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How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest

Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. But when he was named president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the country’s ...

As tech giants face Congressional investigation, states must step up regulatory oversight too

Tiffany Olson Kleemann Contributor Tiffany Olson Kleemann is the chief executive officer of Distil Networks. She formerly served in executive roles at Symantec and FireEye and was deputy chief of staff for cybersecurity operations under President George W. Bush. More posts by this contributor Bots distorted the 2016 Election. Will the midterms be a sequel? ...

TurboTax and H&R Block hide their free tax filing tools from Google on purpose

Low income Americans can file their taxes for free, but odds are they ended up paying anyway. ProPublica found that tax filing giant Intuit is deliberately concealing search results for its free filing service, instead pointing all consumers toward its paid products. While users visiting TurboTax’s homepage will be greeted with what looks like free ...

YC alum Keeper raises $1.6M to help gig workers pay taxes

Matrix Partners has backed one of Y Combinator's recent graduates. ...

With cybersecurity threats looming, the government shutdown is putting America at risk

Putting political divisions and affiliations aside, the government partially shutting down for the third time over the last year is extremely worrisome, particularly when considering its impact on the nation’s cybersecurity priorities. Unlike the government, our nation’s enemies don’t ‘shut down.’ When our nation’s cyber centers are not actively monitoring and protecting our most valuable ...

PSA: File your US tax return before scammers steal your refund

It’s tax season! You know what that means? It’s scamming season, too. You might have heard this story before. A scammer starts by spoofing an email pretending to be the chief executive of a company, angrily demanding that someone in accounting or human resources immediately sends over their employees’ W-2 forms “or there will be trouble!” ...

IRS can do more to protect against tax fraudsters, watchdog says

A government watchdog has said that the Internal Revenue Service could do more to prevent tax fraud if it invested more money in ensuring that the identities of taxpayers are properly verified. From the IRS’ own data, fraudsters scammed the agency out of at least $1.6 billion in tax refunds during the 2016 tax season ...

Debit Cards – A Smart Choice?

08.14.2008 · Posted in Finance Articles

Debit cards are associated with checking accounts. Consumers can use them as credit cards if they contain a Visa or MasterCard logo on them. They don't incur fees like a credit card does because they are backed by the amount of money in the account. With that said, are debit cards as ...

No More Tax Troubles with IRS Online Payment

06.05.2008 · Posted in Miscellaneous Articles

These days everything can be done online. Listening to and acquiring music is now mainly the domain of the internet and so is a lot of other things such as ordering items, playing games and meeting new people. But lo and behold, the advent of new technology can make even such things as filing taxes ...