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A Second Life for the 'Do Not Track' Setting - With Teeth

  3 MIN READ  |     208 views  |     5 April 2019

Initially, the concept was applauded for solving the pernicious problem of invisible online tracking. All the major web browsers added the DNT setting to their configuration. It was on the radar of the Federal Trade Commission, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation created a semi-standardized approach.
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The Evolving Role of Social Media in Ecommerce

  3 MIN READ  |     194 views  |     3 April 2019

Back in the old days, a business’s presence would be signified by advertisements in the paper and a physical storefront. Now, in the digital age, business reputations live and die by their social media standing. Right now, social media is used by brands as a way to advertise, increase their online presence, and deliver high-quality customer service. In 2017, we can expect those trends to continue, as some new ones emerge. Let’s take a look at the growing role of social media in ecommerce.
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Turn On Auto-Updates Everywhere You Can

  3 MIN READ  |     151 views  |     7 March 2019

Google announced that it had patched a wicked vulnerability in Chrome, by far the most popular browser in the world. Not only that, the search giant also confirmed that hackers had been actively exploiting the bug, in tandem with one found in Windows. Soon after came a wave of reports imploring people to update Chrome right now. But thanks to Google’s embrace of auto-updating its software, for most people it was already taken care of.
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A new wave of attacks targeting financial services and online services in Africa

  3 MIN READ  |     145 views  |     15 February 2019

SIM swap fraud happens when someone convinces your carrier to switch your phone number over to a SIM card that a criminal possesses. In some cases, there are carrier’s employees working together with criminals. By diverting your incoming SMS messages, scammers can easily complete the text-based two-factor authentication checks that protect your most sensitive accounts in financial services, social networks, webmail services and instant messengers.

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