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

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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 QR code tag technology can detect counterfeit whiskey

QR Code - Fake or authentic - whiskey glass

This could be a move toward a future edible anti-counterfeiting technology for a range of products. Scientists have developed a new edible anti-counterfeiting QR code tag technology that can detect an authentic whiskey from the fake stuff. The research team have developed a tiny barcode that could one day also work with pharmaceuticals. A broad number of industries in food, alcohol and medication are struggling with counterfeiters around the world. Researchers have now developed a type of QR code that would allow consumers to determine whether they are holding a…

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T-Mobile is selling consumer app data to advertising companies

App data - T-Mobile Store

The company uses network-level tools for tracking applications people are using on their phones. T-Mobile has a reputation for being rather loose with the online and app data collected from consumers and now it has placed its intentions to keep it up right out in the open. The company has launched a new ad platform that is called T-Mobile Advertising Solutions. T-Mobile Advertising Solutions comes with a business model that aggregates customer app data such as usage patterns, and then sells that information to advertisers. The program’s specifics aren’t entirely…

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Google is letting users remove more personal information from search results

This new option lets people request that their phone numbers, addresses and email addresses be removed. Google recently released an official blog in which it announced that its users will be able to request that more personal information be removed from search results. This will include the removal of phone numbers, physical addresses and email addresses. The blog post explained that people will be able to request that their personal information be removed from their search results. This isn’t the first move of this nature that the tech giant has…

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10 Top Reasons for Data Governance

Almost every organization deals with data governance in one way or another. But what is data governance? And why do you need it? This blog post will discuss the top 10 reasons for data governance and how to get started. By the end of this post, you will better understand what data governance is and why it is essential for your business. What Is Data Governance? Data governance is the process of managing data within an organization. This includes establishing policies and procedures for collecting, storing, accessing, and using data.…

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