If Asked For Social Security Number, Keep These 3 Things In Mind « CBS Pittsburgh

The next time you are asked to provide your Social Security number, keep these three things in mind.

First, ask yourself who reached out to whom?

 

Second – ask why they need it? If it’s a private company wanting to run a credit check, for instance, you can always ask if you can pay on a cash basis.

Third, see if their purpose requires your full number?

 

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PennDOT: Drivers don’t have to remove registration stickers

After many social media posts circulating on Facebook pages of local lawmakers and media outlets, PennDOT has clarified what to do about old registration stickers.

According to dmv.pa.gov, “Law enforcement agencies have electronic access to PennDOT’s database from their patrol vehicles, which allows them to verify if a vehicle registration is valid. In addition, many use license plate reader technology to efficiently validate registrations.”

Anyone cited for an expired sticker can contact PennDOT

Source: PennDOT: Drivers don’t have to remove registration stickers

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

As the Russian atomic energy agency gradually took charge of a company that controls one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States, a stream of cash made its way to the former president’s charitable organization.

The sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup.

Source: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

California sues to stop Trump’s border wall: ‘No one gets to ignore the laws. Not even the president’ – LA Times

Filed in federal court in San Diego and including the California Coastal Commission as a plaintiff, the lawsuit states its purpose is “to protect the State of California’s residents, natural resources, economic interests, procedural rights, and sovereignty from violations of the United States Constitution” and federal law.

Source: California sues to stop Trump’s border wall: ‘No one gets to ignore the laws. Not even the president’ – LA Times

U.S. bans use of Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage

The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive barring use of the Russian company’s product.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke ordered that Kaspersky Lab software be barred from federal government networks while giving agencies a timeline to get rid of it.

Source: U.S. bans use of Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage

Feds discover tunnel in Calif. after arresting 30 immigrants – NY Daily News

Border Patrol agents arrested 30 immigrants suspected of crossing a Southern California border Saturday through an underground tunnel, federal authorities said.

Officers found a crude opening and a ladder inside the tunnel north from the Otay Mesa border entrance shortly after 1 a.m., U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said in a statement.

Source: Feds discover tunnel in Calif. after arresting 30 immigrants – NY Daily News

Clinton Lost, But Republicans Still Want to Investigate Her

Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials.

The House Judiciary Committee, which has declined to investigate the Russian meddling, approved a resolution this past week to request documents related to the FBI’s now-closed investigation of Clinton’s emails. In addition, Republican on that committee wrote the Justice Department on Thursday and asked for a second special counsel, in addition to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to investigate “unaddressed matters, some connected to the 2016 election and others, including many actions taken by Obama administration.”

“The American public has a right to know the facts — all of them — surrounding the election and its aftermath,” the lawmakers wrote.

Source: Clinton Lost, But Republicans Still Want to Investigate Her

Airport worker punches Easyjet passenger – CNN.com

(CNN)Europe’s budget airline EasyJet flew into a storm Sunday after it emerged a member of the ground staff at Nice airport in France had punched one of its passengers in the face while he was holding a baby.

The victim was due to travel on EasyJet flight 2122 from Nice to Luton airport outside London on Saturday. The flight was delayed for a grueling 11 hours. EasyJet says the airport employee does not work for the airline.

Source: Airport worker punches Easyjet passenger – CNN.com