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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ASA: Internet attracts most non-broadcast media complaints

Consumers are quick on the complaint button these days, with record numbers being recorded by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority. >>

Friday, April 04, 2008

Fewer complaints of fraud, but losses up

Fewer Americans fell victim to Internet fraud in 2007, compared to 2006, but the total dollar loss increased, according to a recently released report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. >>

Monday, March 17, 2008

Security concerns hamper m-banking, m-commerce

Security and scam concerns are just a couple of the reasons that consumers aren’t embracing mobile banking and shopping, finds an Harris Interactive survey. >>

Monday, March 17, 2008

OFT web sweep analysis revealed

Over 500 UK-based retailers’ websites were examined for the Office of Fair Trading’s latest web sweep, as they sought to identify websites not upholding their regulations and continued to raise awareness among online retailers. >>

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spammers crack Gmail CAPTCHA

Mechanisms put in place by Gmail to prevent bots creating new accounts being opened and used by spammers have been cracked, leading to a surge in spam. >>

Thursday, February 28, 2008

U.K. travel websites fail disabled users

A large proportion of online users in the U.K. aren’t being catered for by travel websites, according to new research commissioned by Travolution magazine. >>

Friday, February 08, 2008

IAB lead gen best practice document released

In response to FTC scrutiny and industry feedback, the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Lead Generation Committee today announced the release of new best practice guidelines for advertisers and publishers. >>

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Business not yet embracing Web 2.0

A global survey of business executives has found that security and governance concerns are hindering the uptake of Web 2.0 tools within the business community. >>

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pew says 'Google yourself regularly'

Phew! I’m normal. It seems I’m not alone when it comes to Googling my name to see what information pops up. >>

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Phishers net more victims during 2007

A new survey conducted by Gartner has found that the number of successful phishing attacks in 2007 rose, although the average amount lost per consumer decreased. >>

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

U.K. e-business calls for tougher fraud penalties

Internet fraud is costing online business millions in lost revenue, and now U.K. e-tailers are calling on the government to issue tougher penalties to convicted cyber fraudsters. >>

Monday, October 08, 2007

Online credit card fraud continues to rise

While credit card fraud in the UK has decreased, CNP fraud has risen considerably, according to figures recently released by the Association of Payment Clearing Services (APACS). >>

Friday, October 05, 2007

Over a third of Internet inaccessible to blind users

E-commerce businesses need to pay attention to recent decisions issued in the class suit action against Target Corp which charges that the company has failed to make its website accessible to blind Internet users. >>

Monday, September 17, 2007

New ruling on meaning behind "continue" button

Simply providing a link to your website’s terms and conditions, and positioning it above the “continue” button, has been ruled as a satisfactory practice by the U.S. Court of Appeal. >>

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Bloggers will soon be protected by US laws

The much-maligned commercial bloggers will soon have the support of the US government. Despite some wanting bloggers to have no protections, the US Congress is set to put the Free Flow of Information Act into motion. >>

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