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Marsha Blackburn says Your Data is the Bedrock of Tech Companies’ Revenue

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, July 18th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about the bipartisan BROWSER Act and the dangers of FaceApp ahead of the first Senate Judiciary Tech Task Force meeting she is leading this afternoon.

“A quick scroll through an average Instagram feed this morning revealed post after post of artificially-aged faces—all thanks to FaceApp, who now owns those images, and can do whatever they like with them,” said Senator Blackburn. “Don’t mistake that recklessness for trust. Ask anyone who downloaded that app last night how they feel about it this afternoon.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn speaking about the BROWSER Act.

Senator Marsha Blackburn speaking about the BROWSER Act.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) wants to make consumers aware that Identity theft is on the rise in Tennessee, and it’s costing residents.

A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows a more than 20% increase of identity theft in the Volunteer State last year as 6,808 Tennesseans reported being a victim of identity theft.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn introduces BROWSER Act

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn 

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Thursday, April 11th, 2019 Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced S.1116, the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act.

The BROWSER Act requires communications and technology companies to provide users with clear and conspicuous notice of their privacy policies and the ability to opt-in to the collection of sensitive information and to opt-out of the collection of non-sensitive information.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Amy Klobuchar ask FTC to take action to protect Competition and Online Privacy

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) sent the following letter asking the Federal Trade Commission to address concerns regarding potential privacy, data security, and antitrust violations involving online platforms.

“Tennesseans are rightly concerned about who owns their Virtual You,” Senator Blackburn said. “They want to be certain that their privacy is protected in both the physical and virtual space. The FTC has a responsibility to hold technology companies accountable for securing their platforms.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Senator Marsha Blackburn

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says ‘Sweetheart’ Scammers Will Break Your Heart, Empty Your Wallet

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2019) quickly approaching, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to be wary of ‘sweetheart’ scammers who claim to love you but, in reality, are only after your money.

Learn How to Spot The Red Flags of a Scam Before You Lose

Learn How to Spot The Red Flags of a Scam Before You Lose

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Advises everyone to Approach Free Trials with Caution

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The option to “try before your buy” when looking for a product or service can be enticing, but the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division is advising consumers to approach free trial offers with caution.

While there are many reputable companies offering free trials, some use these offers as a way to sign you up for more products—even if you don’t want them. These subscriptions can end up costing hundreds of dollars before the consumer realizes their accounts have been debited.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Secure Your Information During Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – While technological advances have made everyday tasks easier, they’ve also increased the vulnerability of consumers’ most sensitive personal data. Electronic financial accounts, healthcare information, and social media profiles can be exposed in just a few clicks by enterprising scammers. In recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Tennessee Consumer Affairs and Securities divisions are providing tips to help keep your information safe online.

Technological Advances Provide Convenience but Leave Unsecure Information Vulnerable according to Tennessee Consumer Affairs.

Technological Advances Provide Convenience but Leave Unsecure Information Vulnerable according to Tennessee Consumer Affairs.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Warns of a New Scam Trend that Promises Quick, Easy Money

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The offer sounds simple, lucrative, and fun: Get paid to advertise a well-known company or product just by adding a decal to your vehicle. Unfortunately, consumers are the ones being left in the dust by scammers who eventually drive away with the profits.

The auto decal scam targets consumers who are contacted by an individual posing as an advertising or promotional company looking for people interested in earning weekly income of $500.00-$700.00 by simply placing an advertisement decal or “wrap” on their vehicle.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs offers Tips to Avoid Summer Job Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says If a Summer Job Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As the school year comes to a close, many students are searching for a way to earn money during summer break.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is advising Tennesseans of all ages to be wary of job announcements that promise more than they can deliver.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Tips for Holiday Gift Returns

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The holidays have come and gone, leaving some Tennesseans with gifts to be exchanged or returned.

Before bundling up and heading out to the store, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Division of Consumers Affairs encourages consumers to review the following tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help the gift return process go smoothly.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

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