Tag: "Internet"

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Another Example HIPAA violation – Failure to deactivate a personal computer on the server

Another Example HIPAA violation – Failure to deactivate a personal computer on the server

$4.8 million – largest HIPAA settlement to date Source: Lexology Author: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a press release announcing that two health care organizations—New York and Presbyterian Hospital (“NYP”) and Columbia University (“CU”)—agreed to resolve charges that they potentially […]

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Source: The Boston Globe Author: Globe Staff and Wire Reports

FCC proposed rules on Net Neutrality

FCC proposal on open Internet draws instant fire Source: The Boston Globe Author: Globe Staff and Wire Reports Federal regulators Thursday floated a new set of rules for the Internet that would guarantee open access but also permit service providers to charge extra to websites to have their content delivered more quickly. The split vote […]

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Privacy Rights – EU vs. US perspectives on

Privacy Rights – EU vs. US perspectives on

Google Ruling: Freedom of Speech vs. the Right to Be Forgotten Source: WSJ Tech Author: Lisa Fleisher An EU court ruling on Tuesday saying that Google must scrub search results because of personal-privacy concerns might perplex Americans, and yet seem perfectly logical to Europeans. In the U.S., schoolchildren are taught that free speech is an inalienable right […]

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How much Data the Internet Generates Per Minute

How much Data the Internet Generates Per Minute

Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute A lot can happen in 60 seconds. A decent typist can write approximately 80 words, the Wright brothers can make their historical first flight five times and YouTube users upload 72 hours of footage. While social media can create the sense that the Internet is a small […]

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Brazil net neutrality law – Internet Communications are Inviolable and Secret

Brazil net neutrality law – Internet Communications are Inviolable and Secret

Brazil enacts Internet ‘Bill of Rights’ Brazil’s president signed into law on Wednesday a “Bill of Rights” for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks. The law signed by President Dilma Rousseff at […]

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Mobile device statistics – tablet use up, insight on device sharing

Mobile device statistics – tablet use up, insight on device sharing

Web Access Via Mobile Phones, Tablets Rises In 2013 Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Internet users globally go online via mobile phones, and 29% do so on tablets. Smartphone Web users increased 19% last year to 994 million, while those using tablets grew even faster—up 45% to 450 million. Those are among the main findings from […]

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Connection Speed, Peering Agreements, Open Internet – How Net Neutrality is Negotiated

Connection Speed, Peering Agreements, Open Internet – How Net Neutrality is Negotiated

Peering into the Soft Underbelly of Net Neutrality The net neutrality fight is moving in new directions, and quickly. Today FCC Chair Tom Wheeler announced that the FCC would press forward with new “Open Internet” rules, undeterred by last month’s court decision striking down most of the old ones. Last week, Comcast and Time Warner […]

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Money is not the currency of the Internet, it’s Data

Money is not the currency of the Internet, it’s Data

Apps a gold mine for data thieves Whatsapp and Facebook may be the most popular smartphone apps out there, but they also draw heavily on data collected from their users. Social media experts say phone owners should do more to protect themselves. Facebook and Whatsapp are among the most popular smartphone apps out there. These […]

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Net Neutrality – What and Why? How to Learn More.

Net Neutrality – What and Why? How to Learn More.

Network Neutrality What is Net Neutrality? Network Neutrality (or “net” neutrality) is the concept of online non-discrimination. It is the principle that consumers/citizens should be free to get access to – or to provide – the Internet content and services they wish, and that consumer access should not be regulated based on the nature or […]

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Customer Complaints 11 times more likely via phone vs. via Internet

Customer Complaints 11 times more likely via phone vs. via Internet

New Customer-Rage Study Out for Holiday Shopping Season: We’ve Got More Problems & Anger, despite Customer-Care Efforts With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday shopping season about to start, a new customer-rage study shows more American consumers than ever are dissatisfied with the products and services we buy. Also, despite companies’ big-money efforts to create […]

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A 2011 article about Privacy Laws – e-mail  privacy protections and the ECPA

A 2011 article about Privacy Laws – e-mail privacy protections and the ECPA

1986 Privacy Law Is Outrun by the Web Concerned by the wave of requests for customer data from law enforcement agencies, Google last year set up an online tool showing the frequency of these requests in various countries. In the first half of 2010, it counted more than 4,200 in the United States. Google is […]

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Christmas Charity Scams Taking Advantage Of The Season

Christmas Charity Scams Taking Advantage Of The Season

Asking questions can protect you from charity scams During the holiday season, Americans give to charities with open hearts and wallets. To those in need, every dollar counts and legitimate charities depend on the generosity of people like you. Unfortunately, the busy holiday season is the perfect time for fraudsters to catch you unaware. Although […]

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Internet & TV providers ranked worst for service

Internet & TV Providers Ranked Worst For Service

Cable providers, ISPs rank dead last for customer service The bottom of the barrel in this survey from Temkin Group is a who’s who of TV and Internet providers: Charter, Cox, TWC, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T… Cable TV and Internet providers aren’t scoring well with their customers, at least according to a report out Wednesday from […]

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More details on Govt Spying Lawsuits

More details on Govt Spying Lawsuits

Obama administration drowning in lawsuits filed over NSA surveillance Attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Obama administration and are demanding the White House stop the dragnet surveillance programs operated by the National Security Agency. Both the White House and Congress have weighed in on the case of Edward Snowden and the revelations […]

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Health Care – Bureaucrat Navigators vs. Free Internet Enrollment

Health Care – Bureaucrat Navigators vs. Free Internet Enrollment

A Cheap Health-Reform Idea the Government is Ignoring It’s a no-brainer. Let the Internet gang help the government enroll the estimated 18 million low-income uninsured for health coverage in the new state health exchanges under the health-reform law, and explain to the uninsured what these exchanges are all about. The Internet enrollment would be free […]

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Employee Monitoring Types

Employee Monitoring Types – 12/16/12

9 Ways Your Employer Can Legally Spy On You I’ve always said that Florida is the center of weirdness in the universe, so it came as no surprise to me that the recent story about a voyeur who installed a spy camera in the ladies’ room at work, allegedly to make sure his co-workers were doing their […]

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Cable Company Insights

Cable Company Insights – 12/9/12

10 things cable companies won’t tell you 1. “Customers are fed up with us.” Cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable ranked among the top-ten most hated companies in America in 2012 (coming in fourth and seventh), according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which rates companies based on surveys. Cable customers have no shortage […]

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Debt Collectors May Seek You Out Via Facebook

Facebook Helps Debt Collectors – 9/25/12

Debt Collectors May Seek You Out Via Facebook Evasive debtors with big social media presences make life easier for collection agencies Facebook is great for looking up that girl who stole your lunchbox in preschool. Being clever enough on Twitter can land you a book deal. And if you’re a debt collector, social media is […]

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Google Crushing Small Business

Could Google Be Making Small Businesses Suffer? – 9/8/12

Google Updates Results: Small Businesses Suffer In the last few Google updates, there have been some significant changes to how the search results are displayed. The media machine has covered these events extensively as these updates have unfolded. Because of the unique position I’m in, I have an inside look at the ranking trends of […]

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Democrats call for Internet 'freedom,' cybersecurity legislation

Cyber-Security Legislation – 9/8/12

Democrats call for Internet ‘freedom,’ cybersecurity legislation   The U.S. Democratic Party embraced its version of Internet freedom and called for new cybersecurity legislation in its platform released as the party begins its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic platform, released late Monday, calls for an Internet that is “secure and reliable and that […]

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Other of Interest 5/28/12

Everyone knows that a successful business, be it online or brick and mortar, needs a smart strategy and constant attention. Today, that strategy needs to incorporate social media marketing. You should start using the newest marketing techniques now before they become outdated.

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Other of Interest 5/16/12

Search engine optimization will help get your website found by search engines and therefore by potential readers. SEO is also a huge industry. You might have heard that only web experts can understand SEO. See for yourself!

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Other of Interest 5/8/12

Email marketing is one of the most innovative ways that you can market your wares to people who are likely to buy them. It does, however, take some know-how to build an effective email list. This article will show you some things you can do that will help you be successful with email marketing.