Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

Common Sense Security for Your Portfolio Assets

 

 

My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at how to avoid usual errors when you are managing your online banking, investment, and retirement accounts: Protect your assets by practicing common-sense cybersecurity.

Here’s an excerpt from the column:

“We spend most of our time in financial markets looking at ways to deploy our capital: What assets to buy or sell, how much we should save for retirement, whether we should own more of these stocks and less of those bonds.

We don’t spend so much time thinking about the ways we can lose that money — to fraud and to common theft. We should be more vigilant, especially as we move our lives online, with digital access to our checking and savings accounts, our online portfolios, even our taxes.

It is impossible to make yourself hack-proof, but you can make yourself less vulnerable. It all starts with some common-sense security steps. Three ways you probably can improve your existing practices.”

There are quote a few common sense suggestions that I am going to bet many of you are not following . . .

 

 

Source:
Protect your assets by practicing common-sense cybersecurity
Barry Ritholtz
Washington Post, April 12 2015  
http://wapo.st/1GWSmMH

Category: Investing, Web/Tech

Internet Rules

NEVER TRY TO CORRAL THE CUSTOMER People balk at being controlled. Once you place limits, the public abandons you or finds a way to circumvent what you are doing. Give people the opportunity to do more, to expand their horizons, to share. Once you tell them what they cannot do, you’re screwed. This is why…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Corporate Management, Web/Tech

60 Minutes: Wikimania

Meet the Wikipedians. Those “persnickety,” techy types who keep your favorite Internet information website brimming with data.

 

 

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Category: Video, Web/Tech

Hate Mail Rules

1. CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR No one’s going to take you seriously if you use “there” instead of “their” or “your” instead of “you’re.” Maybe you should write your missives in Word first, where there’s a grammar checker. Or maybe run your prospective words by your mother, since you want her to be proud of you….Read More

Category: Humor, Psychology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!

  No more calls, we have a winner:   All this time I’ve been saying Goldbugs are full of shit when in fact it was the other way around. Gold in Feces?http://t.co/7hoOBag5yG — Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) March 24, 2015  

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Humor, Web/Tech

QOTD: Disintermediation Happens

  Nice article on disintermediation from Tom Goodwin: “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.” To say the least ….Read More

Category: Web/Tech

Online Shopping Trends

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Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail, Technology, Web/Tech

Congrats to Josh on 100k Followers!

Click thru for live Twitter feed     Congrats to my colleague and partner Josh Brown, for hitting a major milestone this week: 100,000 Twitter followers. If you are not following Josh on Twitter, you are missing some of the most insightful and hilarious comments about the workings of the financial markets in all the…Read More

Category: Web/Tech

Google’s New Network: MVNO

MVNO: Mobile Virtual Network Operator

Google Inc. (GOOGL) announced yesterday that it plans to unveil a new wireless service within the next few months. The service would be small and available within the U.S, and it is intended to integrate with Android products. Google’s already-strained relationship with the telecom industry could widen if the product is perceived as a threat to wireless carriers like Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S) and AT&T (T).

Google to Big Telecom: Work with us or perish

Source: Yahoo

Category: Technology, Video, Web/Tech

Wozniak: Net Neutrality Decision Is Victory for Consumers


Source: Bloomberg

Category: Video, Web/Tech