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Aura and Blue Star Families expand efforts to reverse disproportionate rate of cybercrime affecting military families

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Aura, the leader in intelligent safety for consumers, and Blue Star Families, the nation's largest grassroots military family support organization, announced the next evolution of their partnership. The expanded collaboration aims to address the higher-than-average rates of identity theft, fraud and other types of digital attacks among active-duty service members, Veterans and their families.

Key Points: 
  • "This community has made tremendous sacrifices to protect our country, civil liberties and freedoms," said Aura Founder and CEO Hari Ravichandran.
  • "The rate of cybercrime and financial loss experienced by military families is a massive disparity that requires addressing," said Blue Star Families Founder and CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet.
  • Blue Star Families is the nation's largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness.
  • Blue Star Families' nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs.

CAR WARRANTY ROBOCALLS TAKE NOSEDIVE AMID GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN, ACCORDING TO ROBOKILLER INSIGHTS

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 4:48pm

With back-to-school and holiday shopping right around the corner, Americans can expect robotexts like these to inundate their phones.

Key Points: 
  • With back-to-school and holiday shopping right around the corner, Americans can expect robotexts like these to inundate their phones.
  • Tips On How To Stop Phone Scams:
    Don't answer phone calls from unknown numbers, especially those that call or text at odd hours.
  • Download a spam text and call blocker like RoboKiller to equip your phone with the latest technology to stop scams.
  • RoboKiller's robocall and spam text insights are powered by a global database of millions of phone scams and audio fingerprints.

FLEETCOR to Appeal Ruling in FTC Case

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:31pm

FLEETCOR strongly disagrees with the ruling on liability, which the Company believes was reached prematurely.

Key Points: 
  • FLEETCOR strongly disagrees with the ruling on liability, which the Company believes was reached prematurely.
  • Beginning in 2017, FLEETCOR voluntarily cooperated with the FTC and implemented enhanced disclosures addressing the concerns raised by the FTC.
  • FLEETCOR takes governance and oversight matters seriously and is confident it has acted in accordance with all applicable laws, said Steven Stull, Lead Independent Director.
  • The Board fully supports the Company and Ron Clarke in their efforts to overturn this ruling.

New Study Finds the Best and Worst States in America for Identity Theft and Fraud

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 3:00pm

SEATTLE, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A new study by Batten, a trusted website for security product recommendations, reveals which states rank at the bottom in protecting their residents from identity theft and fraud. The study analyzed Consumer Sentinel data on the rise of identity theft and fraud in each state and major metropolitan areas, and then evaluated them using a composite score that's weighted based on growth rates, dollars lost, relative monetary impact, consumer protections, and preventative measures in place.

Key Points: 
  • "Our data suggests a few states took action when they became aware of what was happening, and they were well-equipped to handle it.
  • However, a bulk of states were ill-prepared and their residents paid the price.
  • Using the FTC Consumer Sentinel data, Batten established the rate of fraud and identity theft by state (per 100,000).
  • To add a qualitative layer to the study, Batten explored what states are doing to prevent, deter, and mitigate identity theft and fraud.

Privya leaves stealth with $6M to tackle data privacy challenges in cloud applications by shifting left

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 2:00pm

TEL AVIV, Israel , Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Privya today emerged from stealth with $6M in funding for its data privacy code scanning platform. The seed round was led by Hyperwise Ventures, together with several angel investors.

Key Points: 
  • As companies, applications and AI models handle more and more personal information, governments have responded with new data protection laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation and California's Consumer Privacy Act .
  • "Cybersecurity has shown us there are better ways; shifting left and stopping bad practices during development, so they never make it to production at all."
  • Shifting privacy left, Privya's scanner analyzes how sensitive data is handled in code, understanding which types of data are being collected and how they are being used, stored and sent to third-party services.
  • Privya shifts left on privacy, so data protection can be dealt with as part of the development life cycle, preventing compliance violations.

Nomorobo Assists Urgent FCC and Carrier Efforts to Crack Down on Auto Warranty Scam Robocalls

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:37pm

"With more than eight billion auto warranty calls made since 2018, this particular scam is one of the biggest threats Americans face on their phones today," said Aaron Foss, Founder and CEO of Nomorobo.

Key Points: 
  • "With more than eight billion auto warranty calls made since 2018, this particular scam is one of the biggest threats Americans face on their phones today," said Aaron Foss, Founder and CEO of Nomorobo.
  • "Nomorobo Max already stops all of these types of robocalls so it just made sense for us to publically share our data to help catch these criminals."
  • The FCC, carriers, and the public can access Nomorobo's auto warranty scam information database at https://www.nomorobo.com/autowarranty .
  • Nomorobo is a privately held company on a mission to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls, telemarketing, spam, and scam calls on their mobile phones and landlines.

TINA.org Notifies Celebrities Promoting NFTs

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

And though NFTs are often marketed as valuable pieces of digital art, there can be grave financial risks associated with investing in them.

Key Points: 
  • And though NFTs are often marketed as valuable pieces of digital art, there can be grave financial risks associated with investing in them.
  • Consumers deserve to understand the full picture behind a celebrity endorsement so that they can make fully informed decisions on whether or not to invest in NFTs.
  • For celebrities who do have a vested interest, their endorsements are not only biased, but also potentially increase the value of the company and the NFTs that the celebrities own (known as artificial price influences ).
  • To read more about TINA.orgs investigation of celebrities promoting NFTs, see: https://truthinadvertising.org/industries/celebrities-promoting-nfts/

FTC Solar and AUI Partners to Shorten Build Times and Increase Energy Yields with New Distributed Generation Solar Tracking Solutions

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 12:05pm

With faster delivery and installation times than current solutions on the market for smaller projects, FTC Solar's DG Solutions Business Unit with AUI Partners will provide solar tracking services for sites under 20MWs.

Key Points: 
  • With faster delivery and installation times than current solutions on the market for smaller projects, FTC Solar's DG Solutions Business Unit with AUI Partners will provide solar tracking services for sites under 20MWs.
  • FTC Solar's DG Solutions Business Unit with AUI Partners will provide solar tracking services for sites under 20MWs.
  • FTC Solar and AUI Partners will utilize proprietary automation technology to provide a fast turnaround time on project quotes.
  • Come see how FTC Solar and AUI Partners can reduce your lead time and increase your energy yields.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Is Investigating Corcept, Hannon Armstrong, NIO, and Generac and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:00am

Our investigations concern whether these companies have violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.

Key Points: 
  • Our investigations concern whether these companies have violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.
  • On this news, Corcepts stock price fell $3.71 per share, or 16.91%, to close at $18.23 per share on December 8, 2021.
  • For more information on the Generac investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/GNRC
    About Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.
  • The firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivative, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Is Investigating Intuit, Kohl’s, F45, and Argo and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:00am

Our investigations concern whether these companies have violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.

Key Points: 
  • Our investigations concern whether these companies have violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.
  • On May 4, 2022, Intuit agreed to pay $141 million to settle similar allegations regarding Turbo Tax.
  • For more information on the Argo Group investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/ARGO
    About Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.
  • The firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivative, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country.