All over the news there are reports of 'the internet' jeopardizing privacy and serving as a means of connecting the vulnerable to all manner of predation, and always there are suggested ways to keep confidential information behind closed doors... but who exactly does society trust to keep these doors closed, and how safe can an individual be if the keys are sold to the highest bidder? What stands in the way of Google, Apple, Facebook or any other company charged with keeping consumer privacy confidential from selling it without a second glance? Nothing, and the information they sell is quite alarming.It seems harmless enough to search Google for a favorite band or log into Facebook to connect with friends, and most would think nothing of it. But major corporations like Google or Apple think much differently; they see it as the perfect opportunity to cash in. With the ability to strip mine users computers of past searches and other information, these companies can create a catalog of personalized information ready to sell to the next advertiser or to use against their own customers to guide and control their content usage. The reality is terrifying, and that's just the start.
The holiday season is filled with frenzy and excitement for businesses and consumers alike. Consumers prepare gift lists, compare brands and prices, and begin shopping with a vigor that is not present most other times of the year. For many businesses, the holiday season accounts for a large profit bump at the end of each year, and companies strive to exceed their goals and keep customers happy during this rush late in the year. more
There are a lot of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate. more