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Good morning everyone. Yesterday, I read this article from Krebs on Security regarding the recent Starwood / Marriott data breach. In the article, there was a very powerful section that talked about 2 realities that all Americans need to come to grips with in regards to privacy, data security, and our powerlessness when it comes to securing our data. Here are the 2 realities from the article:
Reality #1: Bad guys already have access to personal data points that you may believe should be secret but which nevertheless aren’t, including your credit card information, Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, address, previous addresses, phone number, and yes — even your credit file.
Reality #2: Any data point you share with a company will in all likelihood eventually be hacked, lost, leaked, stolen or sold — usually through no fault of your own. And if you’re an American, it means (at least for the time being) your recourse to do anything about that when it does happen is limited or nil.
Updated at 10:50am PT on 12/5: According to the New York Times, Netflix paid $100 million to keep “Friends” for 1 more year. That is the power that “Friends” fans have over Netflix.
Good morning everyone. I am not sure if you heard the 2 big stories that broke Monday morning: Netflix was planning on removing the TV show “Friends” from their service beginning January 1 and American Express announced BIG changes to the American Express Business Platinum Charge Card. Not surprising, Netflix users freaked out and started complaining on Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few complaints from this USA Today article. After a few hours, Netflix reversed course and granted users’ wishes: “Friends” would be on Netflix through 2019. That’s one win for the little guys! But what about the second big story from Monday?