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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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There is reportedly a possibility you can get a virus/malware/spyware etc. from your laptop camera or your XBox camera.
If you get the right kind of virus, sometimes referred to as a back door program, the person who sent out the virus can gain FULL control of your computer. This means that, it is theoretically possible for your computer to be completely hijacked by another person, to see what you are typing or even gain control of your system.
This is prompting cautions laptop users to place a piece of tape over the camera on the top of the computer screen and only remove it while making Skype or other video calls.
And what about the camera on you X Box? Some say it can also be vulnerable to hackers.
New rules being proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will give that agency enormous new powers over consumers who use the ObamaCare website (healthcare.gov) to purchase their insurance.
The proposed rules would allow CMS to automatically renew consumers' policies every year if they don't visit the website to do it themselves.
Without any knowledge of an individual's health care situation, their financials, or anything else that might affect what kind of policy they may need, the government will choose and force you to pay for a policy that they think works best for you.
The last congressional race was settle on Wednesday when Arizona’s 2nd Congressional district race ended when Republican Martha McSally narrowly defeated Congressman Ron Barber (see second link below).
That will give the Republicans the biggest House majority since 1929.
In the Senate, the Republicans will be in an almost equally unparalleled position of power.