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The Shady World of Click Farms

Ahh, the beauty of being popular. When it comes to the Internet, reviews and popularity often signal trust. In fact, it has long been touted that we are often more inclined to make purchase decisions based on ratings. But are we actually being duped? Here’s a look at the massive business that is Click Farms.…

How to Invest in Cloud Services

Unless you work in IT, you probably don’t think a lot about Cloud Computing. But Cloud Computing thinks a lot about you. In fact, pretty much everything there is to know about you exists in data silos around the world. Here’s a look at how to invest in cloud computing.…

Here’s Why Facebook Might Owe $5 Billion to the IRS

Facebook’s future cash flows and results could suffer a major blow if it loses a battle over new U.S. tax liabilities related to the transfer of its global operations to Ireland in 2010. Bloomberg’s Kartikay Mehrotran has more on “Bloomberg Markets.”…

The World’s Biggest Threat: Cyber Warfare

The world’s biggest threat isn’t nuclear bombs or Ebola. It’s cyber terrorism. Here’s a look at how cyber warfare has evolved, how nations are using it against one another, and what it means for our stock market, our privacy, and our very identities.…

Just How Bad Was eBay’s Cyber-Attack?

eBay asked users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed a database with login information and data such as birthdays and phone numbers. Shape Security Senior Security Researcher Wade Williamson and Social+Capital Managing Partner and Founder Chamath Palihapitiya speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”…