The Register is reporting that Cingular is going after cell phone record providers for allegedly stealing customer phone records. Cingular won a temporary restraining order Friday against two companies it accuses of illegally accessing customer phone records and reselling them online. However, the article also discusses that Cingular and other cell phone providers are not […]
Privacy & ID Theft
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If US Senator Charles Schumer ( D-N.Y. ) has his way, it will be a criminal offense to sell phone records. Numerous online services sell phone records, including cell phone records, to anyone willing to pay for them, according to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times. Often these phone record providers skirt the law to […]
According to a report from Channel 9 Eyewitness News in Greenville, NC, Marriott International has lost the backup tapes that contain personal information on over 200,000 customers. From the report – Marriott International says it’s missing important backup computer tapes. They contain credit card information and social security numbers for more than 200,000 customers, time-share […]
Wired News is reporting on some clever hackers who have taken it upon themselves to protect the public from prying government eyes. According to the article, Austrian hackers have been foiling spy cams that monitor people in public places. The hackers have used everything from simple ballons, to block the lenses on the public spy […]