Monthly Archives: March 2014

Abney And Associates Technology – Facebook buys UK maker of solar-powered drones to expand internet

  Facebook has bought a Somerset-based designer of solar-powered drones for $20m (£12m) as it goes head-to-head with Google in a high-altitude race to connect the world’s most remote locations to the internet. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has unveiled … Continue reading

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Abney and Associates on Crisis in Online Ads

One-Third of Traffic Is Bogus Billions of dollars are flowing into online advertising. But marketers also are confronting an uncomfortable reality: rampant fraud. About 36% of all Web traffic is considered fake, the product of computers hijacked by viruses and … Continue reading

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Abney and Associates: Google just debunked the top 10 myths about Glass

Google Denies That Glass Explorers Are ‘ Technology-Worshipping Geeks, ‘ And Debunks Other Common Myths “Myths can be fun, but they can also be confusing or unsettling,” Google writes on its Glass Google + page. “And if spoken enough, they … Continue reading

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The five excuses for not upgrading Windows XP by Abney and Associates

IN exactly 16 days, one in 10 active Irish PCs will officially become virus magnets. On April 8, Microsoft cuts off its security support for Windows XP, the operating system still used in 10.4 per cent of internet-connected PCs. That … Continue reading

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Rise of the plagiarist in the digital age by Abney and Associates

Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to steal other peoples work. There’s also a high risk you’ll be found out. So why do it? Rhodri Marsden goes in search of a little originality. It’s not that hard … Continue reading

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Abney and Associates Bitcoin gang outnumber real currencies

New Delhi: The world now has a larger number of virtual currencies than a total 180 recognized currencies in different parts of the globe, notwithstanding issues like bankruptcies and growing regulatory unease about bacon and its other digital peers. Within … Continue reading

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Abney and Associates on Protecting Enterprises from Online Fraud

As e-commerce spreads around the globe, there is increased opportunity for online cyber-fraud and data theft. We have all read about some of the recent and well-publicized data breaches suffered by such well-known retailers as Target, which affected an estimated … Continue reading

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