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How To Recognize And Avoid A Credit Card Skimmer

Posted on April 14, 2014


When you pay by credit card, take a close look at the slot you’re sticking your plastic inside: Transit officials in New York found a credit card skimmer inside a subway fare card vending machine Wednesday night. A customer discovered the skimmer and pulled it from the machine at the 59th St.-Columbus Circle station. ATM-style […]

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Google’s New App Updates Reducing Consumers Privacy

Posted on April 4, 2014


The latest smartphone update released by Google sounds like it’s engineered to make your virtual life a lot simpler by logging you into all of your Google apps at once. What it actually does is track more of your personal data and allow for better targeting than ever before. In the newest Gmail app update […]

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Oh The Irony: Discrimination Investigation Accused Of Discrimination

Posted on April 3, 2014


The federal agency tasked with investigating allegations of discrimination in consumer financial transactions was accused of discriminatory treatment of its own employees in a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday. Angela Martin, a senior enforcement attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), alleged that a ring of managers within the CFPB favors men […]

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Government Spies Hack Yahoo Webcams, Store Images

Posted on February 28, 2014


Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal. GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk […]

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SWAT Team Violates Homeowner’s Rights

Posted on February 5, 2014


A Jacksonville homeowner thought she may have been robbed Sunday, but realized instead her home had been altered by a SWAT team. Deborah Franz was told to leave her home by police during a standoff with her neighbor over the weekend. According to WTEV-TV, Franz overheard loud fighting next door, and then saw SWAT team […]

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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden to Hold Q&A Thursday

Posted on January 23, 2014


Edward Snowden is expected to offer his opinion of President Obama’s NSA reforms during a Webcast question-and-answer session on Thursday. It will be Snowden’s first live chat since he began releasing classified internal documents last June that revealed the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, according to FreeSnowden.is, the support site hosting the hour-long Q&A. Snowden, […]

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Showdown: Bitcoins vs. Greenbacks and/or Gold and Silver

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2013

There are conflicting stories among Bitcoins’ supporters about why a Japanese programmer or team of Japanese programmers, who are known by a pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, developed the original idea for the Bitcoins software. The primary justification for Bitcoins among libertarians is the prediction that Bitcoins will become an alternative currency to all existing central bank […]

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Revolt Against NSA: Major Internet Companies

Written by Gary North on December 9, 2013

The National Security Agency is immune to budget cuts. It is therefore beyond reform. Congress pays it $52.6 billion a year to do whatever it wants. The only reason we know what the NSA’s budget is, is because Edward Snowden leaked it. There will be no further leaks. Eight major Internet firms, including Google, Apple, […]

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