Phishers to Steal $2.6 Billion from People in 2006

CIO.com is reporting the online ‘phishing’ fraud scams will likely manage to steal as much as $2.6 billion dollars from people in 2006. From the post — Browser makers may have added new antiphishing features to their products in recent months, but the criminals are still gaining ground in their efforts to defraud U.S. consumers, […]

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Surveillance Cameras Watch for Crime on NYC Buses

Silive.com is reporting on a surveillance camera system that will monitor crime and potential terrorist threats on New York City buses. From the article — The camera-equipped buses were rolled out at the Michael J. Quill Depot, West 41st Street and 11th Avenue, to show off the $5.2 million system developed by Integrian Inc. The […]

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The Long Arms on Your Cell Phone

This 11/06/2006 article from Business Week details the pros and cons of the various people search, mapping and tracking technology that are featured on cell phones. From the article — They’re becoming increasingly sophisticated tracking devices popular in social networking circles By now, anyone with a Net connection is familiar with social networking sites such […]

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Texas “Virtual Border Watch” Test Site Now Online

Texas has put a “Virtual Border Watch” test site online for public access. People can sign up for an account with a valid email address and password to start viewing eight different web cams on the Texas / Mexico border. People are encouraged to report any illegal activities that are witnessed on the web cams […]

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MySpace Confession Leads to Criminal Charges Against Teen

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports on a MySpace confession, allegedly posted by a teenage driver that has led investigators to file criminal charges against her in a drunk driving case. From the report — Heather Ann Tucci, an 18-year-old motorist accused of swigging vodka just before a crash in August that killed two of […]

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