Chrome will start penalizing sites that display irritating video ads

In context: Although a large portion of Google’s revenue comes from advertisements, the company has made an effort to crack down on abusive ads throughout the web; especially through its Chrome browser. For example, Chrome has gotten features that restrict autoplaying videos and block websites from hijacking your browser back Continue Reading

RBA looks to rid Visa, Mastercard of forced routing for tap payments – Finance – Networking- Tempemail

Australian regulators will consider intervening to stop banks from automatically directing “tap-and-go” card payments through the world’s largest payment processors Visa and Mastercard, the central bank said on Wednesday. Banks must stop automatically directing debit card payments through the two global networks, and instead give retailers the cheaper option to Continue Reading

Apple confirms it fixed bug that stored parts of encrypted emails as readable text

In a nutshell: Apple rolled out macOS version 10.15.3 last week, which reportedly included a patch for a bug that it has known about since at least last summer. Before being fixed, it was possible to view encrypted email snippets as if they were not encrypted in Catalina. Mac enthusiast Continue Reading

Vodafone to remove Huawei from core of European network – Networking – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Vodafone will remove Huawei technology from the core of its European networks following Britain’s decision to restrict the Chinese company’s role in 5G and new EU guidelines on the firm’s equipment, Chief Executive Nick Read said. Britain last month allowed Huawei a limited role in new mobile networks – defying Continue Reading

Mobile World Congress to go ahead, but LG pulls out over virus – Networking – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

An international telecoms conference in Barcelona that attracts more than 100,000 visitors will go ahead as planned this month, the organiser said, even after Korea’s LG Electronics withdrew due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Mobile World Congress has come under scrutiny since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus epidemic Continue Reading

Resisting the siren call of the awards industry: when to say no- Tempemail

Type in ‘digital marketing awards’ on Google and what comes up? About 223,000 results covering all aspects of our industry’s award business – from new awards opportunities to announcements of agencies who have won a gong or two. And as agency owners, we know there is real value in winning Continue Reading

University of Maastricht says it paid hackers €200,000-euro ransom – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

The University of Maastricht on Wednesday disclosed that it had paid hackers a ransom of 30 bitcoin — at the time worth €200,000 (US$220,000) — to unblock its computer systems, including email and computers, after an attack that unfolded on Dec. 24. Ransomware attacks have become commonplace, with insurers raising Continue Reading

NYPD to replace officers’ handwritten patrol memo books with iPhone app

Forward-looking: Beginning February 17, officers across the force will put down their trusty memo pads and start taking digital notes on company-issued iPhones. It may not seem like a big deal but for a department with over 30,000 uniformed officers, it’ll be a major transition. The New York City police Continue Reading

Aussie tax agent portal sets a new ‘gold standard’ – Strategy – Projects – Software- Tempemail

When the Australian Taxation Office first flagged its online tax agent portal overhaul more than four years ago, it had one key goal: fixing stability. In the years prior, the agency’s legacy tax and BAS agent portals had struggled with serious problems around reliability, resulting in a flood of complaints Continue Reading