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NY Says Debt Collectors Crossed the Line

NY Says Debt Collectors Crossed the Line

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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that Operation Corrupt Collector, a multi-agency investigation, has culminated in criminal charges against debt buyers in multiple states. State officials pressed charges against five upstate companies in the operation, and the Federal Trade Commission filed similar charges against two North Carolina companies. “These are the most egregious types…Read the article
Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

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According to a recent study, as many as two-thirds of the apps aimed at toddlers and preschoolers on Google Play may be in direct violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Seemingly mindless apps and games are a treasure trove of information for marketers, explained lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky. “It is incredible…Read the article
September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

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Coronavirus, the California wildfires, a more-active-than-normal tropical storm season, and some other events have brought a whole new meaning to 2020’s National Preparedness Month. Two-thirds of Americans have taken at least three of the six steps toward a complete disaster recovery plan (three days of supplies, talking to others, attending a meeting, obtaining official information,…Read the article
The Census: Stand Up and Be Counted

The Census: Stand Up and Be Counted

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The clock is ticking on the 2020 U.S. Census. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government recently moved the deadline to September 30, 2020. This decision is a stunning reversal from an earlier pronouncement. In April 2020, officials told Congress they needed until at least October 31 to ensure an accurate count. Originally, the Census…Read the article
Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

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If you thought the bad old days of Mean Streets-type street crime were over, think again. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused automobile vehicle thefts to spike 63 percent in New York City. The trend is not limited to the Big Apple. Metropolitan areas around the country, such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and…Read the article
Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

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In general, time heals all wounds and degrades all things. If these general principles apply to the nation’s dams, and they probably do, the recent Michigan dam failures could be just the beginning. One national safety and advocacy group says more than 2,000 dams in the United States are deficient and highly likely to fail.…Read the article
Untold Truths Behind Cyber Security and Data Breaches

Untold Truths Behind Cyber Security and Data Breaches

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According to one security report from BBC News, data breaches are a time bomb that allows the customer’s privacy to be violated and their information to be exposed. Another article from the same source reveals that criminals on the internet can see through your smart cameras and baby monitors when they are on their default…Read the article
Cómo mantener a tu familia segura durante el brote de COVID

Cómo mantener a tu familia segura durante el brote de COVID

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Hace unas semanas el COVID-19 principalmente afectaba a personas en lugares que muchos neoyorquinos (incluyendo a muchas personas que trabajamos en esta oficina) no conocían. Luego se identificó un caso en el “Tri-State área”, seguido de otro y de otro. Rápidamente ocurrió lo inimaginable. El número de casos súbitamente triplicó y el Gobernador Cuomo declaró…Read the article
DOJ Goes After Fake Robocalls, Phone Scams

DOJ Goes After Fake Robocalls, Phone Scams

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According to a press release that was released at the end of March, from the United States Department of Justice, telecommunications carriers from both New York and Arizona have been banned from transmitting fake robocalls in large volumes. The bans come after orders were given in 2 cases in New York’s Eastern District. VoIP Calls…Read the article
Biometrics Information in the Workplace

Biometrics Information in the Workplace

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Biometrics Information in the Workplace Technology is everywhere around us, from our smart appliances to our healthcare records to the phone in your pocket right now. We have refrigerators that tell us when we are out of milk and smartphone apps that let us know if we forgot to lock our back doors. And now…Read the article
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