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As cyber crooks focus attention on real estate, agents are advised to protect their clients’ identity

Richard Boas Jr., president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors, has been giving real estate agents the same advice for years now: Don’t take any sensitive data from a client that you don’t need. “As Realtors, we are paranoid about identity theft,” said Boas, who also is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale. “There is no need for agents ...

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The broadband challenge: Expanding internet service to rural Pa. comes with a high price tag

Pennsylvania is on a mission to extend internet broadband service to every corner of the state, a goal many share so that no resident is left behind in the ongoing digital revolution. However, before broadband reaches all residents, educating new users on best practices of the internet and on cyber-security issues will become increasingly important, several observers noted.

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Double-edged sword: Digital technology can help businesses – except when it doesn’t

A pair of chainwide cash register crashes at Target Corp. in June, right around the heavy-sales Father’s Day weekend, may have cost the national retailer $50 million to $100 million in lost sales, according to some analysts. The problems — one of which the company blamed on a “technology glitch,” while another was traced to a tech center run by NCR Corp. — were quickly corrected, but they also point to a deeper issue, said some local experts: Technology has helped to boost business productivity, but it’s also exposed companies to a host of challenges.

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