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2020-02-06 - Louisiana Governor Urges Officials to Ready for Cyberattacks

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
Gov. John Bel Edwards called on Louisiana’s local government leaders Wednesday to protect their data, reminding them of recent cyberattacks across the state and saying they’re likely to face such a strike in the future. read more Security

2020-02-06 - Service system responses to children and young people in the statutory child protection system who have experienced or witnessed family violence

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
2020-02-05 00:00:00 | Report Alex Cahill, Jacqueline Stewart, Daryl Higgins Institute of Child Protection Studies (ACU) [field_teaser] Social issues Security

2020-02-06 - Millions Illegally Streamed the Super Bowl via YouTube and Facebook

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
Online streaming has made it much easier for people to consume online entertainment whenever and wherever they want. This applies to movies and TV-shows but also to sporting events. Last weekend’s Super Bowl game, for example, was available on a wide variety of legal streaming platforms including... Economic Sociocultural

2020-02-06 - Stanbic IBTC Founder Institute, Lagos Cohort II Kickstart With Orientation

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
The Stanbic IBTC Founder Institute, Lagos Cohort II commenced with orientation for the Founders, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the premises of GoDo Hub, 53, Oladipo Bateye Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. Following the VIP mixer party that was organized last Sunday, to officially, introduce the... Economic

2020-02-06 - Investment in Telecoms Infrastructure is key to Financial Inclusion – Danbatta

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
Advocates greater cooperation between telecom and banking sectors Telecommunications holds the greatest promise for financial inclusion The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has stated that telecommunications remain the... Economic

2020-02-06 - Second California Court Tells State AG To Stop Screwing Around And Release Police Misconduct Records

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
A California appeals court has just handed Attorney General Xavier Becerra a second defeat in his quest to keep police misconduct records out of the public's hands. Becerra first stepped up to defend bad cops from transparency and accountability shortly after a new law went live, giving... Legal

2020-02-06 - Chancellor of North Dakota University Proposes a Digital-Cyber Land-Grant Program to Revitalize Rural America

GIPO observatory - Thu, 06/02/2020 - 18:20
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2020 – The chancellor of a key land-grant university system on Wednesday proposed a way to modernize these universities through a system of digital inclusion aimed at revitalizing the heartland. Speaking at the New American think tank, Chancellor of the North Dakota... Development Security Sociocultural

2020-02-05 - Coronavirus misinformation surges, fueled by clout chasers

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
Joan Donovan and Natalie Gyenes spoke to NBC News about the coronavirus and misinformation.  “Just as platforms have provided the capacity to mobilize massive crowds, it also scales scams and fake charities in ways that the public falls prey to,” said Donovan. “We’ve seen similar attempts at... Economic

2020-02-05 - John Lewis tests augmented reality sofa feature

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
Department store John Lewis is letting customers test how furniture looks in their home using its mobile app. Economic

2020-02-05 - Olivia Rubin brings a splash of colour to banking and AW20 London Fashion Week with leading global payments provider Klarna

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
British designer Olivia Rubin, known for her joyful designs in signature colours, has teamed up with payment provider Klarna to add payments to her website and to bring sustainable tuk tuks, tote bags and more to London Fashion Week next between 14 and 17 February Economic

2020-02-05 - Fast Fashion: How Zara, Boohoo, ASOS and PLT are taking over retail – in numbers

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
A new report by Ask Traders reveals just how much money 30 of the world’s biggest fashion and retail brands make every second, minute, hour and day globally – and comparing those numbers with those of now defunct retailers shows starkly how many have gone under. Economic

2020-02-05 - UK consumers warming to AI, with 54% happy to resolve queries with bots

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
A majority (54%25) of UK shoppers don’t care whether customer service is provided by a bot or a human, as long as their issue is resolved fast, a new study Economic

2020-02-05 - Majority of consumers ready and waiting for next-generation mobile payment and store technology to improve their shopping experience

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
58%25 of consumers identified mobile payments as being the most important shopping-related technology to improve their buying experience with biometric payments/cashier-less stores second (45%25) and VR/Augmented Reality (AR) third with 25%25 Economic

2020-02-05 - As Cancun looms, ICANN bans China travel because of Coronavirus

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
ICANN has banned its staff from travelling to China because of Coronavirus. The organization said at the weekend that it has implemented the ban, which includes connecting flights of “an abundance of caution”. The ban includes the mainland as well as Hong Kong and Macau. The move matches travel... Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-05 - XYZ expands gTLD stable as L’Oreal exits the domain game

GIPO observatory - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 18:20
XYZ.com has acquired four new gTLDs from the cosmetics company L’Oreal. The portfolio registry expanded its stable with the additions of .makeup, .beauty, .hair and .skin, all of which had their contracts change hands last month, ICANN records show. XYZ seems to have told Domain Name Wire last week... Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-04 - GSMA, mGage: ‘RCS adoption will surge in 2020’

GIPO observatory - Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
GSMA: ‘RCS will create a market worth more than $74 billion by next year’ At the 2019 Competitive Carriers Association Convention last September, Josh Wigginton, VP of product management at Interop Technologies, spoke about the state of Rich Communication Services (RCS), arguing, that despite a ... Economic

2020-02-04 - Here Are The Types Of Malware Being Used By Advertising Fraudsters

GIPO observatory - Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
Secure-D, an anti-fraud organisation that detects and blocks mobile ad fraud, has released a report on mobile ad fraud and its impacts on users. Part of the report explains how the 5 villains of mobile ad fraud work. Clickbots Click fraud uses malware-infected devices like smartphones to... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic

2020-02-04 - 1 Year Later, FCC Finally Admits Wireless Carriers Broke The Law On Location Data

GIPO observatory - Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
It only took a year of stonewalling, feet dragging, and dodging journalists' questions, but the FCC has finally acknowledged that one or more wireless providers broke the law by collecting user location data--then selling access to that data to any nitwith with a nickel. In a letter (pdf) sent... Development Security

2020-02-04 - AO delivers for The Cotswold Company

GIPO observatory - Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
AO Logistics has won a rolling 12-month contract to deliver furniture on behalf of The Cotswold Company. That means Cotswold Company customers can book specific time slots for two-person delivery to all mainland UK postcodes when they place an order with the furniture retailer.  Economic

2020-02-04 - Frasers Group takes stake in Mulberry

GIPO observatory - Tue, 04/02/2020 - 18:19
Frasers Group, previously Sports Direct, has bought a 12.5%25 stake in luxury leather goods brand Mulberry in a move that seems to fit with its strategy of moving its own business upmarket Economic

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