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Email sextortion scams are on the rise and they’re scary — here’s what to do if you get one

July 1st, 2019 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Overall, extortion by email is growing significantly, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3). Last year, these complaints rose 242% to 51,146 reported crimes, with total losses of $83 million. “The majority of extortion complaints received in 2018 were part of a sextortion campaign in which victims received an email threatening to send […]



Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

June 25th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Mary Meeker, Code 2019/Recode It’s the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering her annual Internet Trends Report — the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley — again at Code Conference 2019. The general partner at venture capital firm Bond Capital delivered a rapid-fire 333-page slideshow that looked back […]



Elon Musk’s Starlink:The hidden agenda behind SpaceX’s mission to DOMINATE space internet?

June 23rd, 2019 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

ELON MUSK’s Starlink, the controversial space internet system designed by SpaceX, may have an undisclosed purpose. Aside from providing high-speed internet access to billions of people in “underserved communities around the world”, Elon Musk’s vision could advance the ambitions of SpaceX’s sister company, Tesla. Manny Shar, head of analytics at Bryce Space and Technology, told […]



Average US time spent with mobile in 2019 has increased

June 15th, 2019 at 1:11 pm » Comments Off

  US Adults Spend More Time on Mobile than They Do Watching TV  For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue to make up the majority of their media consumption, but we […]



Apple is pulling the plug on iTunes after 18 Years

June 13th, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gestures as he announces Apple ‘iTunes’ Music Store in the UK, France and Germany 15 June, 2004 at a press release party in London. The iTunes Music Store will allow music fans in the three countries the same large online2011 AFP Apple is finally putting to rest the program that started […]



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