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Monday, September 03, 2012

Updated integrity system detects and deletes fake Facebook Likes

Facebook has updated its integrity system to automatically detect and delete 'fake' Likes, benefiting both the brands that use the site and the social network's users. >>

Monday, August 27, 2012

British retailers count the cost of e-crime

In one of its first studies into e-crime in the UK, the British Retail Consortium reveals that the total cost to retailers in 2011/12 was at least $325 million. >>

Friday, August 03, 2012

FTC wants COPPA rules updated in line with 21st century technology

New rules to better protect children against the collection of their personal data online are being proposed by the Federal Trade Commission including changes to the definition of personally identifiable information. >>

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Number of 'duplicate' and 'false' Facebook accounts rising, reveals quarterly report

Facebook is facing an uphill battle to tame the trolls and spammers on the social network. The latest figures reveal a sharp rise in the number of fake accounts since the beginning of 2012. >>

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Mobile users too engrossed to notice traffic, train tracks and.. bears

Mobile phone users display a worrying lack of personal responsibility while texting and walking, according to new data released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that reveals the number of incidents resulting from "distracted walking" has risen considerably. >>

Monday, July 23, 2012

Online accounts for 4% of all retail fraud in UK

The recently released Retail Fraud Survey reveals that online retailers in the UK, facing challenging financial times, are unwisely cutting back on fraud prevention spending. >>

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mobile security firm reveals security risks associated with mobile app ads

Consumers are lapping up free apps, and most are happy to tolerate the ads served within those apps, as a payoff for free use. Lookout Mobile Security has found that, for many ad-supported app users, they payoff could be more insidious. >>

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Three-quarters of online users unaware of EU Cookie Law

The deadline for compliance with the EU Cookie Law is looming and, while businesses struggle to get their heads around it, it appears online users are, too. >>

Thursday, April 26, 2012

CIFAS reveals rise in fraudulent use of bank accounts by owner

The UK's fraud prevention service, CIFAS, has revealed that fraud increased 13% in the first quarter of 2012. However, it's not just criminal activity, says CIFAS, but desperation on the part of some struggling account holders. >>

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Few businesses confident data they store is protected

Today, a significant amount of data is being stored by businesses, some of which is extremely sensitive or confidential and requires protection. But are today's businesses confident that the data stored within their organization is secure? >>

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

EU Cookie Law deadline looms but businesses and consumers unprepared

With just weeks before the Information Commissioner's Office imposes the EU Cookie Law studies suggest that many companies don't comply and under a quarter of consumers will opt into cookies. >>

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pinterest easiest socnet to spam, says spammer

Build it and they will come - spammers, that is, as the burgeoning social network Pinterest is finding out. The popular image-sharing website has recently penned a blog to encourage users to help them address the issue. >>

Friday, April 13, 2012

4 in 10 consumers resigned to online financial security breach

A new survey from mobile security firm Entersekt reveals that more than four out of 10 consumers believe it's only a matter of time before their financial security is breached after conducting online transactions. >>

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Consumer Reports survey reveals 71% very concerned about data sharing

Consumers are more connected than ever before and sharing more, too, but many remain concerned that the information they share with online companies is being sold or shared with other parties without their permission. >>

Friday, March 30, 2012

Yahoo's implementation of Do Not Track begins

Yahoo has announced it will soon complete deployment of a "Do Not Track" solution across its entire network to allow visitors to choose if they want their online activity tracked for ad targeting purposes. >>

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