EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 5, 2020

The Weekly Tech Newsletter  

EMPIST Tech Talk  

Happy October, everyone! Let’s dive into the latest in tech news, marketing highlights, trivia, and more. It’s time for the Tech Talk Newsletter! 

The Weekly Tech Newsletter Update  

It wasn’t the best timing for Amazon to release Amazon One in the middle of a pandemic. This new way to pay at Amazon Go stores required customers to place their palm down to be scanned like a personalized signature. The issue, as you can imagine, was people avoiding contact with frequently touched surfaces. This influenced Amazon to change their approach a little and release a new “contactless” Amazon One scanner. The latest update allows users to hover their hands over the device without touching the scanner. Read the full story >>

The Weekly Tech Newsletter Blog  

Explaining Safari’s New SSL Validation Process 

Safari’s SSL Certificate Validity Update  

On September 1st, Safari rolled out a new time limit for SSL validation. Safari will now only trust SSL/TLS certificates with a validity span of 398 days. This time frame is equivalent to a year with extra days added on to qualify as a grace period for you to renew your SSL validation. Read the blog >>

The Weekly Tech Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Do you use the same password for multiple accounts? To ensure an extra layer of security, always use a different password for each account you have. That way, if one of your passwords were compromised, your other accounts won’t be vulnerable to hackers. 

The Weekly Tech Trivia 

Question: In 1985, what was the name of the first domain on the internet? 

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

Do ads really have the power to convert new consumers? According to this recent study, the answer is yes. The platform DoubleVerify reported that 44% of consumers will try a new brand after seeing a relevant ad. Studies also found that while the younger demographic prefers seeing ads on social media, the older demographic still prefers the old school TV ads. Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: Symbolics.com 

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