After having over 3 billion email accounts compromised between 2012–2016, Yahoo! seems to be finally paying up. The company, now owned by Verizon, agreed to a $117.5 million settlement last year in April.
As with these kind of class action lawsuits, the movement of money is slow, and the consumers are typically the last ones to get paid. To facilitate getting all these payments divied out, a familiar face in the 2020 election is helping out consumers.
Andrew Yang is known mostly as a one-issue candidate that came to prominence in the 2020 Democratic Primary. Spending much of his time talking about automation and the future of the American economy, he proposed a UBI, or Universal Basic Income, to provide security for workers in an increasingly unstable gig-economy. Four months into the economic disruptions following COVID-19, Yang looks quite prophetic. …
From the beginning, BIGtoken has committed to being a source of passive income for users who wanted compensation for the personal data that is so often scraped and used by large social media companies without thinking of the user. About a month ago, we updated our referral system to supercharge the cash you can earn by recruiting other users.
To dig a bit deeper in the details of the new system, BIGtoken co-founder, Kris Nelson, joined us on our Make Money Online webinar to explain the new bonus structure.
The short answer? A buck per user, if that user goes through the app wizard and answers a few quick one-swipe surveys. …
A month ago, a BIGtoken co-founder teased that a new automated payment system was in the works. He explained that the BIGtoken team had been working for months to make payments more timely, more reliable with an explicit payment date.
It’s nearly here. Introducing BIG Seasons. A quarterly competition to earn points and see how many levels you can unlock. Can you make it up to the max $200 payment by the end of the season?
There are more ways than ever to earn points on BIGtoken. Along with BIGtoken’s speedy one-swipe surveys, there are also High Point Surveys (which are more traditional, long form surveys provided by brands), BIG Rewards — brand promotions that ask you to scan receipts for instant rebates, and Sponsored Actions — which allow you to earn points by watching videos, playing games and signing up for crypto exchanges. …
Two quick summaries of passive income apps Honeygain — Sell Unused Bandwidth, and Netbox Global — a crypto-based browser.
Warren Buffett’s famous advice to people seeking financial independence is
“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”
Another way of saying this, is that unless you’re in the top 10% of salaried workers, it’s very hard to get ahead without extra streams of passive income.
Enter Shawn Willard, YouTuber and creator of Passive Incomes Online. …
We have an exciting update to our referral system!
Now, when you invite a new friend to the BIGtoken app using your unique referral code, you can earn bonus points when…
- A referral verifies their phone number and email and logs in (10 Points)
- A referral finishes the BIG Wizard (30 Points)
- A referral answers 10 questions (60 Points)
If you are a user in the United States, this totals 100 points, which is equal to $1 USD. That means for each user you refer who does all of these actions, you’ll earn $1!
In addition, we’ve also updated the percentage of points you get for each referral in each level. Previously, you were earning 5% for your first level. We’ve now increased it to 15%. This means that for every additional action a referral does in the app, you’ll get 15% of the points they earned. Here’s the level…
For users frustrated with payment delays, last week’s Make Money Online webinar hosted by BIGtoken provided an unexpected insight into BIGtoken’s plans for an overhaul to its entire system for processing and delivering payments to users.
The webinar, which featured influencers talking about their favored non-BIGtoken strategies for earning passive income online, concluded with a Q&A in which BIGtoken co-founder, Kris Nelson, talked a bit about the massive undertaking it has been to process the payments of the influx of international BIGtoken users.
“When we launched globally, user growth occurred that we didn’t necessarily anticipate for and the ways
that we have to process payment requires a lot of review, a lot of checks and balances, including a lot of security checks. We want want to make sure that when you’re requesting our payments to be sent to you is actually representative of you.” …
In this new era of mass WFHing, maintaining office team cohesion is as important as ever. Gone are water-cooler pop culture conversations, take-out lunch adventures, and holiday bowling parties. A team-building vacuum has emerged, to be filled by remote activities spawned in the minds of innovative office managers and admins.
Enter Kristoffer Nelson, COO of SRAX (BIGtoken’s parent company) who proposed in an all-hands email, a spontaneous talent competition with a prize of $100 or toilet paper currency equivalent.
There are a ton of different strategies to match your personality when investing. There’s day-trading, momentum investing, dividend hunting, and options trading. One tactic that hasn’t had much written about in the how-to press, however, is taking advantage of FPL programs.
FPL (Fully Paid Lending) is a program that some brokerages offer (eg: ETRADE, Fidelity and Tradestation) that allow you to lend out stocks you own and the brokerage will split the borrowing fee with you. It’s kind of like being a landlord, except that the property you’re renting is a stock instead of a residential one.
And, in this analogy, who are your tenants? Mostly options traders — that is, traders who are swapping contracts predicting the future price of the stock you own. But regardless of whether they are short or long on your stock, you always get your commission. It’s a taste of the experience of being a brokerage firm — you collect your borrowing fee whether the bet is short or to long, whether the stock price goes up or down. …
You’ve probably heard the word deepfake and even seen the fake PSA that Jordan Peele and Buzzfeed released of President Barack Obama in 2018, but many people are still unclear on exactly how the technology works. Here’s our quick guide to understanding the rapidly-developing phenomenon.
For starters, the word deepfake is a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake.” Deep learning technology, in this case, essentially finds common ground between images of two faces and stitches one over the other. Different apps and software can be used to create deepfakes, but the FakeApp program is a popular variant to analyze. It uses artificial intelligence to scan hundreds of still-frame images from video footage and analyze the subject’s facial features. These images can be used to composite different facial movements and speech patterns of the subject. And then after a rough assembly is made, the AI kicks into full gear by using GANs, or generative adversarial networks. …
Arguing that their current procedures don’t violate the CCPA, Facebook released a controversial statement this week. Using an interesting loophole, the company is sticking to its guns and refusing to change their mode of operations. Read on for this week’s data privacy recap.
After the California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect this year, Facebook released a somewhat concerning statement. They will reportedly not change their web tracking practices, claiming that they are exempt because they don’t sell user data directly. Facebook’s tracking system is called Pixel, and they consider it a business-to-business ad service. Businesses willingly use Pixel to deliver targeted ads to web users through Facebook, with Facebook essentially acting as the middleman in the exchange. Because of this distinction, the company doesn’t see what they do as directly selling user information. Some experts say this attempt is futile, however, claiming that transferring data at all would force Facebook into compliance regardless of their direct involvement in the sales. …