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  • What to Do if Accosted on Street and Dragged by a Man
    What to Do if Accosted on Street and Dragged by a Man
    The video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, being grabbed on a street corner and forced along a sidewalk to her assailant’s car gripped the nation, bringing more attention than ever to how easy it seems for an unarmed man to abduct a woman...
  • Dutch physicists develop first fraud-proof credit card
    Dutch physicists develop first fraud-proof credit card
    Credit card fraud, the attendant hassle of restoring maimed credit scores, and the threats of the loss of personal information are now things of the past due to a few inherent properties of light. Pepijn Pinkse, a researcher from the University of...
  • Identity Theft, Then and Now
    Identity Theft, Then and Now
    Identity Theft has been a concern for a while. There have been (scary) movies made about it and the concern has grown as access to information has become easier for hackers and criminals.While it may have increased with this easier access, in this...
  • A new app can help with protecting your home and yourself from harm
    Apt safety from security app
    A home and personal safety app offers alerts from break-ins and other predators during the holiday season and year round.The Securify mobile app for iOS and Android, brings emergency response into the 21st Century, enabling users to alert...
  • Need to know: Samsung SmartCam
    Need to know: Samsung SmartCam
    What was that noise? It sounded like it came from the front porch. With a quick tap at the SmartCam app a face (or critter’s face) can be attached to that noise. Expecting a delivery but you are stuck at work? With a few quick taps at the...
  • Clobbered by clutter, millions of Americans agree
    Clobbered by clutter, millions of Americans agree
    A recent survey concluded: Millions of Americans clobbered by clutterA new survey shows that millions of us are buried in clutter.In the survey—conducted for SpareFoot.com, which helps people find self-storage—6 percent of American...
  • Stay safe during the holidays & always
    Stealing during the holidays (and anytime) is not new
    Be smart & aware of your surroundings during this time of the year. When pumping gas, and you leave your purse in the seat next to you, lock the car doors. Turn your back & your purse or belongings may be gone; grocery store, airport &...
  • Cybercriminals love the holidays
    Don't be a victim to cyber theft during holiday shopping season
    With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday looming, shoppers are thinking about bargains and getting the most for their dollars. They should also be thinking of protecting the dollars they don't spend, as well as their...
  • Security breach San Jose airport: Suspect commandeers vehicle, arrest in terminal
    Security breach San Jose airport: Man steals airport vehicle, found in terminal
    A serious security breach at San Jose airport occurred this weekend, with a man stealing a licensed airport vehicle and commandeering it for a short time. It has been confirmed by airport officials that the suspect was later found in a nearby...
  • Obama releases Gitmo terrorist detainees against lawmakers' objections
    Obama releases Gitmo terrorist detainees against lawmakers' objections
    While Republicans said that President Obama’s two executive actions that would delay deportation of millions of illegal immigrants would be an example of Obama stretching his powers as president, Obama has decided to created more controversy...
  • Leaders urge Congress to rebut Iran nuke talks and agreements they may produce
    Leaders urge Congress to rebut Iran nuke talks and agreements they may produce
    On Friday, the Center for Security Policy released a letter signed by 17 prominent security policy practitioners and other national leaders denouncing the Obama administration’s conduct of the nuclear talks with Iran and the seriously...
  • Cancellation of Jihadist Day at the National Cathedral urged
    Cancellation of Jihadist Day at the National Cathedral urged
    On Friday, November 14, 2014, the Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time in American history. The cathedral, which is a part of the Episcopal Church and has held interfaith events in the past, has caught...
  • Sharing credit card data
    Consumers do little to protect their data privacy
    When a data breach occurs at a major retailer like Target or at a financial giant like JPMorgan Chase, consumers aren't afraid to voice their displeasure. As a recent HyTrust poll revealed, customers will speak with their wallets by taking...
  • Small Drone
    China has developed a drone-killing laser weapon
    This morning, reports out of China’s Xinhua news agency indicate the nation has developed a short-range laser system capable of targeting and shooting down low-flying drones. The concept is akin to President Reagan’s Star Wars...
  • Social Security Hike: Is it enough?
    Social Security Hike: Is $22 more a month really enough?
    CNN Money reports a hike in social security benefits for 2015 of 1.7%. How much does that translate into financially for the average retiree? He or she will rake in an extra $22 per month. Based on the cost of living, this amount doesn't sound...