One third of consumers would like to “delete themselves” for better cybersecurity

Cybersecurity - Person - Technology

Recent survey says that people would prefer to be able to entirely wipe out their internet presence. A recent survey commissioned by VPN provider NordVPN has shown that one in three people across 11 countries would like to be able to entirely remove their online presence in the name of cybersecurity if they were able to do so. The survey involved the participation of 10,800 internet users from among 11 different countries. The survey found out that a large number of consumers would prefer to be able to boost their…

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New Twitter status feature for individual tweets is being tested

Twitter Status - New Feature

The social media platform is testing another feature similar to old MySpace and LiveJournal statuses. A new Twitter status is being tested to allow users to tag posts with pre-created labels, not unlike the way old MySpace and LiveJournal platforms used to make available. A number of users have been reporting that they were able to use the new feature with an emoji. TechCrunch and MacRumors both reported that they had been hearing from users that were able to display a Twitter status represented by an accompanying emoji. The social…

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Gen Z prefers TikTok and Instagram to Google Search

Google Search via mobile phone

The tech giant is starting to feel the pinch of the generation’s trend toward social media searching. Google Search internal data has found that about 40 percent of Gen Z is using social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram for searching. Gen Z is more likely to head to a social media platform than a search engine to answer a question. A recent report published by Insider stated that Google is now feeling the pain from this growing Gen Z trend of using TikTok and Instagram for searching instead…

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QR codes help awareness campaign to generate donations

QR codes - Tim Hortons Coffee Cup

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps has integrated the barcodes to make it easy for guests to scan and support. Tim Hortons Foundation Camps worked with Scanbuy, Inc, global leader in mobile marketing solutions, for its 31st annual Camp Day that was held on July 13th, integrating QR codes to make it easier for guests to be able to support the campaign. Restaurant owners across the US and Canada donated 100 percent of hot and iced coffee proceeds. The donations were in support of Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. This year was the…

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QR codes make paying for parking more convenient

QR codes - Parking payment

Quick response codes have been rolled out as a part of the popular HotSpot app. QR codes have been deployed in a spectrum of different ways over the last few years, and among the most successful have been paid parking apps such as HotSpot. Many cities have been adopting the applications for their own paid parking recently, including the Canadian city of Saint John. The city has announced the new use of the quick response barcode payment option. The reason that cities such as Saint John have been moving toward…

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