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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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Flagging Objectionable Content: Between a Ban and a No Restrictions

Instagram has now joined Facebook in offering a feature for flagging objectionable content The photo sharing app, Instagram, is allowing its users to flag fake photos and videos that they find on the platform. In a tweet, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, wrote, “I’m proud that, starting today, people can let us know if they […]

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Libra versus Bitcoin

Libra, according to recent reports, will be very different from Bitcoin, with significantly different features and functions. Differences between Bitcoin and Libra Libra is intended to be an international cryptocurrency, but it has no quantity limitation on issuance like Bitcoin has–only 21 million Bitcoin can exist in the market. Furthermore, Bitcoin employs encryption to transfer […]

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