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The strategies companies are using to protect their customers, and themselves, in the age of massive breaches

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Over the past five years, the world has seen a seemingly unending series of high-profile data breaches, defined as incidents in which unauthorized parties access and retrieve sensitive, secure, or private […]

Bill Gates says that Trump asked him the difference between HIV and HPV

In a never-before-seen video posted by MSNBC, Bill Gates says that President Donald Trump asked him the difference between HIV and HPV. MSNBC host Chris Hayes says that Trump asked Gates this twice: Once at their meeting in 2017, and again at their meeting in 2018. HPV is a very common sexually-transmitted disease that causes […]

North Korea-tied hackers use Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors

Enlarge / The flag of North Korea implies that crops are to be beaten with sledge hammers. (credit: CRW Flags Inc.) Researchers said a team of hackers tied to North Korea recently managed to get the Google Play market to host at least three Android apps designed to surreptitiously steal personal information from defectors of […]

How the IoT is evolving to reach the mainstream with businesses and consumers

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. The technology that underlies this whole segment is evolving quickly, whether […]

The executive leading Uber’s quest to build a flying car is leaving the company

Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, the head of the company’s flying car initiative, is leaving the company. His departure comes just weeks after he was a keynote speaker at Uber’s futuristic transportation conference. Holden has worked at Uber for four years. Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, the exec behind the Uber Elevate flying […]

Here’s why a former Google manager thinks the company has made a costly mistake going all in on AI and missing the boat on cryptocurrency (GOOG, GOOGL)

A former employee says Google is among ‘old tech companies stuck in the past.’  While Facebook and Amazon have at least made some moves into the cryptoworld, Google has shown nothing. Google “should be a frictionless paywall… You’re going to see them all eventually come after this.” We’re a week past Google’s I/O developer conference, […]