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SourceCast: Episode 107: Fired Up About Equifax

The Equifax hack from last September is making headlines again as news hits that hackers likely got even more information than originally disclosed. As this story unfolds, there are reports that the government is ending investigations into the original breach and no legal action is being taken against the company or Equifax executives.

To freeze your credit, contact each of the credit bureaus using these phone numbers:

Equifax: 1-800-349-9960
Experian: 1‑888‑397‑3742
TransUnion: 1-888-909-8872

If you would prefer to use a website, here are the links (be sure to record the PIN they give you at the end of each process):

Equifax: https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/jsp/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp
Transunion: https://freeze.transunion.com/sf/securityFreeze/landingPage.jsp
Experian: https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html#content-01

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SourceCast: Episode 106: #%@& Facebook

While the title is a joke, this week I take a serious look at Facebook’s declining usage and the tactics they are deploying to secure a life-long user base.  Their problems go deeper than “fake news”.

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SourceCast: Episode 105: Joey On Jamaica

Last week I traveled to Jamaica.  Since Amazon is dominating the news, I decided to learn more about this country that hosts my family every year.  I focused on what Jamaica exports, major companies, and what China’s increasing investments mean for the country.

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SourceCast: Episode 104: Watching Amazon Eat The World

As Amazon grows in cloud, retail, and groceries – they are targeting (pun intended) their ambitions to physical stores and pharmaceuticals. For a one-time online book store, Jeff Bezos seems to have a piece of almost every industry. What happens to the rest of us when Amazon eats the world?

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SourceCast: Episode 103: The Spectre’s Embrace

Week 2 of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU issue brought more information and more confusion.  As companies attempt to fix the issue, even more problems arise.  I spend the episode understanding what those issues are and discuss consumer’s options.

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