Why Credit Hacks will Keep Happening


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‘In recent years, more than 80 countries have upgraded to credit cards embedded with microchips. Cards with chips are inconceivably difficult to counterfeit, and there’s added security in every swipe: Terminals require a user’s PIN, and the information on the chip is encrypted.

‘Yet Americans keep using payment technology that was developed in the 1960’s. That poses a big risk: Cards with magnetic stripes deliver all your data without hiding anything. Swipe your card and the computer sees everything in plain text: your name, credit card provider, card number, expiration date and more…’
4 steps to ensure your credit info is safe

World’s Number One Sleuth a Woman
Gomez shames all other PIs and spies. She’d be worthy of the name Agatha
How One Woman Caught a Criminal the FBI Couldn’t

‘At 4’11” and just over 100 pounds, Michelle Gomez does not look like the sort of person you’d hire to retrieve earthmoving equipment stolen by a peruvian crime family. But in the summer of 2013, that’s exactly what she was doing. Gomez, the proprietor of a one-woman operation in Lockhart, Texas, called Unlimited Recoveries, is one of the best skip tracers in the world. A combination bill collector, bounty hunter, and private investigator, a skip tracer finds people and things that have disappeared on purpose. Gomez specializes in “hard-to-locate recoveries”—she prefers cases others can’t solve. To track down the fleet of Caterpillar wheel loaders taken by the Peruvians, Gomez reached out to the estranged wife of the family’s patriarch, telling the woman that she was pregnant with her husband’s child. The ruse worked: Eventually the wife told Gomez that the heavy equipment was on its way to a construction site in South America…’
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The Pentagon-Hollywood Connection
More than any other people on earth, Americans have their attitudes about war shaped by Hollywood.
No military ever had a better propaganda machine.
How it all works.
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The Ultimate Education Scam
Donald Trump’s Trump “University” is not the only organization accused of running a scam.
The whole world of higher education is suspect.
Making emphatic promises of a better tomorrow, but being artfully vague about the details, higher ed has turned into a high growth industry with no accountability, unlimited prestige, and utter callousness towards its customers.
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