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Watch For Bogus Computer Alerts

“UNDATED (KDAL) – The Better Business Bureau is warning people to watch for bogus pop-up alerts on your computer” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. People concerned about the fake alerts should go to bbb.org, to report the experience and get expert advice.The official looking but fake alerts tell computer users that adult content has been detected and that you need to call an 877 number before closing the page.The Better Business Bureau says the alerts look scary but are only dangerous when people call the phone number that accompanies…

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People are complaining that Facebook is ruining its products with an onslaught of relentless notifications

“While the idea behind push notifications is that they keep users tuned in to relevant information, people are complaining that the alerts are not only relentless, but unnecessary” writes Zo Bernard for businessinsider.com. Kuriyama is referring to Instagram’s repeated requests to send push notifications, the regular alerts sent to users about activity relating to their account. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Facebook expands its privacy review alerts to users globally

“There is one key difference between the global privacy alerts compared to the European incarnation, as noted by Recode” writes Paul Sawers for venturebeat.com. Facebook is expanding its data privacy spring cleaning initiative beyond the European Union (EU) to the rest of the world.Other elements you will be invited to edit include your advertising options and other personal information you’ve previously shared with Facebook, such as political, religious, and relationship data. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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When the Hacker Threatening Business Operations Is a Well-Armed Nation State

“Industrial conglomerate Emerson Electric Co. invests heavily in cybersecurity to help thwart attacks on customers in the critical infrastructure space, such as power, chemicals and natural gas companies, Mr” writes Sara Castellanos for wsj.com. Investing in cybersecurity is crucial, but it won’t guarantee that a company will never be attacked.The company has boosted its investment in cybersecurity technologies, trainings, staff and certifications by about 50% annually for the past three or four years, Mr. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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OANDA fxTrade mobile app enables direct trading from Alerts tab

“Online trading expert OANDA has just released a new version of the OANDA fxTrade mobile application for iOS devices, with the additions making it easier to react to a trading opportunity” reports financefeeds.com. Back then, FinanceFeeds noted the launch of the Price Signal feature on the app for iOS devices.More recent enhancements to the OANDA fxTrade mobile app which affect the solution versions for iOS and Android devices include the addition of a new Trading Performance tool to the traders’ live V20 trading accounts.OANDA’s fxTrade mobile app offers traders access to…

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Balance of auto loans linked to synthetic fraud soars

“The outstanding balance on auto loans linked to suspected synthetic identity fraud more than tripled from 2012 to 2017, according to TransUnion” writes Hannah Lutz for autonews.com. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2016, the balance of auto loans generated by suspected synthetic identities rose 7.7 percent, according to TransUnion.In the credit card market, the growth rate of the synthetic fraud balance is slowing. Source: autonews.com Share This:

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Record number of homeless alerts in freezing cold conditions – how you can help people sleeping rough in the snow

“A record number of homeless alerts have been sent to a major charity as temperatures plummeted and snow blanketed most of the country” writes Rob Crilly for telegraph.co.uk. More than 3,600 alerts were sent to the app StreetLink, which connects the homeless to local services, between Monday and Tuesday morning – the highest total ever for a 24-hour period. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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