Loan Providers Misusing Federal Student Database

According to a 4/15/2007 Washington Post article, student loan providers with access to a national student database have searched the personal and confidential information for tens of millions of student borrowers in ways that violate federal rules. The questionable searches on the database have grown so considerable that the Education Department is considering a temporary […]

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MySpace to Hold Its Own Presidential Primary

The latest example of the growing influence and popularity of social networking sites like MySpace.com and FaceBook.com is the announcement by MySpace that they will hold their own presidential primary. According to the TechCrunch blog MySpace.com has more registered users than the entire population of Mexico and will hold its own presidential primary on January […]

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FBI Agents Using Second Life to Investigate Casinos

The TechCrunch blog is reporting on the use of the virtual social networking SecondLife.com by FBI agents to review the online gaming and casinos found in the Second Life virtual world. From the post — The FBI has visited Linden Lab and their Second Life casinos in order to figure out just what that giant […]

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MySpace – A Free Search Tool For Finding Old Friends

This recent post from Blog Critics highlights the importance of using MySpace as a free people search tool for finding old friends — MySpace offers many ways to search for old friends. Users can simply type a pal’s first and last name in the “Find a Friend” box too see if the friend is a […]

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Fake Police Sites Posted to MySpace

USA Today is reporting on a number of false polices sites that have been posted on MySpace in an effort to mock and defame law enforcement agencies. From the article — A new police tool on the Internet has prompted hoax sites on MySpace.com, and the popular networking site is shutting them down. At least […]

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