New Cybercrime Uses your Phone

AP Stylebook definition of "Taser"
‘Vishing’ and courier scam complaints increase

‘Banks are failing to refund some victims of a phone scam that involves people being duped into transferring money from their own bank account to one that is accessible to a fraudster.

‘The BBC has obtained exclusive figures from the financial ombudsman that show there have been nearly 100 complaints about “vishing” (voice phishing) and courier fraud in the past three months…’

Tool for Saving Lives Settling Injury Cases Instead
Why Taser is paying millions in secret ‘suspect injury or death’ settlements

‘On the day before Thanksgiving this year, international stun gun and cop-cam company Taser International, Inc. announced it had given up its fight in two major legal battles over “suspect injury or death.” In a 275-word statement submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company’s chief financial officer said it would pay a total of $2.3 million in settlements to plaintiffs who had sued the company in product liability cases.

‘This was rare. Taser prides itself in fighting to the bitter end in any case alleging that its products do anything but save lives. Yet there it was in a financial disclosure — Taser backing down.

‘Taser brushed it off as a remnant of simpler times…’

Cold Turkey
Want to avoid online distractions or even digital addiction?
Temporarily block yourself off of social media sites, addicting websites, games and even programs

Imagine how fast you could do your work without all those distractions

Pencils cut in half do this trick
Invisible Pencil Cup Compartment
‘When I was thinking of cool things I could build to enter in the secret doors/compartments contest, I was also thinking about how I never use all the colored pencils that sit on my desk. But then, inspiration struck!…’

Reason to allow cell talkers on flights?
‘The bad news is we’ve lost communications with the ground. The good news is you can feel free to use your mobile devices to call for for help.’ -howtogeek


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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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