Stores looking to track shoppers through cell phones

Stores looking to track shoppers through cell phones Many shoppers are now visiting retail stores with their cell phones in tow so they can easily compare prices of in-store items with what’s available online. When this happens, retailers often say they have been “showroomed,” as brick-and-mortar stores are acting as a place for people to check out what they want firsthand, but then ...
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‘Ghost Hunter’ application to help researchers collect data

‘Ghost Hunter’ application to help researchers collect data The number of individuals who own a cell phone continues to increase, and the features on these phones such as cameras and audio recorders offer an experience for many people to capture memories. However, these devices also may benefit researchers, who are looking at cell phones as a way to collect a vast amount of ...
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Social media monitoring helping the police with various cases

Social media monitoring helping the police with various cases Social media websites are not just for teens – they are also helping the police track down various criminals, according to USA Today. One case which occurred last year basically led the police directly to the suspects of an armed robbery, as the suspects posted the video of them committing the crime online. “We were ...
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NASA laptop stolen, contained employees’ social security numbers, birth dates

NASA laptop stolen, contained employees’ social security numbers, birth dates As technology continues to advance, businesses and organizations across the globe must deal with security breaches – and this includes NASA. The inspector general of NASA, Paul Martin, told Congress earlier this month that NASA has had 5,408 computer security lapses between 2010 and 2011, including a laptop that was stolen in March 2011, according ...
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If employees are stealing, what are they taking?

If employees are stealing, what are they taking? Many employers are uneasy when it comes to the idea of an employee hacking into the business’ accounts, but it is something that can happen to any business. Some employers may want to know what employees are likely to take away from a company and the lawyers and law firms on JD Supra have compiled ...
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Tips on protecting children from bullies

Tips on protecting children from bullies Bullying has caused a slew of problems over the years, as some kids are left scarred from their middle and high school days for years to come. However, with the tech-savvy young generation, bullying isn’t limited to school hours, according to CBS News. Parents need to be aware of what their child is doing on ...
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Best practices to keep business secure

Best practices to keep business secure In the technology age, many companies and businesses have taken on state-of-the-art applications and software with no hesitation. However, with cloud computing and technology advancing extremely quickly, it is important for employers keep their business information within the company, and that employees or others do not hack into crucial data, according to InformationWeek. There are ...
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Study shows most people who find a lost phone will try to access its data

Study shows most people who find a lost phone will try to access its data A new study conducted by private software company Symantec Corp discovered some unsettling information about stolen cell phones. Not only is losing a phone a financial burden for the person who lost their smartphone, but the person who took it will likely examine the contents of the device, according to the Los Angeles Times. The ...
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