Amazon Grabs for .Amazon Domain over Objections of Amazon River Countries

The nations of the Amazon rainforest have all but lost the battle over the dot Amazon domain (.Amazon), with the governing body, ICANN, saying that Amazon.com’s application for the .Amazon TLD can proceed. The Amazon basin nations, represented by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) include Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname.

How to Find and Cancel Paypal Subscription Payments in 2019

If you are trying to figure out how to find and cancel Paypal subscription payments, you’ve come to the right place! Automatic recurring Paypal payments (i.e. automatically renewing payments through your Paypal account) are really convenient – until they aren’t because you have discontinued or want to discontinue the service to which you were subscribed. Here’s how to cancel that Paypal subscription payment.

Digital Nudging – Like Dark Patterns Only More Polite

Move over, dark patterns, you’re being.. er.. nudged out by digital nudging. What is digital nudging? Well, you get a digital nudge any time you use a digital platform and, where you have a choice to make, the ‘right’ or ‘correct’ choice is made the easiest to choose, or the most attractive. Of course, right and correct are in the eyes of the marketer or website providing the nudge, not the consumer.

Social Media Uses this Trick to Extract Your Personal Data from You. DETOUR Law Would Make Using these Shady Dark Patterns Illegal

Legislation introduced in Washington would make the practice of using so-called ‘dark patterns’ illegal. The bipartisan (!) bill is called the DETOUR Act, and stands for the Deceptive Experiences To Online Users Reduction (DETOUR) Act. Dark patterns are web interface designs created to manipulate users into taking actions and providing data that they otherwise wouldn’t. Dark patterns are based on behavioral psychology.

What is Neighbor Spoofing, Why People Fall for It and How to Thwart It

Have you ever received a spam or scam phone call from your own number? This is a version of spoofing telephone numbers known as ‘neighbor spoofing’, ‘neighborhood spoofing’, or ‘neighbour spoofing’ if you are outside the U.S.. Neighbor spoofing involves the scammers spoofing telephone numbers such that it appears you are receiving a telephone call from nearby (that’s the ‘neighbor’ in ‘neighbor spoofing’) – and sometimes their computer will accidentally spoof your own number.