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 •  December 5

Recently, I interviewed Blake Hall, an Army Ranger, who is the Founder and CEO of ID.me, a digital identity network that empowers individuals to prove their identity and group affiliations while controlling how their information is shared online. Blake led a battalion reconnaissance platoon in Iraq for fifteen months during 2006 – 2007. He was...

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 •  November 24

UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. ― Issues with the credit card system at Macy’s stores have been resolved, a company spokesperson told HuffPost in a statement. “The delays we experienced this afternoon were due to a capacity-related issue that caused some transactions to take longer to process,” the statement read. “We do not anticipate any additional...

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 •  November 21

Uber confirmed Tuesday that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet after an October 2016 attack led to the disclosure of 57 million customers’ personal data, Bloomberg first reported. The breach included the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers related to accounts of people around the world, the company said. About 600,000 Uber drivers...

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 •  November 9

If you’re a business owner that accept online payments, then making sure that they’re protected needs to be a top priority. This make your customers or clients feel safe when they pay you for your goods or services. Protecting online payments will also save your business a lot of time, frustration, and money. In fact, according to Cybersecurity...

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 •  October 30

A Seattle woman says her identity has been stolen more than a dozen times since the massive Equifax security breach earlier this year. Katie Van Fleet told local news outlets she’s speaking out as a warning to others. “I want to share my story and make people aware that this can happen to anybody,” she told KOMO-TV last week. Van Fleet said her...

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 •  October 25

Christopher Aluka Berry / Reuters Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Senate Republicans’ vote to overturn a new regulation to help consumers fight Wall Street is proof that “the system is rigged.” The rule, put forth by the Consumer Protection Finance Bureau― the consumer rights agency that Warren spearheaded― paves the way for class-action...

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 •  October 16

Photo ©iStockphoto.com/Csondy Have you started your holiday shopping already? If so, you aren’t alone. The 2017 holiday shopping survey from BestBlackFriday.com shows that over one-quarter of Americans started their holiday shopping in September or before. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday shopping is expected to increase as much...

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 •  October 14

runeer/Getty Images Are payday loans abusive? Should they be more heavily regulated? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Contrary to what many people might otherwise believe, the payday loan industry is in fact highly regulated. The problem...

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 •  October 4

Pixabay Security is usually the major concern in the world of financial information. Breaches of data, as in the case of last month’s Equifax debacle, are becoming an all-too-common news story — even though it involved over 140 million victims. Consumers are rightly concerned about the integrity of their privacy rights and financial vulnerability....

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 •  October 4

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) forced former Equifax CEO Richard Smith to admit that the credit reporting agency profits from data breaches in a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday. Smith testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs about a security breach Equifax disclosed in September that exposed the personal data...