Finally, homeland security encompasses far more than counterterrorism. And although clearly anchored by a 240,000-person federal agency, homeland security relies on the Intelligence Community, the Departments of State, Justice, Defense and Treasury — and many other parts of the federal government, as well as every state, county, local, and tribal government in one way or another as well as informed citizens. … [Read more...] about Building comprehensive Homeland Security efforts
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Keep in mind not every Apple update is perfect. Some have had significant issues that broke major features on devices. Tap or click here to see what a recent update from Apple broke. But Apple is pretty good about releasing new updates to fix previous ones, if need be, and updates are still worth it for the security patches. … [Read more...] about 6 security settings iPhone and iPad users need to change right now
Don't carry your Social Security card in your wallet, and never give out your Social Security number or other sensitive personal information (including your birthdate, bank account and credit card numbers) just because someone asks. Always review the monthly statements for your bank account and your credit cards, and be on the lookout for any transactions you didn't make. If you receive paper statements, be sure to shred those, as well as any credit card offers or other documents that might be valuable finds for identity thieves rummaging through your trash. Whenever you're on a public Wi-Fi, be sure to use a virtual private network, or VPN, which will give you a layer of security. Change your passwords periodically, and use complicated ones that an identity thief would never guess. (Did you know a survey found 17% of people were still using "123456" in 2016? Come on!) Take advantage of free credit freezes available from the major credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. … [Read more...] about What’s the Risk to Your Identity in Glastonbury?
“We are seeing new firms trying to enter our market — using zero or low equity commissions as a lever,” Crawford wrote. “We’re not feeling competitive pressure from these firms ... yet. But we don’t want to fall into the trap that a myriad of other firms in a variety of industries have fallen into and wait too long to respond to new entrants. It has seemed inevitable that commissions would head towards zero, so why wait?” … [Read more...] about With zero trading fees, Schwab risks blowing up brokerage model it built
The good life was never meant to last this long. Not, at any rate, the version enshrined in modern homes that dot Los Angeles’s premium hillsides and made Southern California a research center for domestic living. The home-as-lifestyle-laboratory was a specialty of mid-century architects, who fussed over their creations, took risks on new technologies, and cared more about staying one step ahead of the present than about how their designs would fare in the future. I recently visited two of those houses, John Lautner’s Silvertop in Silver Lake and Charles and Ray Eames’s Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades, and came away excited and reassured that another generation is working to preserve those architectural experiments and at the same time keep their improvisational spirit alive. It’s not an easy trick. … [Read more...] about Restorations at L.A.’s Eames House and Silvertop Were Not Simple Jobs