Benefits of Using a VPN: Part 3 – Remain Anonymous and Stop Ad Tracking on the Internet

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Stop Ad Tracking with a VPN

What’s the Problem? Advertisers have been using clever tactics for generations (like promoting sporting goods in the Sports section of a newspaper), to get their material to be seen by the right kinds of customers. In the digital age, this usually means ad tracking – basing the advertising you receive on information gathered from tracer cookies you pick up online … Read More

Selling Data – Should You Take Control and Sell Your Own Personal Information?

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Selling Data

In a digital economy, information is the strongest and most widely accepted currency – and buying and selling data are routine practices. Unfortunately for most of us, the only people who tend to profit from these practices are the tech companies, internet and telecoms service providers, developers, and marketing networks that freely trade – among themselves – in data about … Read More

Fake News via Mobile Apps – Are Telecom Providers Going to Step In?

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Fake News via Mobile Apps

Amid a rash of incidents of mob violence spurred by fake news reports circulated online, telecom providers in India have been called upon by their government to investigate methods for blocking mobile apps and social media platforms. The mention of internet censorship and mobile network access restrictions has raised hackles in a number of quarters, but given the prevalence and … Read More

Does Your VPN Leak? How VPN Flaws Can Create DNS Leaks That Compromise Your Privacy

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DNS Leaks

Domain Name System or DNS Leaks can betray information about your online activity and physical location, despite efforts to block this data by a Virtual Private Network or VPN. These DNS leaks may result from flaws in VPN service delivery and errors in your system configuration. In this article, we’ll consider how these errors can arise, and how you can … Read More

What Is Encrypted Messaging and How Secure Is It Really?

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Encrypted Messaging

People across the world have been turning to encrypted messaging, chat, and online communications tools as a way of protecting themselves from increasing levels of government surveillance and eavesdropping, and to keep themselves secure against cyber-criminal activity. The idea that text-based communications and even voice messages can be scrambled through encryption and thus rendered inaccessible to prying eyes, is a … Read More

How Are New EU Privacy Laws Affecting Advertisers?

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New EU Privacy Laws

Issues concerning privacy and data abuse have been hitting the news a lot in recent months, and new privacy laws enacted by the nations of the European Union (EU) have created quite a stir, with their strict provisions and potentially global reach. For advertisers and marketing professionals – whose livelihood may depend on the volume of usable information that they … Read More

How User Profile Data is Being Captured And Shared Over Mobile

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user profile data

With data privacy scandals like the Cambridge Analytica affair hitting the news on an almost daily basis, people are getting used to the idea that their online user profile data is being routinely captured and shared with third parties. But as increasing numbers of users move away from desktop and laptop computers as their primary means of internet access, what … Read More

India’s Mobile Market and the Benefits to the Global Economy

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India's Mobile Market

For some years now, India has been playing a prominent role in the global economy, and has enjoyed a prominent position in the world’s mobile market. This position has recently been elevated. In a statement issued jointly on March 28th, 2018 by the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and India’s Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, it was confirmed that … Read More

How Does Dynamic App Building Affect the App Development Market of the Future?

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Dynamic App Building

The growth in popularity of mobile devices for both personal and business use has had a multiplier effect on the creation of software applications designed for mobile operating platforms. Corporate software vendors, independent developers, and individual enterprises are all actively churning out mass-market and specialist apps for mobile, in an ecosystem where there can be as much misalignment and incompatibility … Read More

Fraudulent Transactions on Mobile Apps Are a Growing Concern

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Fraudulent Transactions on Mobile Apps

In a report analyzing consumer fraud data for the first quarter of 2018, RSA Security disclosed that the number of fraudulent transactions on mobile apps has risen by over 600%, since 2015. Some 39% of all fraudulent transactions conducted during the quarter were carried out via mobile apps. Why is this happening, and what can be done to prevent it … Read More