E.U. Privacy Rule Would Rein In the Hunt for Online Child Sex Abuse

“The grooming of children for sexual purposes is always about a child on the verge of or in the midst of abuse,” said John Shehan, a vice president at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the U.S. federal clearinghouse that works with technology companies and law enforcement agencies around the world.

As of September, according to the clearinghouse, 1,020 reports of grooming had come from the European Union. Cases of grooming were reported in all 27 E.U. countries and contained many examples of “sextortion” — when an adult poses as a minor to solicit photos or videos, then uses the imagery as blackmail to further exploit the child.

Diego Naranjo, head of policy at European Digital Rights in Brussels, an advocacy group, said the subject was fraught because anyone who questioned the tech companies’s practices was cast as “somebody who doesn’t care about the children.”

Even so, he

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GoPro Posts Record Online Sales From Black Friday-Cyber Monday

GoPro  (GPRO) – Get Report shares rose on Thursday after the video-products company reported record online sales for the Black-Friday-to-Cyber-Monday period.

That pushed its subscriber count above 670,000, GoPro said. 

“GoPro.com performed as we expected, handily breaking sales records over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday period, thus ensuring we’ll finish the year with well over 700,000 subscribers,” Founder and Chief Executive Nicholas Woodman said in a statement.

GoPro ended the third quarter with 501,000 subscribers, up 35% sequentially and 65% from a year earlier.

“We are confident about our ability to exit 2020 with low channel inventory and a promising outlook for 2021,” Woodman said. 

GoPro also said this week that its camera sales have exceeded 40 million since the debut of its first high-definition model in 2009.

The company’s stock recently traded at $8.11, up 4.1%. It has surged 87% year to date. A month ago it touched

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Malala Yousafzai joins TikTok | Daily Mail Online

Malala Yousafzai is on TikTok: Nobel Peace Prize winner joins social networking site with video saying her favourite things are ‘shoes, comedy and reading books’

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has joined Tik Tok social media craze
  • The 23-year-old recently graduated from Oxford University with a degree in PPE
  • Malala is using the popular app to appeal for donations to her charitable fund

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has delighted fans after joining the TikTok revolution.  

The 23-year-old, who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) earlier this year, is using the app to appeal for donations to her charitable fund.

Malala hit headlines around the world in 2012 when she survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman at the age

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Cyber Monday Online Sales Hit $10.8 Billion [Infographic]

When Americans first started celebrating Thanksgiving in the 19th century, it served as an opportunity for people to cherish the year’s blessings, especially the harvest. While the modern iteration of the holiday certainly serves as an important family get-together, it has also grown into a massive shopping extravaganza. This year’s splurge has once again broken all sorts of e-commerce records with shoppers opting to spend their money online and avoid physical stores due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An analysis by Adobe
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Insights has found that e-commerce spending amounted to a whopping $34.4 billion during the five-day Thanksgiving break including $10.8 billion on Cyber Monday.

That marks a 15.1% increase on last year’s $9.4 billion, making Cyber Monday 2020 the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. Adobe noted that FOMO – “fear of missing out” – hit consumers hard with the golden hour of retail between 7pm and 11pm

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Best New Online Retailer May be Facebook

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The growth of online shopping is probably peaking right now and that is bad news for shareholders of many ecommerce companies. Investors should switch out to Facebook ((FB) -Get Report).

Adobe Systems ((ADBE) -Get Report) released on Saturday the first look at online Black Friday sales. Shoppers spent $9 billion, up 21.6% from a year ago. Unfortunately the comparisons will get more difficult moving forward.

It’s time for investors to look for sales growth in unconventional places.

To be clear, the current state of ecommerce is robust. The global pandemic pushed millions of new consumers online. By all accounts they became comfortable quickly.

The Adobe Digital Insights survey revealed

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Facebook Buys Online Customer Service Startup Kustomer

Facebook on Monday announced it is buying a startup specializing in helping businesses interact with customers online.

The acquisition of five-year-old Kustomer comes as the leading social network continues to weave e-commerce into offerings, particularly its WhatsApp and Messenger messaging services.

More than 175 million people contact businesses via WhatsApp daily, and the number is growing, according to WhatsApp chief operating officer Matt Idema and Facebook vice president of business products Dan Levy.

“With our complementary capabilities, we will be able to help more people benefit from customer service that is faster, richer and available whenever and however they need it — via phone, email, text, web chat or messaging,” Kustomer chief executive Brad Birnbaum said of uniting with Facebook.

“In particular, we look forward to enhancing the messaging experience which is one of the fastest growing ways for people and businesses to engage.”

The acquisition of five-year-old Kustomer comes as Facebook continues to weave e-commerce into offerings, particularly its WhatsApp and Messenger messaging services The acquisition of five-year-old Kustomer comes

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Amazon details cause of AWS outage that hobbled thousands of online sites and services

A past AWS re:Invent conference. (GeekWire Photo)

A “relatively small addition of capacity” to the Amazon Kinesis real-time data processing service triggered a widespread Amazon Web Services outage last week, the company said in a detailed technical analysis over the weekend.

The addition of the new capacity “caused all of the servers in the fleet to exceed the maximum number of threads allowed by an operating system configuration,”  describing a cascade of resulting problems that took down thousands of sites and services.

The outage impacted online services from big tech companies such as AdobeRokuTwilioFlickrAutodesk, and others, including New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was also impacted by the outage.

It was an especially ill-timed incident for Amazon, coming just days before its annual AWS re:Invent cloud conference. Reliability has

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Team Extension Transforms Businesses Online Through Software Development Services

This company helps provide businesses with highly-skilled software developers. This way, company owners can focus on crucial processes to run their businesses.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, software companies have noticed a high increase in fitness app development. The lack of physical activity of the stay-at-home population has encouraged gym owners to adjust their businesses fast and move most of their fitness marketing online. One of the fastest ways to go digital is to build a fitness application that will work on all platforms, and this is where Flutter can help.

Flutter is a software development toolkit that helps create applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. Team Extension®, a startup that provides highly-skilled software developers to businesses, is actively promoting the use of Flutter to allow businesses to remain relevant during the pandemic.

However, Team Extension believes that using Flutter is not enough, having the right

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Tony Hsieh, tycoon and online commerce guru, dies at 46 in house fire

The former CEO of Zappos.com retired last summer, after selling his company to Amazon for nearly $ 2 billion.

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The businessman Tony Hsieh, former CEO of the clothing and shoe store Zappos.com, died of a domestic fire last Friday, as confirmed on the official website of the company he created.

The accident, where the 46-year-old billionaire lost his life, occurred on November 27 in Connecticut, USA. No further details have been given about the cause of his death or the circumstances of the fire. For now it is only known that Hsieh was visiting his family.

The late businessman sold Zappos.com in 2009 to Amazon for $ 1.9 billion. However, he remained

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