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While the internet has completely changed the way in which we conduct our personal business, it has also brought with it a boatload of security issues. It seems that barely a day passes without another new security breach affecting everyday consumers. Digital criminals work by compromising online services like email accounts (spammers), email servers (spammers), VoIP servers (telemarketers, phishing), database servers (data theft) and more. Digital criminals can steal information from your email accounts. Personal emails generally contain sensitive information, like registration information to various websites and banking account information. Once a criminal breaks into your email, they can gain access to your entire life. Security Threats 101 Apart from the obvious digital tools social media/networks, wireless access and radio frequencies, hackers also use sophisti... (more)

LinkedIn Acquires Bizo, a Business Marketing Company, for $175M

LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals. LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Bizo spun out from business directory ZoomInfo back in 2008. It raised a total of $20 million in venture funding (at least as of its Series B two years ago) from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Venrock, and Crosslink Capital. It also raised $12.5 million in debt. Bizo offers targeting and analytics for display and direct response ads... (more)

Report: Apple is Prepping a 4K iMac for Launch Alongside OS X Yosemite in October

While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources. Apple plans to continue releasing OS X Yosemite Developer Previews every two to three weeks until a final Developer Preview is seeded on September 29th, according to the people. Apple is then expected to finish up work on Yosemite in early October and release a golden master build around October 10th, the sources said. Apple is also finishing up preparatio... (more)

PlaceUs (iOS) Offers Smart Location-Based Sharing

Alohar Mobile, the location startup led by ex-Google Maps architect Sam Liang, on Wednesday launched a new iPhone app called PlaceUs that tries to add contextual intelligence to location sharing. PlaceUs aims to help people stay connected with a close circle of loved ones. As the app learns your routines, it can do things like automatically send a message to your spouse when you head home from work or when you’re stuck in traffic on the way to daycare. PlaceUs can also notice if you haven’t been to the gym in a while and send you a reminder. Alohar claims that PlaceUs can also k... (more)

Xbox One Launches a New Channel for GoPro Videos

The world’s most popular online video brand is expanding its audience. GoPro officially launched its channel on Xbox One Tuesday morning — increasing the reach of the most popular video brand on the Internet. GoPro spokeswoman Kelly Baker told the Daily News the channel went live at 10 a.m. and users of Xbox One can download the channel and begin watching a large collection of the company’s videos. The new platform allows users to stream the videos on a big screen, high-definition television. They can also watch an assortment of the fast-paced videos with an up-close perspective... (more)