The FCC said its decision “affirmed consumers’ rights to control the calls they receive,” while also clarifying that it was fully legal for telephone companies to offer robocall-blocking technology to customers.
New and expanded strategies include improved methods to validate taxpayers’ identities when they file returns. The new steps entail more sharing of data about trends in suspected identity fraud.
All consumers who suspect that their personnel data is at risk should consider the following steps as “standard operating procedure” during these times of cybersecurity breaches.
The criminals used data obtained from other sources to steal tax forms full of personal and financial information on 104,000 taxpayers.
One of the Internet’s largest adult-dating websites has been hit with a major data breach, potentially compromising the sensitive personal information of some of its 64 million members.
Financial institutions which issued MasterCard credit cards affected by the 2013 breach say they lost about $160 million.
Debit-card thefts at ATMs located on bank properties surged 174 percent from Jan. 1 to April 9, compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, attacks against nonbank machines soared by 317 percent.
The overwhelming majority of donations benefited only the perpetrators, their families and friends, and fundraisers, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in one of the largest actions to date against charity fraud.
The largest U.S. tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, have joined civil rights organizations in urging President Obama not to support any legislation that would give law enforcement access to consumers’ communications.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is requesting that the U.S. bankruptcy Court ensure consumer protections are firmly in place as one of several conditions tied to the proposed sale of costumer data by bankrupt retailer RadioShack.