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Don’t tune out data breach security

During a major data breach in December 2018, cybercriminals stole the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and passport numbers of up to 500 million people in the Starwood guest

Online sources can be misleading

Online sources have become important in business journalism. Not sources in the sense of finding data somewhere or pouring through regulatory filings or a company’s website. Instead, there’s an increase

The tech industry and censorship

The tech industry prides itself on being forward looking and innovative. Enlightened and progressive. As well as its new approach to business. Except, there are a couple of twists in

Getting to the basics of blockchain

If anything has skated along on a pool of hype and general lack of understanding, it’s been blockchain. The technology gets touted as the answer to almost everything while also

Alert readers to growing cellphone fraud scams

With millions of U.S. consumers using digital devices to pay bills and shop online, clever crooks have figured out a new scam: Stealing personal data to open up phony cellphone

Identity theft is growing among young children

Identity theft among children under 17 is growing. In 2017, more than one million children were victims of identity theft or fraud, a recent 2018 report from Javelin Strategy &

Covering the business of parenting technology

With today’s technology, parents can watch out for their children — even if they’re not in the same room. Modern debates have included the opposite spectrums of “helicopter parents” versus

Using Twitter for story ideas and leads

  Generating ideas is one of the more difficult challenges for many freelance reporters. Independent journalism requires not only sending out pitches but also doing so in near-isolation, without a

The business of personal data brokers and online privacy

The clash between privacy and the internet has surged in the past year with Facebook’s misinformation debacle, the European Union’s proposed privacy laws and countless stories of companies targeting consumers

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