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If you want help from Equifax, there are strings attached

Equifax is offering help for people whose personal information was hacked -- but there are big strings attached.<p>The credit reporting agency announced Thursday that the personal information of as many as 143 million people was compromised in a data breach between May and July. The stolen data …

Identity Theft

How To Find Out If You've Been Hit By The Equifax Hack

Everyone should be worried about the latest cybersecurity breach.<p>Equifax, one of the main credit score providers in America, announced Thursday that the company was the victim of a large-scale hack that exposed the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of an estimated 143 million …

Identity Theft

How to Lock Down Your Money After the Equifax Breach

If you haven't already, the first, best, and fastest way to protect yourself from the Equifax data breach is to place a security freeze on your …

Identity Theft

Lawsuit seeking up to $70 billion filed against the US firm Equifax after hack exposes customer data- Technology News, Firstpost

As nearly half of the US population fell victim to a massive cyber fraud at credit reporting agency <b>Equifax</b>, a Democratic Senator has called for a …

Identity Theft

Oops: Equifax Executives Dumped Stock Before Massive Hack Was Made Public

According to the company, the timing was a total coincidence.<p>On Thursday, Equifax, one of the biggest consumer credit-reporting agencies in the country, disclosed some extremely bad news, if you put “high risk of having my identity stolen” in the bad-news category: hackers had accessed company data …

New York Times

Equifax data breach could create lifelong identity theft threat

When a credit card gets stolen, it's easy for the victim of the crime to shut down the card, get a new account number and avoid monetary loss. But financial peril rises and can persist for years when personal data likely to stay the same forever -- like Social Security numbers, names and dates of …

Identity Theft

Equifax Is Trying To Make Money Off Its Massive Security Failure

<b>UPDATE:</b> Sept. 11 ― <b></b>In a reversal, Equifax said in a statement Monday morning that the company wouldn’t require credit card information from victims of the company’s data breach who sign up for its free service.<p>“We are not requesting consumers’ credit card information when they sign up for the free …

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Think Twice Before Signing Up For Equifax's 'Free' Credit Monitoring

After announcing a “security incident” that impacted 143 million customers Thursday, Equifax is offering customers a year of free credit monitoring …

Identity Theft

The Equifax Hack Was Massive. Here's How To Freeze Your Credit.

Call not just one, but all three credit reporting agencies. Protect your PIN. "At this point it's the prudent course."<p>"I would have never thought that credit freezes are worth the hassle for us," Liz Weston, a financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, told BuzzFeed News. "But at this point …

Equifax data breach: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked

This breach of personal data potentially affects a vast number of people in the US, UK and Canada. Here's how to find out if your identity is compromised.<p><b>Editor's note, Sept. 11, 2017</b>: We recommend that anyone with a credit history assume they were affected by the hack, as Equifax's hack-checker …

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Equifax data hack: What are your legal options?

Can you sue Equifax? We look at that question, as well as what the government is doing and what you should do if you're one of the 143 million affected.<p>Nearly half the US woke up Friday to find out their Social Security number might have been stolen, thanks to hackers who breached the database of a …

Identity Theft

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How to manage for collective creativity

What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, …

Creativity

Why we need to rethink capitalism

Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and …

APIs

5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares …

How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates …

Public Speaking

The puzzle of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional …

APIs

The optimism bias

Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- …

Psychology

Martin Luther King Jr. as leader: A TED Talks playlist

Today in the United States, we’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader. Dr. King was an activist, an orator, a thinker, and …

The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with …

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The most popular TED Talks of all time

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The courage to tell a hidden story

Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given …

Gaza

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

How to live before you die

At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the …

Love, no matter what

What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In …

APIs

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless …

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The orchestra in my mouth

In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of …

APIs

Embrace the shake

In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was …

APIs

Why we have too few women leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces …

Sheryl Sandberg