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The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.<p><i>Editors note: This is Motherboard's comprehensive guide to digital security, which will be regularly updated and replaces</i> …

Information Systems

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options | Ars Technica

While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.<p>In the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy …

ISPs

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Python Programming

How I went from zero to San Francisco software engineer in 12 months

One year ago, I was working part-time as a route setter at a rock climbing gym in Tennessee. Today I’m working as a software engineer at a cyber-security startup in San Francisco.<p>My journey to this point has been unforgettable and life-changing. And yet as challenging as everything was, I think …

How To Find Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Across Your Environment

When I was a CTO running a data center, I used to ask my ops team to do the shotgun test. They had to imagine our worst enemy came into the data center with a shotgun with one slug. What could they destroy to do the most damage? (I didn’t realize until recently that this was a modified version of …

Cybersecurity

Return On Invested Capital In 2 Easy Steps

Return on invested capital is a great way to find companies that are great capital allocators.<p>Learn where to find the data to plug into the formula …

Investing

Sprint's Mountain Of Debt

Sprint is experiencing debt problems that will continue to get worse.<p>They also have a poor financial performance.<p>Sprint is a risky investment because …

The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation, and how to avoid them

<i>Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting</i> …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

Python Programming

I've worked in the financial services industry for 17 years, and I think understanding your money comes down to 2 simple reports

But that can be hard to do when you're not sure where all your money goes or how much you even have. Getting financially organized can bring clarity to your money situation so you can develop achievable goals that make sense for your life.<p>But where do you start? From good old pencil and paper to …

Personal Finance

2 ways to analyze an income statement

However, you can't look at these financials in isolation - it's important to compare a company's results to other companies in the selected industry, companies outside of the industry, and against other years to determine whether or not that company might actually be an attractive investment.<p>This …

Investing

Analyzing Cash Flow Information

Free Cash Flow<p><i>Question: Another measure used to evaluate organizations, called free cash flow, is simply a variation of the capital expenditure ratio</i> …

Investing

One Year Using Go

Our ventures into Go all started as an internal experiment at Mobile Jazz. As the company name hints, we develop mobile apps.<p>After releasing an app …

To This Day

Using Cash Flow Analysis to Value Stocks vs. P/E

Why Using Cash Flow is Better than P/E<p>How to Calculate Cash Flow When Valuing Stocks<p>Updated December 09, 2017<p>Many investors believe that cash flow …

Investing

3 New, In-Depth Courses Bring This Python Bundle to 70 Resume-Enhancing Hours of Content

<b>The Developers' Guide to Python 3 Programming</b><p>Want to Code? Python 3 is the Perfect Place to Start<p>Python is an excellent first programming language …

Python Programming

Deal: Learn ethical hacking from scratch course for just $19

<i>The AA Picks team is on the prowl for things we think our readers will value. If we make an affiliate partnership to reduce the costs of purchases, then we may see a share of revenue.</i><p>Android fans have always been more on the tech-savvy side of things, but have you ever had the desire to become one …

Ethical Hacking

Top 30 Data Science Books

Feb 12, 2017 by A.I. Optify Data Team<p><i>The AI Optify data team writes about topics that we think data scientists, data engineers, and machine learning</i> …

12 Financial Mistakes Your Company Is Probably Making

This story originally appeared on Due<p>Starting a business is one of the most and fulfilling accomplishments that you can experience in life. Unfortunately, many business owners aren’t prepared to manage their finances properly. In fact, this mismanagement of finances is one of the main causes why a …

Small Business

Bookkeeping for freelancers

<b>Working as a freelancer can feel like a juggling act. You’ve got to be able to manage lots of different tasks – including basic bookkeeping. Here,</b> …

The Complete Web Developer Course

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Today at GeekDad Academy we’re featuring the Complete Web Developer Course. This course features over 236 lectures and 28 hours …

Google Maps

5 free e-books for machine learning mastery

There are few subjects in computing as fascinating, or intimidating, as machine learning. Let's face it -- mastering machine learning isn't something …

Machine Learning

6 Ways to Purify Water While Backpacking and Hiking

by Austin Campbell September 01, 2016 3 Comments<p>Stay Hydrated on the Trail with These Water Purification Options<p>A long hike or multi-day backpacking …

Ask Matt: Why does accounting matter to stocks?

<b>Q: Why does accounting matter to stocks?</b><p>A: Accounting is the language spoken by companies. Investors need to understand it.<p>It's easy to see why traders and speculators need to understand accounting. The importance of financial statements comes into prominent play four times a year when companies …

Investing

5 Points to keep in mind while valuating business

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share4<p>+11<p>Shares 10<p>Warren Buffett once said,<p>“If business schools could offer just one course, it would not be on stock trading, the …

Small Business

Top Websites of 2016 to learn Ethical Hacking from

Top Websites of 2016 to learn Ethical Hacking from<p>2 Shares<p>Hacking is not as simple as it appears to be, especially shown in movies and numerous TV …

The Best Way to Learn to Code is to Code: Learn App Architecture by Building Apps

Learning to code can be tough. One of the biggest challenges I faced when I was learning was how to make the jump from learning resources and little …

Data Handling With Python

Python is a powerful language that is easy to learn and excels at many different types of computing. It is used to run large, well-known websites. It …

Python Programming

CISSP certification: Are multiple choice tests the best way to hire infosec pros? | Ars Technica

Focus on skills instead of certifications like the CISSP, experts argue.<p>Want a job in infosec? Your first task: hacking your way through what many …

Employment

Hack any Android Device using Python Scripts

Ever wonder how bad guys hack Android devices? Or...<br>[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cybersecurity