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Be cautious, free VPNs are selling your data to 3rd parties

<i>Betternet</i> is one of the more popular free VPN services for mobile devices. They came out of obscurity and now have 38 million users. Their business model is slowly evolving, too — they launched a VPN router and now have paid plans for interested users.<p>What very few know, however, is that Betternet …

Selling

The Top Innovation Books of 2018 (So Far)

Want to be more innovative? Jump-start your brain with the top innovation books of the first half of 2018.<p>Innovation is arguably one of the hottest business topics of the decade. Hundreds of business books are published each year focused on some aspect of innovation. With so many reads and other …

China bans trading in cryptocurrencies, but is now ranking them

The first government in the world to provide ratings on cryptocurrency is one that has banned its people from using it.<p>Today (May 17), the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), a research unit under the country’s industrial ministry, officially launched its monthly ratings index …

Why Blockchain is Hard

The hype around blockchain is massive. To hear the blockchain hype train tell it, blockchain will now:<p>Solve income inequality<br>• Make all data secure …

How to build your MVP without a technical co-founder and without code

How many times have you had an idea for a startup, but stopped yourself from actually doing it because you had no technical co-founder and didn’t …

To HODL Or Not To HODL? Value Averaging Crypto Investments: Expert Take

<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional</i> …

Never Heard of a DAO? Here's Why It's Going to Become The Hottest New Type of Corporation

Almost any businessperson on board with blockchain will promote the value of decentralization, and DAOs fit the mold.<p>You may have not heard of the abbreviation DAO, but it is a term that should keep popping up with more frequency during the blockchain boom. It stands for decentralized autonomous …

The Key Difference That Really Makes an Entrepreneur a Great Innovator

Instead of ignoring or avoiding product or service failure, see the alternative solution.<p>I've been fortunate enough to be the chair of an annual innovation conference for 10 years, and in that time we've always had a student competition. One team's idea has always "stuck" with me, because it was so …

Popular crypto wallet MEW hit by DNS attack that drained some users’ accounts

There is concern, tears and lost money in the world of crypto once again after MyEtherWallet (MEW), one of the most popular wallets on the internet, was hit by a DNS hack that saw some users lose their cryptocurrency.<p>MEW said in a statement that “a couple of Domain Name System registration servers …

It's Time to Take GitHub Threats Seriously

There's a good chance your company has projects on the source code management system, but the casual way many developers use GitHub creates security …

DuckDuckGo: The private search engine standing up to Google

After years of giving data up laissez-faire, more people are realising the web has made nearly every aspect of their lives visible to advertisers and tech companies in ways they hadn’t imagined.<p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal showed how tech giants have come to flaunt user privacy, as the political …

Explainer: What is a blockchain?

Where it came from, what it does, and how you make one.<p>What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical …

Peer-to-peer

Telegram VS Whatsapp

Which one should you choose?<p>There are two kinds of people in the world; those who like to do things themselves and those who like things done for …

Quantitative User-Research Methodologies: An Overview

<b>Summary:</b> Do you need numerical data about your product’s user experience, but you aren’t sure where to start? The first step is choosing the right …

Welcome to Minds: Like Facebook But without the Snooping

Facebook has never been known for security and user privacy. Now a new open-source social network Minds is poised to fill that void by using real …

3 Industries That Could Be Left in the Dust By Blockchain

New applications in blockchain technology could soon disrupt the way business is conducted in a variety of trades spanning multiple fields.<p>In the …

Cyber criminals earn $1.5 trillion through Amazon, Facebook and Instagram exploitation

The exploitation of companies like Amazon, Facebook and Instagram has caused a $1.5 trillion boom in cyber crime, according to new research.<p>The study …

Social Media

Why Hourly Estimates For User Stories And Technical Tasks May Seem Crazy But You Need To Do Them Anyway

Interview with Hiten Shah Founder of Product Habits<p>We began this month with a Build episode where we exposed all the aftershocks of using current …

Chinese entrepreneurs have some creative responses to the government’s crackdown on crypto

Last September’s official restrictions have unleashed a wave of below-the-radar innovation.<p>At 11 p.m. on September 4 last year, Chuan Zhang logged …

China

NEO versus Ethereum: Why NEO might be 2018’s strongest cryptocurrency

NEO is a platform with a purpose. Can it compete with Ethereum? Or better yet, does it even need to?<p>Why Read This Article?<p>NEO and Ethereum — which …

ETHLend Expands to FIAT Lending, Initiating Licensing Process

ETHLend, a crypto-to-crypto lending platform, has started a process to obtain a license on lending activities in over thirty countries in the …

Beyond Bitcoin: How blockchain will reshape the future

Late last year, on October 26th, a small U.K. tech company called On-Line PLC decided to change its name. From that day forward, it would be known as …

Online Life

Dividend Tokens, Explained

1.<p>What types of tokens are out there?<p><i>There are many, let’s see.</i><p>Due to the cryptocurrency boom, the terms “token”, “coin”, “initial coin offering” …

3 Ways Blockchain Can Help Combat Fraud

Blockchain was originally developed to prevent fraud in digital currency exchanges. But fast forward to 2018, and many industries are finding that blockchain serves endless protective and even disruptive use cases for their businesses—ones that could change processes and wipe out both fraud and …

Blockchain

How to tell if Agile is the right project management style for your business

Agile is exploding across enterprises. Here's how to decide if your organization can benefit from the methodology.<p>Businesses are increasingly turning …

Project Management

Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Decentralization is the buzzword <i>du jour</i>. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our social media to the mix.<p>Ottman, an intense young man with a passion to fix the world, is the founder of …

'Privacy is not for sale,' promises Telegram founder Pavel Durov adding the app will use built in systems to bypass Russian ban- Technology News, Firstpost

The chief executive of the Telegram messenger service, Pavel Durov, said on Friday the application will use built-in systems to circumnavigate <b>a ban</b> …

Facebook isn't the only one with too much of your data. Just ask Google and Amazon.

So Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has you freaked.<p>The social media giant's appetite for your personal data combined with its ability to …

Greedy Facebook Versus Ideological Telegram: Why Principles Matter

Op-Ed<p><b>Something happened this week that rarely occurs, history offered up a side-by-side comparison with a control. Heads of respective social network</b> …

Hiring your first Product Manager.

Whether you are a startup founder or a legacy MNC trying to disrupt your existing processes, hiring a Product Manager can be a daunting task.<p>There …