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Comment by Phil on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 18, 2018 04:37 AM)
In the light of your admirable request for correct English, would you not think that “Firms that track consumers online activities ...” needs an a...
Comment by RandiO on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 18, 2018 02:22 AM)
Mr. Rankin, it is totally PC to use the real word instead of "p*rn". However, if you wish to not include that actual dictionary word in your newlette...
Comment by Peter on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 18, 2018 12:51 AM)
"An Ohio man has been indicted on 16 federal charges of spying on thousands of U. S. citizens, schools, and companies via their computer cameras and.....
Comment by NB on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 10:11 PM)
Newville TK: I agree with your comment about distributing proceeds of fines to the victims and not to the government. I disagree about the consume...
Comment by Dave Fox on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 07:11 PM)
The fine is not enough - they should also be liable for all expenses that incur because of there sloppy security!...
Comment by GuitarRebel on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 05:34 PM)
"Should careless guardians of our personal information be finded billions if the data is lost?" That one got by you, Bob. :) Thanks for the great info...
Comment by Jay R on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 05:15 PM)
The Fine Fleet of Flatus Followers is now available. LOL!!!...
Comment by Annette on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 05:11 PM)
I agree with Pat. I am the one who had to shell out for freezing my accounts at other credit bureaus. The companies make a bundle on selling ...
Comment by Newville TK on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 05:08 PM)
Typical gubmint "do-gooders." Notice how the bill does not address recompense for those whose identities were stolen. Revenue enhancement only. Ultim...
Comment by Art Sulenski on Geekly Update - 17 January 2018 (January 17, 2018 04:43 PM)
Thanks for the humorous comments on today's subjects....

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