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Is Facebook Data Breach A Mortal Threat to Facebook, or Do Most People Just Not Care?

Kevin Delaney, Quartz, and Mike Isaac, New York Times, discuss the data collection practices on platforms like Facebook and how these companies should handle data breach and privacy situations. Facebook left a 2010 data harvesting tool in place to harvest private information of users for 3 years after they were admonished by the FTC. The […]

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Beware of the Romance Scam: Fake Valentines Online on Valentine’s Day or Any Day of the Year

One northwest suburban man thought he found The One, but his online “beauty” turned out to be a crook. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker interviewed Kurt Link, who reports he lives in a suburb in Lake County. He was scammed out of at least $7500 when he sent money to an […]

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Amazon Dropping Prices at Whole Foods Starting Monday 8/28/2017 with Merger Official

Amazon (AMZN) will finalize its planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market on Monday August 28, 2017 and immediately drop prices at Whole Foods to make the high-end grocery chain’s goods “affordable for everyone,” according to a press release from Amazon and Whole Foods released Thursday. Shoppers will find lower prices on bananas, avocados, […]

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Facebook Releases Unjust Suspension of Shared Links of Official Facebook Page for Arlingtoncardinal.com

Facebook on July 13, 2017 (today) has released a punishing block of our shared links on our official Facebook page (Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal). According to Facebook, the block was scheduled to be released on July 26, 2017 at 5:50 a.m. About 5:50 a.m. on the morning of June 26, 2017, Facebook notified the official page for The […]

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As Facebook Bans Users, Businesses or Features with Abuse of Monopoly Power, It Will Trigger Serious Anti-Trust Regulatory Control

When Facebook behaves badly, it is more likely to face an increasing amount of scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commision. When a business gets big, it can also trigger government antitrust scrutiny even without any evidence of bad conduct. This week Facebook got big. It reached 2 billion members in its worldwide community. Although not […]

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Federal Trade Commission Releases Online Shopping Tips Video for Financial and Identity Protection

Shopping online? A little research can help you get the best deal and avoid unnecessary hassles. Important steps to secure your financial information and identity and get a good deal … Plan ahead by setting a budget and include delivery costs. Determine most important features. Take name to search engine (e.g, such toaster brand review, […]

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Arlington Heights Police and FTC Warn About “Pending Consumer Complaint” Email

Arlington Heights police today forwarded an alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Federal Trade Commission is warning small businesses that an email with a subject line “Pending consumer complaint” is not from the FTC. The email falsely states that a complaint has been filed with the agency against their company. The FTC advises […]

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“One Ring” Cell Phone Scam: Return the Call and Unwanted International Charges Hit Your Bill

The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about the ”One Ring” scam and a new credit card scam.  ONE RING SCAM …  The “One Ring” scam, a scammer’s computer is programmed to autodial thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, ring once, and then disconnect. The scammers hope you are curious enough […]

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Worried About Your Kids Running Up App Store Bill? FTC Makes Apple Refund Childrens’ Purchases

FTC to Apple: You must pay $32.5 million for kids’ unauthorized app purchase through the App store. The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Apple will pay full refunds to consumers, a minimum of $32.5 million, to settle a complaint the company charged millions of dollars for purchases made in kid’s mobile apps without parents’ […]

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Arlington Heights Resident Scammed Out of $3,200 in Mystery Shopper Check Fraud

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:05 AM Sunday of Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders sent a letter and email to the victim asking him to be part of the Mystery Shopper Program. He was sent three fraudulent checks for over $1,600 each. The victim was […]

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