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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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Ad Fontes Media Partners with The Trade Desk to Support Brand Safe Advertising

February 23, 2024

Ad Fontes Media, a company that rates news sites for reliability and bias, has announced the integration of its rating data with The Trade Desk’s programmatic advertising platform. This will allow the screening out of highly partisan, AI-generated and clickbait sites, preferentially serving ads to sites containing quality journalism. Directing ad spend to low quality sites not only wastes dollars and threatens brand safety but de-monetizes quality news operations.

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