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From bomb attacks to a deadly blaze

A week after xenophobic violence ignited in South Africa, people continue to share photos and videos online purporting to show this violence – but some of the images posted on social media are old stories or have been taken out of context. We have already written about two of the following stories in an article that you can find here. ...

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How Cyber Insurance Supports the Fight AGAINST Ransomware: Marsh

As the cyber insurance market continues to grow, it’s only natural to discuss its place in the battle against cyber-attacks, including ransomware, which has been a prevalent topic in recent months. Over the last several years, the cyber insurance market has rapidly expanded, and more companies now purchase cyber coverage than ever before. Close to 50% of respondents to Marsh ...

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Believers in Climate Change No More Likely to Mitigate Than Non-Believers

Believing in climate change has no effect on whether coastal homeowners are protecting their homes from climate change-related hazards, according to a new study from the University of Notre Dame. Funded by Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative, the study analyzed data from a 2017 Coastal Homeowner Survey of 662 respondents in one of the most frequently exposed U.S. coastal communities, ...

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CFC Acquires Cyber Incident Response Provider, Solis Security, in Austin

CFC, a UK-based specialist insurance provider and pioneer in emerging risk, has expanded its in-house cyber incident response capabilities with the acquisition of Solis Security, an incident response provider headquartered in Austin, Texas. CFC said its in-house cyber claims and incident response teams have handled nearly 1,500 cyber claims this year alone. With the addition of Solis Security, the company ...

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Doug Johnson Insurance Hub Acquires the Assets of Florida-Based

Hub International Limited has acquired the assets of Doug Johnson Insurance, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., Doug Johnson Insurance is an independent insurance agency providing personal, commercial and employee benefits products to clients. Doug Johnson, CEO/president of Doug Johnson Insurance, is a Gainesville native and former quarterback for the University of Florida going ...

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Insurers, Tech Firms Scramble to Keep Up With Cyber Risks

Despite progress, carriers are still falling short in how they approach cyber insurance and also how they cover events when they happen. How can this be? The unique makeup of cyber risks continues to hold them back, according to experts who spoke on Sept. 24 during a panel discussion at InsureTech Connect in Las Vegas. The thing with cyber is ...

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What Causes Infidelity? 11 Men and Women on Why They Cheated

It’s a fact of life: Cheating happens. But why do people cheat? That’s murkier. Official numbers are hard to come by—makes sense, given the secretive subject matter—but most indicate that somewhere between about 10 percent and 70 percent (yes, over two-thirds) of women have cheated. Another more recent and perhaps more accurate study showed that about 15 percent to 18 ...

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Unclaimed Money from the Government

Find Unclaimed Money If a business, government office, or other source owes you money that you don’t collect, it’s considered unclaimed. The federal government doesn’t have a central website for finding unclaimed money. But you don’t need to hire a company to find unclaimed money for you. You can find it on your own for free, using official databases. 1. ...

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