Enjoy our roundup of stories that piqued our interest this week.
This week we tackle the following:
- 7-year-old caught vaping CBD at school - He said he got the vape device from his mother’s purse.
- Police: Hundreds of citations issued for underage drinking and fake IDs in Bryn Mawr - Age ID solves these types of problems
- Georgia ranks among top states for identity theft and fraud - Since the CDC launched its investigation
- What Is Identity Theft Insurance, and Should You Get It? - But is it worth buying?
More and more, it seems that protecting your personal data comes at a premium. From financial institutions like Capital One to social media networks like Facebook, a number of high-profile companies have fallen prey to hackers recently.
That includes the massive 2017 data breach of Equifax, the Atlanta-based credit reporting agency. That breach alone compromised the data of 147 million people, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Even as companies take a more pointed approach to protecting data, the trend continues: One recent report found more than 10,000 breaches occurred between Jan. 1, 2005, and Aug. 31, 2019.
Georgia ranks among top states for identity theft and fraud
While cannabis will likely be a massive industry, these newly public companies are still learning how to manage Wall Street expectations—and that has been a “painful learning process,” Markiewicz says.
“In the long run, [the vaping crisis] is just a bump in the road,” says Morningstar analyst Kristoffer Inton, who predicts that the real growth opportunity for cannabis companies is in the underdeveloped derivatives market, such as edibles and beverages.
Identity theft is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. In fact, according to a 2016 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey, approximately 10% of people over 16 reported that they'd been the victim of some type of identity theft in 2016
There are many types of identity theft. Often, the perpetrator misuses your personal information to open credit cards in your name or gets hold of your existing credit cards and makes unauthorized charges. Whatever form it takes, identity theft could cost you money and time.What Is Identity Theft Insurance, and Should You Get It?