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LifeLock settles with FTC over ID theft product claims


LifeLock will pay $11 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and $1 million to a group of 35 state attorneys general to settle charges that the Tempe, Ariz.-based company made false claims about its identity theft products.

The FTC contended that LifeLock’s claims were “deceptive” because the fraud alerts it places on customers’ credit files can only protect against certain types of identity theft, such as new account fraud, which occurs when an ID thief opens up new financial accounts by using the victim’s name and Social Security number.

However, the FTC’s complaint alleged that LifeLock’s services do not prevent against the “misuse of existing accounts,” nor do they prevent medical or employment ID theft.

Under the agreement, announced this week, LifeLock is prohibited “from making deceptive claims and required to take more stringent measures to safeguard the personal information they collect from customers,” according to an FTC news release.

“This agreement effectively prevents LifeLock from misrepresenting that its services offer absolute prevention against identity theft because there is unfortunately no foolproof way to avoid ID theft,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in the statement. “Consumers can take definitive steps to minimize the chances of having their personal information stolen, and this settlement will help them make more informed decisions about whether to enroll in ID theft protection services.” :::MORE HERE:::

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BTC – Coaltioned protests occurred nationally to recuse local and national governments for playing a role in objectifying citizens with “soft surveillance” or “corporate voyeurism”. This is the term to describe indirect surveillance of persons doing what they do as a byproduct of having a camera on site for other reasons (i.e. to control people who run red lights or to watch for afterhours intruders with intent to steal or malign property).

Camera Fraud, Liberty Restoration Project and others worked together to form a more prolific dissent over the use and abuse of surveillance today.
News Digest Updates on the protests below:

PHOENIX CAMERAFRAUD PROTEST, PHOENIX ARIZONA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: American Traffic Solutions HQ in Ahwatukee
9801 S 51st Phoenix, AZ 85044

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CHICAGO RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – CHICAGO, IL
Date: Sunday, February 14th, Noon to 3 pm CT
Location: Intersection of Addison & Western

PHILADELPHIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – PHILADELPHIA, PA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: S Broad St & S Penn Square

ST. LOUIS RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – St. Louis, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14th, Noon to 3 pm CT
Location: Intersection of Clayton and Hanley Road

KANSAS CITY RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – KANSAS CITY, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon – 3pm
Location: 39th and Southwest Trafficway

COLUMBIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – COLUMBIA, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Intersection Broadway and Providence Road

SPRINGFIELD RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – SPRINGFIELD, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Intersection of Glenstone and Sunshine

LOW COUNTY RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – SAVANNAH, GA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Intersection of Derrene and Abercorn

AUSTIN RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – AUSTIN, TX
Date: Sunday, February 14th, Noon
Location: TBA

SANTA MARIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – Santa Maria, California
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2pm
Location: TBA

LOS ANGELES RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – LOS ANGELES, CA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069


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