Technology / Social Media

  • How To Prevent ‘Zoom-Bombing’ In Your Next Videoconference
    How To Prevent ‘Zoom-Bombing’ In Your Next Videoconference

    Don't let hackers hi-jack your online meetings

    As the U.S. COVID-19 health crisis continues, many businesses, organizations, and schools adapt to utilizing temporary telework arrangements. Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns video conference app users of recent 'Zoom-Bombing' where hijackers infiltrate the Zoom session. BBB offers the following information and tips to prevent video hijacking.
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  • Tracking Consumer Behavior, And Trends, Through Data Transactions
    Tracking Consumer Behavior, And Trends, Through Data Transactions

    Report developed from near real-time data from millions of consumer financial transactions Are there Covid-19 implications?

    -Facteus (formerly ARM Insight), the leading provider of actionable insights from financial data, launched today the Facteus Insight Report on Consumer Spending and Transactions (FIRST).
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  • Strategic Priorities: Where Are Today’s Insurer’s Placing Their Bets?
    Strategic Priorities: Where Are Today’s Insurer’s Placing Their Bets?

    Insurance may not be a risky business, but it does contain risk

    by Denise Garth

    Insurance is a completely unique and interesting business when one considers that insurers make a profit by hedging their bets against risk. Insurers hold assets. They hope that claims aren’t high. Yet, they don’t really know the outcome of the coming year.
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  • For Employees Working From Home – Lurking Tech Nightmares
    For Employees Working From Home – Lurking Tech Nightmares

    In response to Coronavirus, unprepared companies, government agencies must think through data-protection; Even those with proper safeguards face challenges

    Many companies and government agencies have already sent employees home to work remotely in response to concerns about the coronavirus. This week, thousands of additional employers will likely follow suit until concerns about the contagion ease.
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  • 85% Of U.S. Adults Would Improve Health And Fitness Habits For A Lower Monthly Life Insurance Premium
    85% Of U.S. Adults Would Improve Health And Fitness Habits For A Lower Monthly Life Insurance Premium

    New research examines the role rewards and customer engagement play in encouraging adults to not only buy life insurance, but to make fitness and health improvements as well

    New research conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of SE2 and Life.io among over 2,000 U.S. adults found the vast majority of respondents would opt to share real-time wellness data with insurance companies through wearable devices in exchange for ongoing financial benefits like a lower insurance premium or wellness rewards. ​​
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  • Fighting Fake News: Google Scrubs Coronavirus Misinformation on Search, YouTube
    Fighting Fake News: Google Scrubs Coronavirus Misinformation on Search, YouTube

    Even in a global crisis, scams emerge and flourish, creating confusion

    Even in a global crisis, scams emerge and flourish, creating confusion Excerpts from a Bloomberg News article, Google Scrubs Coronavirus Misinformation on Search, YouTube, written by Mark Bergen and Gerrit De Vynck. Visit here to read the entire story. On Feb. 28, questions about the coronavirus swirled around Google’s offices. The company was being criticized…
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  • Americans Now Receive 300 Million Unwanted Robocalls Per Day
    Americans Now Receive 300 Million Unwanted Robocalls Per Day

    ...And they're getting better at 'spoofing' legitimate customer care numbers

    US consumers received 106 billion unwanted robocalls (325 per person) in 2019 - a 49% increase from the previous year - according to the Transaction Network Services (TNS) 2020 Robocall Investigation Report released today.
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  • Future Foundations: Talent, Tech & Data
    Future Foundations: Talent, Tech & Data

    Incumbent insurers must become more digital and explore new business models and offer new products to meet new customer needs

    By Denise Garth

    It takes three legs to hold up a table; four, if you want to give it added security and keep it from tipping over. Yet insurers find themselves struggling to keep three of their foundational assets from lagging behind industry standards. Which three are in danger of causing insurers to tip?
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  • Americans Now Receive 300 Million Unwanted Robocalls Per Day
    Americans Now Receive 300 Million Unwanted Robocalls Per Day

    ...And they're getting better at 'spoofing' legitimate customer care numbers

    US consumers received 106 billion unwanted robocalls (325 per person) in 2019 - a 49% increase from the previous year - according to the Transaction Network Services (TNS) 2020 Robocall Investigation Report released today.
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  • Women Are Leaving Money and Influence On the Table
    Women Are Leaving Money and Influence On the Table

    They control more than $20 trillion in wealth, so why are they under-engaged with their finances?

    When it comes to managing their money, women across the U.S. have a lot in common, according to the U.S. Bank Women and Wealth Insights Study...
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  • Technology Tops External Challenges Driving Change in the Life Insurance Industry
    Technology Tops External Challenges Driving Change in the Life Insurance Industry

    How do you innovate your business processes?

    Two-thirds of life insurance executives worldwide say technology, such as artificial intelligence, automation and customer-service tools, will have the greatest impact on their company in the next five years, according to a recent study by LIMRA and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
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  • CyberSpace: How Safe Are We?
    CyberSpace: How Safe Are We?

    New York's Attorney General releases Top 10 consumer frauds of 2019

    New York Attorney General Letitia James kicked off National Consumer Protection Week by releasing the list of top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by her office in 2019, in addition to a variety of tips on how New Yorkers can avoid future scams.
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  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2020
    10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2020

    Included on the list: digital money, anti-aging drugs and... Cow-free burgers?

    oday, MIT Technology Review announced its 10 Breakthrough Technologies list for 2020, featuring 10 recent advances predicted to have a big impact on our lives. For 19 years, this closely watched list has been an early identifier of key technological developments ranging from CRISPR to deep learning to the now internationally popular cow-free burger.
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