When the social media activism organization Sleeping Giants drew attention to ads for Uber running on the far-right website Breitbart, Uber blocked the site. But its ads didn’t stop. So Uber paused ten percent of its ad spend, expecting a big drop in user acquisitions. Instead, they found a worse problem. Uber’s ads weren’t converting,… Continue reading How Uber’s Ad Fraud Lawsuit Highlights a Billion-Dollar Brand Problem
Zoom and Apple are starting the new year off right with an update that will see the popular video chat software better integrated with the Apple’s new ARM-based M1 chips. Zoom’s meteoric rise continues to be the talk of the pandemic, with millions of users still taking advantage of the platform to conduct meetings, host… Continue reading Zoom Support Has Officially Launched for M1 Apple Devices
It’s a bit of a cliche to warn every December that online security faces tougher challenges than ever in the year ahead. But for the past few years, it’s been true every time. Across 2020, we saw rises in cybercrime threats and dollars lost to hacks, leaks, and ransomware attacks. The numbers are still trickling… Continue reading What the Worst Security Threats of the Year Tell Us About 2021
As of Monday night, Congress has officially passed a new COVID-related stimulus bill. On top of issuing a one-time $600 payment to many Americans, the bill included a range of disparate regulation, including a bill with a big impact: Illegally streaming for a profit can be charged as a felony. The definition of just what… Continue reading Has the Government Just Made Illegal Streaming a Felony?
A new phishing campaign has found a unique solution to hiding malicious URLs: Turn them into Morse code. That’s right, the 1800s’ most popular form of telecommunication is making a comeback, and it wants your security information. How it works Phishing relies on tricking readers into opening up a seemingly legit email, clicking a link,… Continue reading Phishing Attackers Are Using Morse Code Now
TCL might be best known for making affordable 4K TVs, but at CES this year, the company is bringing new phones and tablets to the party. As ever with TCL’s products, these phones and tablets are priced very aggressively. In fact, it makes you wonder if consumers who are used to paying more for similar… Continue reading TCL Brings New Phones, Tablets to CES 2021
Update: at 18:21 EST, Twitter announced a permanent ban on Donald Trump’s account As rioters forced their way into the chambers of the Capitol building and offices of Representatives this week, President Trump was uncharacteristically silent on social media — in stark contrast to his proclamations during the wave of BLM protests last year. And… Continue reading Trump Permanently Banned From Twitter – But Is It All Too Late?
It’s January, and that means two things: interminable New Year’s resolutions and CES. Yes, even though the ongoing pandemic has stopped the physical event in its tracks, CES is still going ahead, albeit digitally. Lenovo has decided to jump the gun on CES this year, announcing a range of new laptops, tablets, and desktops a… Continue reading Lenovo Brings Laptops and More to CES 2021
Ticketmaster has been fined $10 million for hacking a rival company. Yes, you read that right, Ticketmaster has been fined just $10 million for using stolen passwords and URL guessing to access the confidential data of a rival. We don’t know exactly which rival it is (court documents kept it confidential) but what we do… Continue reading Ticketmaster Fined Millions for Hacking Rival Company
Our independent reviews and recommendations are funded in part by affiliate commissions, at no extra cost to our readers. Click to Learn More TikTok is rolling out features in 2021 to make online shopping easier. The social platform’s new updates will give users the ability to add affiliate links and will even give brands the… Continue reading TikTok’s New Ecommerce Tools Are the Next Step in Social Shopping