Google has enhanced the security of email with the launch of confidential mode for mobile devices. Gmail's new data-protection feature allows users to set an expiration date for emails and revoke access to sent emails.
Apple plans to unveil a low-cost laptop with Retina display and updated Mac mini desktop this year, sources say. The new MacBook will have a 13-inch screen with smaller screen bezels and is aimed at consumers in education.
Gemini Trust Co.'s Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have announced Bittrex, bitFlyer USA, Gemini Trust and Bitstamp as the first members of a self-regulatory cryptocurrency organization. The Virtual Commodity Association's initial working group will create membership guidelines and establish best practices for handling marketplaces, member conflict of interests and communications with clients.
Six common behaviors can increase your risk of identity theft, writes Emily Long. Habits such as using the same easy password for many accounts, oversharing on social media, and not keeping track of your banking and credit card statements are all habits you should break, Long writes.
Video-maker service Animoto has confirmed that a data breach occurred last month. Personal data, including names and email addresses, were exposed in the breach, as were geolocation data, and while scrambled passwords also were exposed, it's unknown if the private key to reveal the passwords was obtained.
A consumer has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging that the company falsely claims that users can opt out of its location tracking by turning off the "Location History" feature. The lawsuit claims Google continues tracking and storing users' movements, but the company has not yet addressed the allegations.
A study by Pentland Analytics and Aon has examined 125 reputational crises over the past decade and what happened to their shareholder value over the following year. The study found that companies could either add 20 percent of value or lose up to 30 percent of value depending on how they had prepared for the crisis and how management behaved in the immediate aftermath of the event. "Communications have changed -- both the opportunity for error, punished by social media, and the accelerated response times that are now assumed," said Dr. Deborah Pretty, founding director of Pentland Analytics. Learn more.
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