8 Things Not to Keep in Your Wallet this Holiday Season

8 Things Not to Keep in Your Wallet this Holiday SeasonYou’re doing your holiday shopping in the midst of those distracting sales and crowds. You’re checking your gift lists (twice!) and your budget. You’re juggling bags and boxes. And you’re paying little attention to your purse or wallet. These are the moments when identity thieves will strike. “Pickpocketing can happen virtually anywhere, and people should be on their guard, especially while shopping this holiday season,” says Ken Chaplin, senior vice…

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Working as an Employee and Making the Best of It

Working as an Employee and Making the Best of ItHave you ever thought about going into business for yourself?  Have you found the one special product or service that would enable you to be your own boss?  Have you ever wondered how you could turn the dream of working for yourself into a reality?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, were you able to succeed? Well, I haven’t.  I work for someone else.  I have a 9-5 job…

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Best Buy Customers Hit by Data Breach

Best Buy Customers Hit by Data BreachNames and email addresses of Canadian and U.S. customers of Best Buy, some banks and other firms have been exposed in a data breach. Best Buy Canada and Victoria, B.C.-based AbeBooks were among the companies that sent emails Monday to Canadian customers informing them that hackers may have gained access to their files after a data breach at Dallas, Tex.-based marketing and communications firm, Epsilon. The company, which bills itself…

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WikiLeaks Putting Lives at Risk

WikiLeaks Putting Lives at RiskThe State Department has warned the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks that its expected release of classified U.S. documents would endanger countless lives, jeopardize American military operations and hurt international cooperation on global security issues. The department’s top lawyer urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a letter Saturday to keep classified documents off the website, remove records of them from its database and return any material to the U.S. government. Lawyer Harold…

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Feds spend $90M over 5 years to protect cyberspace

Feds spend $90M over 5 years to protect cyberspaceThe federal government has launched its cyber-security strategy, which will cost $90 million over five years. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis announced the launch Sunday at Ottawa Hydro as part of October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. “The Internet has become an invaluable tool for Canadian families, businesses and governments,” Toews said. “(But) increasingly cyberspace is being used and exploited by those who do us…

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