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CASH OR CREDIT?

The city is currently borrowing a fire laddar truck from Sellersburg. The trucks typically have a service life of 20-30 years.Freedom of Speech would like to say: Mayor Garner, Doug England and now Jeff Gahan have each bought new fire trucks right before a re-election.Won’t  photographs of NEW Police cars and a NEW Fire truck [...]

What you need to know about credit protection services.

Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It? — Krebs on Security Brian Krebs has written an excellent discussion and analysis of credit monitoring / credit protection services, and some steps you need to take to protect yourself. You should read it. Lance Cottrell is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Anonymizer. Follow me on Facebook and [...]

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has announced settlements with two companies, Fandango and Credit Karma, concerning the security of private data. The FTC alleged that, despite their security promises, Fandango and Credit Karma failed to take reasonable steps to secure their mobile apps, leaving consumers’ sensitive personal information at risk. Among other things, the complaints charge that [...]

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has announced settlements with two companies, Fandango and Credit Karma, concerning the security of private data. The FTC alleged that, despite their security promises, Fandango and Credit Karma failed to take reasonable steps to secure their mobile apps, leaving consumers’ sensitive personal information at risk. Among other things, the complaints charge that [...]

Marketplace: When stores, and credit firms, watch you shop

We’ve discussed before the increasing use of facial-recognition technology, especially in advertising in “digital signage.” Most people have heard of the term connected with billboards or other screens that have cameras (and facial-recognition technology) to watch people watching ads in order to improve their marketing. The digital signs log data such as gender, approximate age and how long someone [...]

Washington Post: Credit card safety at 30,000 feet

The Washington Post reports that there can be questions about the privacy and security of individuals’ credit card data when using such cards on airplanes: Travelers are easy prey for “carders,” who take illegal credit card impressions in a crime called cloning or skimming. Airline passengers [...] may feel extra vulnerable, because on a plane, [...]

Inspirational Fiji widow’s story credit to Wansolwara team

NICE to see Fiji sisters Sherita and Sheenal Sharma, who have been the maestros of the Wansolwara journalism newspaper at the University of the South Pacific this year, being so innovative about their skills. They have made a showcase of their work on their Sharma Productions Facebook page. There has been a lot of interest [...]

Update on the Mining of Credit Card Users’ Data for Marketers

We’ve discussed targeted behavioral advertising before in the context of online and offline data collection and tracking of the habits of consumers. There have been numerous news stories about this surveillance issue. For example, after the Wall Street Journal reported last year that credit-card companies Visa and MasterCard “are pushing into a new business: using what they know about people’s credit-card purchases for targeting them with ads online,” Sen. Jay [...]

Update: Sen. Rockefeller Asks Credit Card Companies About Behavioral Targeting Plans

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that credit-card companies Visa and MasterCard “are pushing into a new business: using what they know about people’s credit-card purchases for targeting them with ads online.” For example, “MasterCard earlier this year proposed an idea to ad executives to link Internet users to information about actual purchase behaviors [...]

Wall Street Journal: Next Frontier in Credit Scores: Predicting Personal Behavior

In the last year, there has been increasing focus on the use of credit checks of job applicants by employers. In February, the Associated Press reported that Nebraska was considering legislation to ban these pre-employment credit checks: LB113, an relating to the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act, and LB530, the Employee Credit Privacy Act. The District of Columbia was [...]