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 Sept. 4 Phone Forum: Correcting Retirement Plan Mistakes Using IRS Correction Programs

Sign up now for this Sept. 4 phone forum and learn how the IRS correction programs for retirement plans work, how to address common plan failures, tips to expedite submissions and how to resolve issues that can’t be addressed under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System.

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Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV News

Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV News.

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Once the Civil Code is amended, cats, dogs and other animals will no longer be considered as “personal property” but as living, “sentient” creatures. That is a formula that has already been adopted by several European countries.

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You can carry a privacy-minded wireless hotspot in your pocket–engadget

Devices like the Safeplug can deter companies and governments from snooping on your devices at home, but they’re not much good when you’re on the road. That’s where the PORTAL (Personal Onion Router To Assure Liberty) project comes into play. Load the customized firmware on to certain travel hotspots (some TP-Link models and their clones) and you can maintain strong privacy anywhere you have internet access, without using special software; think of it as an anti-surveillance tool in your pocket. It not only puts you on the Tor anonymity network that spies hate so much, but supports connection masking add-ons that prevent your Tor data from being blocked. You can visit China without worrying that you’ll have to use an insecure, heavily censored connection just to get online.

Read about the main drawback in the rest of the article.

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Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49-Engadget

Google Adds User Account Menu to Chrome Canary-TNW Blog

Logo used from the start of the Chrome project until March 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Chrome has supported multiple user accounts for years now, but the options to add and manage them have been buried in the browser’s settings. In fact, if you actually navigate to the proper section (Hit the menu button, choose Settings, and scroll down to “Users”) and add a few users, you can’t actually switch between them from there.

Google is toying with a complete revamp of the user account system in its browser, clearly borrowing a lot from Chrome OS.

Read the entire article and check out the illustrations here.

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Lawyers Won’t Lose Clients to DIY Legal Services=Lawyerist

Sam Glover:

Currently, consumers can pick from a range of options for do-it-yourself legal services. You can get a divorce at OfficeMax, a will from Amazon, and dissolve a partnership with LegalZoom. Those are just a few examples, of course. There are hundreds of DIY legal documents available online and offline.

People who want to do their own legal work are, naturally, not likely to hire a lawyer in the first place. And people who hire lawyers do not want to do their own legal work.

Read Sam’s entire piece and find out why he thinks “…now is not the time to panic…”.

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IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to represent the IRS.

“There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail. A big red flag for these scams are angry, threatening calls from people who say they are from the IRS and urging immediate payment. This is not how we operate. People should hang up immediately and contact TIGTA or the IRS.”

Additionally, it is important for taxpayers to know that the IRS:

  • Never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone.
  • Never insists that taxpayers use a specific payment method to pay tax obligations
  • Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation. Taxpayers usually receive prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies.

Read entire article here.

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