UK banks face hefty credit card claims after pact with watchdog

January 27th, 2015

By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) – Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. The scheme, which affects security products on credit and debit cards over an eight-year period, comes after banks have already set aside more …

Taylor Swift banned from Triple J Hottest 100

January 26th, 2015

Taylor Swift has been removed from an Australian poll of the hottest 100 tracks from around the world.

Globe anti-spam drive seen to become top consumer trend in 2015

January 24th, 2015

Globe Telecom’s anti-spam drive is a great example of crowd-sourcing campaign expected to become one of the top consumer trends in 2015, according to trendwatching.com. Trendwatching.com forecasts that brands, governments and institutions will tap consumer action and participation in effecting lasting change. Trendwatching.com cited Globe Telecom’s anti-spam campaign: “Philippine major telco …

Want a new domain with Google Apps? Choose Google Domains

January 22nd, 2015

Google Domains' synthetic records automate the creation of multiple DNS records. Andy Wolber explains.

Comfort in a can

January 22nd, 2015

While travelling all over the Philippines for the coverage of the 1969 reelection campaign of then President Ferdinand Marcos, I found myself at the host’s kitchen with Malacañang security and close-in staff, who ate what their bosses ate: Libby’s corned beef, Spam, pork and beans, and canned Del Monte peaches.

Facebook aims to curb news feed 'hoaxes'

January 20th, 2015

Facebook said Tuesday it would step up efforts to limit circulation of bogus "news stories" in user feeds, saying it is an annoyance for members of the huge social network. "We've heard …

24 mn Twitter users never tweet

January 19th, 2015

New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Nearly 24 million out of 284 million Twitter users do not tweet at all, reveals the latest data filed by the micro-blogging site with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means that nearly 8.5 percent of Twitter users could be robots who never use the service, ValueWalk reported. The document pointed to mobile applications that the users connect "with no …

The Honest Truth About 5 Email Management Myths

January 15th, 2015

Want to better manage your email? Stop treating it like a distraction and make it a priority.

Software updates, installations now require consent

January 15th, 2015

Starting today, it's illegal in Canada for a website to automatically install software on your computer. The latest provision of Canada's anti-spam law to come into effect specifies that businesses installing software or computer programs on another person’s computer over the internet must have their explicit consent — "implied" consent is not enough.

Obama seeks enhanced cybersecurity laws to fight hackers

January 13th, 2015

By Roberta Rampton and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push to beef up U.S. cybersecurity laws after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot . Obama will throw his support behind efforts to give liability protection to companies that quickly share information about attacks, but will require …