Tag Archives: privacy

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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What Happens to Our Privacy If a Company Is Sold?

Most of us are not fully aware of the privacy policies and rules that go into effect if a company sold is sold or goes into bankruptcy. Suppose we signed up for a Web site that had specific restrictions on … Continue reading

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Video Tips: How to Be Safer Online

Although it’s nearly possible to totally protect ourselves (whether a person or a business) against identity theft and an invasion of our online privacy by hackers, there are several things that we can do to make it tougher for hackers … Continue reading

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Retailers Beware: Facebook Cracking Down on Access to Data

There have been a lot of calls by government agencies, consumer groups, and individual users for Facebook to better control the information it provides to third parties. Now, it is taking another step. As reported by  Deepa Seetharaman and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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