RANT: Identify theft foiled by lying to innocent questions

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

http://www.dumblittleman.com/2014/09/dont-get-identity-stolen-heres.html?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dont-get-identity-stolen-heres

Don’t Get Your Identity Stolen – Here’s How
by Daniel Wesley on September 12, 2014 in How To, Lifehacks

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1. Trolling social media: Social media is a great way to connect with friends and share information about your life, but a talented scammer knows how to sift through your basic information to find answers to security questions for your financial websites.

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I’ve ranted about secondary security questions (i.e., redundant authentication) before:

http://wp.me/pg9z-2Jh

where my favorite book might be “4zm7#ut47″ on one site and “ut47#vj4a” on another.

Same as Mother’s Maiden Name:

http://wp.me/pg9z-2kQ

 “dpdes5 mkkey9″.

So why do people still do it?

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RANT: AT&T IPHONE6+ order mid November delivery

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Preorder Processing
Expected Ship Date: 10/31/2014 To 11/11/2014

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I don’t think so!

Cancel.

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RANT: On hold — updated

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I just spent an hour on hold with AT&T.

Reminds me of an quote from The Big Bang Theory. #TBBT

Sheldon said something like: “I once spent an hour on hold with Customer Support at Hewitt Packard just to complain about their Customer Service.”

Argh!

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Conclusion: 4 hours and 3 minutes.

I must be <synonym for the act of procreation in real time> nuts!!!!

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RANT: Did he get special access or photoshop?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Screenshot 2014 09 12 14 52 11

I was there and no one was allowed anywhere near the darn rocks!
 
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RANT: Try to correct an AT&T iphone6 order error. I dare you.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Try to correct an AT&T iphone6 order error. I dare you. They have sucky system and no way to get to a human being!

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RANT: Public Access to Court Electronic Record — making stuff unaccessible

Friday, September 12, 2014

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/right-know-pacer-mess-and-how-clean-it

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 | BY VERA EIDELMAN AND AMUL KALIA
Right to Know: The PACER Mess And How to Clean It

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PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is the government-run online system used by lawyers, the press, and the public to access public federal court records in the United States. The administrators of that system recently announced that a huge number of documents from five federal courts have been permanently removed from its database and are no longer publicly viewable. For one circuit court, only documents filed within the last 2.5 years are now available; for two other circuit courts, documents now go back only 4 years. 

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In response to the current PACER mess, several organizations, including the Free Law Project and Public.Resource.Org, have sent letters to the Chief Judge of each affected court, requesting the removed records so they can make them available once again to journalists, researchers, lawyers, and the general public.

These organizations are giving the courts the opportunity not only to make the records available online again but, even better, to make them available online for free. The courts have nothing to lose and much to gain by fulfilling this request: the records are already digitized, and simply need to be hosted somewhere. The Free Law Project and Public.Resource.Org are offering to do just that, and at absolutely no cost to the courts, litigants, academics, or the public. We urge the courts to take these organizations up on their offer.

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Argh!

So let me understand this, the documents that used to be freely available, were removed so that they could then be made available for a fee?

And this helps us how?

Gooferment in action!

Any wonder why I’m an EFF member and donor!

https://supporters.eff.org/donate

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RANT: Google Apps for Business to Google Apps for Work?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Today, we announced that we’re changing our name from Google Apps for Business to Google Apps for Work.

Over the years, the size of our team, the breadth of our offerings and our commitment to business customers have all increased substantially. Organizations of all shapes and sizes, from one-person start-ups to corporations with over 200,000 people, are using Google for work. To reflect this change, we’ve renamed our products.

To be clear, only our name is changing. The product experience remains the same, as does our commitment to bringing you the best tools to run your business.

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R U shitting me?

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