Misdirected AT&T Cookie Exposes People’s Facebook Accounts to Strangers

When a Georgia mom and her daughters logged into their Facebook accounts from mobile phones last week they were shocked to find that they had access to other people’s Facebook accounts with total access to their personal data. The mistake was the result of a network routing glitch from the family’s wireless carrier AT&T that […]

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Texting Fundraiser Raises Over $10 Million for Haiti Relief Effort

Sign of the times – in what is being called a historical mobile fundraising campaign, US cell phone users have given over $10 million to Haitian earthquake relief efforts through text messages. The Mobile Giving Foundation is calling the outpouring of support a “mobile-giving record” for money raised for a single natural disaster. The foundation […]

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Microgaming Network Ends Data Mining of Poker Hand History

The Microgaming Network has decided to stop allowing access to the poker hand data that was available to players on the popular poker site. According to sources at Microgaming, the company has stopped players from viewing hand histories that used to be available on the site. In addition, Microgaming has stopped letting players download and […]

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2010 World Investigators Conference

PI Magazine will be presenting the 2010 World Investigators Conference from March 11 – 13 in Dallas, TX. Featured speakers at the conference will be – John Walsh – Host of America’s Most Wanted TV show. Jules Kroll – Founder of Kroll & Associates, an investigations, background screening, business intelligence and fraud detection company. Hank […]

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New Data Mining Super Computer to Identify Criminals and Fraud

Data mining guru Hank Asher, the man behind notable people search and public records databases like AutoTrack, ChoicePoint and Accurint, is developing the next generation of of super-sleuthing, data-mining computer systems to catch criminals and indentify fraud. Asher has made millions of dollars collecting public records on people ( including: property records, legal records, criminal […]

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