The classic black-and-white cookie gets a colorful upgrade with customized packaging that features seasonal images and personalized messages so that consumers can decorate the designs themselves. The personalized packs are part of the company’s expansion into e-commerce. Click here to read more.
After the terror attacks in Paris, Facebook enabled a feature called “Safety Check” which allows people in a specific region to notify Facebook connections of their safety. The Paris incident was unique from previous Safety Checks because it was in response to a human disaster rather than a natural disaster. The social media company was criticized in the wake of the Paris attacks for not also using the feature for bombings in Beirut the day before, but has vowed to use recent feedback to personalize Facebook experiences for users in affected areas. Click here to read more.
Although those affected numbered fewer than 100 people, the breadth of data accessed by hackers that infiltrated Cox Communications’ customer information proved to be severe enough to earn punishment. The Federal Communications Company fined Cox nearly $600,000 for the data breach. Click here to read more.
By tweaking nutrition and exercise, “biohackers” believe self-tracking and choice ingredients can optimize wellness. Fitness trackers and the availability of personal data elevate the movement while investors have poured money into ventures like Bulletproof, a company that spikes its coffee with butter and oil, and whose founder says he lost 1000 pounds and boosted his I.Q. by researching the brand’s suggested diet plan. Click here to read more.