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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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Amazon patents wristband to track warehouse workers’ movements

“Amazon has designed a futuristic wristband that tracks workers movements across its sprawling warehouses and alerts them when it is time for a break” writes Margi Murphy for telegraph.co.uk. The ultrasonic bracelet alerts a worker to a shelf where a package for the order they are completing, before sending it out for delivery. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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FCA Alerts Investors of Increased Risk of Online Binary Options Scams

“Meanwhile, the Israel Securities Authority has issued a complete ban of binary options, and has outlawed any related activities, even for markets outside the country that currently permit binary options trading” reports financemagnates.com. The binary options industry has received a great deal of scrutiny over the past few years.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to investors to be cautious when tempted to invest in online investment opportunities.Binary options have been at the forefront of global regulators’ agendas due to the high level of complaints issued on behalf…

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Message probed by Federal Communications Commission

“A full investigation into a false emergency alert which warned a ballistic missile was heading for Hawaii, according to the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)” writes Chloe Farand for independent.co.uk. Mr Pai said on Twitter the commission was launching a full investigation into the false emergency alert that was sent to Hawaii residents.Writing on Twitter, she said: “Emergency alerts are meant to keep us and our families safe, not to create false panic. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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On the job: Keeping people safe in emergencies

“Also, my internship in emergency management at Yale University, and others at a security firm and a business continuity firm, provided experience” writes New York Times for seattletimes.com. After living with them and researching my local emergency management group for a class at the academy, I knew I wanted this type of job.A: My department sends emergency alerts to New York residents about storms, traffic tie-ups and the like.I studied emergency management at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where I was valedictorian. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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