Survive a Social Media Blunder

You’ve seen the headlines, social media mistakes that tear lives and businesses apart.

There are countless examples on the Internet, like story of Justine Sacco, a PR executive who tweeted an insensitive comment about Aids before boarding an 11-hour flight to Africa. By the time her plane landed, she had become a viral sensation — she was retweeted thousands of times and then fired.

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IRS Wraps Up the “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2016

The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with identity theft topping this year’s list but with phone scams and phishing schemes also deserving special mention. Taxpayers need to guard against any ploys to steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes.

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Tips to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse remains a growing problem in the United States. Various studies in the past few years put the range at somewhere between $2.9 billion and as high as $36.5 billion. It’s important for consumers and banks to be aware of the warning signs and to take action to protect older people and their money. With all the scams both online and in person, being aware is the first step.

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I Dared 2 Hackers to Destroy My Life

Last year, after reporting on the hacks of Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, I got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach, in a time when so much of our lives is contained in these giant, fragile online containers. So I decided to stage an experiment that, in hindsight, sounds like a terrible idea: I invited two of the world’s most elite hackers (neither of whom I’d ever met) to spend two weeks hacking me as deeply and thoroughly as they could, using all of the tools at their disposal.

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