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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. >>

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Inefficient online identity verification measures costing UK retailers billions

New research conducted by Experian has found that inefficient online identity and security measures are forcing online shoppers to use slow and outdated methods of providing identity or, worse still, making them abandon their purchase completely. >>

Friday, February 03, 2012

ASA bans TripAdvisor "real traveler" claims

Popular travel review website TripAdvisor has been banned from claiming that its reviews are from "real travelers" and "reviews you can trust" by order of the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. >>

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Game-based CAPTCHA alternative offers increased security, fun for users

CAPTCHAs have long been used as a means of defense against hackers and bots but the increasing trend of outsourcing the hacking of CAPTCHAs to cheap labor forces could prompt the search for a different method. How about the gamification of the verification process? >>

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mobile marketing industry trade organization launched

This month sees the launch of a brand new global trade organization known as the "Mobile Marketing Research Association," or MMRA. >>

Monday, January 09, 2012

USPS allows large direct mail customers to pay postage after despatch

The Postal Regulatory Commission is encouraging the U.S Postal Service to adopt a more modern approach to business by granting them permission to allow direct mailers to pay online after mailing. >>

Monday, December 05, 2011

UK trading authority to investigate Groupon deals

Reports in the UK press show that Groupon is fighting yet another battle. This time the daily deals company has been referred to the Office of Fair Trading by the Advertising Standards Authority after repeated breaches caused much concern. >>

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fellowes reports 4 million British identity theft victims

Last week a British Cabinet Office minister, Oliver Letwin, was discovered to have recklessly disposed of important government papers in a park trash can. This week it is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week in the UK. Perhaps government officials could learn a thing or two from the research and advice provided by document-shredding machine manufacturers Fellowes. >>

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