Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Around The Net

  • Researchers Tackle Keystroke-Based Profiling With New Browser PluginArstechnica

    Security researchers say they can now recognize users with a "high degree of certainty" based on their online typing patterns. "Since the pauses between keystrokes and the precise length of time each key is pressed are unique for each person, the profiles act as a sort of digital fingerprint that can betray its owner's identity," Ars Technica reports. The researchers say they've developed a Chrome browser plugin that potentially could defeat the profiling. ...Read the whole story

  • 15% Of Americans Don't Use WebCnet

    Around 15% of Americans still don't go online, according to a new report by Pew Research. That figure has remained constant for around three years; in 2000, when Pew began surveying people about Web use, 48% of Americans said they don't use the Web. ...Read the whole story

  • Amazon, Google Want Drone Shopping Delivery RegulatedChain Store Age

    Drone-based delivery may still be far from an everyday reality, but likely players including Google and Amazon are already thinking about traffic control. According to Bloomberg, Google, Amazon, Verizon and Harris Corp. are among 14 companies that have signed agreements with NASA to help create a drone air traffic control system. ...Read the whole story

  • Hackers Target Gmail Users in Spam CampaignInternational Business Times

    Hackers thought to be located in the Middle East have launched a new Gmail phishing campaign. The spam messages look like legitimate email from Gmail but link back to a fake Google Drive page which asks visitors to give up their username and password. Researchers at cloud security firm Elastica discovered the breach, which got past Google's own anti-spam software. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Changes Commenting Behavior Across AppsGoogle Apps

    Google said it will change the way comments post to YouTube and Google+ by removing the share checkbox. Comments posted on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, rather than including Google+ and vice-versa. Those in the domain of a Google App will no longer have the ability to restrict viewable comments made on YouTube only in their domain. They will see a warning alerting them their comments will become public. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon Wireless Offering HBO Now, No Strings AttachedWall Street Journal

    Now you can get  HBO Now, through Verizon Wireless. No pay-TV provider, digital distributor or fixed-line broadband subscription required. ...Read the whole story

Audience Data Expenditure Dips In Q1 Following Holiday Surge

Marketers spent less on audience data used for targeting in digital ad campaigns during Q1 2015, according to a new report from data management platform (DMP) Eyeota. ...More