• Know the Basics About Virtual Currencies

    NAPSI The recent run-up in price for Bitcoin and other virtual currencies has piqued investors’ interest. However, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) advises investors to understand the risks that go with virtual currencies before adding them to their portfolios. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a convertible virtual...
  • Consejos para comprar y vender joyas

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau ¿Usted recibió un collar durante la temporada de fiestas que no le gusta tanto? O tal vez esta empezando a pensar en el Día de San Valentín y quiere comprar algunas joyas para tu novia. De cualquier manera, puede ser difícil saber...
  • Tips for Buying and Selling Jewelry

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Did you receive a necklace over the holidays that you’re not so fond of? Or perhaps you’re starting to think about Valentine’s Day and want to buy your sweetheart some bling. Either way, it can be difficult to know where to start!...
  • What Is Blockchain?

    Shelly Palmer  Blockchain, the underlying technology that powers bitcoin, is one of the buzzwords of the past year. Practically everyone is talking about blockchain, and for good reason. Distributed ledgers, the term of art for blockchain’s underlying technology, offer an exciting new way to transact business without a central...
  • Fake News: A Case Study

    Shelly Palmer  Real fake news articles feature fabricated stories crafted to push a particular agenda. In most cases, the thesis of the article is supported by alternative facts (lies). But there are more subtle, more insidious types of fake news. Specifically, articles that might pass a cursory fact check,...
  • Netflix scammers are back—and now ‘Se habla español’

    Consumer Action Organization The Netflix phishing scam is back. It was first spotted as early as a year ago, picked up steam last fall, and, as reported by cybersecurity firms MailGuard and Panda Security this month, is now back again to ring in the New Year. Consumer Action’s editors were treated to our very own...
  • La estafa contra usuarios de Netflix está de regreso…y ahora en español

    Consumer Action Organization La estafa tipo “phishing” de correos electrónicos falsos dirigidos a usuarios de Netflix está de regreso. La estafa surgió hace al menos un año, volvió a propagarse este pasado otoño, y, como lo han reportado las compañías de seguridad MailGuard y Panda Security, ha regresado de nuevo como para darle la...
  • Facebook: The Ministry of Truth?

    Shelly Palmer  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently wrote, “Today I’m sharing our second major update this year: to make sure the news you see, while less overall, is high quality. I’ve asked our product teams to make sure we prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local. And we’re...
  • Haga estas cinco preguntas para proteger sus datos

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau A veces parece que cada vez que enciendas las noticias, escucha sobre una nueva violación de datos. Los consumidores están preocupados por su privacidad y la amenaza del robo de identidad, pero a menudo se sienten confundidos acerca de cómo protegerse a...