Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.
In its recent “State of the Net” report, Consumer Reports says individuals now have a one-in-three chance of becoming a cyber-victim. While most consumers pay attention to computer firewalls and other protection of digital information, millions of Americans lose control of their personal information through so-called “data breaches” by business or government.
Cases involving Ohio University and the Veterans Adminstration have increased worries about identity theft in recent weeks. Where there is worry, there is often a business opportunity. Insurance companies have gotten into the business of identity theft – selling policies designed to help customers set things right.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio says its former treasuer embezzled up to a quarter of a million dollars from the organization. No criminal charges have been filed but the charity announced plans to prevent another theft.