AOL Search Engine Data Fallout

The AP is reporting that AOL’s Chief Technology Officer has resigned and 2 other workers have been fired, after a privacy breach involving the intentional release of over 650,000 subscriber’s web searches. From the article — Although AOL had substituted numeric IDs for the subscribers’ user names, the search queries themselves contained Social Security numbers, […]

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ID Thief Steals Attorney’s Identity

Here is an interesting identity theft story from the Associated Press about a criminal who stole an attorney’s identity and then attempted to represent clients in Pennsylvania. The ID thief was caught after a prosecutor became suspicious when he received “legal” letters and phone calls from the man on the behalf of defendants. You can […]

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How to Surf the Web Anonymously

WikiHow has an excellent “how-to” entry on surfing the web and communicating online anonymously. A number of options are included in the how-to: from using public proxies in your web browser to using free anonymous surfing web sites and software. You can read the how-to on anonymous web surfing @ How to Surf the Web […]

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Waitress Is Shown Her Own License As An ID

In what could be one of the more unusual identity theft stories that we have ever read, the Associated Press is reporting on a waitress that was handed her own driver’s license, when she carded a female patron. From the article — WESTLAKE, Ohio — Maybe she should have paid better attention to her server. […]

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How To Permanently Remove Deleted Files From Your Computer

The August 2006 issue of Wired Magazine gives this handy tip for permanently removing deleted files from your PC so that they can not be recovered by another person with file-recovery software. ———————————– You do know that file-recovery software can resurrect everything you just emptied out of your Trash or Recycle Bin, right? It may […]

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