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Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history

The numbers were staggering by any measure. More than 160 million credit card numbers were stolen. According to federal prosecutors, the losses were in excess of $311 million. And at least 17 large financial institutions, retailers and other entities that processed credit card transactions were hacked in an audacious and complex operation that operated under the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history

Murphy fires Scharfenberger for skipping his press conference

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger takes the Oath of Office on Feb 3.

Republican Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger was fired from his job in the Murphy administration this afternoon. PoliticsDW broke the story.

“I paid the price for not attending the press conference,” Scharfenberger said when reached by MMM.  The freeholder was referring to Governor Murphy’s event in Marlboro last week to promote his scheme to convert property taxes into charitable donations as workaround to the new federal tax law which caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.  Murphy claimed bi-partisan support for the scheme, but only five Democrat mayors from Monmouth County showed up to support the governor.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Equifax data breach affecting 145M customers worse than initially disclosed

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data breach. It originally said that the information accessed included names, Social Security… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Equifax data breach affecting 145M customers worse than initially disclosed

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users — and a series of lawsuits — after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?

Taxpayers are scrambling to prepay their 2018 property taxes and municipal clerk offices are adding hours to cope with the demand as homeowners look to save money before new limits on state and local tax deductions kick in. It’s not entirely clear yet, however, whether all of those efforts will pay off. Here’s what local government… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?

Trump Cuts Funding To U.N, After Israel Vote

The U.S. will cut its 2018 contributions to the United Nations by $285 million—nearly 25 percent—an announcement that comes days after more than 120 nations criticized the United States for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ambassador Nikki Haley made the announcement Sunday, but blamed the world body for its budgetary excesses… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

512 year old shark found in North Atlantic waters

Researchers have found an ancient shark in North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the world. While the animal was discovered a few months ago, its potential age was revealed in a study in the Science journal. Marine biologist Julius Nielsen found that an 18-foot Greenland shark… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 512 year old shark found in North Atlantic waters

Police swarm 2 N.J. locations in NYC terror investigation

PASSAIC — The investigation into Sayfullo Saipov, the alleged terrorist accused of killing 8 people Tuesday in a Manhattan truck attack, turned to Passaic County. As of late Tuesday evening, authorities had surrounded a block in Paterson and a parking lot at a Home Depot in Passaic. On Tuesday night, police had surrounded a mosque and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

XXX Cam Site Offers Sen Ted Cruz $169,000 per year for weekly webcam chats

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The management of an internet live porn and dating site has offered Senator Ted Cruz up to $169,000 per year to appear weekly on the site for one hour to “discuss an assortment of topics” including the senator’s alleged affinity for porn “and other issues pertinent to Americans today.”  The site, CamSoda, also offered Cruz a lifetime membership.

The offer from Darren Press, VP of CamSoda, follows the news of a hardcore video being “liked” by Cruz’s official twitter account. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Social Media | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Celebrating the 9-11 Survivors

By Art Gallagher

Part of me would like to forget September 11, 2001.

It was a horrible day, parts of which I can remember like it happened last week.  The phone call from my assistant asking if I’d heard about the plane crashing into the World Trade Center.  The meeting where we didn’t discuss our work but were listening to the radio reports of the incident when the second plane hit.  The horror when we realized that our country was under attack. The tearful phone call from my father who feared for a family member who worked in downtown Manhattan. The crowd that gathered in my Highlands backyard watching the smoke in the distance and the ferry boats docking with soot covered strangers. Phones stopped working.  Sending my employees home early. The look on my wife’s face. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 9-11, Freedom, Monmouth County News, News, Unite States of America | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »