Posted on March 2nd, 2011 No comments
United States Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on providers of major websites in the United States, like Twitter, Yahoo, and Amazon, to switch default web addresses from the standard HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS protocol after reports that hackers are granted easy access to users’ private information through common wireless network…
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Schumer Wants Websites To Adopt Secure Addresses To Stop Wi-Fi Hackers
Posted on August 13th, 2009 No comments
When Target announced (Aug. 7) that it was taking its E-Commerce operation back from Amazon, speculation ranged from “this means E-Commerce is maturing” to “Target now wants to compete more directly against Amazon.” Although both thoughts are true to varying degrees, the reason for the split—which follows similar moves away from Amazon by Borders and Toys R Us–has more to do with Target wanting to create a unique identity.At a practical level, there were various specific capabilities that Target wanted to add that Amazon either couldn’t deliver (unlikely) or wouldn’t deliver (more likely) or (most likely) that Amazon could deliver but at an unacceptable price. Target spokesperson Kelly Basgen said areas that Target wanted to improve once the Amazon divorce is final in August 2011 were search, checkout, cart features, better branding control and differentiated experiences within different categories.