Internet – Advertising study APR-2022

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This research study of internet v. traditional advertising was recently conducted This Social Network Is Most Successful at Separating You From Your Money | PCMag Americans Weigh In on What Makes a Successful Ad (unsupervised.com) We surveyed over 1,000 people to get a better understanding of their current sentiments toward the ads they see every […]

EDGE browser – Free Cloudflare VPN being added APR-2022

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The new VPN service will be called “Microsoft Edge Secure Network“ Microsoft Is Adding a Free VPN to the Edge Browser | PCMag Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in VPN powered by Cloudflare (xda-developers.com) Use the Microsoft Edge Secure Network to protect your browsing A Microsoft support page has revealed that the Edge browser is […]

Internet – USA and 60 countries release document on future goals

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Key goals & future vision statement were released by 61 countries as noted below Future of the Internet Declaration Issued by 61 Countries — Redmondmag.com FACT SHEET: United States and 60 Global Partners Launch Declaration for the Future of the Internet | The White House Sixty countries and the United States have endorsed a “Future […]

FTC – important to order free credit reports periodically APR-2022

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Give yourself some credit (reports) | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) By checking your credit reports, you’ll be able to see if someone is misusing your personal information to run up charges on your credit cards, get new credit or open a new account in your name, and steal your identity. The sooner you spot this fraud, the sooner […]

FTC – Funeral providers rule requires accuracy APR-2022

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The FTC rules are important to keep in mind & lookup especially if needed on a quick unexpected basis. Funeral providers must give accurate information | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) The FTC Funeral Rule | Consumer Advice After the loss of a loved one, family and friends often need to make decisions about funeral arrangements quickly. […]

Storage Drives – Diamond based technology can store 1 billion DVDs on single wafer

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New Diamond based technology has the potential to store 1 billion Blue-Ray DVDs on single wafer.  This is still in experimental stages & would be expensive to limit it to quantum computing.  If all goes well a future product could come to fruition in 2023 This Diamond Could Store As Much Data As 1 Billion […]

FTC – Free credit reports can be ordered thru 2022

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It is valuable to always check for any “hidden attacks” by scammers to ensure a credit report is in good standing. Give yourself some credit (reports) | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) Through December 2022, everyone in the U.S. can get a free credit report each week from all three nationwide credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).  […]

Microsoft 365 – New flexibility to switch accounts within browsers APR-2022

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Microsoft is offering new flexibility to make switching between multiple accounts easier in the same browser session as noted below Microsoft 365 Web App Account Switching for Browsers Coming This Month — Redmondmag.com Announcing account switching for Microsoft 365 web apps – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it’s adding the ability for Microsoft […]

Cloud – Study highlights migration concerns from traditional processing APR-2022

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Security, user training, new tools, and support issues are some of key issues IT managers are wrestling with as they migrate from traditional processing Study Highlights IT Concerns When Planning Cloud Migrations — Redmondmag.com Top strategic stumbling blocks for large organizations contemplating cloud migrations included the “security implications” of multicloud implementations (45 percent), multiple cloud […]

FTC – Western Union scam refund program 2004-2016

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Victims in romance or other scams are often tricked use wired transfers, gift cards, cryptocurrency, and other unusual & non-protected approaches.  Eventually as things got worse, Western Union strengthened controls.  However, they were penalized during a period of time for weaker controls, as noted below Did you use Western Union to pay a scammer? | […]


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