Modern cyber thief’s us devices know as ATM card skimmer to steal you credit and debit card information. These set ups vary in sophistication but the general set up is the thief puts a card skimmer inside of the credit card receptacle at the ATM. This card skimmer reads your credit card information. Thief’s will also install a hidden camera somewhere on top of the ATM to capture you entering you PIN code on video. Another way that the thief’s capture you PIN code is they put an overlay over the keypad.
Chamillionaire the rapper is a big champion of technology participation for the African American community. He talks about the disconnect in tech with black people. Chamillionaire mentions how some of his friends would rather go play basketball than to participate in tech. His message is that there is more in the world for black Americans than playing basketball and becoming a rapper.
Chamillionaire said that he was pleasantly surprised to find Trey Songs at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. Ashton Kutcher was also at this conference.
This a great discussion forum that was help at Google by the Global Diversity & Inclusion team and the Black Googlers Network. The panel included heavy weights like Narrow Wright of Interactive One, Soledad O’Brien of CNN and the series “Black in America”, Angela Benton of the NewMe Accelerator, and Chris Genteel of the Diversity Business Development team at Google.
Only 1% of venture capital money given in Silicon Valley were black business. The story does not seem to change in spite of how Black people appear in the media. We see successful black people on TV but when you really crunch the numbers on a whole we are not representative in the power positions.
Watch this video as CNN tells the story of how a black guy had to hire a white man to promote his business in order to get the venture capital that he needed to start his business. Black people are among the biggest adapters of technology. We excel in performing arts. Black people need to be given a fair opportunity behind the scenes with technology
Finally an easy way to accept credit cards for your small business. This service is provided by a company called Square. They will direct deposit to your bank account and send you a card reader that connects to your smart phone in the mail for free. Of course they charge a small percentage per transaction. I discovered them through a video of Google and Black Enterprise Magazine representatives.