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‘I Felt Used, I Felt Abused’: Multiple North Texas Customers Scammed

‘I Felt Used, I Felt Abused’: Multiple North Texas Customers Scammed

At least a dozen customers of an alarm company were targeted by ... “I felt used, I felt abused,” Vandygriff said. ... A spokesman told the Ones for Justice at least 12 customers in the Dallas area fell for the same scam.
Ring Employees Fired for Snooping on Customer Doorbell Videos

Ring Employees Fired for Snooping on Customer Doorbell Videos

Over the past four years, Ring has fired four employees after finding each one attempted to access video data that went beyond what was necessary to do their job.
New regulations for Illinois gun dealers take effect Friday …

New regulations for Illinois gun dealers take effect Friday …

A law taking effect on January 17, 2020 will impact firearms dealers, their certification and how they do business.
1.20.20 NESA Monitor

1.20.20 NESA Monitor

Industry News 'I Felt Used, I Felt Abused': Multiple North Texas 1.17.20 CBS DFW - At least a ...

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Business & Legal Topics the Security Industry Must Watch in 2020

Business & Legal Topics the Security Industry Must Watch in 2020

Security Industry Has Sights on 3G/CDMA Sunset

Security Industry Has Sights on 3G/CDMA Sunset

Debunking 4 of the biggest cloud myths

Debunking 4 of the biggest cloud myths

Security Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Security Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

‘I Felt Used, I Felt Abused’: Multiple North Texas Customers Scammed

1.17.20 CBS DFW - DALLAS, Texas At least a dozen customers of an alarm company were targeted by a local scammer in the Dallas area. By all accounts, Vicky Vandygriff was a happy customer of Vector. She signed up for the company after a saleswoman knocked on her door...

New Texas laws going into effect on Jan. 1

1.1.20 CBS Austin Within a few hours, some new laws will begin in Texas starting Jan. 1. Flood Funds The Senate bill creates a flood infrastructure fund between the state and local governments. The funds can be used for flood research, planning and mitigation...

There are new Texas laws going into effect next week that you …

 12.26.19 - KHOU - Houston - From Bingo to health costs and disasters, several new laws go into effect January 1. If your resolutions for the Near Year include knowing Texas laws, there are going to be a few new ones that you'll want to read up on.  They are all...

Private Security Rules Formally Adopted by DPS in Texas Register

CHAPTER 35. PRIVATE SECURITY SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS 37 TAC §§35.1 - 35.7 The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts amendments to §§35.1 - 35.7, concerning General Provisions. These rules are adopted without changes to the proposed text as...

Hackers Are Taking Control of Ring Cameras and Using Them to Taunt Both Adults and Children

12.15.19 - inc.com - Ring blames it all on customers re-using passwords. It seems ironic that a product purchased to peace of mind could make you vulnerable to malevolent hackers, but apparently that's exactly what's been happening to some Ring camera owners. Several...

Texas governor directs state agencies to reduce occupational licensing requirements

12.2.19 - Ballotpedia - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on October 8, 2019, directed the heads of state agencies to reduce occupational licensing regulations, fees, education requirements, and prohibitions for individuals with criminal records, where appropriate. In the...

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Here are the bills we’re watching during Maryland’s 2020 …

The 2020 Maryland legislative session is set to be one of the state’s most momentous and impactful in recent memory. And that’s really saying something, given that within the last decade the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation that raised the minimum wage in most industries to $15 per hour, abolished the death penalty, and strengthening of gun control.

Bills to watch for the 2020 Legislative Session

Hoping to keep up with what is happening at the State Capitol this year? Look no further than the Y’all Politics bills to watch list. This list will be updated throughout the 2020 Legislative Session as bills die and survive.

Keeping an eye on licensing

Occupational licensure is the requirement to meet various educational and experience measurements to practice a trade or profession within a state. In Oklahoma, the Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission was created to review the occupations that require this standard.