Privacy

FTC blows the whistle on business coaching program

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

But according to the FTC, marketers of business coaching services took consumers for millions by using offside sales tactics that will likely disqualify them from the Truth-in-Advertising Hall of Fame.

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  • But according to the FTC, marketers of business coaching services took consumers for millions by using offside sales tactics that will likely disqualify them from the Truth-in-Advertising Hall of Fame.
  • The complaint alleges that a Utah-based company called Guidance hired telemarketing outfits sales floors to pitch its supposedly personalized business coaching services.
  • According to the FTC, telemarketers pitched the coaching services as an exclusive one-on-one program of business know-how and specialized market research available only to a limited number of qualified people.
  • Once people signed up the initial cost sometimes topped $10,000 the FTC says the defendants blitzed them with pricey upsells.
  • In fact, the FTC says that the overwhelming majority of people who bought the defendants business coaching services were never able to establish a business.
  • To settle the case, the defendants have agreed to broad injunctive provisions and lifetime bans from business coaching or work-at-home opportunities, with narrow exemptions for certain lawful business activities.
  • Before doing business with a business coach, consider these extra points from the FTC.
  • But according to the FTC, marketers of business coaching services took consumers for millions by using offside sales tactics that will likely disqualify them from the Truth-in-Advertising Hall of Fame.

Where HireRight Solutions went wrong

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tulsa-based HireRight Solutions is a background screening company that thousands of employers use to check out current employees and people applying for jobs.

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  • Tulsa-based HireRight Solutions is a background screening company that thousands of employers use to check out current employees and people applying for jobs.
  • When it comes to Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance, the FTC says HireRight Solutions got it wrong by not using reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information it was selling.
  • The upshot: a $2.6 million civil penalty, the second-largest ever in an FTC FCRA case.
  • The background screening reports that HireRight Solutions sells are consumer reports under the FCRA.
  • That's where the FTC says HireRight Solutions didnt get it right.
  • For example, the FTC alleges that HireRight Solutions had a big backlog because it didnt hire enough staff to respond to peoples concerns about inaccuracies.
  • The complaint charges that HireRight Solutions had a system in place for notifying people, but it was too clunky to be of much practical use.
  • In addition to the $2.6 million penalty, the stipulated order puts provisions in place to change how HireRight Solutions does business going forward.

MERGE Boston Achieves HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture and Meet Compliance Requirements

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Friday, December 2, 2022

MERGE, a leading provider of Full-Service Marketing, today announced the Boston location has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

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  • MERGE, a leading provider of Full-Service Marketing, today announced the Boston location has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.
  • HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the agencys Boston location has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk.
  • This achievement places MERGE in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification.
  • The fact that MERGE has achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification attests to the high quality of their information risk management and compliance program.

A 59-year-old Chinese Female Arrested for a Suspected Doxxing Offence

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Date: 2 December 2022

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  • Date: 2 December 2022
    A 59-year-old Chinese Female Arrested for a Suspected Doxxing Offence
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) today arrested a Chinese female aged 59 in New Territories North.
  • She was suspected to have disclosed the personal data of a data subject without his consent, in contravention of section 64(3A) of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO).
  • The investigation revealed that the victim had previously rented a flat from the arrested person and disputes arose between the parties on rental payments.
  • The personal data disclosed included the victims Chinese name, his occupation and the district of his residence.

Partisia and the International Committee of the Red Cross Demonstrate Technology to Address Challenges in Conflict Zones

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Principals from the Partisia Blockchain Foundation (Partisia Blockchain), the organization behind a cutting-edge internet-privacy blockchain infrastructure, will appear together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) tomorrow in Paris for its first Hackathon (the PartiHack).

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  • Principals from the Partisia Blockchain Foundation (Partisia Blockchain), the organization behind a cutting-edge internet-privacy blockchain infrastructure, will appear together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) tomorrow in Paris for its first Hackathon (the PartiHack).
  • Currently working in over 90 countries around the world, the ICRC provides humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable affected by armed conflict and violence.
  • A unique use case, the ICRC partnership provides a visceral example of the power of Partisia Blockchains singularly scalable, privacy-protecting, multi-party computations technology.
  • The Partisia Blockchain community is truly decentralized, made up of developers, researchers, node operators, and token holders from around the globe.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Improved Sports Headset & Clipboard (CTK-2402)

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Friday, December 2, 2022

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  • My design would eliminate the potential lip reading of a coach by opponent team coaches, officials, or players."
  • The invention provides an improved sports headset and clipboard for football coaches.
  • In doing so, it offers an effective way to cover or conceal game communications and play calls.
  • As a result, it eliminates the need to cover the face with a clipboard or paper and it increases privacy and convenience.

Sunbird Messaging Announces Beta App, Brings iMessage and Unified Messaging to Android Users

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Friday, December 2, 2022

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbird Messaging app has launched its closed beta community. The app is the first and only fully featured "iMessage for Android" app that only requires your Android phone. (No personal server, Apple device, or desktop software is required.)

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  • Sunbird is a new messaging app that gives Android users a fully featured iMessage and the ability to unify the world's most popular messaging apps in one app inbox.
  • The app is the first and only fully featured "iMessage for Android" app that only requires your Android phone.
  • Android users can join the "early bird" list to be the first to receive an invitation to access the Sunbird beta user group.
  • "We've solved 14 years of communications challenges associated with Android messaging," states Danny Mizrahi, CEO, and Founder of Sunbird Messaging.

Global Drone Market Analysis and Technology Report 2022-2027: UAVs have Been Witnessing Wide Adoption Across Military Applications

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Friday, December 2, 2022

UAVs have been witnessing wide adoption across many military applications, including air strikes, surveillance, traffic monitoring, rescue and search operations, bomb threats, hostage situation control and fugitive tracking.

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  • UAVs have been witnessing wide adoption across many military applications, including air strikes, surveillance, traffic monitoring, rescue and search operations, bomb threats, hostage situation control and fugitive tracking.
  • UAVs do not pose any threat to human life, and thus government agencies are adopting this technology to counter critical situations.
  • The report concludes with detailed profiles of the major vendors in the global drone market.
  • The scope of the report, however, does not include players operating in the drone insurance and the drone racing markets.

Whistic Integrates the 2023 Shared Assessments (SIG) Questionnaire into Vendor Security Network

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Whistic , the leading vendor security network for both buyers and sellers, today announced the release of the Shared Assessments 2023 Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) Questionnaire for users of the Whistic Assess and Whistic Profile product offerings.

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  • Whistic , the leading vendor security network for both buyers and sellers, today announced the release of the Shared Assessments 2023 Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) Questionnaire for users of the Whistic Assess and Whistic Profile product offerings.
  • Whistic is a proud partner of Shared Assessments, which has become a trusted source for third party risk assurance, said Whistic CEO Nick Sorensen.
  • Located in the heart of the Silicon Slopes in Utah, Whistic is the network for assessing, publishing, and sharing vendor security information.
  • The Whistic Vendor Security Network accelerates the vendor assessment process by enabling businesses to access and evaluate a vendors Whistic Profile and create trusted connections that last well beyond the initial assessment.

IBN (InvestorBrandNetwork) Announces CryptoCurrencyWire Audio Production Featuring Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin

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Friday, December 2, 2022

CryptoCurrencyWires latest audio production features Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin and Director of the Litecoin Foundation , a non-profit organization focused on promoting the adoption, education and development of Litecoin.

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  • CryptoCurrencyWires latest audio production features Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin and Director of the Litecoin Foundation , a non-profit organization focused on promoting the adoption, education and development of Litecoin.
  • To begin the interview, Lee discussed the volatility of the cryptocurrency space since he founded Litecoin in 2011.
  • To hear the entire episode please visit: https://www.CryptoCurrencyWire.com/CryptoNewsAudio
    The latest audio production from CryptoCurrencyWire continues to reinforce IBNs commitment to the expansion of its robust network of brands, client partners, followers and the growing IBN Podcast Series .
  • These risks and uncertainties could cause the companys actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.