Ct Atty Gen Investigating Blue Cross For Data Breach & Delay Of Notifying Victims

November 9, 2009
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Ct Atty Gen Investigating Blue Cross For Data Breach & Delay Of Notifying Victims

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating Blue Cross Blue Shield’s loss of confidential information, including tax identification and some Social Security numbers, for all 18,817 of its individual Connecticut health care providers, as well as seeking additional identity theft protection for affected doctors, therapists and other professionals. Blumenthal said that the company and its affiliates...

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Governments Offer Inexpensive and Helpful Travel Information Galore

November 9, 2009
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Governments offer a great array of free and reasonable travel brochures, maps and information.

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Computer Virus Can Put Child Pornography On Your Computer: AP Investigation

November 9, 2009
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WRITTEN By JORDAN ROBERTSON, AP Technology Writer Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography. Heinous pictures and videos can be deposited on computers by viruses — the malicious programs better known for swiping your credit card numbers....

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Customer Can’t Understand CL&P Billing Practices, Sending Dunning Letters To People Who Pay On Time

November 8, 2009
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This email came recently from a CL&P customer. She says she finds no justification for CL&P’s billing process for those like her who always pay their utility bills on time. I guess we need to keep looking at the billing practices of CL&P and its parent company, Northeast Utilities. It seems that NU just...

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Outlet Malls: Few Real Bargains Available At Discount Outlet Stores

November 8, 2009
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Every once in a while some media will write or talk about what great bargains are available at discount outlet stores. I wish these journalists actually did their homework and compared prices at discount stores to sale prices at regular department stores or on Internet sites like Amazon and eBay. What they would discover...

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Stressed? Drive Your Way To A Better Day

November 8, 2009
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Are you stressed?  I can help you!  In my first series for CT Watchdog, I will teach you how in just 5 minutes you can feel more calm and energized! Whenever I’m having a bad day it’s usually because I’m living on “autopilot”. This is the feeling I get when I motor through the...

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1 out of 10 of MoneyGram’s Canadian sales agents were crooks, FTC says

November 6, 2009
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1 out of 10 of MoneyGram’s Canadian sales agents were crooks, FTC says

The $18 million settlement MoneyGram International has agreed to pay U.S. consumers who were tricked into transferring $84 million to the U.S. and Canada for fraudulent schemes is the tip of the iceberg. Worse, CtWatchdog believes, is the allegation leveled against MoneyGram by the Federal Trade Commission that 10 percent of MoneyGram’s Canadian agents...

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles Collide More Often With Pedestrians And Bicyclists

November 6, 2009
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Proving a maxim that all things positive also have negative aspects, it turns out that hybrid electric vehicles have a higher incidence rate of pedestrian and bicyclist collisions than regular vehicles. ConsumerReports.Org said today that a recent report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) blamed the higher incidence rates to the fact that the...

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Norton Internet Comes Through To Quickly Solve Windows 7 Upgrade Problem

November 6, 2009
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When considering which firm to purchase Internet protection from, you might want to consider my experience with Norton today. After installing the Windows 7 OS on my month-old Vista computer, Norton stopped working and it failed to recognize that I purchased a three-computer 2009 Norton Internet package. I gave up trying to fix it...

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