5 Small Business Technology Trends To Watch In 2020
There are several emerging small business technology trends to watch in 2020. Innovative business technologies largely influence the way that we live and work. Whether it is in the form of company automation, IT managed services, or cloud-based solutions, advancements in tech have had a massive impact on the business world. As a small business owner, it is fundamental to learn about the latest tech trends that can help you potentially grow your company. This way, you can promote collaboration, productivity, and collaboration throughout your organization. As tech continues to evolve, here are t...
Trump legal team pushes conspiracy theories of hacked voting machines — claims it called ludicrous four years ago in court
PHILADELPHIA — In a fever dream of a news conference Thursday, Donald Trump’s legal team pledged to finally lay out its evidence of a “massive, well-funded conspiracy” among Democratic officials in several U.S. cities and shadowy foreign actors to hijack the 2020 election in Pennsylvania and other battleground states.But once it had, it amounted to little more than a ream of innuendo-laden affidavits — most of which they refused to release for fear, they said, of exposing their authors to the “tender mercies of a vicious press” — and wildly speculative, thoroughly debunked conspiracy theories ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Cybersecurity Market In A Post Pandemic World
How has COVID-19 changed the digital threat landscape?The bandwidth has increased dramatically. Efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic have forced enterprises to rapidly adapt to new working models. Businesses have drastically increased capacity to meet the needs of businesses and consumers: virtual meetings, live streaming, automated customer assistance, business intelligence driven by machine learning, online education, and more.[reit]Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreIn March, when this global pandemic started, our business VPN (virtual private network) solution NordVPN Teams...
Susan Tompor: PlayStations and puppies top the holiday scam list
Monster growth in online sales this holiday season will trigger an explosion of duplicitous deals, fake websites, phony emails and outright shopping scams.More than ever, online buyers better beware.Instead of standing in line to snag deals on Black Friday, many consumers will be hitting their laptops and iPhones to spend $10.3 billion online, up 39% from a year ago, according to forecasts from Adobe Analytics.And on the Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend, dubbed Cyber Monday, sales online could surge to $12.7 billion.Overall, online holiday spending is expected to hit $189 billion from Nov. 1 ...
Detroit Free Press
Trump fires top cybersecurity official who debunked his false voter fraud claims
President Donald Trump axed the country’s top cybersecurity official Tuesday in retaliation for the tech whiz repeatedly debunking his false accusations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.The outgoing president announced the firing of Chris Krebs over Twitter, specifically citing a statement about the safety of the election issued by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency director.“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris...
New York Daily News
Tech Q&A: Choosing home network security software
Q: Comcast has been providing its Xfinity internet customers with the Norton Security Online program for free. But it will drop Norton at the end of December and replace it with Comcast’s own xFi Advanced Security. Will I need to add other protection for my computer? What’s available?— Steven Berg, Hudson, Wis.A: The xFi Advanced Security software is a firewall program that Comcast said will protect all the devices on your home network rather than just computers or cellphones. While that sounds good, here are some things you should think about:— Comcast’s xFi Advanced Security is aimed at peop...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Hackers breach Trump campaign website, threaten to release 'evidence' of crimes
The Trump campaign’s website was briefly hacked late Tuesday, with the culprits posting a typo-riddled message on the site threatening to release “evidence” of the president’s “criminal involvement” in a supposed scheme to sway next week’s election.The hackers, whose identity was not immediately known, only managed to crack into the Trump website’s “about” page. The rest of the website remained intact.Within minutes of the breach being discovered, the Trump campaign took down the site, but not before some news organizations were able to screen-grab the ominous message.“This site was seized,” t...
New York Daily News
The Spy in Your Pocket: Smartphones & Data Privacy
In our modern world, we’ve normalized the collection and monetization of our personal data. While these practices may seem innocuous to the average user, there are very real consequences caused by mass data collection. In this article, I will focus my attention on the data collected by smartphones and outline the ways that this data can be collected and misused if it falls into the wrong hands.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe types of data collected by smartphonesCell phones are a goldmine of consumer data. While there are measures in place to reduce who has access to these ...
Chowbus users say hundreds of thousands of customer emails, phone numbers exposed in data breach
CHICAGO — Chicago-based Chowbus confirmed the Asian food delivery service experienced a data breach after users reported getting access to a massive database with email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses of customers.Customers said on Twitter they began receiving emails early Monday morning labeled “Chowbus data” that contained links where they could download company databases containing contact information for restaurants and customers.Posts on the social media sites Reddit and Twitter indicate emails were sent from a company account containing links to addresses for about 4,300 r...
As Trump questions US election system, Sen. Blunt says it's 'secure as it's ever been'
While President Donald Trump has refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power should he lose, saying he wasn’t sure the election could be honest with the proliferation of mail ballots, Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt says the U.S. election system is “secure as it’s ever been.”Blunt, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, took to the Senate floor earlier this week to talk about the $1.2 billion made available to help states update systems, increase cybersecurity and address COVID-19 issues.“I want to talk about the election system...
The Kansas City Star