Online AI tool could help identify illegal opioid sales, wildlife trafficking and counterfeits

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Artificial intelligence-based tools could help to catch a range of criminals and crimes on the internet. New types of online AI tool could help make a substantial difference in spotting serious and dangerous crimes occurring on the internet. Many of these crimes contribute to millions of deaths around the year every year. A new form of online AI tool has the potential to help law enforcement personnel to spot illegal opioid sellers online. Equally, it could help to identify and locate counterfeits and even wildlife traffickers. As a result, the…

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Apple App Store customers spend $1.4 billion in one week

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iOS device owners brought 2019 to an extremely successful week in terms of application shopping. Apple App Store customers spent a massive $1.42 billion on applications on the week starting on Christmas Eve and ending on New Year’s Eve. This spend represents a tremendous 16 percent hike over the amount spent in the same week in 2018. The Apple App Store figures were shared by Apple this week. It also pointed out that on New Year’s Day alone, it broke its own single day sales records by bringing in $386…

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4 out of 5 shopping apps leak user data

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A new NowSecure survey showed that 80 percent of these commerce applications breach security. Consumers who plan to use shopping apps to get their holiday gifts under the tree this year are being warned to pay closer attention to the efforts they make on behalf of their own security. The vast majority of mobile commerce applications are leaking the user’s personal information. A NowSecure survey found that 82 percent of shopping apps from brick and mortar stores are leaking personal data. Similarly 92 percent of commerce applications for online-only retail…

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Mobile order and pay adoption took off this year

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A new analysis showed that consumers are increasingly using this opportunity to purchase in advance. The results of a new analysis showed that consumers are adopting mobile order and pay at an increasing rate. The data clearly showed that some forms of retail have become quite successful in its implementation. The research was conducted based on data from the Mercator Advisory Group. That firm published their findings in their report called “Mobile Payments: Making a Comeback.” The report looked at the adoption of mobile order and pay trends as a…

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Holiday smartphone shopping approaches ubiquity this year

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Consumers have already started the first part of their purchases and device use is up. Even before Black Friday officially launches the season, it’s already expected that most consumers will take part in holiday smartphone shopping. Mobile devices have become a natural part of the purchasing experience, which is particularly true at this time of year. The AdColony Mobile Shopping Survey included a study of holiday smartphone shopping habits, and the trends we can expect this year. The research outlined a number of trends, including an increase in m-commerce participation…

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