CSO Maps State-By-State Data Breach Disclosure Laws

CSO Maps State-By-State Data Breach Disclosure Laws

CSO has produced an interactive U.S. map that shows what’s required of companies that suffer a data breach in the 38 states that care enough about consumer rights to have passed disclosure laws. Most are modeled after California’s strict SB1386 anti-ID theft law, but now you can tell at a glance what your state is doing about the issue—and in most cases you can click on the icon in the pop-up info box to see a copy of the actual law.

Study Says Payday Lenders More Prevalent In Areas Of High Christian Conservative Power

Study Says Payday Lenders More Prevalent In Areas Of High Christian Conservative Power

A law professor and associate professor of geography set out to create the most comprehensive map of U.S. payday lenders to date. What they found, to their surprise, was “a surprising relationship between populations of Christian conservatives and the proliferation of payday lenders.” And it’s not a side effect of a poor population that happens to be Christian, according to the authors: “Our research showed that the correlation between payday lenders and the political power of conservative Christians was stronger than the correlation between payday lenders and the proportion of a population living below the poverty line.”

Garmin Puts Good Customer Service On The Map

Garmin Puts Good Customer Service On The Map

The battery on Bryan’s Garmin Streetpilot lost the will to hold a steady charge. Figuring that the unit’s warranty had expired, Brian asked for a replacement through MasterCard’s extended warranty protection. MasterCard required documentation from Garmin, which Bryan requested. Instead of providing the documents, Garmin responded with something else.

Idea: Find Your Way Through The Mall Via GPS

Idea: Find Your Way Through The Mall Via GPS

Now that we’ve got such advanced cell phone technology, Russel Shaw with ZDNet thinks we should start putting it to use to make shopping in the real world easier. His idea, free for the taking if you’re feeling entrepreneurial: shopping mall geolocation services.

Gridskipper Travel Blog Goes Google Map Crazy

Gridskipper Travel Blog Goes Google Map Crazy

Gawker brother blog Gridskipper has done a major relaunch and now the travel guide is addicted to maps!

Map of The World Based On Where Walmart Gets Its Products

Map of The World Based On Where Walmart Gets Its Products

Kottke has linked a map drawn as if the size and existence of countries was based on how many products Walmart buys from their nation. China is huge, Europe is tiny, and Canada is less than the size of Alaska. —MEGHANN MARCO

Google Suggests You Swim Across The Atlantic Ocean

Google Suggests You Swim Across The Atlantic Ocean

Google, either encouraging physical fitness or zero population growth, offers the above helpful suggestion when mapping the route from Chicago to London.

Click here for the full directions and map of the route.—MEGHANN MARCO

Philadelphia BYOB Google Map

Philadelphia BYOB Google Map

Philly’s BYOB Google Mashup shows what restaurants you can brown bag it in the city of brotherly love. They even show the nearest liquor store!

Chicago BYOB Dining Google Map

Chicago BYOB Dining Google Map

Brown-bagging it is a time-honored money-saving tradition for alcoholic nonconformists. Dr. Vino’s new Google Map mashup shows what Chicago-area restaurants let you be a BYOB cheapskate.