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Growth Hacking as a Marketing Tool

Growth Hacking as a Marketing Tool

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Put on that ski mask and get behind a proxy because today we are talking about hackers (No, not the 90’s flick that touched the hearts of compuanarchists and cyberpunks everywhere). Growth hacking is becoming a more integral part of business. Are you keeping with the times? Why do you need growth hacking? Sometimes having a great product or service is not enough to grow a company. You’re a smaller business, swarmed in the stampede of like-organizations. What makes you stand out from the herd? We take all the help we can get to achieve growth, and that’s where the growth hacker comes into practice. What is growth hacking? Imagine a funnel. You pour something in, and the funnel brings it closer and closer together until it is all deposited in an exact desired location. Now...
Here's What Russia's Hacking Of The 2016 Election Has To Do With The Winter Olympic Games

Here's What Russia's Hacking Of The 2016 Election Has To Do With The Winter Olympic Games

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Alexey Nikolsky / AFP / Getty Images In February 2014, when Russia hosted the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi in the country's southwest, its athletes won an unprecedented 232 gold medals. Less than two years later, the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog for drug use in international sport, took aim at that performance, saying it rested on a massive doping conspiracy directed by the Russian government.Russia's reaction was quick — and also unprecedented. Soon, its intelligence agency was hacking into WADA's computer system.Now, as the next Winter Games begin in South Korea — without the official presence of Russia, which has been banned for cheating the last time — it’s clear that the hack of the World Ant...
A British Court Won't Send A Hacking Suspect To The US Because It Doesn't Think He'd Survive A US Jail

A British Court Won't Send A Hacking Suspect To The US Because It Doesn't Think He'd Survive A US Jail

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Daniel Leal-olivas / AFP / Getty Images The High Court has ruled that hacking suspect Lauri Love will face trial in Britain and will not be extradited to the US.Love, who has Asperger's syndrome, argued to be tried in the UK, where he is believed to have committed the crimes.He has also experienced depressive illness, and his appeal was granted partly on the basis of concern he would kill himself if sent to the US, where prison services are not believed to have the same standard of mental health provisions as they do in the UK."It’s important beyond my own life because of the precedent that’s been set," Love told BuzzFeed News at the Royal Courts of Justice in London following the judgment."There will be other people who are accused of things that have an inter...