Archive for December, 2013

UK online spending up by 16% according to Ofcom

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

UK shoppers’ online spending increased on average by 16% per person in 2012 compared to 2011- according to the latest data from Ofcom.The figures show that the average spend was £1,175 compared to £1,017 the year before. The figure is more than double the average spend per head of other countries in the survey. According […]

GCHQ and NSA tracking billions of mobile phones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by GCHQ and NSA every day according to reports the Washington Post.The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency’s anti-terror work. The “dragnet surveillance” was condemned by digital rights groups who called for the NSA’s […]

Ethics of blocking ads debated

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Is it ethical to block adverts online- or are the ads intrusive? According to one count, 84% of the top 100 websites in the world rely on advertising to generate revenue, utilising the now long-established trade-off: use our website for free, but you need to look at some ads while you do it. On traditional […]

Stolen Facebook, Google passwords dumped online

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013

More than two million stolen passwords used for sites such as Facebook, Google and other web services have been posted online.It is suspected the data was taken from computers infected with malicious software that logged key presses.  It is not known how old the details are – but the experts warned that even out-dated information […]

Black Friday ecommerce passes billion Dollar sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Black Friday sees $1.2 billion spent by Americans on ecommerce via their desktops. Americans have opted for ‘Couch Commerce’ by staying at home, avoiding the crushes and increased on Thanksgiving Day spending.  Apparel & Accessories ranks as the top product category with Amazon being once again the top online retailer. Due to variation in the […]