14 Sep 2017

Russian “Finstas” Inspired by U.S. Teenagers

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There is more than “fake news” circulating the Internet to promote propaganda or peddle “influencer” tastes. It’s time to face the potential reality of what you read…“Finstas” are fake Instagram accounts typically set up by US teenagers so that they can expose more “interesting” photos among their close friends and keep their real Instagram account limited to their casual followers (including their parents, their school and... Read more...

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12 Sep 2017

Your Face is Your Password

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Your Face is Your Password Biometric data may soon be replacing passwords on a large scale. We’re not just talking about fingerprints.  Google, Samsung and Apple, among others, are working to integrate eye scans, face and head shape, voice recognition and even body movement into their security features. The new iPhone 8 will offer some of these features. Source The Samsung Galaxy Note8 also offers facial recognition software, but the security... Read more...

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31 Aug 2017

Millenials Bewitched by Email

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Millennials are, surprisingly, bewitched by email.  More than half of Millennials ages 18 to 24 check their email while still in bed in the morning, and 43% of Millennials ages 25 to 34 report doing the same thing. We were shocked to learn that Millennials prefer to check their email on a PC rather than their smartphone. (Source.) While many people obsess about social media, and some are communicating more with text messages, email still rules,... Read more...

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25 Aug 2017

Has Bitcoin Become Mainstream?

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Has Bitcoin Become Mainstream?  The lure of remarketing may kill anonymity in crypto-currency transactions. Online shoppers paying with Bitcoin may have been expecting this crypto-currency to shield their identity. They may be disappointed to learn that merchants are not protecting their identity. In some cases, they are even selling it. A recent Princeton University study revealed that Bitcoin transactions can be tracked through a combination of... Read more...

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21 Aug 2017

HBO’s Game of Threats

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HBO’s Game of Threats How did a hacker get his hands on the latest script of Game of Thrones (GoT), episode 5, season 7?  It was an email hack plain and simple. The good news? “We do not believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised,” said HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler in an internal memo to staff. (Source) GoT is not just a show, it’s the crown jewel of HBO programming, and the most popular show in the world.... Read more...

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