Proof of delivery for intangible or virtual goods or services

Proof of delivery for intangible or virtual goods or services

Blog, Entrepreneurship, Technology
In the e-commerce world, there are two main possible routes: selling physical objects or selling virtual items and intangible services. In this second case we are talking about consulting, design, coding, coupon codes, gift cards, ebooks, online courses and any kind of downloadable content. In any commercial activity conflicts and claims could arise. Customers might state that they have not received the purchased product or service, and the seller needs to provide proof of delivery. The causes for this might be several, from customer carelessness to fraud. Sellers need to be protected against these possibilities. It is quite easy to produce proof of delivery (or proof of shipping) when we sell physical goods. Usually it consists in a tracking number or receipt from the post company. But when we talk about virtual…
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Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Blog, Technology
Nowadays, most of our devices have built-in cameras: smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. This has created a new privacy breach that most people are not aware of. It's not paranoia; hackers can be using your digital cameras to spy on you. When Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, shared a photo of himself that included his desk and laptop, many people noticed that both the webcam (iSight) and the microphone of his MacBook were taped. More recently, the FBI director James Comey confirmed that in any government office all computers have their webcams covered, and it is a common practice among security experts, both in office and at home. It might seem an extreme measure, but there is certain risk of being spied through your own laptop. Skilled hackers can use malware or spyware…
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