Bluetooth beacons: one free privacy debate with your next order

We take a look at Bluetooth beacons and their role behind the scenes in many real-world marketing campaigns—whether you’re aware of it or not.

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Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Some of the big players in the field of facial recognition announced they will not provide their technology to law enforcement while there is no governing law.

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End of line: supporting IoT in the home

Warranties which may not warranty, certificates which might fail to certify, lifespans which don’t match the length of cover promised. This could be IoT.

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VPNs: should you use them?

We’ve been getting questions about VPNs that are more advanced than before. It isn’t so much what a VPN is, as it is whether people should use them.

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A week in security (June 8 – 14)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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Teaching from home might become part of every teachers’ job description

Teaching from home may soon become a part of the new normal. What do teachers have to keep in mind to pull it off? Privacy, data protection, and security.

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Data privacy law updates eyed by Singapore

Data privacy updates—including data portability and a data breach notification requirement—are being considered by Singapore’s government.

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Cybersecurity and the economy: when recession strikes

Could a recession brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic cause an increase in cybercrime? Did cybercrime increase during the recession of 2009? Or is this just too complex a subject to pin down one way or the other?

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VPNs are mainstream, which is good news

According to a recent report, the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) has been on a steady growth since 2017. During this coronavirus season, that growth has been palpable—but also unavoidable. Let’s dive in and see what the numbers tell us.

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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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