What You Need To Know About the Equifax Data Breach
International credit reporting agency Equifax says that a cybersecurity breach exposed Americans’ personal information — including Social Security numbers and addresses — for a span of about two months. Around 143 million people could be affected.
Equifax will notify affected consumers via direct mail and email. The company has also created a dedicated website (http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/) where people can check to find out if their personal information was part of the breach. Equifax says it will offer one full free year of complimentary credit and identify-theft monitoring. But be sure to read the fine print; by signing up for the credit-monitoring, you might be giving up some rights to sue. Read the story from The AP.
Pullback On Campus Sex Misconduct Enforcement
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday that the Trump administration is rolling back sexual assault guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama’s administration. She did not say what the guidelines will be replaced with. Read the story from NPR.
The deadly 8.1-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami warning. Read the story from NPR.
Amazon Looks To Build Second Headquarters
The announcement set off a hot municipal contest — and one big thought experiment. Mayors across North America said their cities would be the perfect home for 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment. Read the story from NPR.