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Eduard Goodman

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Eduard Goodman is the Chief Privacy Officer at Identity Theft 911—the nation’s premier identity management, fraud solutions and consumer education service. He blends a unique consumer and business perspective to resolve issues around privacy, fraud and identity management.

6 Tips for Safer Passwords

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6 Tips for Safer Passwords

6 Tips for Safer Passwords

The recent hack attack that compromised nearly 2 million Internet passwords worldwide highlights consumer vulnerability online—and the need for users to get more sophisticated when it comes to security. Hackers stole nearly 2 million website log-in credentials from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and other sites, according to the cybersecurity firm Trustwave. One reason for the widespread… Read More

Another Reason to Hate Jury Duty: Identity Theft

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Another Reason to Hate Jury Duty: Identity Theft

Another Reason to Hate Jury Duty: Identity Theft

Upright citizens know it is their duty to report to jury service. However, scammers are taking advantage of this sense of civic responsibility in a new trend of identity theft schemes. U.S. District Judge David Herndon in Illinois is cautioning residents after there were reports of calls that seemingly come from local courthouses or law… Read More

Your Kids’ Identities Just Got Safer

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Your Kids’ Identities Just Got Safer

Your Kids’ Identities Just Got Safer

Privacy advocates – and parents – have a lot to celebrate. Last week, the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, went into effect — providing greater online privacy protections for children under the age of 13. The new law updates a decade-old law that couldn’t keep up with the era of smartphones and… Read More

Should You Think Twice About Facebook Gifts?

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Should You Think Twice About Facebook Gifts?

Should You Think Twice About Facebook Gifts?

Q: Facebook recently announced a new service, Facebook Gifts, that allows users to send Starbucks gift cards, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, GUND teddy bears and other knickknacks for events like birthdays, job promotions and anniversaries. (The Palo Alto, Calif., social networking giant has plans to add more types of gifts every day.) Are there any risks… Read More

Google Wants to Get to Know You Better. Uh-Oh.

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Google Wants to Get to Know You Better. Uh-Oh.

Google Wants to Get to Know You Better. Uh-Oh.

In case you haven’t heard, Google wants to make life simpler by moving to one companywide privacy policy. Yes, that’s right. The company that started out as a little search engine has grown into a behemoth that dabbles in everything from social networking to picture sharing to 3D modeling. And it plans to integrate information… Read More

What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

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What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

Whether you’re a Facebook user, a privacy wonk, or both, you’re likely aware of the social network’s settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, announced this week. Under terms of the settlement, Facebook must now get users’ permission before it changes the way their personal information is shared. The social network also agreed to submit to… Read More

What to Do When You Get a Data Breach Letter

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What to Do When You Get a Data Breach Letter

What to Do When You Get a Data Breach Letter

A day doesn’t go by when we don’t read news of a data breach at a major company, healthcare facility or financial institution. The breaches at Epsilon, Sony and now brokerage Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, are a good example. We asked Eduard Goodman, Identity Theft 911 chief privacy officer and an expert on international privacy… Read More

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