Some 60 per cent of people who use a smartphone believe that their security could be compromised if they use it for an e-commerce transaction, according to Affinion International.
Around a quarter of people associated m-commerce with an increased risk of credit card fraud and identity theft, both of which have increased significantly in the last year according to fraud specialist CIFAS.
Interestingly, only 13 per cent felt that the same security fears surrounded online purchases when shopping on a desktop or laptop computer.
However, in spite of these concerns the m-commerce market is expected to grow even further this year.
The Center for Retail Research predicts that UK m-commerce will rise by a massive 53 per cent in 2012, accounting for £4.5 billion in revenue.
In this way, Britain is far ahead of its European neighbours, as the projected m-commerce spends for Germany and France are only £2.7 billion and £1.9 billion respectively.
Just two years ago, only £700 million was spent via mobile shopping in Britain, and if 2012′s estimates are reached it will represent a growth of 584 per cent.
Jealous of footballers getting huge payouts - more galling in the jealously stakes is the fact that this attracts beautiful wags.
Viktoria Varga is the girlfriend of Southampton striker Graziano Pelle. The pair met on Facebook and with the help of his football background he was able to hit it off pretty well. Viktoria is Hungarian
At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused. The painting depicted three black men totally naked, sitting on a bench.
Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis. The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.
For years we’ve felt guilty for not eating organic food. But while the world is mildly concerned with what we put into our bodies, awareness about what we put onto our bodies is lagging far behind.
Unlike organic food, there are no specific EU regulations to classify beauty products as organic. However there are standardising authorities, such as UK’s The Soil Association, who assess various criteria to ascertain whether a product is truly organic.
This Organic Beauty Week (19-26 September 2016), The Soil Associationn, the UK’s leading organic certifier, is urging consumers to ‘look for the label’ to identify truly organic beauty products.But are organic beauty products really better for your skin? And what makes a product organic?
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