Tag Archives: privacy

How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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Will Retailers Be Ready for Europe’s General Trade Protection Rule?

Recently, the U.S. Congress voted to overturn a pending regulation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain people’s permission before selling their data about them. President Trump then signed the rollback. As reported by NPR.org: “This is a … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Share YOUR Data with Retailers?

As we know, many people are reluctant to share their personal data due to concerns about identity theft, access to private information, and more. Skepticism abounds, as highlighted by these observations from eMarketer:  “U.S. consumers offer mixed reviews of retailers’ … Continue reading

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The Broadening Threat of Ransomware

Retailers are now selling a rapidly growing number of connected devices — from refrigerators to smoke detectors to home security devices to robotic vacuum cleaners, and a lot more. Thus, the threat of ransomware is getting worse, as we’ve reported … Continue reading

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Can You Personalize Retailing without Shopper Participation?

One of the toughest issues for retailers to deal with in this high-tech world is how much to personalize their communication and offerings. On the one hand, retailers need as much customer information as possible to target individual shoppers more … Continue reading

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Customers and Retailers: Beware of Public Wi-Fi

Have you ever used free public Wi-Fi at the airport, Starbucks, Panera Bread, or other unsecured venues?  Is it safe from hacking, identity theft, and other invasions of privacy? No!! So, why do we use it? According to Ian Barker, … Continue reading

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Retailers: Beware of Ransomware

The term “ransom” has been around for hundreds of years and is best described as a way to redeem someone from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price. Today, we have another destructive variation of the word ransom … Continue reading

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