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2017

October

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  • What to do if your financial information is stolen. Contrary to what movies portray, the most common crimes are not Taken-style abductions or home invasions, but the theft of personal information.  "The most effective way to keep tabs on all of these accounts is…
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  • AT&T’s race against time to save its TV business. On Wednesday, AT&T told regulators that it expects to finish the quarter with about 90,000 fewer TV subscribers than it began with. AT&T blamed a number of issues, including hurricane damage to infrastructure, rising credit standards and…
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  • Monopoly Man photobombs Senate hearing on Equifax. The Monopoly Man made an appearance at the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the massive Equifax data breach.  Wearing a top hat, monocle, and white mustache, the character sat directly behind former Equifax (EFX) CEO…
  • Best Buy bets on adults remotely monitoring aging parents. By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear. Jane Helgesen had a rough night recently, as nausea kept the 71-year-old…
  • Deciding the right path for shielding your credit report. In response to the breach, Equifax is now offering a year of free credit monitoring through its identity-theft prevention service, TrustedID Premier. The service gives you the option to freeze or lock your credit file…
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September

28
  • 3 weeks later, Equifax makes a peace offering. For some time, the credit reporting industry has been quietly attempting to change the behavior of consumers who wish to protect their own data: They want you to “lock” your files, not “freeze” them. The…
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  • La lucha entre Facebook y los gobiernos por la web. Tuan Pham despertó cuando la policía entró a la fuerza a su casa en Hanói, Vietnam, una tarde húmeda de finales de primavera. Lo escoltaron a una estación de policía y le exigieron que les…
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