Tag: Data

The Data Theft Economy

Accidental loss and theft of laptops, mobile devices, and more serve the biggest physical threats to your data. 25% of laptops are stolen from the office or a car, 14% are lost in airports or on planes, but only 25% total are recovered. Although the chip card provides more security, financial security is still at risk of data theft. On average, the numbers from one stolen credit or debit card …
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Apps and Data Privacy: Are We Being Bought and Sold?

Each day, the world makes 250 million terabytes of new data – every second 946 Instagram photos are taken, 8,690 tweets are posted, 77,783 things are searched on Google, and 2,845,459 emails are sent and received all over the world. With all of this new data, keeping your data private and away from prying eyes that will exploit any information about you that they come across is becoming a bigger and …
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The Dreaded GDPR Is Here: Non-Compliant Companies Had Better Get Their Checkbooks Ready

It’s rather like the effects of smoking, or slouching, or eating too much sugar. You know you shouldn’t do it. You know it’s bad for you. But there are so many other things that can kill you first, right? When you spend so much time chasing customers and crafting marketing campaigns to attract and retain them, what’s a little laxity with your data policy going to cost? Quite a lot, actually. …
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What Is Facebook Going to Do with Blockchain Tech?

Facebook’s silence around blockchain was deafening. Louder still were the voices of speculation over its lack of comment. If one of the largest tech companies in the world wasn’t jumping on the blockchain train, perhaps the whole thing was smoke and mirrors after all. Then Bitcoin nose-dived, Facebook banned cryptocurrency ads, and blockchain skeptics had a field day. Until earlier this month, that is. At long last, the social media giant …
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