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RKN Global calls attention to identity theft, which is not just a threat to adults, but to children as well. Children are especially vulnerable to identity theft because their more limited financial interactions can enable the theft to go unnoticed for a long time. Learn more...

Political Ads, Social Media, and the Integrity of Elections

Public interest groups are concerned that Facebook will not act to prevent harm to the integrity of the upcoming Sri Lankan elections.  Facebook decided to allow politicians to advertise misinformation that fact-checkers have already debunked.  Observers described this as “inappropriate and incendiary to boot.” Claims of inadequate assistance A senior researcher for Sri Lanka’s Centre […]

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Cryptocurrency and Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement and Cryptocurrency Recent testimony by the director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation sheds light on the concerns law enforcement authorities may have about cryptocurrencies. There has been a great deal of discussion about the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and the need for regulation of the field.  Some view crypto as […]

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Data Breaches Big and Small

A Small Data Breach Can Explain a Big One A Small Example A U.S. temp staffing company recently closed down and abandoned its offices in the middle of its lease, leaving behind boxes of files.  These files contained sensitive information about the applicants who had used the temp company’s services in the past. The files […]

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Are Cyber Attacks the Top Risk for Businesses Today?

Microsoft has claimed recently that over the past few years, cyber attacks have become the top risk for businesses today.  A survey by Microsoft and the insurance consultancy Marsh found that most executives consider cyber attacks to be their top business concern. Cyber attacks the top risk for businesses today: outranking brand damage and economic […]

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Can Regulation Scare People Away from Cryptocurrencies?

The world of cryptocurrencies certainly needs regulation in order to reduce fraud and make the field safe for investors.  This could make conditions ripe for expansion.   However, can regulation, or regulatory attention, scare people away from cryptocurrencies? There may be one indicator. It is the diminished enthusiasm for Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency, Libra, in the face […]

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