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This is just straight up good advice, no matter where you live and whether you use this service: “Security experts are recommending that individuals who have paid any bills through Click2Gov check their payment card statements closely to detect any fraudulent transactions.” Sure, if it’s likely your data may have been part of this compromise, by all means, keep an eye on those payments cards, but even if you weren’t, pay attention as well. Because…
John makes some valid points below, you have to admit that. “As a general advice. Be cautious, even when the person communicating with you appears to be someone you know. Consider everything to be hacked and your data to be leaked. With this approach you will notice that you’ll take thoughtful decisions and improve your security.” In the link below he gets into more details, and you may not agree with all of them, but…
We kind of know this is going to continue to get worse,, because it works, right? But I also feel like this isn’t something we are talking about enough: “Businesses have been urged to gather up every bit of data about every customer engagement, every supplier interaction, in the hope that it can be trawled by artificial intelligence and big data technologies to provide insight and direction. But for many organisations the security of that…
I think there’s a lot to consider in this article, and Dakota lays out why you should read it in the first sentence. “In this article, I’ll be arguing why value and respect are fundamental to workplace well-being, not salary or perks.” One of the things that struck me while reading it was how much of it jives with my own experiences. This week, attending the Nuix User Exchange, I’ve had numerous conversations about why…
Hopefully your extension updated automatically, as mine did. But check. “The LastPass bug was fixed in version 4.33.0. The extension update should automatically install on users’ computers, but it’s not a bad idea to check. While LastPass said the bug was limited to the Chrome and Opera browsers, the company has deployed the update to all browsers as a precaution.” Also, read more about why you still want to keep your password manager. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/lastpass-fixes-bug-that-leaked-the-password-of-last-logged-in-account/
I was just talking about Seth Godin talking about Google earlier this week, and their efforts to show you something in the search results, without letting you leave, so that you’re right there, ready to search for the next thing. And here we have proof that it’s working. The update includes data from the second quarter of 2019, in which 49.76% of Google searches ended without a click. In June, that figure surpassed 50%, meaning…
I was listening to Seth Godin’s latest Akimbo podcast, where he talks about Google, and how Google started out once with a very simple mission. Index all the information on the web and build a search engine that connects people and the information they are searching for. But, once they starting selling advertising they couldn’t continue to grow while also leaving that mission intact. For example, Seth talks about Google Reader. Once upon a…