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7 reasons to avoid the ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange scam

“More: Beware these three Facebook scams The scam is targeted to women and goes mainly like this: “The Secret Sister gift exchange is back!” writes unknown author for thedailyjournal.com. So, the next time someone sends you a Secret Sister gift exchange request, just ignore it.A new example of holiday fraud is making the rounds: the “Secret Sister” gift exchange.You could be the victim of identity theft if you participate in a Secret Sister gift exchange.The first Secret Sister gift exchanges started circulating on Facebook around October 2015, according to Snopes.com. Source:…

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DOJ official demoted for secret meetings with Trump dossier firm is married to firm employee: Report

“A senior Department of Justice official demoted earlier in December for not disclosing meetings with Fusion GPS representatives is also married to a former employee of the firm behind the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, according to a report” writes Naomi Lim for washingtonexaminer.com. However, committee investigators did not divulge whether Nellie Ohr contributed to the controversial memo.Nellie H. Ohr, wife of demoted DOJ official Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research business in the summer and fall of 2016 ahead of the presidential election, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence…

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Gregg Jarrett: Mueller Using “America’s Secret Police” FBI As “Political Weapon” For “Illegitimate” Probe

“FOX News’ Gregg Jarrett on Wednesday night said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has become “America’s secret police” and that special counsel Robert Mueller is using the government entity as a “political weapon.”” reports realclearpolitics.com. “I think we now know that the Mueller investigation is illegitimate and corrupt,” Jarrett told Sean Hannity.And the FBI has become America’s secret police. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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Rubio’s secret: After tax cut for the rich, GOP will cut Social Security, Medicare | Opinion

“The law limits Medicare cuts to 4% of its budget per year, or $25 billion of its $625-billion budget” writes Michael Hiltzik for sun-sentinel.com. Advocates for seniors and the middle class have been warning for weeks that the Republican drive to cut taxes for the wealthy is the prelude to a larger attack on Social Security and Medicare.For one thing, economic growth at the moment is near a recent historical high; most serious economists don’t expect the GOP’s tax cuts for the rich and for corporations to have any significant…

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Google is being sued for allegedly planting secret cookies on 5.4 million iPhone users

“A campaigning group is suing Google on behalf of 5.4 million people over allegations that the company harvested personal information from iPhone users” writes Gianluca Mezzofiore for mashable.com. “Google You Owe Us”, led by ex-Which? director Richard Lloyd, claims Google illegally collected personal data from 5.4 million individuals in the UK between June 2011 and February 2012.Using the so-called “Safari Workaround,” Google allegedly placed cookies that tracked iPhones’ internet browsing history, which the company then used to sell ads. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Lawyer admits trying to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits

“He pleaded guilty in San Francisco federal court to charges of obstruction of justice and interstate transportation of stolen goods, court records show” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Wertkin had prior to his arrest also tried to a sell a copy of a second sealed whistleblower lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco against an Oregon-based company, according to court papers. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Washington AG sues Uber over data breach kept secret for a year

“Uber also, according to multiple reports, paid the hackers to delete the data and remain silent about the breach” writes David Gutman for seattletimes.com. Uber announced last week that a year earlier hackers had stolen personal data for about 57 million customers and drivers worldwide.The data breach resulted in nearly 11,000 Washington Uber drivers having their data compromised. “Washington law is clear, when a data breach puts people at risk, businesses must inform them,” Ferguson said, in announcing what he billed as a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. “Uber’s conduct has been truly…

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