Efail – Encryption Flaw

A German newspaper has released details of a security vulnerability, discovered by researchers at Munster University of Applied Sciences, in PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) data encryption. What Is PGP? PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is an encryption program that is used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and disk partitions, and to increase […]

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Fewer Shop Visits Due To Digital. But More Spending

British Retail Consortium (BRC) figures show that footfall in retail stores fell by 3.3% in April 2018 compared to last year, marking a further shift in consumer behaviour towards digital adoption. Two Consecutive Months The drop in footfall numbers for April was the second consecutive month where the trend away from visiting the physical high […]

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Facebook Loyalty Intact Says Survey

Even after all the publicity surrounding Facebook’s selling of the personal data of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a Reuters/Ipsos survey has found that most users are still loyal to the social media giant. Just A Public Relations Problem The survey conducted April 26-30 was based in the US, the home country of Facebook […]

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Amazon Challenges Google and Facebook For Ad Dominance

Reports that Amazon.com Inc has doubled its ad profits, is growing its ad business fast, and may be outselling ads on Twitter Inc and Snapchat, may soon see it in serious contention for ad dominance with its bigger rivals : Google and Facebook. Multi-Billion Dollar Program Reports that Amazon has achieved around $2 billion advertising […]

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Fake Online Reviews Investigation

A recent investigation as part of a BBC 5 Live programme has led to the underground trade in fake online reviews coming under the spotlight. What Reviews and Why Does It Matter? The kinds of reviews of products and services that can allegedly be purchased and displayed online in order to influence purchasing decisions are […]

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Online Dating Via Facebook

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, will soon be providing an online dating service, thereby putting it in competition with the likes of Match Group Inc. On The Cards Bearing in mind Facebook’s origin as a college dating website and Mark Zuckerberg’s early ‘Facemash’ program, and the […]

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Tech Tip – Checking Your Facebook Connected Apps

In the light of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal where a quiz app was used to share personal details without the consent of users, you can take action boost your own security by checking what connected Facebook Apps you have. Here’s how: – Log into Facebook. – Pull down the toggle/arrow at the right […]

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Martin Lewis Fights Facebook In Court

MoneySavingExpert’s (MSE) founder and TV consumer champion Martin Lewis (OBE) has commenced UK High Court proceedings against Facebook to sue the tech giant for defamation over a series of fake adverts bearing his name. What Happened? Mr Lewis alleges that 50 fake ads bearing his name appeared on the Facebook social media platform over the […]

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