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The CEO of $3.8 billion Slack has a smart idea to help people get off work early

It's why one of Slack's internal mantras is "work hard, go home."<p>"The most productive employees from my experience are those who go home at 5:30 p.m. but are hyperfocused at work," Butterfield said at a press gathering on Friday. "People can only think really hard for six to eight hours a day."<p>But …

Venture Capital

Africa’s Tech Gold Rush

Nik Milanovic Contributor<p>Nik Milanovic is a fintech enthusiast and COO at Petal. He was previously at Funding Circle and Stanford.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Third Age of credit<br>• The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity<p>Africa is on the verge of something big. This seems to …

Stock Markets

Why Hacking Is An Integral Part Of The Future Of The Internet

As I write this article, a group calling themselves The Phantom Squad have declared that they intend to take down both the Xbox Live and Playstation PSN networks on Christmas Day, and sustain the attack for a week. They claim its to expose the continued lack of security from Microsoft and Sony, the …

Personal Information

2015's Worst Passwords Are Still Really Bad (So Please Tell Me Yours Is Not On The List)

For the fifth year in a row, password management security company SplashData has scraped password dumps, primarily from hacked sites, and scoured through the data to find the world’s most common passwords. This year’s compilation was drawn from about 2 million passwords—minus the ones from adult …

This Explains Why America's Cybersecurity Efforts Continue to Fail

Experts have been ringing alarm bells for years and issuing explicit warnings about the long-lasting damage that cyber breaches can inflict on …

No security experience? Apply anyway

We hear it constantly: There’s a shortage of cybersecurity professionals worldwide that is continuing to increase as more companies and industries …

CCAr

Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) certifications are valid for five years. CCAr will remain certified as long as they continue to contribute to maintaining the Cisco Certified Architect Certification program. Current recertification policies require Cisco Certified Architects to complete qualifying …

Look inside a houseboat designed for a family that wanted to be living and floating on the water

BYTR architecten designed this houseboat, located on a canal in Utrecht, The Netherlands.<p>When asked by their clients to design the ark, they …

42mm Architecture's sculptural Pool House in India is wrapped in a curved concrete shell

This pool house in India is wrapped in a layer of exposed concrete that frames both the interior of the home and the surrounding landscape. The …

Netflix gets tough on VPNs, proxies and 'unblockers'

Following its global rollout, Netflix has said it will finally be cracking down on proxy services that allow users to view content from other …

Microsoft failed to warn victims of Chinese email hack: former employees

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities in particular – but it decided not to tell the …

The Fine Line - Security Predictions

A Really Bad Day<p>The buzzing of his phone on the nightstand shook him from sleep. Rick Davidson got up and reached for the smartphone lying next to …

Mistakes Were Made: CIOs Share The Worst Tech Excuses They’ve Heard

By<p>CIO Journal Staff<p>Intel Chief Information Officer Kim Stevenson faces complex enterprise technology issues on a daily basis. But perhaps none was as baffling as the staffer who reported a PC bursting into flames.<p>“After an investigation, it was clear the user had thrown the PC into the fireplace,” …

Microsoft may have your encryption key; here’s how to take it back

It doesn't require you to buy a new copy of Windows.<p>As happens from time to time, somebody has spotted a feature in Windows 10 that isn't actually …

A New Professional Network For Coders Could Be The Next LinkedIn

It was Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative officer at AKQA, who first coined the term “Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers” as a way of describing the 3 characters the perfect start-up dream team should consist of.<p>The Hipster is otherwise known as the designer or creative genius, the Hustler the voice of reason – …

Know What To Eat Before, During, And After Your Workout

<i>This article was written by our friends at Pretty Fit</i><p>Just like a car can't run without fuel, your body can't perform optimally without proper …

Slack Is Launching A New Way To Download Third-Party Apps

We’ve heard from sources that Slack, the super-hot collaborative communication startup, is launching a new way to download third-party apps.<p>This would be a big move for the startup, valued at $2.8 billion, that could help bring it out of the realm of being a charming new entry to a potential …

Cyber Espionage Is Reaching Crisis Levels

It’s no secret that companies work hard to protect their intellectual property from theft. For innovations where confidentiality is integral to …

Tsunami House / Designs Northwest Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Tsunami House is a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood (V) …

House VMVK / dmvA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> How to build a single house in a wonderful environment of woods, just next to the ‘Nete-valley’ on a …

I could be a prostitute. I'd rather be a nerd.

When you meet Shyama Rose, there's something familiar about her. She's petite, blonde, has an air that makes you feel like she'd be good to grab a beer with.<p>On her lower back, there's a tattoo she says looks like an upside-down chicken -- she got it over a decade ago, it's a dragon.<p>She's a hacker. …

Russian Cyberspies Use Updated Arsenal to Attack Defense Contractors

<b>A Russia-linked cyber espionage group has been using new tools in attacks against defense contractors and other high profile targets, Kaspersky Lab</b> …

Cybersecurity

Google Authenticator takes security codes from your smartwatch

It can be annoying to set up two-factor authentication and boost the security of your accounts, but Google may have found a way to ease your pain. It's delivering an update to Authenticator for Android that not only touts a "refreshed" design, but receives codes from Android Wear smartwatches. …

This Country Wants to Give Every Citizen $867 a Month

Finland is reportedly planning to institute a national basic income of 800 euros ($867) a month for every citizen.<p>In its proposal, the Finnish Social …

High-paying Cybersecurity Jobs Go Begging Across the World

<i>Cyber terrorists are plotting a biological attack on the British government. All that stands in their way is a group of cybersecurity experts, who</i> …

Oil plunges to seven-year low, Wall St. down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices skidded to their lowest level in nearly seven years on Monday, knocking down shares of major oil companies on Wall Street as a global glut showed no signs of abating.<p>A screen displays the Dow Jones Industrial Average, following the closing bell on the floor of the …

Prediction: The Cybersecurity Startup Boom Will End in 2016

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled its predictions for 2016. Here’s one of our forecasts.</i><p>It’s hard to find a hotter startup segment than …