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El bitcoin cae en picada tras la desaparición de Mt.Gox

Posted on 02/25/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEl sitio web de Mt.Gox, la mayor operadora comercial de bitcoins, desapareció el lunes por la noche y puso a temblar a los inversores que apostaron por la moneda digital. Hasta última hora del martes 25 de marzo, la página aparecía caída, y todos los tuits de su cuenta en Twitter, donde tenía más de 28 mil seguidores, estaban borrados. ¿Algún responsable? Mark Karpeles, el director ejecutivo, dimitió de la junta directiva de la Fundación Bitcoin el 23 de febrero. …

1-Click Tricks in Valentine’s Day Scams

Posted on 02/7/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsIt’s not just hearts that are stolen come Valentine’s Day. Also at risk: Your money, identity and sensitive computer files and online accounts – thanks to the many opportunities to infect computers with malware this love-filled season. True, most attention – and the biggest financial losses – occurs with “long-con” romance scams. That’s when crooks (often part of overseas organized crime rings) scroll dating websites and chat rooms, inventing fake identities tailored to their victims’ interests. After weeks or months …

Community Digs Deep for Superfast Broadband

Posted on 01/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteFrustration with sluggish, expensive or unavailable broadband has prompted a growing number of communities to find other options. Some 89 cities and towns in the U.S. have launched their own fiber-to-the-home networks, which many experts say is the fastest and most reliable way to access the Internet. The result: Places such as Chattanooga, Tenn., Bristol, Va., and Lafayette, La., now offer Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second,  or about 100 times faster than today’s average broadband speeds. …

Cyber Scam Predictions for 2014

Posted on 12/27/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsAs the year closes, leading online security vendors are looking into their crystal balls – or rather, reviewing recent trends of trickery – to predict the top cyber scams of 2014. Some notables worth a mention: TVs watching you. Many traditionally “dumb” devices are getting “smarter” – televisions, gaming systems and even baby monitors are being connected to the Internet and often contain cameras or microphones. So, many cybercops predict them to be a magnet for attack, such as remote spying. …

Is That How YOU Met?

Posted on 10/21/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyI met my wife the old-fashioned way, at a dance where she was another guy’s date. Our best friends met in a bar and discovered they had the same birthday. They’ve shared more than two dozen since. But that was all before the Internet. Today, 1 in 4 people between ages 50 and 64 personally knows somebody who met and fell in love online, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. For …

Google Ads: Do You Want In or Out?

Posted on 10/18/2013 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyIf you use Facebook, you have seen how your friends’ photos and “Likes” can connect to ads on the popular social network. The “sponsored stories” concept is also moving to Google. The web search engine company recently announced it is changing its Terms of Service to include an option to participate in “shared endorsements.” Sign up for the AARP Money Matters newsletter According to Google, shared endorsements are an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with friends who are …