I am sure am not alone in my love/hate relationship with the Google. This latest
policy creepy update by them is getting a lot of deserved attention. More from the Digital Journal article:
The 6 easy steps to taking control of your info are HERE.
That’s what I’ve texted the folks from a certain party planning outfit that’s been sending unsolicited announcements my way. Every time they’ve had the urge to let me know — via text to my cell — about one of their terrific, not to be missed, shindigs, somewhere in one of the five Boroughs of NYC, I’ve send them back a polite request to cease and desist.
That’s actually not entirely true . I haven’t always been polite. At first, I ignored the announcements, but soon they began to get on my nerves. I pleaded that I was neither a partier nor a drinker and that even if I was, I would never go to one of theirs. I threaten to block them, but then found out that my carrier would charge me $4.95 per month, per number in need of blocking. Apparently spammers have a right to, well, spam. I am not that annoyed.
They continued to ignore my pleadings. I continued to curse them under my breath. Then, yesterday I remembered the National Dot Not Call Registry.
So far, it’s working.
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From a great series by ProPublica:
ProPublica asked a simple question of more than 700 homeowners dealing with the administration’s mortgage modification program: Knowing what you know now, what tips would you give someone who’s struggling with a mortgage payment?
Their advice: Get help, stay organized, and don’t give up.
In total, 718 homeowners, all of whom applied for a loan modification through the Home Affordable Modification Program, volunteered tips and tricks for struggling homeowners. While more than a third of respondents were skeptical about the value of program, the majority of respondents suggested simple steps homeowners should take to survive the process of applying for a modification. Culling through the hundreds of responses, three pieces of advice stood out.
Funny advice for President Babar on consumer protection: