Avast Business Launches Small Office Protection to Deliver Complete Online Security

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The new product provides all-in-one protection for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and home offices, which are becoming an increasing target for cybercriminals

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced the launch of Avast Business Small Office Protection, a solution for small businesses that provides robust, real-time cyber protection that’s easy to install and cost-effective. Securing up to 10 business devices, the product is ideal for entrepreneurs and home offices.

Avast Business Logo (PRNewsfoto/Avast)
Avast Business Logo (PRNewsfoto/Avast)

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are increasingly aware of the risks of cyberattacks, with the U.S. Small Business Administration reporting 88 percent feeling vulnerable. However, budget, time, and IT expertise constraints often prevent them from investing in business-ready cybersecurity.

Small Office Protection by Avast Business is an all-in-one security solution for small businesses that protects all types of devices, protecting a maximum

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the best face coverings available online

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Silk masks available from Pearl Lowe
Silk masks available from Pearl Lowe

Ministers have announced that it will be mandatory to wear facial masks and coverings in shops in England from today, July 24.

This is a new extension on the existing measure to wear a face covering on trains, tubes, trams, ferries, planes and buses.

Those without an adequate face covering could be refused entry to stores, travel on public transport and may face a fine. Only children under the age of two and those with certain medical issues are completely exempt from the new rule.

Many of us have already been wearing masks, but now it’s official – and there’s more choice than ever.

What’s the difference between medical masks and face coverings?

NHS staff and frontline workers need clinical medical grade face masks (or PPE) to stay safe, so avoid buying those.

Apart from adding to unnecessary waste, reusable cloth masks and coverings

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After an online push, Folsom football player gets chance to rehab from brain injury

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Since May 12, former Folsom football player Dylan Richard has been in a hospital after suffering a traumatic brain injury while skateboarding in El Dorado Hills.

Richard spent the first three weeks at UC Davis Medical Center and the last six at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. On Wednesday morning, Richard left Kaiser to be transported to Craig Hospital via air ambulance. Craig Hospital is located in the Denver suburbs and specializes in TBI injuries.

His mom, Cindy Manzo, joined him on the ambulance flight to Colorado.

“I’m so super excited,” Manzo said. “Super excited that we are out (of Kaiser). He needs that level of care and focus. I’m super excited he’s finally going to Craig Hospital.”

Only two visitors per patient are allowed at Craig Hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions. Cindy Manzo and Dylan’s dad, Paul Richard, will switch off every two weeks so someone is with their son

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This online class can help you get your finances in order for just $40

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This online class can help you get your finances in order for just $40
This online class can help you get your finances in order for just $40

TL;DR: Learn how to better handle your money with The Complete Personal Finance Master Class Bundle for $39.99, a 97% savings as of July 23.

Financial anxiety is a very real thing. In fact, about 72% of American adults report feeling stressed about their finances, whether it’s worrying about how to pay rent or feeling crippled by debt. And now that we live in uncertain times, negative feelings surrounding money are understandably heightened.

Don’t let financial anxiety take over your life. The best course of action is to face your issues head-on and do whatever it takes to gain financial freedom. And if you have no idea what that means, the Complete Personal Finance Master Class Bundle can help.

On sale for a limited time, this bundle contains courses on financial management, stock trading, real estate,

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How to file for a tax extension online if you aren’t able to meet the July 15 deadline

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As the pandemic swept across the nation in March, the Internal Revenue Service moved the original tax filing deadline and tax payment deadline from April 15 to July 15.

That deadline arrived Wednesday. But individual taxpayers who are unable to meet the July 15 deadline can request an automatic extension til October 15.

Here’s what taxpayers should know.

How do I file an automatic extension until October 15?

Taxpayers who’d like an extension until October 15 must fill out an Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Form 4858) by July 15.

According to the IRS, this form can be completed electronically through the IRS Free File or a tax software provider.

“To get an extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability on the

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We Need to Change How We Share Our Personal Data Online in the Age of COVID-19

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A few months into the coronavirus pandemic, the web is more central to humanity’s functioning than I could have imagined 30 years ago. It’s now a lifeline for billions of people and businesses worldwide. But I’m more frustrated now with the current state of the web than ever before. We could be doing so much better.

COVID-19 underscores how urgently we need a new approach to organizing and sharing personal data. You only have to look at the limited scope and the widespread adoption challenges of the pandemic apps offered by various tech companies and governments.

Think of all the data about your life accumulated in the various applications you use – social gatherings, frequent contacts, recent travel, health, fitness, photos, and so on. Why is it that none of that information can be combined and used to help you, especially during a crisis?

It’s because you aren’t in control

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Get on Track to Become a Certified Financial Analyst with This Helpful $40 Online Prep Course

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Anybody can start a business. Not everybody can scale a business to reach its fullest potential. Entrepreneurship takes a lot of guts, some specific expertise, and a heap of leadership skills. But one especially helpful ingredient is a financial education. Finance is the lifeblood of every business and understanding concepts like cash balance, working capital, and being able to create financial models is extremely valuable to an entrepreneur. Knowing how to manage your finances well right from the launch of your business can help you maximize efficiency and reduce waste, helping you to reach your goals faster.

In The All-In-One CFA Level 1 Exam Certification Prep Bundle, you’ll get the financial education you need to get on track to become a Certified Financial Analyst, which can be a big boost on your entrepreneurial journey.

This nine-course, 23-hour bundle is designed to teach you everything you need to know to pass

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Online school? In-person? How parents are making their own fall 2020 decisions as COVID-19 squabbles continue

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As officials play political football with K-12 school re-openings, parents such as Johanne Davis are formulating their own game plans for the fall.

“To exercise an abundance of caution, I’d like to keep my kids home with me where they’ll study online,” says Davis, a mother of three from Indian Land, South Carolina, one of countless states where COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent weeks.

“Health is the issue, not just for my children, but also school workers,” says Davis. “Teachers shouldn’t have to be frontline soldiers in this pandemic.”

Families across the nation are busy making their own calculations about whether to send children back to school. While Davis seems resolved, many parents are still mulling.

Johanne Davis, left, in a photo with her three children. Davis and her husband say they're both fortunate enough to work from home and can manage the children if they have to spend a lot of next year studying remotely. But she acknowledges that hers is a privileged position not afforded to lower-income parents grappling with child care in order to go off to work.
Johanne Davis, left, in a photo with her three children. Davis and her husband say they’re both fortunate enough to work from home and can manage the children if they have to spend
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How Ocado went from understated British grocer to an $18.4 billion tech giant, as the coronavirus pandemic confirms the future of grocery shopping is online

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"Bots" are seen on the grid (or "The Hive") of Ocado's "smart platform" in Andover, Britain, on May 1, 2018.
“Bots” are seen on the grid (or “The Hive”) of Ocado’s “smart platform” in Andover, Britain, on May 1, 2018.

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  • As grocery stores worldwide experienced stockpiling, long lines, and health worries amid the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people turned to shopping online.

  • It has been a goldrush for the British company Ocado, an online-only grocery marketplace that also operates technology for supermarket giants worldwide.

  • Ocado was the best performing stock on the FTSE 100 in the second quarter of 2020, and, in May, Ocado raised over $1 billion to grow its services.

  • It is now betting big on its US expansion, hoping to convert Americans to grocery shopping online.

  • Huge challenges remain, though. Many Americans are still reluctant to buy food they can’t see in person, and some fear the current online pandemic-driven boom could prove a one-off.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic

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Buy now, pay whenever? Lockdown lift for online shopping loans

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By Nikhil Nainan

(Reuters) – Browsing online during lockdown, Jessica Friend spotted a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses she liked, but the price tag made the 30-year-old Ohio resident think twice.

What persuaded her to click ‘buy’, Friend said, was the short-term credit offered by Afterpay, which split the $260 payment into four interest-free instalments.

Afterpay is among a handful of alternative credit firms which offer small loans, mostly to online shoppers, and make their money by charging merchants a 4%-6% commission.

These buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) firms have benefited from a shift to online shopping during the coronavirus crisis in countries including the United States, where state aid has also boosted retail sales.

“I’m more inclined to use them because they make it easier to afford to get the things I want all at once … and when I want to splurge on something,” Friend said of the loans.

Some investors are

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