44 percent – said they regret their college major choice.
Journalism was the most regretted college major. Sociology and liberal arts / general studies tied for second place followed by degrees in communications and education. Political science, biology and English language / literature also made the top 10 list.
Not everyone hated their major selection. Among those surveyed, the happiest graduates were those with degrees in computer and information sciences, criminology, engineering and nursing. Most with degrees in business administration / management, finance, psychology and human resources said they'd choose the same major if they had it to do over again.
It should come as little surprise that there's a correlation between feelings about degrees and current job prospects as well as pay. Computer science graduates, for example, are in high demand across multiple industries with an annual average salary north of $100,000.
ZipRecruiter found that among communications graduates, those who are happy with their field are earning 1.6 times more than those who would select a different degree. Similarly, satisfied grads with marketing management / research degrees are earning three times more than those with regrets.
Of course, college isn't for everyone. Plenty of people head right into the workforce straight out of high school, and many become very successful. Taking this route eliminates the possibility of being saddled with student loan debt and affords a head start on peers that are still studying.
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) and the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA will present the Washington, D.C. premiere of Freedom on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom at the National Press Club on November 30, 2022.New documentary "Freedom on Fire" will premiere in D.C. on November 30 at the National Press Club
Freedom on Fire documents the first six months of full-scale war in Ukraine and is the sequel to the 2015 Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom. The film premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival in August and was recently screened at the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum.
The D.C. premiere will feature a Q&A session with director Evgeny Afineevsky as well as three people from the film: Nataliia Nagorna, a Ukrainian war journalist for the television channel 1+1; Anna Zaitseva, who hid with her infant son underneath the Azovstal steel plant for more than two months before being taken through a Russian filtration camp; and Dmytro "Orest" Kozatskyi, head of the press service of the Azov Battalion who released the now famous photos of wounded defenders in the sieged Azovstal steel plant before he was taken captive by the Russians.
The event will be moderated by Hollie McKay, a war crimes investigator, author, and journalist who formerly worked for Fox News. She has just returned from reporting in Ukraine.
Director Evgeny Afineevsky has dedicated Freedom on Fire to "all journalists, filmmakers, and members of the press who have been killed and who are risking their lives today to shine a light on the stories and images of different conflicts for the world to see." During the film premiere, USUF and the Embassy of Ukraine will honor the eight journalists who have been killed in Ukraine since February 24, 2022. Two of these journalists were reporting for Fox News.
For more information or to reserve tickets to the film premiere, please visit: https://usukraine.org/events/freedom-on-fire-dc-premiere.About the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) is a D.C.-based 501(c)(3) "do tank" that has supported Ukraine's development of democracy, a free market economy, human rights, and strategic partnership with the U.S. since 1991. USUF currently has several humanitarian assistance projects providing food, clean water, shelter, and medical supplies to Ukraine. For more information, visit: www.usukraine.org.
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