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5 Full-Time Jobs You Can Do to Make Money Online or From Home

Here are five legit, full-time jobs that can be done remotely -- without sacrificing benefits like health insurance or paid time off.<p>13 min read<p>We might not be multi-platinum hip-hop recording artists, but some of us can relate to Drake when he said, “I only love my bed and my mama, I’m sorry.” As …

Employment

Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our lives.<p>But as we increasingly rely on them for everything from how we seek …

Artificial Intelligence

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.”<p>A similar app, mSpy, offered advice to a woman on secretly …

Surveillance

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to bogus accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government’s investigation said.<p>FILE PHOTO: A sign of Banorte …

Central Banks

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

Nutella celebrates World Password Day with the worst security advice ever

It’s World Password Day today, which means you should probably think about how you’ve secured your online accounts, and how you can ensure that they’re not easily hacked. Following Nutella’s advice on the matter would probably be the worst thing you can do, though.<p>I love Nutella as much as the next …

Information Systems

The Blockchain Data Problem Might Be Bigger Than You Think

A straightforward data point - the total supply of bitcoin hit 17 million.<p>But as with most things in crypto, it wasn't so simple.<p>Every 10 minutes or …

Bitcoin

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet …

Privacy

Mexican Banks Targeted in Cyber Attack

Cyber attackers attempted to penetrate Mexico’s electronic payment systems Friday, forcing three banks to enact contingency plans, according to …

Cybersecurity

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they do so without breaking the law?<p>One day in the summer of 2003, Shawn Carpenter, a security analyst in New Mexico, went to Florida on a secret mission. Carpenter, then thirty-five, worked at …

Security

Digital banking startup Revolut raises $250M at a valuation of $1.7B

Revolut, the London-based fintech that offers a digital banking account and sprawling set of other financial services, is disclosing that it has raised a whopping $250 million in Series C funding, less than three years since launching.<p>The new round, which gives the company a $1.7 billion post-money …

Venture Capital

How this 34-year-old dad made nearly $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with a less than …

Entrepreneurship

Hackers are going after your online bank account, report says

Banking and finance sites have the greatest risk for getting hacked, a new report says.<p>The worst vulnerabilities were found in banking and finance web applications tested by Positive Technologies, a firm that provides Internet security products for businesses.<p>“Greater complexity results in more …

Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others

Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to "build a three-dimensional picture" on millions of people.<p><i>Video: Scraped and</i> …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

Blockchain dreams do come true: A big Spanish bank’s customers can now use it to transfer money

Blockchain boosters rejoice: A major bank is using the distributed-ledger technology that makes bitcoin possible for international payments of fiat currency. Santander, which had been testing it internally among its staff, launched the service today, making the Spanish banking giant among the few …

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Ivory Coast

Cybersecurity tips: How companies can prevent mass data breaches

As data breaches and the loss of personal information become more ubiquitous, the importance of cybersecurity inside the workplace has become increasingly imperative.<p>According to the 2018 Data Breach Investigation report released by Verizon, there were more than 53,000 incidents and 2,300 breaches …

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

The Best Noise-cancelling Headphones for Travel in 2018

Courtesy of Amazon<p>The Best Over-ear Noise-cancelling Headphones<p><b>1. Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones:</b> Sony’s sleek headphones feature an adaptive sound …

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.<p>On an Easter …

Cybersecurity

What You Need To Know About Cybersecurity In 2018

You might think of cybersecurity as a specialized, niche career—not a skill that the average person should learn about.<p>But that’s not the case. In an age where we manage more and more of our lives digitally, it means that anyone—in any career—should know simple things about keeping security up to …

Cybersecurity

Deconstructing a Business Email Compromise Attack

How a tech-savvy New Jersey couple outwitted a German hacker group and saved their home and life savings.

Identity Theft

How hackers are hijacking your cellphone account

Fraudsters have figured out how to break in to online accounts protected by two-factor authentication, where the authenticating device is your mobile phone.<p>They don’t steal the phone; they simply hijack the phone number. This enables them to intercept those one-time verification codes sent to that …

Identity Theft

Study Suggests AliveCor KardiaBand for Apple Watch Can Be Used With AI Algorithm to Detect High Potassium

AliveCor, the company that makes an FDA-approved EKG band for the Apple Watch called KardiaBand, teamed up with the Mayo Clinic for a new study that suggests an AliveCor EKG device paired with artificial intelligence technology can non-invasively detect high levels of potassium in the blood.<p>A …

Brace Yourself For More than 10 Billion Cyberattacks in 2018

It's a cyber-jungle out there.<p>The internet is a dangerous place. In 2017 alone, we experienced the Equifax hack, the WannaCry ransomware attack, and …

The Neobank Threat: How Worried Should Banks Be? - Insight Vault

Two stories in the press caught my attention this week:<p>American Banker reported that "Chime, a mobile-only neobank for millennials, said that it has …

What's Ahead For Fintech In 2018

In the past year, we’ve seen major advances in mobility and biometrics, paving the way for less customer friction in digital transactions. Here are five predictions for what’s in store in 2018.<p><b>1. The Biometrics Market Will Be Disrupted</b><p>Biometrics is one of the hottest sectors in technology today, …

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time

It's the biggest question in the universe. What happened before the Big Bang? Now world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says he has an answer.<p>“The boundary condition of the universe ... is that it has no boundary,” Hawking tells the National Geographic’s <i>Star Talk</i> show this weekend.<p>In other words, …