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Your Money or Your Data!

The WannaCry cyberattack raised awareness of many outdated computer systems' vulnerabilities. Fingers have been pointed at the National Security Agency, Microsoft, and companies that failed to patch their systems.

When Fighting (Alleged) Crime Doesn't Pay

Francisco Riordan says he helped expose Rothenberg Ventures to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It's a touchy subject in job interviews.

E-Z Auto Loans Are A Tough Business

Don Foss recently stepped down as chairman of Credit Acceptance Corp, a company that pioneered subprime auto loans. Many investors are now shorting the stock of Credit Acceptance. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating its auto loan collection practices.

Fannie and Freddie’s Many Happy Returns

Investors have filed suit claiming that dividends paid by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the federal government constitute an illegal confiscation of private property. In 2012, the federal government changed the terms of its preferred shares so that all profits from Fannie and Freddie would go to the federal government except for funds held in reserve.

Would You Pay for Your Online Privacy?

There is room to defend the Trump administration’s overturn of the Obama administration’s rules covering online privacy. The Obama administration’s privacy rules would have required broadband providers to ask customers permission before collecting personal data for use in selling ads.