Gulf Management Systems Partners with NETSOFT MLM Software providing ACH Payments

ACH Payment Processing

ACH Payments

ACH Payments

ACH Payment Processing API providing solution to NETSOFT MLM Software.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gulf Management Systems of Clearwater, Florida announces a partnership with New York-based Sunsoft, Inc.- a leading Network marketing and direct selling Software company to Expand Payment Integration Options.

Gulf Management Systems, a merchant provider of premium payment processing solutions, enters a new relationship with Sunsoft, Inc. an innovator of valuable software in the MLM industry.

Clearwater, FL – December 15, 2018 – Gulf Management Systems, a merchant service provider of premium payment processing solutions, has partnered with Sunsoft, Inc., the provider of world’s most advanced MLM software, to expand payment integration options for all Sunsoft, Inc. customers while offering value to its clients through Gulf Management Systems to expand its reach in the payment solutions industry. Gulf Management’s ACH recurring payments application will now be integrated into the Sunsoft’ software platform as a default payment option, proving as a beneficial partnership for both organizations in terms by transaction fee and turnkey solution.

According to Gulf Management Systems representatives, ACH payments processing is among the most value-conscious methods to accept recurring payments, potentially saving businesses up to 80-percent in processing compared to credit card protocols. As an alternative to wire transfers, ACH allows businesses to keep their bank account number safe from customers, with Gulf Management offering businesses many options with regard to accepting ACH payments through its integrated API. As per the Direct Selling Association (DSA) the MLM market is $34.9 Billion in USA alone.

Offering the world’s most advanced MLM software with 2FA cybersecurity, KYC, Wallet management technology, Sunsoft’ Software platform utilizes an assurance software development practice and 5S modular framework to help a myriad of Fortune 500 companies manage and control their networks with simplified genealogy and tabular views of those networks. Through this alliance the Sunsoft clients are awarded the endless opportunity to seamlessly integrate legacy software for inventory, accounting, CRM, global tax compliance and much more for efficient operation, all the while offering support for more than 120 multiple payment gateway options– including all cryptocurrency business wallets– based on a company’s business model.

Gulf Management Systems payment allows businesses to integrate payment processing into their current software or website via an API Key, converting their software or website into a payment processing service.

Gulf Management Systems is located at 2753 SR 580 Suite 212 in Clearwater Florida and can be reached by calling (800) 947-3156. For more information visit www.GulfManagementSystems.com or email operations@GulfManagementSystems.com.

Sunsoft, Inc is located at 100 Church Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10007 and can be reached by calling (315) 231-6666. For more information visit www.netsoftmlm.com or email sales@sunsoftny.com.

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Dr. Patricia Griffin and Amanda Craten Join the Board of Stop Foodborne Illness

Dr. Patricia Griffin

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Dr. Patricia Griffin and Amanda Craten Join the Board of Stop Foodborne Illness

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stop Foodborne Illness, the national, nonprofit, public health organization representing individuals and families directly affected by serious foodborne illness and dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens, has announced that two influential leaders in the food safety movement, Amanda Craten and Dr. Patricia Griffin, have joined the organization’s board.

Amanda Craten is a mother, an educator, and a food safety advocate from Arizona. She has experienced the impact of foodborne illness directly—her youngest of three children, Noah, was a victim of the Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak in 2013. Her family has been fighting to make change in the food industry ever since. They were the first to take a poultry producer through civil trial and win.

“I am thrilled to help guide this increasingly visible and influential organization,” said Craten. “Food safety has made huge strides in recent years but there is still much work to be done. I want to encourage families who have survived foodborne illness to become architects of change. Stop Foodborne Illness is committed to that principle and hopefully, through our work, more and more families will join the fight to make food safe for everyone.”

Craten is currently a Special Education Assistant for Resource at Desert Palms Elementary School and is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education at Northern Arizona University. Craten’s daughter, Anna, likes to evoke the words of author Heidi Wills: “You can choose to be affected by the world, or you can choose to affect the world."

“Amanda brings the critical knowledge that only comes from personal experience as well as such enthusiasm for our mission to educate, influence policy, and collaborate with key stakeholders to make food safer,” said Lauren Bush, board co-chair of Stop Foodborne Illness. “We are so pleased to have her with us. She is a strong advocate for all families and her voice will be invaluable as we encourage everyone to become more engaged in this work with us.”

Dr. Patricia M. Griffin is Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The branch conducts surveillance for cases of illness and for outbreaks, does studies of human illness due to bacterial agents such as Salmonella and E. coli O157, tracks trends in these illnesses, and analyzes data on the relationship of illnesses to particular foods. Dr. Griffin has supervised epidemiologic investigations throughout the United States and overseas. She has authored or co-authored over 235 journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.

“Dr. Griffin is one of our nation’s most outstanding and credible food safety leaders,” said Michael Taylor, Stop Foodborne Illness board co-chair and former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine. “Her foodborne illness expertise will help guide our organization as we work to build our partnerships with all those in the public and private sectors who share our commitment to preventing foodborne illness.”

“Helping all parties understand the major sources of and trends in foodborne illness is one way that Stop Foodborne Illness can help foster informed decisions by industry and government on policies and strategies that result in safer food,” said Dr. Griffin.

Dr. Griffin holds an adjunct appointment in the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She received an MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, trained in gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in mucosal immunology at the University of Pennsylvania, and in epidemiology with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and a member of the American Epidemiological Society.

Stop Foodborne Illness Is Here to Help You
Stop Foodborne Illness is a national, nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens by promoting sound food safety policy and best practices, building public awareness and assisting those impacted by foodborne illness. For more food safety tips please visit www.stopfoodborneillness.org/awareness/. If you think you have been sickened from food, check this out and contact your local health professional.

For questions and personal assistance, please contact Stop Foodborne Illness’ Community Coordinator, Stanley Rutledge, at srutledge@stopfoodborneillness.org or 773-269-6555 x7. To donate to Stop, visit here.

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CCHR Supports U.N. and Rights’ Groups Demand for Urgent FDA Ban on Skin Electric Shock Devices

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR Florida

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

FDA accused of delaying ban on the electrical device that uses pain to modify behavior.

The FDA continues to procrastinate, as it has done with the ECT, electroshock device, putting individuals at risk of devastating harm.”

— Jan Eastgate, international president of CCHR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban a device that delivers painful electrical shocks to the skin to “modify” behavior in disabled students at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Massachusetts. In a publication of its upcoming priorities, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the FDA was planning to issue a final ban of the Graduated Electronic Decelerator (GED) in the fall. [1] But Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, says media reports say the FDA may take another year to ban it, leaving children, adolescents and adults at risk from the device. CCHR says that all electrical devices use to alter behavior should be banned, including the electroconvulsive therapy devices, also known as electroshock or ECT machines. These deliver up to 460 volts to the brain causing a grand mal seizure throughout the body. Click here to sign CCHR’s Petition to Ban ECT.

A petition started by Gregory Miller to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts calling for a ban on the skin shocks garnered nearly 270,000 signatures before closing about six years ago. It stated, “Not only does the JRC need to immediately stop this practice but Massachusetts legislators need to make these shock procedures illegal.” It pointed out that students have “no voice of their own to describe their pain. They need your help.” [2] Yet CCHR says the FDA has failed to speedily provide that help which requires the device to be banned immediately. “The FDA continues to procrastinate, as it has done with the ECT, electroshock device, putting individuals at risk of devastating harm,” stated Jan Eastgate, international president of CCHR.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) also just issued a formal notice known as “precautionary measures” that called for immediate cessation of the electric shocks at JRC. In a seven-page resolution, the Washington-based panel said that the practice poses a “serious impact on the rights” of the vulnerable children at the school, “particularly on their right to personal integrity which may be subjected to a form of torture.” [3]

Both the GED and ECT procedures are equated with torture, added Diane Stein, president of CCHR Florida, and commenting that Florida residents have been treated at JRC. [4] ECT uses anesthesia and muscle relaxants largely in the treatment of “depression,” while the GED is an external skin shock to control behavior in those with severe emotional, behavioral, psychiatric problems, and autism-like disorders. ECT can cause severe memory loss and permanent brain damage—a fact that one of its manufacturers recently admitted.

The skin shock works by “hooking the students up to electrodes worn on different parts of the body.” When the student engages in “forbidden behavior, a staff member administers a shock. Some students wear the electrodes as much as 24-hours a day, seven days a week. And sometimes for years,” according to the ABC News. [5]

Manfred Nowak, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, wrote to the U.S. government in May 2010, appealing to them to investigate. [6] In 2012, another Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, also formally approached the U.S. government concerned about the procedure and how it “inflicts pain and suffering tantamount to torture in violation of international law.” His remarks followed a video being shown online of then 18-year-old Andre McCollins being given 31 shocks over a seven-hour period in 2002. In the video Andre can be heard screaming and shouting, “Help me. Help me.” He was restrained with belts, face down on a board as the electricity was discharged into his body. [7] About 90 percent of the center’s students are people of color. [8]

In 2013, the UN again cited the GED in a report on torture, which stated that the FDA had “sent a warning letter to the JRC on 6 December 2012” and that “the use of aversive therapy by JRC has been challenged through a variety of state and federal legislative and judicial actions,” including the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into possible violations of civil rights laws….’ [9] The DOJ condemned the practice. [10]

In a 2007 interview with ABC, the developer of the JRC skin shock system, a doctor, said the procedure “has no detrimental effects whatsoever.” Further, “And if it didn’t hurt it wouldn’t be effective. It has to hurt enough so that the student wants to avoid showing that behavior again.” The price tag per student is $200,000 a year, and is financed by tax dollars. [11] Similarly, psychiatrists dismiss any damage from ECT, while a course of treatments can cost up to $35,000 a year, not including hospitalization costs, in a lucrative $5 billion a year industry.

People are encouraged to write to Laurie Lenkel, Director, FDA Office of the Ombudsman, ombuds@oc.fda.gov and demand the Graduated Electronic Decelerator be banned immediately—not in another year’s time.

You can also write to Taunton’s Bristol County Probate and Family Court, which approves the use of GED shock device on JRC students, to protest the court’s approval of a procedure criticized for its torturous affects. [12] Write to the Register’s Office, Taunton Family and Probate Court, 40 Broadway, Suite 240, Taunton, MA 02780.

Disability rights group ADAPT, the American Civil Liberties Union, IACHR and many others have opposed GED shock. [13] Independently, CCHR has campaigned for a ban on all electric shock devices in the treatment of mental disorders, autism or emotional or aggressive behavior, as a violation of fundamental human rights.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

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Sixteen of the world's best young violinists selected for 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition

New Zealand’s most prestigious international music competition takes place in Queenstown and Auckland, 31 May to 8 June 2019

AUCKLAND, AUK, NEW ZEALAND, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The impressive list of competitors in New Zealand’s most prestigious international music competition, the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, has been announced for 2019.

From 31 May to 8 June 2019, sixteen 18 to 28-year-old violinists from across the world will go head-to-head in Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand, for a prize package valued at over NZ$100,000.

They are:

Jacqueline Audas (USA)
Rimma Benyumova (Russia)
Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis (Latvia)
Angela Sin Ying Chan (China)
Hannah Cho (USA)
Do Gyung (Anna) Im (South Korea)
Shannon Lee (USA)
Tianyu Liu (China)
Ashley Park (USA)
Ji Won Song (South Korea)
Yun Tang (China)
Eric Tsai (USA)
Sophie Wang (Taiwan)
Harry Ward (Australia)
Matthias Well (Germany)
Victoria Wong (Australia)

Competition Executive Director, Anne Rodda, says, “The selection panel were hugely impressed by the high standard of entries this year. There is a growing number of international competitions for young violinists, yet the pool doesn’t seem to be getting diluted in any way. We are delighted so many of the world’s best young violinists can make it to New Zealand next year. And, because of New Zealand’s excellent reputation among international musicians, so are the competitors!”

The biennial Michael Hill International Violin Competition is one of the most sought-after violin prizes in the world. The careers of some of today’s classical music legends have been launched in New Zealand. 2019 is the tenth competition.

Rounds One and Two (Quarter-Finals) featuring solo and piano-accompanied works take place in Queenstown from 31 May to 3 June 2019. From there, six Semi-Finalists will be selected to head up to Auckland for Round Three, which takes place on 5 and 6 June at the Town Hall. Leading New Zealand musicians, drawn from the country’s top ensembles, will perform Mozart Quintets with the competitors.

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will accompany the three Finalists at the Grand Finale on Saturday 8 June, with Music Director Giordano Bellincampi conducting.

As well as establishing the careers of some of today’s most renowned violinists, the “Michael Hill” is acknowledged for its superstar judging panel. Every year, Queenstown and Auckland play host to some of the world’s greatest violin soloists and teachers (please see notes below).

The winner of the Michael Hill receives NZ$40,000, a recording contract with the Atoll label, an intensive performance tour across New Zealand and Australia, a personalised professional development programme, a Spirit Bay pendant designed by Lady, Christine Hill and a tour outfit by either Kiri Nathan or Working Style.

The winner is also invited to perform on Sir Michael Hill’s magnificent personal violin, a 1755 Guadagnini named “The Southern Star”, on their Winner’s Tour.

All live rounds are open to the public. Tickets are available now as part of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra subscription season. Single tickets will be on sale in February.

The entire event is also live-streamed, with audio provided by Radio NZ Concert, on www.violincompetition.co.nz, YouTube and the world’s leading online classical music news source, The Violin Channel. In 2017 online activity exceeded one million views throughout the 10-day period, of which over 70 per cent were unique.

For more information, please visit www.violincompetition.co.nz.

FURTHER COMPETITION INFORMATION

The 2019 Selection Panel was Andrew Beer, Justine Cormack, Dr Robin Wilson (Australian National Academy of Music) and the popular 2015 Winner Suyeon Kang.

The prestigious 2019 international judging panel includes Dale Barltrop, Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony and First Violin of the Australian String Quartet, who competed in the very first Michael Hill as a mere 18-year-old; Canadian soloist James Ehnes, who has secured rock star status in the classical world; Mauricio Fuks from Uruguay/USA, a renowned pedagogue; Clara-Jumi Kang of Germany/South Korea is a brilliant young soloist; Anthony Marwood, a very popular violinist from the UK who has many ties to Aotearoa; well-known New Zealand violinist Wilma Smith, who now lives in Australia; and Ning Feng from China – another popular international soloist who won the 2005 Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Dr Robin Congreve is again the Chair of the Jury.

The 2019 collaborating pianists, who accompany the young performers for the initial, Queenstown rounds, are Sarah Watkins and Jian Liu.

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Robert Tauler selected one of America’s 100 Top Civil Defense Litigators

Robert Tauler

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Robert Tauler, of Tauler Smith LLP, was recently selected as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for 2018. Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state are selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®.

“I am honored to receive this recognition, particularly after the hard work our firm has put in to obtain multiple defense judgments recently,” Tauler said.

America’s 100 Top Civil Defense Litigators are chosen by a national selection committee that evaluates candidates by assessing professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, peer reputation and community impact to rank the candidates in each state.

Tauler Smith LLP represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation including false advertising, breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, and intellectual property claims.

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Leaders from Around the World Learn About Intermountain Healthcare’s Operating Model and How It Empowers Caregivers

Recent international guests have come from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, China, and Costa Rica

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leaders from around the world routinely visit Intermountain Healthcare facilities to learn about the Intermountain Operating Model and how frontline caregivers are using it to improve quality, safety, and patient experience. A remarkable 436 guests, including government, business, and industry leaders, visited Intermountain in 2018.

Recent international guests have come from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, China, and Costa Rica. They are interested in Intermountain’s idea system, huddle boards, tiered escalations, and caregiver-led improvements.

Visitors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have come to Intermountain twice this year, touring Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital in Provo and the Intermountain Memorial Clinic in Salt Lake City. The group included top leaders from Saudi Arabia’s ministry of health, which guides healthcare decisions for the country.

“These leaders are interested in how we listen to frontline caregivers and empower them to make changes,” said Dannon Denison, a Continuous Improvement business partner at Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital. She said the groups visit a variety of different departments to learn from frontline caregivers, their managers, and Intermountain leaders.

At the Intermountain Memorial Clinic, the Saudis met with Devin Reid, a practice administrator, and Brandy Siniscal, practice director of pediatrics and internal medicine. “They were interested in how we’ve worked to reduce entry-level turnover and improve the patient experience,” said Devin. “They wanted to know how to break down barriers and empower people outside of traditional top-down leadership. We were able to show them how we do this with our huddle boards and specifically how Brandy engages her team to improve on our fundamentals of extraordinary care.”

“As an organization, we’re modeling how to lead and grow a team,” said Dannon. “We’ve empowered frontline caregivers to have a voice and run their own shop. It’s not just our CEO who’s running things, it’s all of us together. And now that we’ve moved to a One Intermountain structure, the Intermountain Operating Model can help our work improve even more as teams own this culture across the system.”

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

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Particl Cold Staking Pools Gracefully Balances Privacy, Control and Teamwork

The open source project creating privacy-focused dapps drops an early Christmas present that makes it easier than ever to team up and participate in rewards.

Pool participants send their coin to a coldstake script with a stake address owned by the pool and a spend address owned by the participant,”

— Tecnovert, Lead Particl Core Developer

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Particl, a cryptocurrency project devoted to freeing the individual with privacy-focused decentralized apps, has released an open-source staking pool protocol that makes it easy to combine your PART (coin) with other people to earn more frequent staking rewards.

Fittingly termed “Cold Staking Pools”, they operate the same way personal Particl Cold Staking does where participants can delegate their offline coins to an online node which can then stake on their behalf, but without being able to spend their coins. The new pool protocol is freely distributed and makes it easy for anyone to set up a Pool while staying true to Particl’s “Private by Design” philosophy by keeping users in control of their spend addresses. Cold staking pools are also compatible with Ledger Nano S devices, allowing users to cold stake safely with the additional security hardware wallets provide.

Tecnovert adds, “the pool can only stake such outputs and participants can withdraw their coin without interacting with the pool.”

In addition to protecting pool participants and increasing the frequency of rewards by teaming together, there is an added “Observer” mode where participants can verify if the pool is operating correctly. Particl has also included a modern, responsive GUI for Cold Staking Pool operators to use and participants to easily see how their pool is performing.

About Particl:
Particl is a privacy project built on the belief that a more efficient and independent economy can be built without middlemen. Created on Bitcoin codebase, and concurrently updated with each new release, PART became the first cryptocurrency to adopt Confidential Transactions to protect the privacy of individuals. The Open Marketplace is the project’s first privacy-focused dapp that makes it easy to buy and sell stuff for crypto.

About Particl Cold Staking:
Particl Cold Staking enables a dedicated resource connected to the Particl (PART) blockchain to stake on behalf of another wallet without being able to spend its coins. Cold staking nodes are intended to be used in combination with cold, hardware and paper wallets as well as multisig addresses, making it possible to stake “offline” coins with no risk of being hacked or exposing your public key to the network.

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San Francisco East Bay Credit Union Offers Tips to Avoid Card Skimming Fraud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Francisco East Bay Credit Union Offers Tips to Avoid Card Skimming Fraud

Gas pumps, ATMs, transit ticket dispensers, and other point-of-purchase machines can be extremely susceptible to card skimming devices, a method used by thieves to steal your information. 1st United Credit Union is offering 8 easy tips to help their San Francisco East Bay community avoid being skimmed.

Card skimming has become an increasingly dangerous problem as they can be difficult to spot. Many high-quality skimming devices will be attached over or inside the card slot and a tiny camera may be installed nearby to record a PIN as it is entered. Shoppers will not realize their information has been stolen until they receive a statement or an overdraft notice, so it is important to be aware of skimming devices and report any suspicions right away.

Follow these 8 Guidelines to Avoid Card Skimming & Protect Your Information

In order to protect your information, it is important to follow these guidelines from 1st United Credit Union every time you use your card:
1. Do a quick scan of the machine to ensure it has not been tampered with. Don’t swipe if the card reader seems loose, crooked, or damaged or if the graphics aren’t aligned. Compare nearby machines to check if one machine has a flashing slot to insert and the other one doesn’t. All of these may indicate something is wrong with the machine.
2. Be wary of non-bank ATMs as it has been reported by FICO that 60% of skimming occurs at privately-owned ATMs.
3. Check the keypad and if the numbers are hard to press or feel too thick, there may be a false keypad installed.
4. Block your PIN with your hand while you are entering your number in case a camera is recording.
5. Use machines in public view with security monitoring as they are less likely to be tampered with. An ATM inside the store or inside your bank is preferred.
6. Check your account regularly to make sure you can catch the fraud immediately and report it to your bank.
7. Sign up for a fraud alert system from your card provider to help you catch issues immediately and save you trouble. 1st United offers access to real-time text alerts that can help prevent fraudulent transactions on credit and debit cards.
8. Above all, trust your instincts if you doubt the authenticity of a machine. Choose a different machine or use a different payment method.

About 1st United Credit Union

1st United Credit Union has been thriving in the San Francisco East Bay Area since 1932, and offers membership to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, or Kings Counties in California. They offer the highest level of professionalism, transparency, and ethical standards and bring the best solutions for every banking need. They can help you avoid card skimming fraud through various services including account monitoring, the ability to block or reissue a card, and Fraud Text Alerts.

Contact 1st United Credit Union

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IIT Chair Professor Joins Measure Protocol Advisory Board

Professor Pandu Rangan will leverage 30 years of Computer Science and Engineering experience to support blockchain experts on protocol for person-based data

I'm delighted to be a part of this effort and very much look forward to working with the team at Measure. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch the science move from academia to real-world applications.”

— Professor Pandu Rangan

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Measure Protocol, a blockchain-powered marketplace for person-based data, has added Professor Pandu Rangan to its advisory board. A published expert in the design of pragmatic algorithms, graph theory and cryptography, Professor Rangan will apply more than 30 years of experience to assist in the design and validation of Measure's open protocol for person-based data. His deep knowledge in applied cryptography and game theory is invaluable in realizing the company’s goals, to ensure consumer privacy using zero knowledge proofs as part of its proof-of-profile methodology.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with Professor Rangan on this project. There is a real opportunity for a positive sum outcome here — giving consumers control of their data and providing strong guarantees around privacy will increase the volume and accuracy of consumer data available to researchers, to the benefit, ultimately, of everyone,” said John Martin, Chief Technology Officer for Measure Protocol.

Winner of the 2018 Institute Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Professor Rangan is a computer scientist and academic professor in the Institute's Computer Science and Engineering Department. He has published over 200 papers on topics including applied cryptography, secure multi-party computation, and game theory. His current focus academically is on secure message transmission and provable security of cryptographic protocols/primitives.

Rangan added, "I'm delighted to be a part of this effort and very much look forward to working with the team at Measure. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch the science move from academia to real-world applications."

Measure Protocol has a vision that consumers can participate in research and be fairly compensated for sharing their data, without having to entrust third parties with the entirety of their personal profile and data history. The company’s approach features a simple, standardized pricing model indexed by scarcity and complexity, a reputation system for both buyers and contributors that encourages efficient survey design and good faith participation, and a set of economic incentives to encourage data reuse.

About Measure Protocol
Measure was founded in 2018 by a group of media, ad tech, and market research technology veterans with leadership based around the globe in London, Toronto, Chennai, and Silicon Valley. Created to help consumers take ownership of their data and address data quality issues for buyers, Measure is an open blockchain-based protocol that facilitates a marketplace for person-based data where individuals take control of their data and monetize it directly with researchers, advertisers and brands. Consumers contribute data by completing surveys and other data-generating tasks or by providing access to existing data sources such as health and location. Founded on principles of data sovereignty, privacy, transparency, and fair compensation, Measure provides an ecosystem that addresses challenges faced by the market research, advertising and AI industries. www.measureprotocol.com

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EATENSE, The World’s First Digital Dining Plate with Built-in Display, Launches on Indiegogo

EATENSE is the world's first customizable plate that allow users to create their very own personalized plate with a smartphone app.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plates are designed in all colors and shapes for the very reason that they are the foremost expression of one’s own unique style. With the right presentation, a meal turns into an experience; not only does it encourage the mood for the better, it also leads to an enhanced appetite. However, no one plate is ever enough to suit the diverse tastes of the consumer—that is, until now. Eatense is the world's first customizable plate that allows users to create their very own personalized plate with a smartphone app. Equipped with a digital display, users can turn a simple plate into a one-of-a-kind work of art using designs, photos, and videos from their phone. Eatense captures both creativity and functionality with their easy and accessible features.

Luxurious dining experience should not be limited to the space of a restaurant or to the capacity of a chef; it can and should be enjoyed without having to sacrifice one’s convenience. With the Eatense app and plate, you can customize your plate to suit your style, taste, and mood instantly in the comfort of your home, office, and even outside. Additionally, to complement its adaptable nature, the plate has a sturdy hardware sealed within a waterproof body that is easy to charge; it can be brought anywhere without any difficulties. So, while it has the same features of a normal plate, Eatense defies the idea that plates can’t change by combining technical elements to them. With technology, plates are transformed to multi-purposed utilities tailored for the professional setting of a restaurant and for a personal satisfying experience.

The primary features of Eatense include:

– Customization: Can be customized in whichever way to satisfy the user’s creativity and needs
– Water-resistance: Can be washed just like any other plates (IPX8)
– Wireless-Charging: Can be charged easily with a wireless charging pad
– A new creative experience through the simple outlet of a smartphone app: Can customize the plate with a unique design and texts that can display a special message for friends and family as well as information about the food like what the ingredients are and how to make it

Eatense is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo with discounted prices starting at $159. After the campaign, the company anticipates manufacturing and delivery to be fulfilled by the end of July 2019.

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EATENSE, The World’s First Dining Plate


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