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Witman: Accurate coronavirus information needed

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Witman: Accurate coronavirus information needed

By Paul Witman It is said that information’s most fundamental purpose is to enable people to make informed decisions. And with what was officially labeled a pandemic on March 11, getting the right information about the coronavirus and COVID-19 is critical. It is not helpful if the information is not of good quality, or if Read More →

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Witman: The perils of undue trust in technology

By   /  Friday, August 2nd, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Witman: The perils of undue trust in technology

By Paul Witman The Rev. Jeff Edwards, the 63-year-old pastor of the Parsippany United Methodist Church in New Jersey, deposited four checks at his Wells Fargo branch in April 2018. That same day, an unknown individual deposited four forged checks with someone else’s stolen ATM card at that same ATM. The forged checks were drawn Read More →

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Protect elderly from information scammers

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Protect elderly from information scammers

By Paul D. Witman “Knowledge (information) is power.” — Francis Bacon, 1597 Edward, 82, bought long-term-care insurance 25 years ago. But when circumstances conspired to force him to make claims against it, his provider delivered a perfect storm of information problems — confusing deadlines, conflicting bills and poor customer service. What should have been a Read More →

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