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Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times

Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times

Technology
A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed.The app, "Update WhatsApp Messenger", appeared to have been developed by the firm behind the real program - WhatsApp Inc.According to users on web forum Reddit, the fake contained ads and could download software to users' devices.It has now been removed from the Play Store.Whoever was behind the app managed to make it look as though its developer was "WhatsApp Inc".They did this by using that exact name, though replacing the space with a special character that looks like a space.The subtle difference would have been practically undetectable to the average user.Users receiving automatic updates via the real WhatsApp would not have been affected.It is far fro...
5 Decisions That Matter Far More Than Buying a House

5 Decisions That Matter Far More Than Buying a House

Finance
It never fails.Every time I tell someone that my wife and I are buying a house, we get bombarded with blatantly false financial tropes. "Real estate is a great investment," someone will say, or "home equity is a great savings vehicle." Those are both objectively false -- real estate has barely beaten inflation historically , and your house is an incredibly illiquid asset, so it's hard to get access to all that home equity when you need it. (That's usually the point of a savings account.)But the one that really gets me going is. "It's the most important financial decision you'll ever make."That one's way off base.Image source: Getty Images.Let's break it down for a minute. According to research from the St. Louis Federal Reserve, the median price for a home sold in Au...
Stock market investors with more than $1 million have reached a bullish peak

Stock market investors with more than $1 million have reached a bullish peak

Finance
By one closely watched measure of valuation, Alan Greenspan's irrational exuberance warning should be keeping investors near the sell button. But as the Dow Jones Industrial Average passes the 23,500 mark, there is no fear among investors with a million dollars or more in the market. New survey results show they are as confident in the U.S. economy and stocks as they have been at any point this year, with 74 percent of million-dollar market accounts bullish on the fourth quarter, up from 61 percent who were bullish in the prior quarter. Even as some readings show a wide gap between the bulls and bears — the biggest gap between market optimists and pessimists since Black Monday — the bullish mood is most pronounced among older million-dollar investors, who have been around for more than a f
Rita Ora shrink-wraps curves in leotard tighter than skin

Rita Ora shrink-wraps curves in leotard tighter than skin

Entertainment
TEZENISBRAND ORA: Rita Ora has turned herself into a global phenomena Not only is the London singer dominating the charts with a string of singles but she's celebrating yet another campaign with Tezenis.Stripping down for the sultry shoot, the Anywhere lyrics babe rocked a shiny golden leotard.Letting her killer pins dominate one snap, Rita rocked a pair of black heels as she posed with a microphone and stand.With her hair cascading freely past her shoulders, the 26-year-old looked as glamorous as ever as she posed up a storm.Rita Ora's sexiest snaps Singer Rita Ora and her sexiest snaps around.GOTHAM Braless Rita Ora serves MEGA breast appeal as dress slips down TEZENISCHART TOPPER: Rita Ora currently has three tracks riding high in the charts[embedded cont...
Millennials are doing better than the baby-boomers did at their age

Millennials are doing better than the baby-boomers did at their age

Finance
ALL men are created equal, but they do not stay that way for long. That is one message of a report this month by the OECD, a club of 35 mostly rich democracies. Many studies show how income gaps have evolved over time or between countries. The OECD’s report looks instead at how inequality evolves with age.As people build their careers, or don’t, their incomes tend to diverge. This inequality peaks when a generation reaches its late 50s. But it tends to fall thereafter, as people draw redistributive public pensions and quit the rat race, a contest that tends to give more unto every one that hath. Old age, the OECD notes, is a “leveller”.Will it remain so? Retirement, after all, flattens incomes not by redistributing from rich seniors to poor, but by transferring money to old people from you