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Senate Committee Threatens Internet Privacy Protections of all Americans

Senate Committee Threatens Internet Privacy Protections of all Americans

The Senate Judiciary Committee is conducting hearings on a bill that would strong arm companies that use encryption into altering their technologies to make them “subpoena compatible.” Under the proposed legislation – Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) – Internet technology companies would be forced to hand over user information upon […]

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Gartner Offers Advice on Solving the Challenges of Remote Access

Gartner Offers Advice on Solving the Challenges of Remote Access

A recently released report by a leading research and advisory company, sheds light on why many companies are having a difficult time implementing remote work programs for their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stamford, Connecticut based Gartner, notes that over the past 20 years, enterprises relied on Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies to enable remote […]

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Conference Hacking During Pandemic on the Rise – and a Crime

Conference Hacking During Pandemic on the Rise – and a Crime

As the country finds new ways of communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to online conferencing platforms like Zoom to stay in touch with family and friends, as well as colleagues at remote work locations, while sheltering in place. Zoom Bombing Zoom claims 200 million daily users worldwide, but according to the […]

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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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What’s the Big Deal About the Cloud?

What’s the Big Deal About the Cloud?

By now you’ve probably heard about the “cloud” and wondered why it’s such a big deal… More companies are moving their business processes to the Cloud, including real-time applications like voice communication and video conferencing.  Instead of managing their own phone systems and data centers, companies can now focus on growing their business – without […]

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When to Use a Web Maintenance Service

When to Use a Web Maintenance Service

As websites grow in sophistication, they are becoming more challenging to maintain. To meet customers’ high expectations, it is taking more time to keep websites running smoothly. And when problems arise, the right expertise must be applied to return the website to normal operation. Many business owners do not have the time or inclination to […]

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