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Friday, March 30, 2012

It is interesting to note that automa...

It is interesting to note that automakers and the government believe female cras... http://ow.ly/1irqLO

Female Crash Dummies Injured More - ABC News

COMMENT: It is interesting to note that automakers and the government believe female crash dummies are important in determining crash-worthiness in light of studies showing women are at greater risk than men of suffering injury or death in crashes while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) really does not see it as necessary. While the IIHS is a non-profit and has issued some important opinions and reports, the Member Groups are all insurance companies and the funding sources are insurance associations.

Is the difference of opinion on the crash dummy issue a subtle way to try and discredit the studies about women suffering more serious injuries or death and therefore a way to lower the value of women's injury claims?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NTSB chief says if technology produce...

NTSB chief says if technology producers focused on automobile safety, specifical... http://ow.ly/1ioaR8

Gadgets share blame for distracted driving , NTSB chief says - The Washington Post

SUMMARY: NTSB chief says if technology producers focused on automobile safety, specifically those things that cause driver distraction, rather than sales there would be less highway fatalities.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

- Consumer Protection and Financial ...

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Social Security Administration Disability Definitions

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Consumer Protection and Financial Definitions

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Woman who fell off pier after texting while walking shares her story | ABC57 | South Bend IN News, Weather and Sports | Local News

COMMENT: Another incident showing how distracting texting really is. Luckily woman was not hurt.

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According to recent study, passwords ...

According to recent study, passwords should be at least 12 randomized characters... http://ow.ly/1ieGcp

While jury duty can be burden, it is ...

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Juror who lied to get out of duty arrested after bragging about it months later on talk radio - The Denver Post

COMMENT: While jury duty can be burden, it is important that people serve for our system to work. People who fake disabilities to avoid it should be severely punished.

Interesting question: If this woman goes to trial on the criminal charges would she want a jury or judge to decide her fate?

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Passwords Need at Least 12 Characters to Be Safe, Study Finds | SecurityNewsDaily.com

SUMMARY: According to recent study, passwords should be at least 12 randomized characters long and consist of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Payday lenders contributing to pro-Ro...

Payday lenders contributing to pro-Romney super PAC in a likely effort to stop t... http://ow.ly/1id3w9

Payday lenders scrutinized for funneling cash to super PACs ? USATODAY.com

COMMENT: Payday lenders contributing to pro-Romney super PAC in a likely effort to stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from regulating payday lending. These companies must hope that Romney would limit the power of the CFPB and other federal agencies from regulating this basically unregulated area. While Romney is against federal regulation in general, unclear where he would stand with regard to payday lending.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

- Protect Yourself Against Phantom D...

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Protect Yourself Against Phantom Debt Collectors

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Caller ID spoofing scams aim for bank accounts ? USATODAY.com

COMMENT: Cyberthieves using Caller ID spoofing (tricking your phone into thinking message comes from the actual entity) to get access to your banking and other information. Another reason to be careful about what info you give out when you get a call, text or email. You should always verify the source before giving out personal information.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

- FTC Targets Phantom Debt Collector...

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FTC Targets Phantom Debt Collectors

FTC TARGETS PHANTOM DEBT COLLECTORSby Jeffrey LapinAccording to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) many consumers ... http://bit.ly/AonNbn

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Possible new treatment for people who...

Possible new treatment for people who have sustained a serious spinal cord injury. http://ow.ly/1i2fXi

Drivers can be easily distracted even without cellphones, study shows ? USATODAY.com

COMMENT: Study should be a warning to drivers that anything other than focusing on driving can be a distraction increasing the risk of an accident.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Transportation Department hearings wi...

Transportation Department hearings with automakers start today. Have blogged abo... http://ow.ly/1hZoOa

LinkedIn is a hacker's dream tool - Mar. 12, 2012

COMMENT: I do not believe LinkedIn users are alone in having to worry about "spear phishing." All social media sites are vulnerable.

Article should serve as a reminder about being cautious about opening email.

In addition, always remember the old expression, "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

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COMMENT: Transportation Department hearings with automakers start today. Have blogged about the DOT proposals on our website (http://bit.ly/xDdWU5)

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Better Business Bureau | Top 10 Scams of 2011

BBB's Top 10 Scams of 2011

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

New high definition fiber tracking reveals damage caused by traumatic brain injury

COMMENT: Hopefully this technique will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

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People need to be aware and make sure...

People need to be aware and make sure they report any debt waiver, not just cred... http://ow.ly/1hOYvg

Canceled credit card debts come back to haunt taxpayers ? USATODAY.com

COMMENT: People need to be aware and make sure they report any debt waiver, not just credit card debt. Make sure you keep any Form 1099-C's and give them to your tax preparer/ accountant or list them if you file your income tax yourself.

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