Keeping Your Children Safe Online

One of the gifts of technology is the internet. Yet it is also a dangerous place for users, especially children. In fact, research has shown that one-fifth of children who use the internet have been sexually solicited at one point or the order in their lives. The majority of the teens who go online have

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While You Are Watching TV, The TV is Watching You

In a privacy experiment, The Washington Post tracked four of the most popular brands, and found out that once every couple of minutes the TV will send out a report to the company, letting know what you are watching.            Have you noticed TV sets going down in price? While the making of TVs are getting

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Changes to YouTube Coming

Yesterday Google issued a statement that they will be making changes to how kids can view videos, after the US Federal Trade Commission hit Google with some new rules and slapped them with $170 million fine due to not following rules when it comes to privacy of child. To date this fine is the largest

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Samsung Suggests Regularly Scanning Smart TVs for Malware

Samsung Support USA’s Twitter account recently posted a video tutorial on how to scan your Smart TV for malware and viruses. In the tweet, it mentions that users should be doing this “every few weeks” to prevent malware. The proposal astonished digital security authorities, who said the average user would probably not go through this

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Apple Owes $31M to Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has just recently won a legal dispute against Apple. A jury in San Diego has determined that Apple owes Qualcomm roughly $31M for infringing three patents that deal with battery-life. The patent apparently involved technologies that Apple had used in their iPhones. Qualcomm had asked to be paid up to $1.41 per iPhone that

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Caribou Coffee Chain Breach

One of the most popular caffeine serving businesses, Caribou Coffee, has become the target and the victim of a data breach to their Point Of Sale (POS) systems in 239 different locations, estimating to about 40 percent of all their stores. As a result of this breach, there is naturally an outbreak of concern over

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Data Destruction and GDPR Compliance

Half a Year It’s been almost half a year since the General Data Protection Regulation has been in full effect, and by now, there should be most if not all organizations that are in compliance with the new regulations in order to responsibly handle their clients and customers’ data.  In order to be compliant with

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Online Fraud Schemes

8 People Charged with Advertising Fraud There are those who use their knowledge for good, and those who use it for evil. Just this past Tuesday there were eight people identified as using their knowledge for evil, for the purpose of filling their pockets with the ever-sought green bills. Their game involved using fraudulent online

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Cyber Monday Now Has Taxes

Cyber Monday is in full effect as shoppers swarm online retailer sites with a desire to purchase as many of their Christmas presents at a discount. Cyber Monday has been a notorious mini holiday that sets records for online sales and product distribution. While this Cyber Monday is expected to be no different, there is

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YouTube Is Now Showing Hollywood Movies

YouTube, everyone’s favorite online source for how-to tutorials and parkour stunts, among many other odd human actions and interactions. This online service has now expanded it’s capabilities, providing the viewing of Hollywood movies, for free, with Ads of course.  This transition into Hollywood movie streaming was a silent action, resulting in a slow pickup by

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