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Author: Nathan Muller

The Continuing Android Security Conundrum

The Continuing Android Security Conundrum

How long do Android smartphones and tablets continue to receive security updates after they’re purchased? The answer: two years. And that’s assuming the device was purchased when it was first released. Even security updates for Google’s own Pixel devices max out at three years. Since many users hang on to their Android devices for much […]

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FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its year-end 2019 Internet Crime Report, which includes information from 467,361 complaints of suspected Internet crime, with reported losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Among the most common crime types reported by victims in 2019 were Business Email Compromise (BEC), Tech Support Fraud, and extortion via […]

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Tech Companies, Courts and Congress Tussle Over Facial Recognition

Tech Companies, Courts and Congress Tussle Over Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is a technology that attempts to verify the identity of a selected individual by comparing his or her facial features with digital images of faces stored in a comprehensive database. The technology is already in widespread use by companies, intelligence agencies and police departments, allowing them to identify virtually anyone within a matter […]

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Is Your Website a Bit Slow? Google Wants to Warn Your Visitors

Is Your Website a Bit Slow? Google Wants to Warn Your Visitors

Google is experimenting with different options for its Chrome browser that will display a notification badge when users encounter a website that loads slowly. The intent of the badge is to provide performance metrics to visitors so they can decide beforehand whether to continue navigating through the website. Calling out poor performing websites in this […]

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Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Outsourcing professional and technical services is viewed as an effective way for businesses to procure the expertise they need on a pay-as-you-go basis without the complexity and overhead costs of doing it themselves. Professional services that are commonly outsourced to Managed Service Providers (MSP) include payroll, accounting, billing and legal. Technical services that are commonly […]

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Emerging Privacy Laws Pose New Challenges for Business Websites

Emerging Privacy Laws Pose New Challenges for Business Websites

One of the world’s most comprehensive privacy laws is set to go into effect in January, eclipsing the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in terms of data gathering and usage restrictions imposed on businesses. On January 1, 2020 under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), companies must be transparent about the type of […]

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