The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) admitted this week that it had suffered a data breach last August through October (2018), about which it learned last October (2018), but which it only advised those affected this week (the last week of January, 2019). Consider these dates when also considering the fact that just last month (December 2018, two months after ANA knew about the data breach) ANA was pushing back, hard, against legislation regarding more stringent requirements for – wait for it – notification of data breaches.
If you didn’t yet get a notice from Amazon about a credit from the settlement of the anti-trust price-fixing lawsuit against Apple and book publishers, you may be wondering “Am I entitled to the Amazon credit from the lawsuit settlement?”. You may even have come to the conclusion that you aren’t going to receive credit from the settlement, even though you are sure that you purchased ebooks from Amazon before April of 2012. Well, just because you haven’t received the notice yet, doesn’t mean that you don’t have a credit coming. Here’s how to find out if you are getting a credit from that lawsuit settlement.
Did you get an email from Paypal with the subject ‘PayPal Debit MasterCard Information’, or something similar, telling you that a Debit Card Credit will be deducted? Here’s why.
Amazon has many ways of getting your Amazon order to you, and one of those ways is FedEx (Federal Express). And, as Amazon has started using FedEx more often, people are starting to find more blank FedEx doortag notices on their doors. So just what does a completely blank FedEx door tag notice mean? What are you supposed to do with it? Do you need to sign it?
There is another rash of the Facebook privacy notice disclaimer hoax going around Facebook. This is the disclaimer where the Facebook user takes a stand and says that Facebook cannot use their content. Bullpuckey, of course they can use your content – you agreed to that when you signed up for a Facebook account.
A rash of fake Verizon Wireless account notifications hit the Internet this week, showing outrageous charges that are, supposely, hitting your bill. They have the subject line of either “Thank You for your Verizon Wireless Payment” or “Your Bill Is Now Available”. Of course, the links take you to all sorts of spam and scam sites, so don’t be taken in. Here are some examples of the fake notices, with links to places such as http://integrallisambiental.com.br/k5CGsJe6/index.html, http://pliki.unigroup.pl/MFQanBuj/index.html and http://www.mayphe.com.br/DyXEBK63/index.html.
A new website and service called “Slightly Morbid” allows you to store a list of email addresses to be notified in case of your death, serious illness, disappearance, or other situation warranting notifying all of your closests friends whom you’ve never met. While getting a death notice by email may seem, well, slightly morbid and impersonal, it’s better than not knowing at all.