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For Sale On The Dark Web: Your Tax Refund And Social Security Number

After death, and taxes, we can now add a third 'certainty' to life - identity theft. Amid the business of tax season, it's not just accountants that are toiling hard to collect their fees. As Bloomberg reports, tax season is hog heaven for cybercriminals. The thought of all that personal data just sitting around, unmolested in tax documents, inspires a torrent of creepy scammer creativity. The Krebs on Security blog provided a glimpse...

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Why Is The State In Our Bedrooms & Living Rooms As Well As Our Bank Accounts?

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, There's a word to describe a state with unlimited power over the private lives, spaces, choices, behaviors, communications and accounts of its citizens: totalitarian. A limited government is concerned with proscribing the exploitation of citizens by elites and criminals. A Totalitarian State seeks control of everything--including what goes on in the ...

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Concerned about White House infighting, Trump eyes shake-up: WSJ

U.S. President Donald Trump, concerned about infighting among his team, is considering a major shakeup of senior officials on his staff in an effort to eliminate some of the White House drama, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The crisis in Syria sharpened Trump's desire to reduce the infighting and he is expected to make some staffing decisions soon, the Journal said, citing a senior administration official.

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US strikes on Syrian base: what we know

The missile strike against a Syrian airbase marks the first time the United States has directly attacked the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. At around 3:40 am Syria time on Friday (0040 GMT) the US military fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airfield near Homs in central Syria. According to the Pentagon, as well as hosting Syrian aircraft the facility was used to store chemical weapons.

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New Features from Twitter, Pinterest, Plus More Small Biz Headlines

Social media isn’t just for promoting your small business — it can also be a great resource for providing customer service. And this week, Twitter added a location sharing feature that can make it easier for some businesses communicating with customers using direct messages. And Twitter wasn’t the only social media platform to add new features this week. Pinterest also added an instant download option for those looking to ...

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t File Taxes Like Your Parents

Growing up, our parents taught us many valuable lessons to lay the groundwork for life on our own. We learned how to share and why we should tell the truth. We learned the importance of respecting others and being on time. They taught us how to properly do laundry and why we can’t eat ice cream for every meal – at least not every...

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Top Mexican official said to tip drug cartel about probe

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a major embarrassment for Mexican law enforcement, U.S. prosecutors said in documents made public Wednesday that the commander of a Mexican police intelligence-sharing unit was passing information on a DEA investigation to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in exchange for millions of dollars.

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