Darktrace, a U.K. cybersecurity firm that positions its software as the "human immune system" for networks, has raised $65 million in a funding round led by U.S. private equity giant KKR, the start-up said on Wednesday.Existing investor Summit Partners contributed while new investors TenElev...
  I've been shopping online since it was possible to shop online. I'm not talking early-day Amazon, people, I'm saying I used to order stuff through America Online. Maybe even Prodigy (remember that?).In other words, I have literally decades of online-shopping experience, and during those year...
New mutating viruses, like Locky and CryptoLocker, are quickly popping up. And many are infecting small businesses, which are now big targets for hackers. Undercapitalized and outgunned small businesses are still the weak links in cybersecurity, even though they may have valuable data. Their percen...
  Private messages that can disappear are being trialled by Facebook as it experiments with a new option for those using its Messenger app. They become hidden after a certain period of time chosen by the author, the firm said.It is part of a new "secret message" service having a limited trial...
I am not sure where these myths come from, but someone asked Google's John Mueller in Friday's Google Hangout on Google+ at the 11:15 minute mark if it is something Google may penalize for if the site doesn't link out to other sites. The person said they heard Google issues penalties when site's don...
  CANCUN, Mexico, June 22 (Xinhua) -- With the goal of securing an open Internet, which can be used with freedom, security, trust and accessibility by all, governments, companies and civil society must come together to craft a new governance model for the web, global experts have agreed. Duri...
Attend our free webinar July 12 and discover SEO, social media and content tactics to boost your brand’s online visibility. When you hear the words "penguin" or "panda," you likely think of the adorable animals you saw during your last trip to the zoo. If you are familiar with Google’s constant...
  Washington, DCA new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that data breach complaints are on the rise. In the report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2/16), the FTC notes that complaints about identity theft increased 47 percent in 2015, likely helped by a number of high-prof...
As the number of reported data breaches continues to blitz U.S. companies — over 6 million records exposed already this year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center — IT budgets are ballooning to combat what corporations see as their greatest threat: faceless, sophisticated hackers from...
Now, I do not know if authorship was ever a ranking signal but I assume Google tested it to see if it should be. And we now know Google said it is safe to remove authorship markup from your pages and they also said they don't know who authored something on your site. But Google has said over the ye...
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