Going to a Protest? Here’s How to Protect Your Digital Privacy

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George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police—the latest in a grim drumbeat of similar deaths over many years—has sparked worldwide protests denouncing racism and law enforcement’s abuse of power.

Floyd’s May 25 death may have gone largely unnoticed had it not been recorded by multiple smartphone-wielding bystanders, whose footage forced America to finally reckon with the dangers Black Americans unjustly face simply when leaving their house. And as police departments across the United States have responded to largely peaceful protests with disproportionate violence, smartphone footage has provided crucial evidence refuting official descriptions of harrowing events.

Even as protesters turn to their smartphones as a means to record their experiences on the ground, those same devices can be used against them. Law enforcement groups have digital surveillance tools, like fake cell phone towers and facial recognition technology, that can be used to identify protestors and monitor their movements and

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Most people use Google to search for answers on all of life’s questions — from the mundane choice of “where to get chips” to the complex query of “how to buy a house.” We even Google ourselves from time to time.

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Search engine optimisation is the most important weapon in a digital marketer’s toolkit in 2020, as companies look to top Google search rankings. And if you’re hoping to

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Highsnobiety Turns Digital Fashion Week On Its Head

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LONDON — Has Highsnobiety cracked the highly divisive online fashion week formula?

It might have: In the midst of long-winded industry talks around the future of fashion weeks and the appeal of virtual runways, the streetwear and lifestyle publication decided to take a step back from it all and come up with a solution of its own.

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It’s called “Not in Paris” and in many ways, it sounds like fashion week cum art fair utopia, as it transcends geographies and art forms to bring together luxury, streetwear, art, music, architecture and even fine wine, under one digital roof.

“So many of the events we write about have been canceled, so we’ve had to think of ourselves as cultural producers in our own right,” said Tom Bettridge, the online publication’s editor in chief. “We basically thought, ‘Let’s set our own calendar

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Most people use Google to search for answers on all of life’s questions — from the mundane choice of “where to get chips” to the complex query of “how to buy a house.” We even Google ourselves from time to time. 

So why should you care about Google?

If you own or run a business, then showing up on the first page of Google is where you want to be. And how might you get there, you ask? SEO is the answer.

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Most money made through the App Store does not go through Apple, company says amid questions over the ‘digital marketplace’

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Apple says that most of the money being “facilitated” by its App Store does not go through the company, as it unveiled new research into the scale of the digital economy.

The App Store helped facilitate some $519 billion in billings and sales last year, it claimed based on new analysis.

Most of that money did not go through App Store purchases or in-app payments, it said, but rather simply relied on software for Apple’s platforms to make goods and services available.

The new announcement comes amid questions over the scale of app stores run by Apple, Google and other companies. Last week, Axios reported that US antitrust investigators asked Apple whether chief executive Tim Cook would give testimony as part of a probe into competition among tech companies.

Apple and Mr Cook have repeatedly said that they welcome the scrutiny of the App Store that has come with increased

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WhatsApp launches first digital payments option

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San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Monday added a digital payments feature to its WhatsApp messaging service, starting in Brazil but with an eye to expanding around the world.

WhatsApp users in Brazil can use the encrypted mobile messaging service to send money or make purchases, Facebook said in a blog post.

It marked the first time the payments platform used at the leading social network was woven into WhatsApp.

People will be able to send money or make a purchase from a local business without leaving their chat, the company noted.

“Payments on WhatsApp are beginning to roll out to people across Brazil beginning today and we look forward to bringing it to everyone as we go forward,” the service said.

Sending money or making payments is a free option for WhatsApp users, but businesses will be charged a processing fee on par with those charged for typically credit

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Master a new era of digital commerce

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What began as a supply shock at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, quickly turned into a dip in demand as society went into lockdown. Facing this uncertainty as a retailer takes courage and strategic thinking. In order to offset the precariousness of this economic moment, retail businesses must diversify supply chains, integrate digital tools, and shift their focus online.

Join us at Checkout Couch Conference on June 18th, a collaboration with The Financial Times, to explore a new era of digital commerce. Learn how business leaders can take action to bounce back during this challenging time. We’ll hear from founders, futurists, and researchers with knowledge that spans from reducing supply chain carbon footprint to developing an experiential point of sale. Don’t miss these eye-opening sessions on the future of retail and ecommerce!

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London’s Digital Showcase Underlines Importance of the Live Runway

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LONDON — Blindsided by COVID-19 — which closed their stores, shut their factories and forced them to stay at home — British designers took a great leap into the unknown, piecing together collections, films, exhibitions and creative projects for London’s first, all-digital fashion week instead of showing their wares on the runway, a familiar — if flawed — format.

In late March, as London locked down, the British Fashion Council snapped into action and started organizing the three-day event in a bid to give designers — who had been cheated of their fashion week, showroom appointments and spring 2020 retail sales as a result of the coronavirus — the chance to strut their creative stuff.

Even if those designers couldn’t show new clothes, the BFC wanted to give them the opportunity to engage with end consumers whom they need right now to shop.

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K-pop stans have been heralded as digital heroes for fighting racists online, but Black fans are still getting left out of the conversation

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Fans cheer as K-Pop group BTS performs in Central Park, May 15, 2019 in New York City.
Fans cheer as K-Pop group BTS performs in Central Park, May 15, 2019 in New York City.

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  • K-pop stans have recently come into the digital spotlight after leading efforts online to spam a police app with fancams and flood hashtags on Twitter and Instagram in order to drown out racist posts.

  • The actions stans have taken amid Black Lives Matter are built on a fandom history of digitally organizing around trending hashtags or leading charity campaigns for non-profits.

  • While the majority of the attention the K-pop fandom has experienced recently has been positive, it fails to address the racism that Black fans still face in the community.

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In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and amid Black Lives Matter protests, there’s been a paradigm shift in the perception of K-pop stans online. While locals (non-stans) have typically had an adversarial relationship

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The digital divide is a ‘big challenge’ amid coronavirus: Michael Dell

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When the novel coronavirus forced the vast majority of Americans into their homes, it shifted work, schooling, and social gatherings online. But many people lacked the resources to make the transition online with them.

In a newly released interview, taped on Tuesday, Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell said the divide in access to digital tools poses a “big challenge” as the pandemic has made online activity a central part of everyday life.

“There is a kind of digital inequality that we have to all think about in the sense that, there are populations that don’t have access to the digital opportunities and the tools and the capabilities,” says Dell, whose philanthropic endeavors focus on children and education.

“It’s going be a lot harder,” he adds. “It’s a big challenge.”

The average student could start next school year having lost about a third of the advancement she would have made in

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