Mars to Pull M&Ms from Controversial McFlurries

McDonald’s M&M McFlurry about to Be Extinct

M&M maker, Mars, is thinking about pulling their candy out of fast food restaurant treats – think McDonald’s M&M McFlurry or the Burger King Snickers pie. Mars is trying to be in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations with sugar intake – intake of less than 10% of calories in sugar per day. A McFlurry alone contains sugar that maxes out your daily intake for the entire day. The regulations could be from public backlash from sugar consumption and soon-to-be required labels disclosing how much added sugar food contains and percentage of suggested daily intake to take effect in 2018. A McFlurry is bad for you – who knew? (Source: USA Today)

Background Checks No More

Cleaning out your social media posts before your potential employer finds them is now in a tighter time crunch. Troo.ly, a startup company, is using computer science to replace background checks. In general, background checks can take up to a week. Troo.ly locates public footprints such as social media, criminal records and fraud mechanisms within 30 seconds. The company is trying to renovate this process by providing a machine that looks up an individual’s digital footprint and assess the data for a credit score on how accurate the data is.

Businesses can use the service to debate whether an individual’s personality and behavior coincides with their business, and customers can use the service to see which businesses would be optimal to build a relationship with and what your digital persona comes across as. Want to know how to keep your digital stamp flattering? How convenient that we have a book for that – What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube. (Source: TechCrunch)

What to Say When You Find out You’ve Been Getting Scammed…

Not again. In case you didn’t know, Facebook quizzes are not as kosher as you might have thought. According to the BBB, Facebook applications fall under “clickbait” scams, which can cause viruses and other phishing scams that attempt to steal your personal information. You may have noticed the fine print that asks you to allow the app to access your personal profile information. Most of us say yes without a second thought.
What’s even more disconcerting is if you are not a quiz taker yourself, but have friends who are, hackers can even find your personal information just by your friends posting their quiz results. Kim Komando, digital leader, gives advice on how to protect yourself: 1) read the disclosure statement 2) keep your privacy settings tight and 3) remove any personal details from your account. Say goodbye to the trending “what will your Facebook status be in 30 years.” (Source: USA Today)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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