Online Life

Data-hucksters beware: online privacy is returning

Next May, an EU regulation will enshrine the protection of personal data into law and not even Brexit is going to stop it<p>Next year, 25 May looks like being a significant date. That’s because it’s the day that the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This may …

Privacy

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Relationships

Tech Talk: Zipy makes buying from international e-commerce sites easy

A look at the most recent must-know Israeli start-ups.<p>The idea to establish Zipy happened when the three founders – Dima, Anton and Andrey – who were …

Tel Aviv

What It's Like To Find Love After An Abusive Relationship

After surviving an abusive relationship with the father of her two children, one woman is opening up about how she came to find love again.<p>In a submission to The Way We Met's Instagram, Jen Moriwaki shared the story of how she fell in love with her Guy (his name is actually Guy).<p>"I had recently …

Relationships

The Three Step Formula for Building an Author Platform

Every author’s online platform is his or her biggest asset, and creating one is vitally important for your long-term success. However, there have …

Viral Marketing

You'll want to swipe right on our Tinder profiles for 'Game of Thrones' characters

<i>Game of Thrones</i> characters: they're just like us!<p>They need love — and the odd spot of lust — just as much as the rest of us. But, it's not exactly easy to land a date when you're on a quest to rule the Seven Kingdoms.<p>George R.R. Martin should do his leading characters a solid, and sign them all up …

Game of Thrones

OkCupid Banned the White Supremacist From the Vice Video. Here’s Why That Makes No Sense.

Of the hundreds of white supremacists who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for a show of power last weekend, Christopher Cantwell has emerged …

OkCupid

Why the dating app Bumble is wrong to ask users to inform on Nazis

Online dating app Bumble has asked its users to become Nazi hunters.<p>In an announcement, Thursday, the company declared that "Hate speech, racism, and …

Online Dating

Alibaba hits record high as markets weigh promise vs. problems

Three years after Alibaba went public in the biggest IPO on U.S. markets to date, investors are finally warming to the stock.<p>During Alibaba’s high-profile IPO, investors weighed the promise of the company’s business model against its risk factors. On the one hand, Alibaba was laying the groundwork …

Business

How to check if your partner is on Tinder

If you've ever worried that your partner might be using Tinder, there's now a way to bust them.<p>For just £3.50, website Swipe Buster will search Tinder's catalogue of users to see if your other half is one of the 50 million people making 1.4 billion swipes a day on the dating app.<p>The website works …

Tinder

How This VPN Can Protect Your Online Activity

Congress voted recently to remove regulations prohibiting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling the browsing history and app usage details of customers without first asking for consent. This groundbreaking decision shattered the notion that Internet users can safely surf in anonymity. And …

Privacy

A £5 app will show if your partner is cheating

Dating apps make it all too easy to find someone to hook up with, whether you’re single or in a supposedly monogamous relationship.<p>You can swipe …

Tinder

Government warrant threatens privacy and free speech of all web users

Regardless of your political views or web surfing habits, you should be concerned that the Justice Department got a warrant to require a web hosting …

Privacy

Serious about online privacy? Try these 2 browsers

Browsing in private or incognito mode isn't enough to keep all your data safe. For better security, try the Tor and Epic browsers.

Privacy

Back-to-school needs addressed with free or affordable apps

Summer break is almost over for most Bay Area students, and that means another annual ritual begins: Going back to school.<p>Depending upon your …

Education

What Will Online Marketing Be Like In the Future?

It feels like online marketing changes every day.<p>New growth hacks emerge, and old tactics fade off in the distance.<p>Our daily tactics shift because …

Marketing

OkCupid asks users to report “hate group” members, announces one lifetime ban | Ars Technica

A white supremacist featured in a Charlottesville documentary can’t use OKC anymore.<p>Dating site OkCupid made the unusual move of announcing that it …

OkCupid

‘No room for hate’: OK Cupid bans weepy white supremacist Chris Cantwell for life

It’s hard out there for a white supremacist.<p>A 36-year old neo-Nazi who videotaped himself in tears at the prospect of a warrant being issued for his …

OkCupid

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

SYDNEY: An Australian court on Friday (Aug 18) ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading …

Internet

China opens its first 'cyber court'

More<p>Beijing (AFP) - China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the …

China

Banking Trojans Set Their Sights on Taxi and Ride-Hailing Apps

It was to be expected that Android banking trojan operators would eventually set their sights on ride-hailing applications, considering that these …

Mobile Banking

This online shopping trick can save you $81 a pop

Put down the phone and tablet, and browse on your desktop computer to curb impulse buys, says science<p>Touchscreens are swiping our willpower.<p>You’re …

Money

Alibaba sales rise on Chinese ecommerce boom

Alibaba reported a near doubling in net income to just over $2bn in its first fiscal quarter, beating analyst expectations as the boom in Chinese …

eCommerce

Foxtel wins court case to block over 120 piracy sites | ZDNet

Foxtel's bid to have more than 120 alleged piracy sites including Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series, 1337x, and Putlocker blocked by the Federal …

copyright

Do People Who Protest in Public Have an Expectation of Online Privacy?

In the stunned aftermath of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, people rushed to Twitter and Facebook to match names with the faces …

Racism

Status: Online, but not present

A US-based Indonesian photographer was in charge of documenting his brother’s wedding. I was following the whole ceremony through his social media …

Social Media

Omni-channel isn’t just digital - it’s physical too

Historic mergers of online and offline—most recently with the acquisition of brick-and mortar Whole Foods Market by online powerhouse …

Customer Experience

Online dating app Bumble partners with ADL to 'ban all forms of hate'

Bumble is the latest social site to address the issue following the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville.<p>The popular dating app Bumble will work …

Online Dating

Start protecting yourself from mobile banking hackers

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>By 2021, millions more of us will be doing our banking on smartphones and tablets, researchers say. The number of mobile bank app users is expected to leap 53% in the next four years. So far, mobile banking has been a pretty secure …

Mobile Banking

EU-funded online privacy tool will protect your data – and help you sell it

It’s hard protecting your privacy online, especially when throwing it away has been made so easy. Most online services allow logging in with our existing social media accounts — which saves us time and effort — but not without costing us our privacy.<p>A new open-source service created by the OPERANDO …

Privacy