Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, December 21, 2020

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It’s the most wonderful time of the week! It’s time for EMPIST’s weekly Tech Talk news. Get the latest tech news, digital marketing highlights, tech tips, and more. Let’s get started! 

The Weekly Tech News Update  

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, also known as the DPC, charged Twitter with a fine of $547,000. This fine was due to Twitter failing to report a data breach that went against Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, Twitter isn’t the only social platform in hot water. There are many other data breach cases in the works against Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and more. Read the full story >>

The Weekly EMPIST Blog  

Online Security Tips for Working from Home 

Are You at Risk?   

While you are working from home, it’s important to stay current with the latest online security tips. Hackers know that there is a lack of communication between employees working from home, so they will use every tactic they can to gain access to your company’s information. Here are a few online security tips you should know to stay safe. Read the blog >>  

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Why is having a password with multiple characters important? Here are the facts:  

  • A password with 2 characters = 9,025 possibilities 
  • A password with 4 characters = 81,450,625 possibilities 
  • A password with 16 characters = 44,012,666,865,176,569,775,543,212,890,625 possibilities 

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: What can happen if a CD spins too fast?  

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

Everyone is getting the McDonald’s cut! This may be the best quarantine haircut session of 2020. McDonald’s Sweden just ran a promotion around the ‘Golden M’ haircut that was popular in the 1990s. From December 5th – 6th, customers could get a free virtual appointment, compliments of the M Barber Shop, with a hairdresser teaching them how to achieve the perfect Golden M haircut. Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: Though unlikely, the CD could shatter. 

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