I haven’t followed this closely but this seems a bit much. But then, what to expect
from “an economist and criminologist” writing at HuffPo.
John Roman, Ph.D. – Senior Fellow, Justice Policy Center at
the Urban Institute “… from the outside, the #GamerGate movement
appears to be about a fear that violent...
Well, come on, the headline isn’t that far fetched given the
circumstances! Stan was ultimately busted for prostitution. More at
The Craigslist post by Syring, a married, 37-year-old father,
noted that the boat trailer was needed “asap,” and that the poster
“will trade for sex if need be.”
After Marion Police...
Data breach fatigue is setting in and it’s only February.
Kickstarter is the latest high-profile site to be hacked.
Law enforcement authorities informed Kickstarter of the breach
on Feb. 12, and Kickstarter immediately closed the vulnerability
that allowed the attackers through, Yancey
Strickler, Kickstarter’s CEO, wrote on a blog post and in
Online trolls have serious personality issues such as
Machiavellianism, one of the biggest studies into trolling has
Researchers say that online commenters display traits that are
Narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic and the worse the
problems, the longer the person spent online.
Online trolls really ARE horrible people, researchers find
Twitter Inc. (TWTR:US), the microblogging service that amassed
more than 200 million users in seven years and is now struggling to
widen its audience as quickly, tumbled as much as 24 percent in its
worst-ever intraday decline.
The drop came after the San Francisco-based social network
yesterday posted its first earnings report...
A scam that repeats itself in modified forms every few years is
once again spreading throughout the United Sates. Don’t be a
Criminals target people simply by calling them. Intended victims
receive a call on their phones from area code 473 which rings once
and then disconnects, thereby arousing the call-recipient’s...
Hashtags were used in 57 percent of nationally-run Super Bowl
ads, up from 50% in 2013 and setting a new record. Facebook was the
social network most mentioned, though barely. It had only five
mentions and just edged past Twitter with four.
Record For 2014: Hashtags Mentioned In 57% Of...
We believe the public deserves to know the full extent to which
governments request user information from Google. That’s why for
the past four years we’ve shared and continuously expanded and
updated information about government requests for user information
in our Transparency Report.
Official Blog: Shedding some light on Foreign
For the music business, Twitter holds a vast haystack of data
with no easy way to find the most valuable needles — like which
acts are attracting the most attention, and where.
To help find them, Twitter has turned to 300, a new company
started by Lyor Cohen, one of music’s biggest...
Twitter is getting serious about commerce on its service. So
much so that it looks as though soon you’ll be able to buy goods
for sale directly from a tweet.
The microblogging service is close to finalizing
a deal with payment services company Stripe, which would likely
handle the back-end processing for...
More at link below:
Researchers have unveiled a radical new way to secure passwords – and say fooling hackers is key.
The new honey encryption system relies on tricking cybercriminals. It gives hackers fake data in response to incorrect password guesses, fooling the hacker repeatedly.
via How to hoax a hacker: Mail Online.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC president Phil
Griffin called the Tweet “outrageous and unacceptable.”
“We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong,
apologized, and deleted it,” the statement continued. “We have
dismissed the person responsible for the tweet.
I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended.
Hale Global, the firm that took Patch off AOL’s hands two weeks
ago, describes itself as “an investment holding company…for special
situations.” Just what does that mean? Apparently, the same thing
as the “transition specialist,” the job title of George Clooney’s
character in “Up In The Air.”
Having waited a decent interval,...
What’s worse than filing your taxes? Having an identity thief
steal your return check.
Identity theft is already a serious problem — the No. 1
complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, and tax-related identity
theft is a growing part of this crime spree. In 2010, about 15
percent of all identity theft...
BOSTON, Jan 17 Reuters – The cyber security firm IntelCrawler
said on Friday it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at
merchants across the United States whose credit card processing
systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used
to steal data from some 40 million credit...
Basically, what looks to have happened here is, the couple in
the photos somehow got their, um, hands on a pick-pocketed cell
phone set to auto send pics to Dropbox. So, when they started
taking nude selfies – and perhaps some homemade porn – they went up
on Dropbox. Then, the...
Earlier this week, in Los Angeles Superior Court, the trial
between Courtney Love and her former lawyer began. The lawyer,
Rhonda Holmes, is suing Love for libel for a June 2010 tweet in
which the volatile rocker accused Holmes of being “bought
off”—Holmes had refused to help Love bring a...
Starbucks’ mobile app leaves customers’ passwords open to
attack, according to a research report.
The popular app, which allows Starbucks SBUX, Fortune 500
customers to purchase drinks and food directly from their
smartphones, saves customers’ usernames, passwords and other
personal information in plain text. That means a hacker could pick