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3 Ways to do Criminal Background Checks While Hiring

Criminals come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, you will not be able to tell if a person is a criminal simply by looking at him or her. If you want to hire a new employee, it would be dangerous and irresponsible for you to do this blindly. You need to know what this person has been up to in their past. If the positions you need to fill require this person to have access to money on a daily basis, criminal background checks are essential for safeguarding your business.

Avoid hiring thieves

Convicted thieves and burglars would like nothing more than to get access to your cash registers and the safe where you keep your money. They would also love to know the code for your security system. If you do not run a criminal background check on every employee you hire, you may have some serious problems down the road. You can have a criminal background check performed at your convenience. Use federal police or HR agencies to keep criminals out of your workplace. Do not allow them to steal the money and business you have worked so hard for.

Avoid hiring violent felons

While hiring a thief would not be a good thing, hiring a violent felon would be an absolute disaster. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to provide a safe workplace for your employees. Obviously, having a felon convicted of a violent crime would be putting the lives of all your employees at risk. Not only would this create a dangerous situation for every person at your business, it could also open you up to having a lawsuit filed against you. If your employees discover that you allowed a violent felon to work alongside them without notifying them first, they could successfully sue you. A lawsuit of this nature could bankrupt your business.

Avoid hiring computer criminals

White collar crime is also a major concern these days. If your business involves having access to sensitive client information, you do not want this information falling into the hands of an identity thief. You need to protect not only the information of your clients, but your employees as well. Therefore, any person who will have a job with access to this sort of information must be scrutinized very closely. A criminal background check will let you know if a person applying for a job at your business has any computer crimes in his or her past.
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How To Avoid Legal Issues On WordPress Websites?

All businesses face some risk and liability. Online businesses face a type of liability that is not seen in the offline business world. WordPress sites are especially vulnerable to certain liabilities since they are not normally associated with major corporations with large legal teams. To protect your online business, it is important to know what the risks are, and what may be done to mitigate them.

Privacy Policies and Financial Relationships

The FTC has recently instituted regulations on privacy that WordPress publishers and other website owners need to be aware of. These include limiting the information collected on visitors and customers only to data relevant to a transaction, having a policy in place notifying visitors which information is collected, purging information after it is no longer needed and relevant, and allowing visitors and customers the choice to opt out of tracking cookies and other data mining technologies.

The European Union also instituted its own law regarding policies and tracking cookies. This is obviously important for EU based sites to comply with.

Finally, it is important for sites to disclose when they stand to benefit financially from referral sales and other advertising that exists in their sites.  Site owners often publish both a privacy policy as well as a policy to cover the necessary financial disclosures.

Liability for Content Published

Freedom of speech is protected online, but there are still issues of liability to be aware of. Bloggers and other web publishers can be accused of defamation and libel.

Site owners can also come under fire for publishing advice without the necessary licenses.  It is important not to claim false credentials or to give advice only a professional should give.

Image Use

It is common for bloggers and online publishers to use images in their articles. If an image is not clearly licensed for reuse, such as Flickr Creative Commons or stock photo sites, it is best not to use that image and to find another one that is.

When in doubt, it is best to only use images with clear usage rights published next to the image.

DMCA Notices

The DMCA is mainly used online to deal with the infringement of intellectual property. This may be an issue when one site owner feels another has used their content without permission or in a way that harms their own interests.

Sites should have a clear policy on how to address these issues, and should be ready to act to take down offending material if needed.

Incorporation of WordPress Sites

Some site owners and bloggers, even those trying to stay anonymous feel the need to further protect themselves against litigation and other legal actions in the form of an LLC or other business entity. There are a variety of services online to help site owners incorporate their sites.


To recap the minimum requirements to protect a WordPress site from legal issues, a site should have:

  • A clear privacy policy
  • Should not store unnecessary information, nor should it keep information for longer than needed
  • Must disclose financial relationships
  • Should be prepared for libel and defamation situations
  • Have a DMCA policy
  • Make intelligent use of Images
  • Consider incorporating if their situation warrants it

The list of potential offences is extensive, but the broad approach listed above should cover many other site owners, like those on Spotify or Blogger as well.

Best Websites For Programmers and Tech Geeks That They Should Visit

There are some websites that are really helpful for programmers. I have listed those and why they should be visited!

If you are having problems with coding

  1. StackOverflow (Subscribe to their weekly newsletters and find interesting topics)
  2. CodeProject

Technology News

Get the latest news directly to your inbox.

  1. Hacker News
  2. Ars Technica (Unique Quality Articles)
  3. ACM Technology News
  4. Lobsters
  5. TechCrunch
  6. The Verge
  7. GSMArena (Latest Mobile Phones)

Coding Practices for Beginners

  1. Reddit
  2. ProgrammingByDoing
  3. CodeAbbey
  4. Small Programming Tasks
  5. Programming Challenges

Small Project Ideas

General Coding Advice

Coding Styles

Interview Preparation

Blog of Developers

Competitive Programming

YouTube Channels

Tutorials Websites

1) TutorialsPoint

2) W3Schools.com

3) Open Data Structures

4) Data Structures and Algorithms

5) Programming in C++

6) TopCoder Tutorials

7) LINUX Tutorial

8) Collecting All Cheat Sheets

Computer Books

1) IT eBooks

How to register to vote in India online?

India being a democratic country; voting is the constitutional right of every citizen. Indian Citizens are blessed with the power of voting so that they can elect a government which can take beneficiary decisions and can successfully run the country.

As we know, with the Internet each work has turned out to be quite effective. Today Election Commission of India has not only provided its citizens who have reached the age of 18 to register for offline voting but has also given them the right to register to vote online. Where citizens are only required to fill form 6 and get themselves registered as general voters at the service portal of ‘National Voters’.

How to register to vote online

Citizens can easily register to vote online in a fast, free ,easy and secure way without any trouble. These ways are as follows:-

  • First you have to make sure if you are eligible to vote or not. For this you have to visit https://electoralsearch.in/ in order to check if your name is registered on the voters list. In case your name is not registered for voting, you can get yourself registered online by the voter Helpline App or by visiting https://www.nvsp.in/.
  • After you have completed verifying your name in the list. You are required to fill Up form 6. Voters are needed to fill up this form if they are moving from one constituency to another. Also the voters who will be going to cast their vote for the first time ,they can too fill up this form.
  • Form 6 includes fields such as voter’s ‘Prefered language’, ‘selection of their State and parliamentary / Assembly constituency’, personal details of the voter , place and date of filling the form which needs to be filled if you want to register to vote.
  • If a voter is a NRI or overseas elector then they are needed to fill up form 6A for including their names.
  • If an elector has any objection regarding inclusion or deletion of names in electoral list then they must fill up form 7
  • In case there is a need for correction or changes in entries such as Name, Age, date of birth, place of birth, gender, address, photo, EPIC number, contact details, father’s/ mother’s/ husband’s name etc, Voters are required to fill up form 8.
  • If an elector is moving from one location of residence to some other location of residence under the same constituency then they must fill Up form 8A.
  • After you have completed filling of your form you can click on the submit button.

Documents required for online registration

For registering to vote online, Voters need to upload some of their documents. These are:-

  • Scanned copy of age/Identity Proof
  • Scanned copy of address proof
  • Recent passport size coloured photo of the elector

How to register to Vote Offline

Despite having the option of registering to vote online some of the voters find offline way more consistent for enrolling their names for voting. Offline registering is also quite efficient and requires a series of process as follows:-

  • Firstly the elector should have two proper copies of form 6 for filling. You can easily get this form from the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer or the Electoral Registration Officer of your respective constituency as well as you can collect this form from the Booth Level Officers of your polling station without any kind of charges. Moreover voters can even download this form from the portal of the Election Commission.
  • After you have completed filling up the form you need to attach relevant documents along with the application form and submit it to the Electoral Registration Officer/ Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of your respective constituency ****or the Booth Level Officers of your polling station.
  • Voters can even send their application form via post to the Electoral Registration Officer/ Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of their constituency on the postal address of their corresponding State and Union Territory which is given on the portal of Election Commission.

Documents required for offline registration

Offline registration too supports relevant documents of the electors at the time of registering .These documents include:-

  • Photocopy of age/identity proof
  • Photocopy of address proof
  • Recent passport size coloured photo of the elector should be pasted in the box provided in the form.

Eligibility criteria to register for vote

As we know each citizen of India is privileged with the right to cast a vote but this certainly has some criteria which needs to be followed before you register to vote. These criteria are as follows:-

  • It’s mandatory for the voter to be an Indian citizen.
  • He/she as a voter should be at least 18 years of age as of 1st January of the year in which the electoral list is revised.
  • The elector should be a residence of the polling area of the constituency where he/she wishes to get themselves enrolled.

If the above given conditions are fulfilled then you can register your names online for voting.


Undoubtedly, voting is the fundamental right of each and every citizen through which a government is elected ,’of the people’, ‘by the people’ and ‘ for the people’. Voting is the compulsive duty of each citizen as many generations of our forefathers have fought to lay down the foundations of democracy. So every individual of India should be completely aware about this, and should register themselves to vote , if they have not done it till yet!

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