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2013-09-16 23:23:03

Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million Chicago-area healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July that held private patient information including Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Scambook, the...

2013-09-14 23:03:25

idcloak releases an article underlining the importance of safeguarding basic personal data as protection against Cybercrime, especially where older generations of society are concerned. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 idcloak publishes a new four-part article on the most common types of cybercrime, where it begins and how to stay protected. The article’s author, idcloak's Robin Welles, explains the importance of educating the public on web-based threats, especially those...

2013-09-10 23:04:44

Maker of Saga lifelogging app demonstrates a continued commitment to user privacy. Seattle (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 A.R.O. Inc., makers of Saga, the essential lifelogging app, today announced it has been awarded the TRUSTe Privacy Certification and TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Certification, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the highest standards of privacy protection around the globe. TRUSTe is the world’s leader in data privacy management, and has rigorous requirements for its...

2013-07-08 23:21:16

Badosoft's Privacy Optimizer has been released to help Internet users maintain privacy, secure their data and keep potential intruders away from their private information & files. Rijeka, Croatia (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Badosoft Ltd., a collaborative group of software and hardware experts, has recently released Privacy Optimizer to keep Internet users safe from spies and data thieves. The software allows users to protect files & folders, securely delete files and offers options...

Consumers Urged To Reclaim Their Name By FTC's Julie Brill
2013-06-27 04:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As the privacy rights of Americans have come under the spotlight in recent weeks, one federal regulator is pushing for a new initiative that would give consumers the ability to reclaim control of their personal data from brokers, Web sites, and other entities. Commissioner Julie Brill, a long-time privacy advocate, said on Wednesday her 'Reclaim Your Name' initiative would give consumers access to the knowledge and technology...

2013-06-25 23:01:00

Later this summer, Outlook with Ben Kingsley will debut a report on the $50 billion dollar identity theft crime epidemic and what people can do to stay safe. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 “That could never happen to me” are words that are spoken by an increasing number of Americans each year, and yet identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. As dependency on technology in personal and professional lives has increased, so has the opportunity for criminal activity....


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'