The Jexet Technology Times | July 2017

The Jexet Technology Times | July 2017

You’ve Been HACKED! What’s the First Thing You Should Do?
There’s always a chance that IT security will be breached, and one way to make a bad situation worse is not knowing the standard operating procedure when it happens. First, contact your IT personnel. The faster they can address the hack and figure out its extent, the better served you’ll be. Next, understand that there are legal ramifications to being hacked; if valuable data has been compromised, you’ll have to notify the individuals in question as well as the FBI. Remember, the faster you act, the better it will be.

Leave Your Life Jacket On The Shore And Swim Safely With This Inflatable Collar.
Despite their utility, orange life jackets are the opposite of cool. And when you factor in the human invincibility complex, you get a bad situation: people out on the water without adequate flotation devices. According to DigitalTrends, water safety company Ploota wants to change that with their inflatable necklace. Sleek and slim, the device is worn around the neck and doesn’t get in the way of active water sports. But, if needed, it automatically inflates, potentially saving the life of the swimmer or boater.

Hopefully This Will Make Uberpool Way Safer And Less Stressful.
Speaking of safety, UberPOOL is getting safer and smarter by asking passengers to get out at better destinations — even if that means walking a few more feet to their destination — rather than in high-traffic zones. We’re talking about distances of less than half a block, but it can cut major time off everyone else’s commute and ensure passengers aren’t stepping out into dangerous traffic. Of course, riders can always opt out, but getting dropped off at a high-traffic destination will take longer and cost more.

Get a Refund If Your Child Made Accidental In-App Purchases From Amazon.
Some game apps allow you to buy stars, donuts, coins, or other tokens you can use to play the game. The tokens are imaginary, but the purchase is real. It’s easy for kids to buy stuff within these apps without realizing they’re spending money—your money. Last year, the FTC found Amazon liable for billing parents for these types of purchases, and the online retailer has now settled with the FTC, agreeing to refund these purchases. If your kid has purchased stuff without your permission via an app purchased on Kindle or the Amazon Android app store, you might be eligible for a refund. As Consumerist reports, you should get an email directly from Amazon, but you can also visit the Message Center in your Amazon account and find information under “Important Messages.”

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