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Black Owned Apps

January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whenever you hear about African-Americans in technology the news it is not always good. Not enough of us, unequal pay, lack of capital, etc. But we are in tech and we are making our presence known. As with all challenges, black people overcome. African-Americans are creating technology products. Here we briefly explore useful, innovative mobile...

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Netflix Seeks African Shows for 2019

January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Netflix announced it will commission new programming from Africa. At a recent conference Netflix executive Erik Barmack revealed the streaming service will “definitely” order new shows from Africa in 2019. Barmack did not specify what programs the service is looking for but said Netflix was “looking at opportunities” from the African continent. Netflix’s international focus...

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Do You Really Need a New Smartphone?

January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ask yourself this question; do you really need a new smartphone? Its a question you need to seriously consider for a variety of reasons. There’s a lot happening in the smartphone industry so let’s get you caught up. Smartphone Sales Declining Smartphone sales have been steadily declining for the past year and its not looking...

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NAACP Targets Facebook

January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Facebook, the world’s largest and most troubled social media platform is the target of a NAACP call for boycott. The nations leading civil rights group has also returned donations made by Facebook. The NAACP is pointing to Facebook’s growing list of privacy and data handling issues and advertising discrimination tools in housing and jobs. According...

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Breach Brief – Quora, Jared & Kay Jewelers

December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Quora reports data breach that impacts 100 million users. Kay and Jared Jewelers repair flaw that exposed customer purchase data. ...

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ALERT! – Touch ID Scam Apps – ALERT!

December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Scammers are using iPhone Touch ID function to charge users for scam purchases....

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Breach Brief – Marriott Starwood

November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marriott Hotel chain announced a massive data breach involving 500 million customers worldwide. According to company officials for the past four years an unauthorized party had access to credit card numbers and expiration dates, passport numbers and birth dates of Marriott Starwood customers.  A data breach of this size is considered record breaking for both...

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This holiday season beware, retailers are watching you and keeping records. Just as you grade their customer service performance they are grading you as a customer. And even reading what you may not want them to see. As if dealing with a credit score is not tough enough now more and more retailers are rating...

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Now Facebook Has a ‘Black’ Problem?

November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

As if there weren’t enough scandals hitting Facebook now it appears that the social media giant has another. According to Mark S. Luckie, Facebook’s former strategic partner manager, Facebook has internal issues with black employees. According to the Guardian, Luckie, before his departure, sent a sent a 2,500 word memo to all Facebook employees saying...

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Breach Brief – Amazon, USPS

November 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, is quietly notifying its customers of a data breach by sending the affected account holders an email. Amazon officials  admit to the data breach but are keeping extremely closed mouth about the details. The email, sent out Wednesday, offers no details as to how long customers’ personal information was exposed...

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