Black Women Enter the Boardroom

April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Black women are clearly leading the charge to bring diversity to corporate boardrooms. In the past weeks black women have taken positions of leadership at some of America’s biggest and best known tech corporations. Netflix announced that, Susan Rice, former national security advisor and ambassador to the U.N. has joined it’s board of directors. Rice continues...

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City of Atlanta Hit By Ransomware Attack

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The City of Atlanta computer network was hit by a ransomware attack last week. The attack left a portion of the city’s data encrypted. According to city officials the full extent of the attack is still under investigation.  Attackers were successful in shutting down some of the city’s online services, including “various internal and customer-facing applications”...

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Breach Brief – Under Armour

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Athletic equipment maker Under Armour has reported that 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal fitness and nutrition app and website have been affected by a data security breach. According to the company the MyFitnessPal team discovered the breach on March 25  and the culprit had gained unauthorized access to user accounts in February. Under Armour reported...

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Black Woman to Lead Diversity at Lyft

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lyft, the chief rival to Uber in the ride sharing market, has named Nilka Thomas as its new Vice President of Talent and Inclusion. Thomas will  oversee recruiting, inclusion, diversity and employee relations. Thomas is a native of  Anchorage, Alaska and attended the University of Oregon where she was an All-American in track and field....

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Facebook’s Dirty Scandal – Now You Know!

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world’s greatest social media network! The greatest collector of personal information in history of mankind! The greatest surveillance machine ever created! All this can be said of Facebook. But when you screw up it quickly becomes equally great.  Facebook knew its security was weak.  Facebook’s Chief Information Security Officer, Alex Stamos  argued that the...

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Rapper Snoop Dogg, like many rappers, is hell bent on growing his money. He has transformed his career in music into other businesses most notably the weed industry. Now, according to TechCrunch, the D-O double G’s Casa Verde Capital venture firm recently closed its debut fund with a $45 million take. Cannabis, weed, reefer, whatever...

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Cyber criminals have developed a new scam targeting your cell phone. Known as the ‘port-out scam’ criminals are are using stolen information to trick cell phone carriers into transferring legitimate phone numbers to new devices. The result is leaving consumers with dead cell phones and vulnerable to even more crimes. Your cell phone is probably...

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There are lot of ways that the IRS can figure out your income. In addition to your W-2 and 1099 the IRS also receives information from your bank and other financial institutions and your credit card company.  According to Debt.com if something is not adding up then your information gets red flagged by a system...

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How to Check Your Child’s Credit Report

March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Originally published on CreditCards.com Written by Dinah Wisenberg Brin Parents place the utmost attention on their children’s safety, education, health and happiness, but even the most conscientious parent may overlook another matter that can affect their child’s future: the child’s credit report. With some exceptions, most children under age 18 should not have a credit...

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Tax Season 2018 – What the IRS Won’t Do!

February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

To keep from becoming a victim during tax season you have to know whats happening. Dealing with the IRS is rarely fun. So you need to know what to do when you hear from them. Most importantly you need to know how the IRS makes contact. Here’s a hint, they don’t email or call to...

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