Facebook still dominant in social media

Facebook login still dominant in social media

Facebook login still dominant in social media

July 24, 2015 by 

Facebook still dominant in social media

Facebook still dominant in social media

No social media network out there is catching the likes of Facebook when it comes to social logins. Millions of people use the Facebook login to gain access to profiles, newsfeed and so much more. But social login as we also know as social sign-in is only but getting better for Facebook with a staggering incremental gain in Q1 2015 according to Gigya.

Google+ is way behind is social logins but they are in second place. Looking at the infographic below you can see Facebook sits pretty at 64% of the overall customer identity preferences in the first quarter of 2015, with Google+ sitting at 21%, followed by Twitter with 6%.

Facebook still dominant in social media

Facebook still dominant in social media

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Recruiting for small businesses on LinkedIn

Recruiting for small businesses on LinkedIn

Infographic: Recruiting for small businesses on LinkedIn

Recruiting for small businesses on LinkedIn

Recruiting for small businesses on LinkedIn

Are you a small business looking to expand by attracting the right talent, but not sure where to begin? LinkedIn provides small businesses to access a wealth of talent as well as opportunities to promote your business brand to a wider audience.

LinkedIn has recently published Recruiting for Small Business: The Ultimate LinkedIn Guide, an indispensable resource for SME’s looking to take advantage of the capabilities this social media platform provides. IT sales recruitment specialists Lucas Blake have taken the key findings from this guide in order to create the infographic below.

The infographic features advice on how to grow your followers, how to enhance your company page, what content to share with your followers, insights on sourcing as well as tips for contacting candidates with InMail.

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Infographic: Recruiting for small businesses

Infographic: Recruiting for small businesses

Recruitics Releases Infographic on Performance-Based Advertising for Jobs

Recruitics Releases Infographic on Performance-Based Advertising for Jobs

Recruitics Releases Infographic on Performance-Based Advertising for Jobs

Recruitics Releases Infographic on Performance-Based Advertising for Jobs

Recruitics Releases Infographic on Performance-Based Advertising for Jobs

Government announces $142M to beef up Canadian cybersecurity

Government announces $142M to beef up Canadian cybersecurity

 Government announces $142M to beef up Canadian cybersecurity

A laptop keyboard is shown in this file photo. (AP / Damian Dovarganes)

Government announces $142M to beef up Canadian cybersecurity

CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015 1:09PM EDT 
Last Updated Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:34PM EDT

The federal government is injecting an additional $142 million into its cybersecurity budget, in an effort to prevent future cyberattacks against government and private sector targets in Canada.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced the funds at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. The money will go toward battling all manner of online threats against government and private websites, including database breaches, website hacks and online fraud.

Some of the additional money will help fund a group of RCMP cybersecurity experts who will be dedicated to investigating online threats.

The beefed-up cybersecurity budget comes on the heels of several high-profile hacks, including attacks on RCMP websites, the CSIS website and a personal information breach at Ashley Madison, a Toronto-based site used to facilitate extramarital affairs.

No suspects have been arrested in any of these recent cyberattacks.

In his announcement, Blaney stressed the importance of helping private companies strengthen their security against potential cyberattacks.

“We cannot and will not let down our guard,” Blaney said in Ottawa. “We will continue to work with the private sector to establish a better partnership,” he said.

When asked, Blaney did not provide a concrete timeline for when the RCMP’s dedicated cybersecurity force will begin watching the web. He said the government already has cybersecurity measures in place, and the new funding will simply add to what’s already there.

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Ottawa woman defends work of charity revoked by Canada Revenue Agency

Ottawa woman defends work of charity revoked by Canada Revenue Agency

Ottawa woman defends work of charity revoked by Canada Revenue Agency

Canadian Friends of Pearl Children founded in 2008 to help children in Africa, founder says

CBC News Posted: Jul 22, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015 6:32 AM ET

Ottawa woman defends work of charity revoked by Canada Revenue Agency

This photo from the Canadian Friends of Pearl Children Facebook page show founder Dvora Rotenberg in Putti, a village in the Pallisa District of Uganda. (Facebook)

An Ottawa woman is defending her organization’s work after the Canada Revenue Agency revoked its charitable status due to more than $167 million in false tax receipts.

Dvora Rotenberg launched the group, “Canadian Friends of Pearl Children,” in 2008 after she visited Uganda. She said she hoped to help children in Uganda and Western Kenya who were ill.

After seven years, Canada Revenue Agency revoked the organization’s charitable status last week because it “improperly issued receipts totalling over $167 million for purported donations of cash and pharmaceuticals, which were not legitimate gifts.”

The CRA said from June 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2012, “very little” of the money from Rotenberg’s organization went to the work in Africa.

The review showed CFPC paid $3.19 million of the more than $4 million in cash contributions to the promoters of a tax shelter donation arrangement called the Mission Life Financial Inc. Canadian Relief Program.

CRA also said the organization provided $163 million worth of tax receipts for the gifts of pharmaceuticals.

“The organization significantly over-reported the value of the alleged property, resulting in grossly inflated tax receipts to participants,” the CRA said.

“Further, the organization failed to demonstrate that it had actually received the tax-receipted pharmaceuticals or that it had carried out any charitable activities using these pharmaceuticals.”

‘Never’ a tax shelter, founder says

Rotenberg said the issues arose from her ties with Mission Life Financial, a company “established to provide innovative financing arrangements for those Canadians wishing to make donations to charity,” according to its website.

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Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

By Alexandra Samuel

Effective business communicators know that a brisk, bulleted memo is often more effective than a multi-page document, that an executive summary is at least as important as a full report, and that a PowerPoint deck driven by a few key images and bullets works a lot better than a deck that contains a word-for-word transcript of your presentation. We all know that less is more.

Yet even those who have mastered the art of brevity in traditional business communication may have a tough time mastering online communication. Whether it’s email, chat, or a social network, word count isn’t just a matter of style—it’s often a technical requirement. Add to that the expectation that your online voice should sound conversational, engaging, or even funny, and communicating online may be the biggest (and certainly most frequently encountered) writing challenge that we face in business today. Here are some guidelines that can help make those messages productive and satisfying—rather than a liability.

Relax. The biggest difference between online writing and traditional business communications is that most online interaction is a lot less formal—especially social network updates and text messages.

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Adultery Website Ashley Madison Hacked in Shutdown Bid

Adultery Website Ashley Madison Hacked in Shutdown Bid

Adultery Website Ashley Madison Hacked in Shutdown Bid

World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: July 20, 2015 23:26 IST

 Adultery Website Ashley Madison Hacked in Shutdown Bid


Adultery Website Ashley Madison Hacked in Shutdown Bid

WASHINGTON:  Hackers breached the online adultery website Ashley Madison and threatened to expose data on users in an effort to shut down the service which claims millions of members worldwide.

Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison, said in a statement today an “unauthorized party” was able to gain access to the data through various unauthorized points on the website.

A group calling itself “the Impact Team” claimed responsibility and said it was part of an effort to shut down Ashley Madison, known for its slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair.”

The group, in statements posted online, said that Ashley Madison and a related site called Established Men “must shut down immediately permanently.”

“Shutting down AM and EM will cost you, but non-compliance will cost you more,” the statement said.

“We will release all customer records, profiles with all the customers’ sexual fantasies, nude pictures, and conversations and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses.”

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ANDREW FRANCIS WALLANCE / TORONTO STAR Order this photo Walmart Canada and Costco Canada along with two major U.S. drug store chains have shuttering their online photo websites in the wake of a possible data breach by their shared service provider.

Hacking fears close photo websites

Hacking fears close photo websites

Four retailers have closed their online photo websites, citing reports of a possible data breach at supplier PNI.

ANDREW FRANCIS WALLANCE / TORONTO STAR Order this photo  Walmart Canada and Costco Canada along with two major U.S. drug store chains have shuttering their online photo websites in the wake of a possible data breach by their shared service provider.

ANDREW FRANCIS WALLANCE / TORONTO STAR Order this photo
Walmart Canada and Costco Canada along with two major U.S. drug store chains have shuttering their online photo websites in the wake of a possible data breach by their shared service provider.

By:  Economy, Published on Mon Jul 20 2015

Costco Canada has joined Walmart Canada and two major U.S. drug store chains in shuttering their online photo websites in the wake of a possible data breach at the supplier.

The retailers say their photo sites remain shut down as a precaution. All four sites are administered by Vancouver-based PNI Digital Media, which is owned by Staples Inc.

Customers of Costco Canada would not be affected by the potential breach as the photo site doesn’t accept credit card payments, the retailer said in a statement on its website.

However, Costco said it has suspended access to its online photo sites both in Canada and the U.S. as a temporary precaution.

“This decision does not affect any other Costco website or our in-store operations, including in-store photo centres,” the statement says.

Rite Aid Corp., a U.S. drug store chain, said it has taken down its photo site even though its customer credit card information isn’t processed by PNI. CVS Corp., another U.S. drug store retailer, has also taken its photo website offline

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The Benefits of Translating your Website into other Languages

The Benefits of Translating your Website into other Languages

The Benefits of Translating your Website into other Languages

The Benefits of Translating your Website into other Languages

The Benefits of Translating your Website into other Languages

The internet may have opened up global markets but, as always, there is a price to pay. The prize of international markets is tantalisingly close at hand but only to those who can reach out for it.

While DNS issues continue to blight even the biggest multinational corporations and organizations, it is not just speed and internet performance that threaten user experience.

So many websites continue to have faith in the power of the English language to reach out to all countries and populations.

Their belief is mistaken.

Even in countries where proficiency in English is widespread, there is a marked preference for content in the mother tongue. As for those where it is not, the audience is not so much alienated as left untouched.

What benefits can translating your website bring and what is the true price of entry for reaching markets where other languages are spoken?

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People who are awful on social media