Stolen Facebook Accounts For Sale on Black Market

Experts from VeriSign’s iDefense team say fraudulent and hijacked Facebook accounts are being sold on the black market. During and investigation in February, iDefense workers discovered that login information for 1.5 million Facebook accounts was for sale through numerous online black market sites. One Facebook account thief, who goes by the user name of “kirllos”, […]

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‘Erasing David’ Documentary & Your False Sense of Privacy

The United Kingdom is one of the top three surveillance nations in the world, third only to Russia and China. UK citizen David Bond filmed a documentary of his attempt to disappear off the radar called “Erasing David”. The film records David Bond’s attempt to disappear from society for 30 days, while professional investigators try […]

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Illinois Senate Votes To Restrict Public Records Access

The Illinois Senate voted last Thursday on a bill to limit public records access to performance evaluations of public employees. The proposed law restricts job performance evaluations of all public employees from disclosure. Critics say the bill scales back the state’s improved Freedom of Information Act that took effect Jan. 1, 2010. State worker’s unions […]

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Sex, Lies & Online Dating

A recent online dating survey conducted by Online Schools reveals some interesting data regarding men and women who use online dating sites. The online dating study shows: 1. The US has 40 million users of online dating sites; China has 140 million users of online dating sites and India has 15 million users of online […]

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Former Yahoo Executives Launch Data Mining Company

Two former Yahoo executives have started a new data mining company called nPario. Bassel Ojjeh and Krishna Uppala, former Yahoo execs, along with former SAS executive Basel Tutunji launched nPario on March 17, 2010. nPario is a data mining and data analysis company that will help businesses mine consumer data to understand and market consumer […]

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