E-Waste Map Reveals Worldwide Impact Of Discarded Electronics

The organization “Solving the E-waste Problem” (StEP) recently released a new report revealing the worldwide toll of discarded electronics. Electronics are constantly getting revamped and upgraded, and what do people do with their outdated device? Throw it away. In 2019, global sales of new equipment included 214 million televisions, 299 million personal computers and tablets, and 1.52 billion mobile phones, …

Top Tips to Help Avoid Costly Identity Theft

The damage caused when confidential information is left in mailboxes, garbage cans, and recycling containers leads to not only major financial losses but also emotional repercussions that can take years to fully mend and recover from. In this week’s article, read more as we look at the rising costs of identity theft and tips to avoid becoming a victim of …

Omaha Woman Arrested For Stealing Financial Documents

Omaha, NE, Dec. 4, 2013 – On Wednesday, Omaha woman Ashley Stewart was sentenced to court for stealing numerous financial documents from mailboxes. Steward was arrested in February for unrelated charges, and when police searched her home, they uncovered a binder of financial information stolen from over 100 individuals. The documentations Steward abstracted contained personal financial information from individuals, businesses, …

Data Security Problems Put Healthcare.gov Users At Risk

Heathcare.gov entered the world with a bang. After initial failures with the website’s debut, users became skeptical about the services. Even worse, these data security problems deter uninsured and under-insured visitors from meeting deadlines for coverage. Many of the initial website problems claim to be fixed, but a trail of security malfunctions still exists. Data Security Problems on Healthcare.gov On …

5 Ways To Avoid Identity Theft This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means shopping season is underway. Cyber Monday is Dec. 2, and as every year projects, it will be bigger than ever. Online shopping projections show that online shopping this holiday season is expected to reach almost $60 billion. With so many excited shoppers scrambling through purchases, the chance for identity theft, scams, and …

What every user should know about passwords

The idea of an unauthorized user gaining access to your personal information is scary. However, if you own a smart phone, computer or tablet this is simply the cost of doing business. We protect our devices from harm, but do we really pay as much attention as we should to our passwords? They represent the only real barrier between our …

Free Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event

Come join the City of Bellevue as we help residents raise awareness about the importance of document shredding and electronic recycling Shredding and Recycling Event in Bellevue This free recycling event will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Southroads Technology Park along Fort Crook Road, near Childs Road in Bellevue. Residents can bring personal papers that need to …

EPA Releases Report on Electronic Recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report on electronic waste and electronic recycling in the United States. Figures show that the United States has generated more than 3.4 million tons of electronic waste in 2011, an increase from 3.3 million tons in 2010. Electronic Recycling Report Almost 25%, or about 850,000 tons, made its way to electronic recycling …

Keep Personal Information Protected to Avoid Identity Theft

A recent burglary in the Omaha Metro area proves the importance of protecting personal information to avoid identity theft. A Sarpy County family is still recovering from a recent burglary where thieves broke in through a back door and took social security numbers and other personal information. It is important to keep personal information locked up, even when it is …

Advocate Health Care Sued Following Data Breach

The recent massive data breach at Advocate Health Care has already had legal consequences. Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate and a subsidiary, Advocate Medical Group, are facing a state class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of two named plaintiffs and 4 million individuals whose personally identifiable health records were taken along with four desktop computers in a burglary in July. The computers …