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Larry Alton

Citizen based in Seattle, WA, United States, United States. Joined on Mar 26, 2013
Expertise in Careers & workplace, Social media, Internet, General business news & info, Technology


Web Junkie explores Internet habits and addiction

A documentary called Web Junkie opened to limited theatrical release in the U.S. on August 6, 2014. The film explores Internet usage habits, specifically among a group of teens in Beijing who are being treated in an unusual type of recovery facility.

Op-Ed: In the wake of HeartBleed, how can companies improve security?

Insufficient web hosting security has been a subject of concern lately as successful online security breaches, like the widely publicized HeartBleed bug, have made waves across the media.

Op-Ed: Are blacklisted IPs bad for business?

Though not quite as mysterious and powerful as real black holes, blacklisted IPs can be a blessing or a curse for your business, depending on your perspective.

Op-Ed: Point of sale threats rising — What options do consumers have?

Point of sale (POS) attacks are spiking in 2014, and the year isn’t even halfway over. What can consumers do to address these growing threats?

Op-Ed: Law firms recognizing need for new digital marketing strategies

For legal firms, online ads just aren’t the great lead generators that they have been for many other industries. Studies are showing that law firms large and small continue to invest more in digital marketing.

Op-Ed: New Apple software patent might curb distracted driving

The federal government along with several tech companies are casting their focus on distracted driving. On April 22, 2014, Apple published a patent for a lockout mechanism to prevent mobile users from using their devices while operating a vehicle.

Op-Ed: Credit cards — How many is too many?

This is a question many credit card users ask themselves. The real answer to the ‘how many’ question is this: it depends.

Op-Ed: How does job relocation-related culture shock affect employees?

Culture shock caused by job relocation is no laughing matter, and failure to recognize its existence can result in failed assignments, failed partnerships, or the loss of valued employees.

Op-Ed: Mobile devices outpacing laptops, desktops in popularity

When asked about their go-to source for content, 81 percent of mobile consumers in India cited mobile devices as their primary choice, beating out laptop and desktop options.

Op-Ed: Report — Major threats target mobile cyber security

The mobile revolution has earned the attention of the cybercrime industry. For example, mobile apps can be created and designed by anyone, making them susceptible to malicious use.

Op-Ed: Did Gmail’s tabs spark the death of email marketing?

Last year, Gmail users started receiving notifications about yet another change to their email interface. Gmail implemented its infamous tabs. What has been the fallout of Gmail’s tabs, and how are marketers affected?

Op-Ed: Blogging offers growing number of expatriates new revenue stream

As the world becomes more interconnected, it is continually more possible to move abroad and support yourself using only the resources found on the world wide web.

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