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New release of Avast Secure Browser Delivers Deeper Consumer Privacy

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Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in digital security products, has released a new version of Avast Secure Browser (code-named Aspen) which gives people even greater protection and control over their privacy, identity and personal data when browsing the internet. The new version introduces new features including Webcam Guard to give consumers complete control over who can access their computer cameras, and enhanced Anti-Fingerprinting to prevent websites from tracking people as they browse. This upgraded consumer privacy and protection capability is achieved alongside a high level of browsing performance and speed.

William Drewett, Senior Product Manager, Avast Secure Browser, said: “Consumer awareness of the need for online privacy and security has been heightened by recent high-profile data breaches, but people often find it complex or time consuming to work out how to protect themselves. In a recent Avast survey* of 8,000 people globally, 67% said they felt their privacy and security were threatened by information gathered about their online behavior from websites they visited. With our newest version of Avast Secure Browser, we’ve focused on making it simple and quick for people to protect their privacy online.”

Anti-Fingerprinting (enhanced)
Fingerprinting is the practice where many websites and advertising networks gather information about the web browser and system configuration to identify and track people. Browser fingerprints can be created even if cookies are rejected or a Virtual Private Network (VPN) has been installed, as they track more user information than just IPs. Avast’s Anti-Fingerprinting feature uses new, sophisticated techniques to camouflage the browser fully without compromising the performance of the websites visited. This makes the browser appear like thousands of other browsers, effectively hiding the user in plain sight by making them less identifiable.

Webcam Guard
Webcam Guard gives people complete control over which websites can access their computer cameras. When enabled, it will automatically block websites trying to use people’s webcams. Users can save preferences for favorite websites in advanced settings or opt to allow temporary access only.

Email hack check
Millions of stolen email addresses and associated passwords are being traded on the internet. For consumers worried about whether their details have been stolen in recent data breaches, Avast Secure Browser now includes a hack check feature that lets people know if their email addresses have been compromised. An option for a detailed report on the credentials stolen is provided along with guidance on generating a new random password for those affected.

Avast Secure Browser also includes other popular features such as Anti-Tracking, which prevents websites from tracking users online through cookies and other trackers; Bank Mode which stops hackers from seeing what users type so they are unable to steal passwords, credit card numbers and other personal data; Adblock which increases browsing speed and protects against malicious ads; Extension Guard which blocks unwanted add-ons or plugins; and Anti-Phishing which scans URLs for unsafe phishing or malware domains.

Avast Secure Browser is compatible with Windows 10, 8 and 7 and is available to download now: www.avast.com/secure-browser

*The survey, carried out by Censuswide on behalf of Avast in 2018, surveyed 8,102 respondents in the UK, US, France and Germany.

 

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New Research Reveals SafelyYou’s AI-Enabled Fall Detection Reduces Need for Emergency Service Care in Dementia Care Facilities

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Real-time fall detection using SafelyYou’s artificial intelligence-enabled video recording reduced the need for emergency services by a staggering 80% in dementia care facilities, according to research results published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study closely examined the impact of SafelyYou’s memory care-focused technology to detect falls, videotape falls and notify care staff so that video review of the incident could occur immediately after each fall.

“According to the Alzheimer’s Association Report (2016), fall injury is the leading cause of Alzheimer dementia–related hospitalizations, with $5.3 billion in annual cost to Medicare,” said Glen Xiong, Advisory Board Member for SafelyYou. “In residential care facilities, individuals with dementia fall, on average, four times per year and twice as often as other residents. Falls often go unwitnessed. Due to uncertainty regarding the seriousness of each fall, facility staff frequently activate local emergency medical teams to examine the residents, and such visits often result in emergency department visits.”

The study, supported in part by a National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Aging Small Business Innovation Research Grant, was conducted with enrolled participants on June 1 to Aug. 31, 2018. Fall incidents and outcomes were routinely recorded for facility residents, and facility staff reviewed the falls in real time, immediately after each incident, for study participants.

Among 147 falls in the control group, 52 (35.4%) resulted in EMT visits and 36 (24.5%) resulted in ED visits. In contrast, the intervention group had 83 falls, with 13 (15.7%) and seven (8.3%) resulting in EMT and ED visits, respectively. There were relative reductions of 75% in EMT visits and 80% in ED visits.

The AI-enabled camera fall detection system coupled with staff review of fall videos led to more accurate identification of serious falls and incidents compared with less serious falls, such as when a resident intentionally moved to the ground but did not fall.

“Using emergency services less frequently leads to lowered healthcare costs and stress for everyone,” said George Netscher, CEO of SafelyYou. “Speaking with families and hearing the testimonials is really the very best part of our day.”

For more information on the pilot study results, visit: American Journal of Managed Care. To learn more about reducing falls and ED visits for residents in memory care, contact info@safely-you.com.

 

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Metadata.io Emerges as MarTech Force with Rapid Company Growth and Leader Position in G2 Crowd Summer 2019 Momentum Grid® Report for Account-based Execution

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Metadata.io (https://www.metadata.io/), the AI-powered account-based advertising platform for predictable B2B lead generation, today announced it is fast rising as a leader in the MarTech industry based on customer satisfaction. As a second-place Leader in G2 Crowd’s Summer 2019 Momentum Grid® Report for Account-based Execution, Metadata helps CMOs deliver a qualified pipeline to sales organizations by generating a predictable flow of inbound MQLS from within their target accounts.

Metadata customers like Nutanix, Nexmo and others have repeatedly won awards for best performing campaigns on LinkedIn and Facebook. They are among a growing list of early adopters that are achieving the industry’s top benchmarks in customer acquisition and ROAs using Metadata.

See the full Summer 2019 Momentum Grid Report here: http://bit.ly/2xGyaA5

“Our ranking is 100 percent attributed to our sophisticated customer base who bravely adopted early AI technology and achieved great ROI multiplier through automation and experimentation,” said Gil Allouche, CEO of Metadata. “Together, we are transforming marketing operations with AI. With Metadata, B2B marketers gain unprecedented ROI from digital investment, in a more predicted, measured fashion.”

“Our investment with Metadata empowered us to automatically target and convert sales-qualified leads that not only impacted revenue, but completely automated and simplified the execution of our account-based campaigns,” said Rob Bethell, Marketing Manager at RStudio.

For the quarterly Grid Momentum Report, G2 Crowd rates products based on reviews gathered from the user community, as well as data aggregated from online sources and social networks. The Momentum Grid for Account-based Execution is based on scores calculated using the G2 Satisfaction algorithm and G2 Momentum algorithm from reviews collected through May 29, 2019. In the Summer 2019 momentum report, Metadata showed strong growth in reviews, social and web.

 

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Knowmatix: An Online Educational Platform for the Cryptocurrency Industry

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Knowmatix is an online, in-depth educational platform providing the fundamentals and practical skills necessary to become successful in the Blockchain, Cryptocurrency industry from the comfort of your own home.

By applying our easy to understand, proven methods and applications, it is now easier than ever to successfully become a knowledgeable leader in blockchain technologies industry through our online accelerated educational program.  Our comprehensive introductory program provides a fundamental understanding of how various blockchains operate and how easy it is to strategically trade cryptocurrency in today’s centralized economy.

Our founder and curriculum developer, Abdulaziz AlYaqout, is currently operating in Miami Beach, Florida.  Prior to forming Knowmatix, Mr. AlYaqout took lead as an important consultant for the business analyst team at Ryder Systems, Inc. and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.  He holds BS Degree and MS in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Miami.

As lead instructor for Knowmatix, Mr. AlYaqout’s first course is a blockchain and digital currency microdegree that provides you the basic tools to start and advance your professional career in the cryptocurrency.

Learn the technical analysis basics and terminology and develop buying strategies and skills to grow your personal finances. Learn how to deconstruct the blockchain technology, and the importance of Hashing.  Discover Bitcoin and understand its history and role in the cryptocurrency marketplace.

Knowmatix, seeks to create a Knowmatix Impact Program (KIP) that forms strategic alliances with reputable businesses operating in the Blockchain industry. This involves Knowmatix assigning project managers to given projects, and delegating work per project basis to qualified star students. While forming alliances with businesses, Knowmatix will align itself with schools and institutions to provide a custom backend solutions curriculum to help revamp their online courses. This effort provides colleges and institutions cost saving measures by offering its platform in a software program, which acts as an additional resource to aid students with completing their education, and securing a career through Knowmatix alliances and partners in the ever growing technology field, nationwide.

With Knowmatix’ proprietary platform and blockchain-focused training services, Mr. AlYaqout ventures to be part of the governmental effort to Buy American and Hire American with special interest for advancing the careers of woman and Veteran groups nationwide to team up with Knowmatix.

For additional information and preview of our proprietary educational curriculum, please visit our website at www.knowmatix.com.

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  • Cryptocurrency terminology
  • Deconstructing blockchain technology
  • Understanding Hashing
  • Digital Currency and its Future
  • Bitcoins role and history
  • Currency wallets
  • Crypto Research tools
  • Buying strategies
  • Digital Asset Classifications
  • Blockchain Analysis Basics

 

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