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Google Bans Payday Loan Apps from Its Play Store 
Oct14

Google Bans Payday Loan Apps from Its Play Store 

For a while now, Google has been fighting against predatory loans. Now, it is taking its fight to a new level.  The Wall Street Journal reported that Google banned deceptive personal loans from its Play Store. It is especially true for loans with a yearly percentage rate of 36 percent or higher.  The banning of these apps is part of the expanded financial policy of Google. Its implementation that started in August was designed to...

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Google May Acquire Firework to Challenge TikTok
Oct07

Google May Acquire Firework to Challenge TikTok

  Google is reportedly considering buying Firework. It is a video-based social media app. How it works is similar to TikTok, a Chinese app.  Weibo is also reported to be interested in acquiring it. What is Firework  It is a video sharing app. It is similar to TikTok but it is newer in the scene. The app accumulated $100 million in a fundraising campaign earlier in the year.  TikTok, on the other hand, is valued at more than $75...

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Google Chrome Will Not Show HTTP Content on Secure Sites 
Oct05

Google Chrome Will Not Show HTTP Content on Secure Sites 

Google Chrome wants to enhance user security and privacy. That’s why it is simplifying its security settings. In a post, the Chrome security team stated that secure pages (https://) will be loaded only on secure subresources.  If your website has mixed HTTPS and HTTP content, there is still time for you to change it. Google will be rolling out the changes gradually.  Why did Google decide on this Change?  There are two types of...

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Instagram Launches Threads: What Is It For? 
Oct04

Instagram Launches Threads: What Is It For? 

Instagram just launched Threads. It is a messaging app that you and your closest friends can use. The app is a companion of the main app — Instagram. It allows you to share photos, videos, and text within your list of close friends.  Threads will also let you invite other people to share your location and other intimate data. But it raises privacy concerns. Some people would want to reconsider how they will use it with their close...

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Actionable Tips that You Can Take Today to Improve Your Cybersecurity
Oct02

Actionable Tips that You Can Take Today to Improve Your Cybersecurity

As a business owner today, the stakes are high when it comes to cybersecurity. Businesses now face serious penalties and potentially crippling civil suits if they’re found to be negligent in this area. Add into that the reputational damage, and the cost of revamping your security, and a breach could be deadly for your business. As you’ll see from the infographic we have for you below, most small to medium businesses will fold within...

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