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Multistakeholder Group Seeks Comment on Draft Framework for IoT Device Manufacturers

Earlier this week, the Online Trust Alliance released a draft framework of best practices for Internet of Things device manufacturers and developers, such as connected home devices and wearable fitness and health technologies.  The OTA is seeking comments on its draft framework by September 14. The framework acknowledges that not all requirements may be applicable to …

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How to Avoid Being Penalized by Google [Infographic]

Google algorithm updates are usually accompanied by much wailing and gnashing of teeth among marketers, and sometimes it’s for good reason. With one flick of a switch, all that hard work to improve search results can be undone if your site no longer complies with what Google considers to be best practices for your website …

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New Internet Domain Names for Banks: What You Need to Know Now

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The world of the Internet is in a state of change. In 2008, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the administrator of the Domain Name System, approved a new program that enables the creation of an unlimited number of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). In response, a coalition of banks, insurance companies …

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Unprecedented Move: Vox Populi Extends Sunrise Deadline for “.sucks” Domain Registration

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In a move that is being interpreted as possible overreaching, Vox Populi, operator of the .sucks domain name, extended the period for registering .sucks during the “sunrise period” without notice. The new deadline to register the .sucks domain name is June 19. Not only is it $2,000 or more to register each .sucks domain name, …

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LinkedIn, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Real-World Implications of Online Activity

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With the ever-increasing amount of information available on social media, employers should remember to exercise caution when utilizing social media as a part of their Human Resources/ Recruitment related activities. We live in a digital-age, and how people choose to define themselves is often readily showcased on social networking sites. Whether – and how – …

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