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Apr 11, 2012
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    Good morning everyone and welcome to the day everyone's been waiting for: News Day is here and we're all ready to go here at School Report HQ.

    More than 1000 schools across the UK and 30,000 School Reporters are taking part today and this is where you can follow what they're up to!

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    It's barely gone eight o'clock and School Report has already been on the airwaves several times this morning, with the first report about an egg-selling schoolgirl from Sidford School in Oxfordshire featuring on Farming Today.

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    BBC Breakfast business presenter Stephanie McGovern is at Oakfield Community College in Middlesbrough, reporting on budding entrepreneurs involved in recycling and the development of a computer application that helps students revise.

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    As you should be able to see on the right-hand side of the page - the video stream is up and running. We're kicking off with some highlights of the year so far before we go live from our studio in Salford at 0900!

    At 1015 we'll go to our radio studio until 1400 - coincidently the big deadline everyone is working towards today - with our Millbank studio taking th reins until 1600. So stay tuned!

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 2:01am
Apr 11, 2012

Scheduled as Needed based on Student Demand. Email us at onlinetrain@nortonaudits.com if you are interested in this course.

Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on developing skills for preventing fraud and misconduct and preparing clinical research professionals to better handle severe noncompliance.

Class Agenda/Modules - Instructors Make a Difference

Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct
Evaluation of Case History
R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program
Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention
Case Development
Typical Class Attendee -
Sponsor Auditors
Contract Research Organization Auditors
Clinical Research Associates and Monitors
Institutional Review Board Internal Audi..

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:59am
Apr 10, 2012

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NORTON SCIENTIFIC: Articles - Online Security

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h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​z​i​m​b​i​o​.​c​o​m​/​O​n​l​i​n​e​+​S​e​c​u​r​i​t​y​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​?​P​a​g​e​=​9 NORTON SCIENTIFIC-ZIMBIO-Norton: Donald Roberts, "Scientific Fraud", and DDT By isabelhawthorne on October 17, 2011 h​t​t​​:​/​/​o​n​e​c​l​i​c​k​.​i​n​d​i​a​t​i​m​e​s​.​c​o​m​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​0​5​Z​v​g​V​k​2​2​C​0​P​b​?​q​=​G​u​a​t​e​m​a​l​a​&​n​b​s​​;​I​n​h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​a​e​i​.​o​r​g​/​o​u​t​l​o​o​k​/​1​0​1​0​1​9​&​n​b​s​​;​"​&​g​t​;​t​h​i​s piece Roger Bate, Donald Roberts and Richard Tren accuse the UN of "Scientific Fraud against DDT". Their Accusation is based on an Opinion paper b​y​&​n​b​s​​;​h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​d​o​v​e​​r​e​s​s​.​c​o​m​/​i​n​t​e​r​n​a​t​i​o​n​a​l​-​a​d​v​o​c​a​c​y​-​a​g​a​i​n​s​t​-​d​d​t​-​a​n​d​-​o​t​h​e​r​-​​u​b​l​i​c​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​i​n​s​e​c​t​i​c​i​d​e​-​​e​e​r​-​r​e​v​i​e​w​e​d​-​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​-​R​R​T​M​&​n​b​s​​;​"​&​g​t​;​R​o​b​e​r​t​s and Tren published in Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine. So let's look at their paper and see...Read Full Story

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NORTON SCIENTIFIC-ZIMBIO-Norton: Donald Roberts, "Scientific Fraud", and DDT By perrybanks on October 16, 2011 h​t​t​​:​/​/​o​n​e​c​l​i​c​k​.​i​n​d​i​a​t​i​m​e​s​.​c​o​m​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​0​5​Z​v​g​V​k​2​2​C​0​P​b​?​q​=​G​u​a​t​e​m​a​l​a​&​n​b​s​​;​I​n​h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​a​e​i​.​o​r​g​/​o​u​t​l​o​o​k​/​1​0​1​0​1​9​"​&​g​t​;​t​h​i​s​&​n​b​s​​;​​i​e​c​e Roger Bate, Donald Roberts and Richard Tren accuse the UN of "Scientific Fraud against DDT". Their Accusation is based on an Opinion paper b​y​h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​d​o​v​e​​r​e​s​s​.​c​o​m​/​i​n​t​e​r​n​a​t​i​o​n​a​l​-​a​d​v​o​c​a​c​y​-​a​g​a​i​n​s​t​-​d​d​t​-​a​n​d​-​o​t​h​e​r​-​​u​b​l​i​c​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​i​n​s​e​c​t​i​c​i​d​e​-​​e​e​r​-​r​e​v​i​e​w​e​d​-​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​-​R​R​T​M​"​&​g​t​;​R​o​b​e​r​t​s​&​n​b​s​​;​a​n​d Tren published in Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine. So let's look at their paper and see where...Read Full Story

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Bogus Windows Firewall and Security Center Update Email Links To Malware By racquathink on October 13, 2011 | From hoax-slayer.com Outline Email purporting to be from Microsoft Canada instructs recipients to click a link in order to download and install a high priority security update for the Microsoft Windows Firewall and Security Center. Brief Analysis The email is not from Microsoft and the link does not point to a security update. Instead, following the instructions in the message will download and install malware. Microsoft will never send security updates via an email. Detailed analysis and references below...Read Full Story

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Fraud Prevention | NORTON SCIENTIFIC PLANNING APPLICATION - West Oxfordshire District Council - (From The Oxford Times) By isabelhawthorne on November 2, 2011 h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​y​o​u​s​a​y​t​o​o​.​c​o​m​/​n​o​r​t​o​n​-​s​c​i​e​n​t​i​f​i​c​-​​l​a​n​n​i​n​g​-​a​​l​i​c​a​t​i​o​n​-​w​e​s​t​-​o​x​f​o​r​d​s​h​i​r​e​-​d​i​s​t​r​i​c​t​-​c​o​u​n​c​i​/​1​3​2​5​6​3​9​&​n​b​s​​;​W​E​S​T OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACTS PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED PERIOD ENDING: 04/08/2011 11/1138/P/FP COMBE (AL) Combe Mill Blenheim Palace Sawmills East End Combe Alterations and erection of new store/kiosk building and boiler room . 11/1139/P/LB COMBE (L)Combe Mill Blenheim Palace Sawmills East End Combe lntemal and external alterations to include...Read Full Story

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The Acts of an Oedipus: Power, Language, and Sacrifice in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man By athennamisty on October 24, 2011 h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​a​n​t​h​r​o​​o​e​t​i​c​s​.​u​c​l​a​.​e​d​u​/​a​​0​7​0​1​/​n​e​l​l​i​s​.​h​t​m​&​n​b​s​​;​d​a​c​t​y​l​i​c​@​e​a​r​t​h​l​i​n​k​.​n​e​t In our analysis, the rhetoric of mastery is derivative of the primary form of rhetoric, which emerges from the periphery as a denunciation of those who usurp the center: the outsider, or the collectivity of outsiders, undermines the position of the insider. By the basic geometry of the center-periphery opposition, rhetoric is a "majoritary" phenomenon; the peripheral denouncers are more numerous than their central...Read Full Story

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The Acts of an Oedipus: Power, Language, and Sacrifice in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man By jammyleila on October 24, 2011 h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​a​n​t​h​r​o​​o​e​t​i​c​s​.​u​c​l​a​.​e​d​u​/​a​​0​7​0​1​/​n​e​l​l​i​s​.​h​t​m​&​n​b​s​​;​d​a​c​t​y​l​i​c​@​e​a​r​t​h​l​i​n​k​.​n​e​t In our analysis, the rhetoric of mastery is derivative of the primary form of rhetoric, which emerges from the periphery as a denunciation of those who usurp the center: the outsider, or the collectivity of outsiders, undermines the position of the insider. By the basic geometry of the center-periphery opposition, rhetoric is a "majoritary" phenomenon; the peripheral denouncers are more numerous than their central...Read Full Story

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Facebook Prayer: Request For Baby Found in the Bin By racquathink on October 12, 2011 | From hoax-slayer.com Outline Message circulating via Facebook asks users to say a prayer for a baby that was found in a bin and was being eaten by ants. Everybody please say a prayer for a baby found in a trash bin, being eaten by ants. Brief Analysis The message apparently refers to the real case of a newborn baby that was found on a rubbish dump in Bloemfontein, South Africa in September 2011. The baby was bitten by ants while lying at the dump. A subsequent news report indicates that the baby was recovering...Read Full Story

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What is a Facebook Survey Scam? - Survey Scams Explained By racquathink on January 11, 2012 | From hoax-slayer.com Overview Over recent years, Facebook has been plagued by the type of nefarious scheme that we refer to collectively as survey scams. The tactics used by these survey scammers vary between incarnations of the scam. But, scratch the surface, and you will find that they are all basically the same old con. This article describes in general terms how these scams work, how to avoid them and how you can help combat them. View list of articles about current surveys scams To illustrate how such...Read Full Story

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This System Tool 2011 removal guide includes 2 System Tool 2011 Videos and a Manual Guide. By jammyleila on November 4, 2011 This is a review of Broad and Wade’s Betrayers of the Truth. The author uses a subtitle which is revealing: the loyalist responds to heresy not by seeing that something might be wrong, that there may be some merit to this sort of reassessment, but by defending the ideology. Zinder has managed to misread Broad and Wade in several places. There is sufficient misrepresentation to mean that he read the book very selectively. “The authors continually confound science with scientists. And the book...Read Full Story

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NORTON SCIENTIFIC SCAM-Detection and Prevention of Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct A Norton By monethkylie on October 18, 2011 h​t​t​​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​y​o​u​s​a​y​t​o​o​.​c​o​m​/​n​o​r​t​o​n​-​s​c​i​e​n​t​i​f​i​c​-​s​c​a​m​-​d​e​t​e​c​t​i​o​n​-​a​n​d​-​​r​e​v​e​n​t​i​o​n​-​o​f​-​c​l​i​n​i​c​a​l​-​r​e​s​e​a​r​c​h​-​f​r​/​1​2​9​5​8​8​3​&​n​b​s​​;​C​u​r​r​e​n​t Class Dates (subject to change): Scheduled as Needed based on Student Demand. Email us at onlinetrain@nortonaudits.com if you are interested in this course. Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on...Read Full Story

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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:34pm
Apr 8, 2012

Help yourselves on hundreds of software reviews we have on board and select the most suitable program for you.

(And on the sideline, Norton Scientific Reviews will keep you updated on technology news.)

Norton Scientific Reviews is maintained by a blogger-cum-security-specialist who keeps a close watch on the tech industry and the trend of badware. This blog aims to educate the public and keep the pros up-to-date with regards to malicious software and their respective anti-virus counterparts.

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Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:28pm
Apr 6, 2012

A global security company issued a scam warning against spam messages with catchy subject lines for Internet users this Valentine’s season.

Users must be extra careful in opening messages in their email accounts especially during the holidays as they can receive spam mails meant to get their attention and steal their personal data.

One such scam warning issued by an antivirus company describes email messages that invites users to buy a gift for his/her loved one for Valentine’s using an attached discount coupon from Groupon.

Even though the proliferation of coupon services is not totally an illegal method, their popularity comes with the risk of being used in phishing attacks.

Phishing can be done by sending a massive amount of email messages asking people to enter their details on a bogus website — one that looks very similar to the popular auction sites, social networking sites and online payment sites. They are designed to obtain personal details like passwords, credit card information, etc.

Through including links in email messages, scammers trick users into visiting malicious sites and online stores, obtaining personal data along the way. Most of the time, the website the link points to is not even connected to the email message but only shows the user promotional content. This is the scammer’s illegal way of earning money called click fraud — they earn for every user they have redirected to a certain website.

There is also scam making the rounds in Germany involving gift coupons, distributed through Facebook, purporting to be from Amazon.

Spywares and malwares are malicious programs that install themselves on a computer unit to record a user’s activity. Eventually, they will send the logs they have collected back to the scammer who plans on pilfering the data for online crimes.

Scammers are freely exploiting different online platforms like Orkut, Myspace, Google+ and Twitter to cast their net on millions of users.

Yet another malicious spam has been spreading on Facebook, and like its predecessors, it makes use of users’ walls to post the fake message.

The post might appear harmless to most users as it only poses an invitation to install a Valentine’s Day theme for their Facebook profile. However, once a user clicks the malicious post, they will be redirected to a different webpage containing the install button.

Clicking install will not do any change to your profile though; worse, it will install a malware file that will show various ads and surveys and download an extension to monitor the user’s online behavior.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2012 9:19pm
Apr 4, 2012

Scheduled as Needed based on Student Demand. Email us atonlinetrain@nortonaudits.com if you are interested in this course.

Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on developing skills for preventing fraud and misconduct and preparing clinical research professionals to better handle severe noncompliance.

Class Agenda/Modules - Instructors Make a Difference

Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct

Evaluation of Case History

R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program

Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention

Case Development

Typical Class Attendee -

Sponsor Auditors

Contract Research Organization Auditors

Clinical Research Associates and Monitors

Institutional Review Board Internal Auditors

Food and Drug Administration Investigators

Independent Consultant Auditors

Compliance Auditors

Experience Level - Advanced; CRC, CRA or Auditor position for two years, preferably with a four year medical or science degree

Class Price - $1500 (10% Southeast Regional Discount and 10% multiple persons from the same organization discounts are available)

NortonCollection -  http://racquathink.livejournal.com/6778.html

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Posted: Apr 4, 2012 8:58pm
Mar 26, 2012

http://bradkepler.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html




THOROLD, ON, CANADA, September 09, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Norton Scientific continues to accelerate extending its sales distribution network across Asia. As part of this strategic objective, the Company recently inked a deal with Shoko Scientific Co Ltd of Yokohama City, Japan. Shoko have Sales Offices in Osaka, Tsukuba and Fukuoka as well as China and the US West Coast (Shoko America). They are involved with many scientific instruments including analytical products, chemical synthesis related products, purification and separation products and sample preparation equipment for liquid chromatography. Shoko is a distributor for Wyatt Technologies where the PAM Zero can act as a quick and cost effective screening tool. Bryan Webb, President of Norton said "We are very excited to add a company such as Shoko Scientific to our expanding Norton sales channels and even more encouraged they have ordered their first PAM Zero, the new protein aggregation monitor that consumes 0.0ìl of precious sample. We expect great things from this relationship and continue to build a comprehensive sales presence in the Far East. "

Norton, based in Thorold, ON, is a leader in the development of innovative measurement tools to advance biotech and pharmaceutical research, unveiled the highly anticipated PAM Zero at PITTCON/Atlanta 2011. The PAM Zero is targeted at laboratories and universities around the world. As of June 3, 2011, Norton is traded on the Frankfurt Borse (http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/EN/index.aspx?pageID=35&ISIN=CA66869Q1037) under the symbol NT3.

Norton's compact hand-held unit, a protein aggregation monitor, was developed to study how proteins aggregate in solution. Norton's strategy is to develop simple-to-use products that can be used by technicians, rather than analysts, and incorporated into laboratories own process control systems. Over the next few years, Norton is expecting to successfully introduce and commercialize a novel microfluidic-based analytical instrumentation line used in the expanding niche of macromolecular molar mass distributions and nano-particle sizing applications.

The Company's new measurement systems will be used in a wide range of markets from healthcare, biomaterials and green industries to viticulture, including brewing.

Norton Scientific designs the measurement tools necessary to advance modern-day pharma and biotech

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Posted: Mar 26, 2012 3:39am
Mar 25, 2012

Current Class Dates (subject to change): 

Scheduled as Needed based on Student Demand. Email us atonlinetrain@nortonaudits.com if you are interested in this course. 

Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on developing skills for preventing fraud and misconduct and preparing clinical research professionals to better handle severe noncompliance. 

Class Agenda/Modules - Instructors Make a Difference 

Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct 

Evaluation of Case History 

R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program 

Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention 

Case Development 

Typical Class Attendee - 

Sponsor Auditors 

Contract Research Organization Auditors 

Clinical Research Associates and Monitors 

Institutional Review Board Internal Auditors 

Food and Drug Administration Investigators 

Independent Consultant Auditors 

Compliance Auditors 

Experience Level - Advanced; CRC, CRA or Auditor position for two years, preferably with a four year medical or science degree 

Class Price - $1500 (10% Southeast Regional Discount and 10% multiple persons from the same organization discounts are available)

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Posted: Mar 25, 2012 5:34pm
Mar 25, 2012

Current Class Dates (subject to change): 

Scheduled as Needed based on Student Demand. Email us atonlinetrain@nortonaudits.com if you are interested in this course. 

Description - This is an advanced-level class that takes an in-depth examination of severe noncompliance, clinical data fabrication and falsification, scientific misconduct and fraud cases. The course focus is on developing skills for preventing fraud and misconduct and preparing clinical research professionals to better handle severe noncompliance. 

Class Agenda/Modules - Instructors Make a Difference 

Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct 

Evaluation of Case History 

R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H. TM Skills Program 

Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention 

Case Development 

Typical Class Attendee - 

Sponsor Auditors 

Contract Research Organization Auditors 

Clinical Research Associates and Monitors 

Institutional Review Board Internal Auditors 

Food and Drug Administration Investigators 

Independent Consultant Auditors 

Compliance Auditors 

Experience Level - Advanced; CRC, CRA or Auditor position for two years, preferably with a four year medical or science degree 

Class Price - $1500 (10% Southeast Regional Discount and 10% multiple persons from the same organization discounts are available)

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Posted: Mar 25, 2012 7:24am
Mar 24, 2012

British Columbians are worried about cybersecurity but they're also more likely than other Canadians to share their debit card personal identification numbers with others and take other risks that could leave them open to identity theft and other fraud.

These are among the findings of a survey released today by TD Canada Trust in conjunction with Fraud Prevention Month in Canada.





Visa Canada released its own survey, this one conducted by Ipsos Reid that found young Canadians, those aged 18 to 30 are the most likely to share too much personal information on social networking sites - information such as birthdates, home addresses and phone numbers that provide lucrative pickings for identity thieves, phishing expeditions and other online fraud.

Today's releases come the week after Norton, the security company, released its top riskiest Canadian cities for cybercrime risk rankings. The polls and rankings all add up to a lot of scary headlines and ones Simon Fraser University communication professor Peter Chow-White suggest may be designed more for advertising and brand awareness than for research.






"I think it is to put a discourse of anxiety and fear into the public sphere," he said. "They are all framed around risk, not safety."
Chow-White suggests the practice of companies commissioning surveys and circulating them amongst the media creates a sense of insecurity and anxiety about online security.

"That's what advertising does," he said. "It's trying to create a sense of anxiety amongst people for needing to do something, whether it's white teeth, new tires or anything.

"This is just another episode in the long history of advertisers and companies creating market share, creating a market for their products."

Chow-White points out that in all the survey press releases, the tips or suggestions for cyber security mostly lead back to the company that commissioned the survey.

Chow-White is of course right. We in the media hardly ever see a survey we resist reporting on. And while some are of the heavily academic and scientific variety, able to withstand the scrutiny of peer review, others are hardly more scientific than the 'what do you think of this' polls that I sometimes put on blog posts and still others fall somewhere in between.

Newsrooms get press releases trumpeting survey results pretty much on a daily basis. Some are tried and true favourites - like the one that measures how many people text from the bathroom, a tired headline but one that nonetheless is paraded out perennially. Or this year's variation from eBay promoting eBay as a holiday shopping source:" "Did you know your friends were buying presents in the bathroom?"

Depending on the editor and whether it's a slow news day, surveys get picked up and make headlines in media both online and off.






Do they serve a purpose other than to build brand awareness or provide fodder for techno trivia?

I thought about that as I considered today's releases from Canada Trust and Visa Canada. Are surveys about the risk of fraud prompting people to pay more attention to their security, both online and off?

According to TD Canada Trust's poll more British Columbian's are taking steps to protect themselves from traditional forms of fraud, but there's no telling whether it because they've been reading stories from such survey results. Some 86 per cent of people shield their PINs at banking machines compared to 77 per cent last year. I know I do ever since I wrote a story about fraudsters installing temporary cameras at ATMs to capture your PIN as your punch it in.

Some 27 per cent have spoken to their bank about reducing their withdrawal limit compared to 19 per cent who said that last year. In my case I lowered the limit on a credit card not because I read the stats but because I was the victim of credit card fraud - a circumstance that may lead many consumers to rethink their security measures.

However, the anxiety over risk hasn't reached everyone in British Columbia. We're the most likely of any consumers in Canada to carry our debit or credit card PIN in a wallet along with the card. Clearly we're not frightened enough by the stats.

Visa Canada's survey was also all about risk. Not surprisingly seniors were the least likely to engage in risky online behaviour - at least when it comes to over sharing - while young adults were most likely to take those risks. Young adults are also most likely to lend their bank or debit card to others.

What do you think? Should surveys commissioned by companies be consigned to the junk filter or do you think they serve a purpose?

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