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A Looming Cloud of Personal Data Insecurity

A Looming Cloud of Personal Data Insecurity

That cloud over your head? Blame it on personal data insecurity.

That’s one of the observations from the Pew Research Center, based on surveys to assess attitudes in the United States about privacy, security and surveillance.

Government monitoring and significant corporate data breaches got us to this point. They’ve led to what Pew’s survey report authors call “a cloud of personal ‘data insecurity’ that now looms over many Americans’ daily decisions and activities.”

Want a Winning Team? Learn from Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr

Want a Winning Team? Learn from Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr

Show me a team where everyone knows and buys into their roles—and knows everyone else’s roles—and I’ll show you a winning team.

NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich know this. And they’ve been able to make it work in a league where “playing for the team” is the exception, not the rule. Much like corporate America, where too many of us are just looking for the next promotion, every player in the league is incented to play for their next contract.

Foster Children and Identity Theft

Foster Children and Identity Theft

Everyone should always have a place they can call home. That’s what I believe. And it’s what I told Peter when he moved into my home as a foster child five years ago.

Peter’s now 22, and he, his fiancée and their four-month-old daughter still live with me. It’s a full house, especially when my own three kids are with us, but we are family. Now and forever.

My wife and I started foster parenting in 2005. We had our three children and, then, three foster children. After we divorced, I foster parented two teenagers, including Peter. And while there’ve been some challenges along the way, I wouldn’t trade the experiences for anything.

As a LifeLock employee, I’m proud of the work our company does to help our members protect their identities. And I’m pleased that LifeLock recognizes the identity theft issues faced by foster children in particular.

That Target Breach Settlement Email? It’s Legit.

That Target Breach Settlement Email? It’s Legit.

While it may appear somewhat sketchy, that recent Target Breach Settlement email in your inbox is probably…legitimate.

You remember the Target data breach, right? It was two Decembers ago—in 2013—when Target learned that criminals had gained access to customer credit and debit card information. The accessed information also included names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. All told, Target said up to 103 million people may have been affected.

Ch-ching! Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns is Big Business

Ch-ching! Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns is Big Business

An Alabama woman reportedly worked with other individuals to file more than 3,000 fraudulent tax returns, claiming more than $7.5 million in refunds. Talashia Hinton was arrested this week for her alleged role in the scheme, involving returns filed in 2012 and 2013. AL.com reported her arrest and news of the indictment.

More than 3,000 returns…claiming more than $7.5 million in refunds. But wait, there’s more.