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.
Until recently you could easily delete a previous recipients email address from the Mac OS X email program so that it would no longer autocomplete with that email address. Here’s how to do it now.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you want to know how to unsubscribe from all GoFundMe emails. Here’s how.
WhatsApp is urging users to update to the latest version of WhatsApp ASAP, after it was revealed that WhatsApp spyware – believed to be the handiwork of Israeli cyber company NSO – has been installed on countless phones.
Those Amazon Subscribe and Save options can be so useful! But what if you want to cancel a recurring Amazon order? How do you do that? Here’s how to cancel recurring Amazon orders.
Amazon Echo Alexa’s instant voice ordering and reordering is broken. Today, on Mother’s Day of all days, Alexa apparently went on strike, and will only put things that you reorder through your Echo device in your cart, where you have to review and finalize the order. Kind of defeats the whole purpose of instant voice reordering.
Look on the sidewalk! It’s a toy, it’s a ground drone, no, it’s Scout, Amazon’s autonomous rolling delivery robot! While the Amazon drone project still hasn’t taken off, remote control delivery robot Scout is already making deliveries in Snohomish County, Washington, not far from Seattle.
A newly proposed Federal law, if enacted, will extract large fines from Credit Reporting Agencies that experience data breaches, and will also establish an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trace Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a groundswell of GDPR-like privacy legislation being introduced in several states, with laws to protect the privacy of online personal information and data being introduced in Washington, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island and Hawaii.
The number of scam calls claiming to be from either the IRS or the Social Security Administration (SSA), and claiming that they have found “suspicious activity” with your SSN, and that they are going to “suspend your social security number” seems to have skyrocketed in the past month. They come from all sorts of phone numbers (some included below), but they all seem to carry the same message.