How To Keep Your Data Safe Whilst Shopping Online (Updated for 2020!)

Data Safe While Shopping Online

If you’re an avid eCommerce user, who prefers to buy online than going to physical stores, then chances that you’ve encountered banners asking about your data, cookies and more, are pretty high. Did you know that, when browsing a site, you’re completely entitled to keep your personal data for yourself? If you’re tired of receiving marketing emails for which you didn’t sign up, or you don’t want to be targeted with paid social ads anymore, these are some tips for your data safety, when buying online.  Number 1: Only Shop…

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How to Keep your Data Safe Whilst Travelling

Data Safe While Traveling

Traveling the world has never been easier. In your back pocket you have access to all the information you could possibly need regarding flights, hotels, taxis and restaurants. Previously you would have left your technology at home when you traveled — perhaps just taking a camera to capture memorable moments — but now, technology takes pride of place on our packing lists. When traveling, what you normally need is your phone, charging cable, a portable charger, your tablet to watch movies, your laptop in case work emails come in, and…

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Chinese smartphones now require facial recognition for registration

Chinese Smartphones - Man taking selfie

Consumers in China will need to use the technology in order to sign up for new service. Consumers registering for service with Chinese smartphones are now obligated to use facial recognition to complete the process. The country requires consumers to have an image of their face captured when registering for service. The new requirement for facial recognition scanning to register for service with Chinese smartphones became effective as of Sunday. According to the government of China, this rule is meant to help confirm an individual’s identity in order to reduce…

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Black Friday sales on smartphones total record $2.9 billion

Black Friday sales on smartphones - Shopping on phone

Thanksgiving and the day after both proved to be record breakers for shoppers online and over mobile. Black Friday sales on smartphones took off this year, raking in a tremendous $2.9 billion. This was a sizeable chunk of the total online spending that day, which was also a record breaking $7.4 billion, according to Adobe. That day’s online sales were the second record breakers in a row as Thanksgiving also performed. Thanksgiving brought in a tremendous $4.2 billion in online sales, even before the biggest American purchasing day of the…

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Mobile order and pay adoption took off this year

Mobile order and pay - businessman using smartphone

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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