S&P falls on interest rate, trade concerns; P&G lifts Dow
NEW YORK: The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter & Gamble Co were offset by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and tensions over trade policy denting economic growth.
Twitter has confirmed the series of cryptocurrency-related hackings on its platform originated from a third-party software provider – and not its own system. In an email to Hard Fork, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed attackers exploited a third-party marketing solution to blast fake Bitcoin giveaway links from a slew of verified accounts, including Google and Target. Twitter refrained from naming the app in question. The confirmation comes only days after a number of high-profile public figures and brands – including Google and retail giant Target – got their accounts breached to propagate malicious cryptocurrency giveaway links. While Target initially suggested attackers… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Twitter
Today’s gig workers don’t just include your local Uber drivers or handymen on TaskRabbit. In fact, there’s a growing subset of knowledge workers who are looking to the gig economy as a viable alternative to full-time employment. Upwork’s 2017 Freelancing in America study predicts freelancers will become the majority of the US workforce in a decade, with younger generations primarily driving that acceleration in freelancing. That’s happening right now — the survey estimates nearly 50 percent of millennial workers in the US are currently freelancing. The promise of freedom, flexibility and the chance to be their own boss is… This story continues at The Next Web