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Cybersquatting attacks surge against financial and e-commerce websites

Online sales are skyrocketing, but cyberattacks are too. Cybersquatting, in which minor changes are made to a domain or it is otherwise co-opted to gain access to consumer passwords or payment data, is a particular area of concern.

Key targets, according to Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, have been Paypal, Apple, Netflix and LinkedIn. But small banks and other institutions are also a focus because they are viewed as less able to fend off attack.

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XRSI unveils major framework to urgently address VR/AR privacy concerns

September 15, 2020

Rapid growth of virtual and augmented reality technology that can collect massive biometric and other personal data is causing grave concern about implications for privacy and safety. XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), a global nonprofit, has just released the XRSI Privacy Framework, to serve as an ethical guide to managing this complex area and ensuring personal safety. More than half the 45-page document includes details on current regulation, such as GDPR, COPPA and FERPA that address this regionally, and it looks at broader implications. The intent is to deliver "easy-to-understand solutions," for use in business and education - and to press companies like Facebook to "use immersive technologies responsibly."

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Adwerx Raises $14.5 Million for Personalized B2B Ads

November 29, 2021

Adverx has just raised $14.5 million for “Customer Relationship Advertising,” which certainly sounds intriguing.  What they do is to generats personalized ads for individuals targeted by business-to-business sales teams, and then maks those ads “passively ‘follow’ each salesperson’s current clients and prospects (pulled from the CRM) as they browse the web and social media”.  Annoying and creepy and it probably works.

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