An earthquake fault long thought to be dormant could cause a destructive temblor along the Los Angeles coast, scientists say.
Month: January 2015
After years of record-setting wildfires in both size and cost, insurers are quietly pulling back their exposure across the Western United States.
As insurers start to look to add social media to the data they review before issuing policies, you may want to think twice before posting to Facebook. Sharing social media posts that include risky behavior such as rock climbing or drinking at happy hour could end up increasing your life
The world’s largest reinsurance firm, Munich Re, is sounding the alarm that changes to the climate could make insurance too expensive for many people. Munich Re blamed global warming for the more than $20 billion of losses that have occurred in California wildfires the past two years, saying decades of
California consumers could gain even more power to sue companies for misusing their personal data under new bills introduced in the state legislature. Set to go into effect in 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is considered the nation’s most far-reaching data privacy law. Under the CCPA, consumers will
Catastrophic flooding could impact as many as 1 million people in the Los Angeles region, causing water infrastructure such as dams to fail, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Called an ARkStorm, the mega flood event could last for weeks and cause damage up to $725 billion statewide. Current
The devastating wildfires in California last year are putting more homeowners in harm’s way as insurers are raising rates and canceling the coverage of some customers. Insurer AAA has announced it will not renew less than 1 percent of its current homeowners’ policies but will try to help place coverage
Phishing scams are one of the most common forms of cyber attack, sent by hackers hoping to trick recipients into clicking a link to a fake website and stealing your password. One percent of emails sent today are phishing attempts, according to Google. Now you can test yourself to see