Big Brother is watching you. Discover how statistics can be used to control our society. Have you ever wondered what your neighbor does every morning at 8:35 am, when you hear weird sounds coming from his balcony? Did you ever realize that the ´´likes´´ you put on other people´s Instagram account will influence the next summer collection of Zara, H&M, and Nike? Are you aware that whenever you swipe your credit card in the supermarket, you are not only paying with money, but you are giving valuable personal data away for free? The science of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data became a powerful tool to get useful information about humans and their environment. Personal data has more value than ever and yet you leave terabytes of it for free on your devices or floating around in your cloud. Not only do Google and Facebook harvest billions from using your data for advertising, but talented hackers have also created a luxurious living from stealing and selling your data. In our high tech world, decision making is based on evidence instead of assumptions. By now our entire world is build around reliable statistics. ...ehm hold on. Reliable? If I tell you baldness raises the cardiovascular disease risk up to 70%, it is a true fact. What I forgot to mention is baldness and old age are related. So what is the cause of cardiovascular diseases? Baldness or old age? Statistics can be misleading and manipulating. Yet there are incredible examples of how statistics helped to solve crimes and find a serial killer. In Statistics for Beginners, you´ll discover: How statistics replaced religion and what happened to god What will happen when robots will take the world leadership and how close we are to a gigan 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Weldon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152348/bk_acx0_152348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hailey Bishop was used to low expectations, accepting whatever the world’s tides sent her way. She had a boyfriend, a best friend, and a degree in library sciences, although no job yet. If Brian ever proposed, she´d probably say yes. Then Hailey got the ´´letter´´, unexpectedly, from a sister at the orphanage in which she´d grown up. It revealed the name of her birth mother. It took Hailey only a few Google searches to find Annabel Edwards, who was semi-famous and living in Spain. Hailey not only had a mother, but two sisters who each had triplets.More than anything in the world, Hailey longed to know her mother and the rest of her new family, but she knew better than to think they’d want to know her. It was just going to be her sad little secret until the day Hailey came home and found Brian screwing his assistant. The next thing she knew, Hailey was in Spain, credit card maxed out for the one-way trip, determined to introduce herself to her mother and sisters, come what may.Billionaire Alexander Foxworth was in Spain, attempting to do damage control after his employee Emilio embezzled untold millions from Alexander’s company and then disappeared. Alexander had expected a meeting with the Torres Group. Alexander hoped to secure the contract for the lucrative castle-restoration project in Scotland, which would more than address Foxworth Enterprises´ current cash-flow crisis. But the meeting didn’t happen because Julio Torres apparently wasn´t interested in doing business with Alexander; his scandalous playboy reputation was too much for a dedicated family man like Torres. His contact suggested Alexander’s reputation would be greatly improved if he would settle down and get married, and while it was the furthest thing from Alexander´s mind, it did give him an idea: Hailey. She was the beautiful, different, American tourist still getting over jet lag who he’d seduced on her first day in Spain. She´d be perfec 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128597/bk_acx0_128597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Instant National Bestseller ´´Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next.´´ --New York Times Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you´re a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasy land of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It´s a ´´Brotopia,´´ where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don´t Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao´s high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they ´´won´t lower their standards´´ just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley´s aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the worl 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Chang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003376/bk_peng_003376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come with us on a journey through the shadowy corridors of the ´´Dark Web´´ to examine what goes on in a hacker´s mind. Learn about the hacker´s tricks and tools of the trade used to entice or frighten people into following their lead. You´ll hear stories of cyber criminals who went legit, creating quite the stir in corporations like Google and Microsoft. You´ll also be introduced to hackers who have threatened our national security and compromised global systems to reveal their secrets. Most importantly, you learn about how you can protect your personal and professional data from the secret attacks of viruses, worms, malware, and ransomware. When going deep, you´ll get a glimpse of what it´s like to be a ´´dark trader´´ on the black market. You´ll be privy to the processes and exchanges used in a hacker´s world that you may never have known existed. Hearing this book will make you more aware of all the possible places and ways hackers use to gain access to your name, phone number, address, military or prison records, credit card numbers, bank accounts, passwords, and even the sites you browse in the privacy of your home. The hacker is almost always lurking beneath the surface, watching for your vulnerable spot. It´s an educational, exciting, and fun listen. So, enjoy the guided tour through the underworld of the hacker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Maxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071712/bk_acx0_071712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.