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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Healthcare, minimum wage top challenges for SMBs

Small businesses are ready to meet the challenges of 2016 head on, but admit those challenges are daunting. According to a new Manta survey the top issues SMBs are gearing up for in the New Year are minimum wage concerns and healthcare. >>

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

FTC lays down rules for native advertising

Getting around the increasing number of ad blockers is just one reason why native advertising has become a popular alternative to traditional formats, but the FTC is cracking down on those who might seek to disguise ads as content. >>

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New EU data protection rules threaten 4% annual turnover fines

A patchwork of national rules across Europe regarding data protection could soon be replaced by one strong data protection law for all as a provisional agreement is reached. >>

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

EU data protection law amendment proposes barring under-16s from social media

Marketers looking to target teenagers in Europe might need to look for an alternative to social media if a new European Parliament rule goes through next week. >>

Monday, December 14, 2015

Top 4 tips for SMBs to manage taxes

Taxes can be a huge stumbling block for brands, and we aren't just talking about end of year taxes. We're talking about sales taxes that can sometimes circle the globe. One expert shares his top tips to ensure SMBs don't overpay on taxes. >>

Friday, October 02, 2015

Are you EMV-ready? If not, it could prove costly.

A new study by Software Advice has found that an alarmingly high number of SMBs have not yet adopted, or are ready to adopt, EMV-ready systems, which could lead to many facing high costs for being held liable for fraudulent transactions. >>

Monday, July 06, 2015

New Zealand passes law criminalizing cyberbullying

It's official - cyberbullying is now a criminal offence in New Zealand as the government passes a new bill. >>

Saturday, June 20, 2015

British watchdog investigates fake reviews

The number of businesses posting fake reviews is high enough that the Competition and Markets Authority says it warrants thorough investigation to see if they need to clamp down on the illegal practice. >>

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Twitter gets tough on trolls

Threatening, offensive and abusive Tweets may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a new 'quality filter' launched this week. >>

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Financial firms must think before they Re-Tweet

Financial firms need to think twice before Re-Tweeting or republishing customer communications on social media or risk the wrath of the Financial Conduct Authority. >>

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A third of Europeans admit to providing fake personal details online

Such is the concern surrounding privacy of personal data online that a third of Europeans freely admit they provide false information when signing up for online services, according to new research from security firm Symantec. >>

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ANA: Bot fraud gobbling up online budgets

Analysis of 181 campaigns, accounting for 5.5 billion impressions across 3 million domains from 36 Association of National Advertisers member firms reveals that a significant chunk of ads are being served to bots, costing marketers billions. >>

Monday, December 08, 2014

Lax Internet users need to be reminded to change, safeguard passwords

Consumers fear being hacked and their personal information or even their identity stolen yet, according to new research, many are lax when it comes to passwords and online security. >>

Thursday, October 09, 2014

British retailers pool data to fight fraud

A new fraud and loss prevention coalition has been formed in the UK managed by anti-fraud specialist Transactis. The data sharing platform aims to improve retailers' ability to identify potential fraudsters across multiple customer touch points. >>

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Facebook and the fight to keep the network authentic

Facebook is leveraging legal action and investment in anti-spam algorithms in an attempt to crack down on companies selling 'Likes' on the social network. >>

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