G. Mitchell Baker

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Confessions of a former hacker: 5 techniques to make you more secure online

Consumers are daily targets of email and phone scams, not to mention the frequent cyberattacks on big data. So it’s never been more important to …

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Meteorites

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art" | Inc.com

You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These emotions drain us of all vigor and enthusiasm, leaving us without the …

Self-help

I Tested 10+ Photoshop Alternatives to See How They Stack Up

To Adobe or not to Adobe. That is the question many photographers are asking with the spate of new image processing programs vying to “kill …

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Slow and fast lanes, price changes, and other potential shifts.<p>Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted …

Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada, experts warn your connected devices could be at risk

The Toronto-area dental office didn’t know it but the security camera in its waiting room was being streamed live on the Internet.<p>Anyone could log on …

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent

As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of <i>Carpenter v. United States</i>, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without …

A giant botnet behind one million malware attacks a month just got shut down

An arrest has been made over the Andromeda botnet, following an operation involving the FBI, Europol, and cybersecurity companies.<p>A major botnet, …

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You …

Here's Why Companies Should Hire A 'Modern Elder'

It’s no secret that U.S. employers tend to favor youth over age and experience, and nowhere is that more true than in the technology sector. Fast-growing tech companies typically hire young applicants because they want people with deep digital expertise. As a result, their average employee is often …

Hospitality

These Shapeshifting Metals Could Be the Future of Flight

Humanity may be divided on a great many issues, but most would agree that it would be very cool to have airplane wings made of shapeshifting metal. …

Patient 17: Surgeon who removed alien chips from abductees died in OT but chips real, claims Corbell

A new documentary directed by US filmmaker Jeremy Corbell is now the hottest talking topic among UFO buffs. The documentary titled 'Patient …

Eli Manning's Response to Getting Benched Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership | Inc.com

Imagine you're a loyal employee, having worked for the same employer for over a decade. You've been through a number of ups and downs, and this year is definitely one of the "downs"--but for reasons out of your control. Still, most--both inside and outside of the organization--recognize you as one …

NFL

The 1 Quality You Need Most In a Mentor (That Most People Try to Avoid) | Inc.com

Having a mentor can have a tremendous impact on your career. The right one can help guide you through complex situations, work on self-growth and development needs, advocate for you and more. Most people with positive views of their mentor tend to have relationships with them that are very …

Leadership

At one end of the keystone XL oil pipeline, there is a scene you must see to believe

Nebraska regulators on Monday approved Keystone XL, a 1,180-mile-long (1,900-kilometer) extension of the existing Keystone Pipeline operated by …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

Forget Election Tampering. This Is the Real Threat From Russian Hackers | Inc.com

All eyes are on Russia's elections meddling and rightfully so. Yet a related Russian affairs controversy has been unfolding on a parallel track that hasn't gotten anywhere near the public scrutiny it deserves. These are the early days of an all-out cyberwar.<p>Specifically, Russia is doing this by …

Cybersecurity

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

The Buck Stops Here: How Exceptional Leaders Replace Blame with Responsibility | Inc.com

Some years ago, my consulting company facilitated a retreat for senior-level executives from a well-known corporation experiencing some internal conflict. Throughout our discussions, we were baffled to hear them say things like, "They won't allow "us" to move forward here and do what this …

Leadership

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

Why and how you should switch to Linux

It's time for a change.<p>When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors.<p>Whether you're …

Linux

Microwaves will be obsolete by 2027. Here’s what’s going to replace them

Imagine an appliance that lets you throw veal, zucchini, and tomatoes on one pan and have them all come out perfectly cooked. When Miele introduced …

Kitchens

Spam heists in Hawaii prompt retailers to put the wildly popular 'mystery meat' in locked cases

Last month in the Pearl City community on Oahu, Safeway customer Arlene Sua watched as a man suddenly grabbed eight cases of Spam <b></b>and headed for the door. She thought “‘Okay, this isn’t real. No, he’s not going to take it, no, no,” she told KHON TV.<p>But it was real. The man took off with the Spam and …

Spam

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Wait for it ... emotional intelligence.<p>According to emotional …

Emotional Intelligence