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American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online

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In the “more scary than you thought” department, even the largest credit card companies are not immune to making large, gaping mistakes in online security. Unix man Joe Datamo has recently uncovered what appears to be a flagrant abdication of even the most basic rules of security online by American Express....
American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online
The Curious Case Of The (Cr)apps That Make Money

iTunes gang's 'Madonna-level' pay

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The leaders of an 11-strong gang are jailed for scamming iTunes and Amazon out of royalties of a level usually associated with acts like Madonna....
iTunes gang's 'Madonna-level' pay

Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

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Earlier this year, the JOBS Act passed Congress with widespread bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President. There were a few different pieces involved, but one that got plenty of attention was the opening up of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., owning actual shares in a company). In...
Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

Twitter Works to Combat Phishing Scams

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Twitter Works to Combat Phishing Scams is a post from Chris PirilloA few hours ago, Twitter announced that they have set the ball rolling when it comes to keeping us safe while using the service. It’s no secret that there have been a few wide-spread Phishing attacks lately on the...
Twitter Works to Combat Phishing Scams

How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. All were pretty cheap, between $500 and $700, but 13 of them added up to a rather hefty $8,000 bill on my MasterCard. There were only two problems: I didn’t...
How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

The Internet Archive is trying to raise enough funds to buy 3 petabytes of storage in 17 days

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Non-profit digital library and creator of the WayBack Machine, the Internet Archive, is attempting to raise enough funds to buy 4 petabytes of storage before the year’s end. So far, the archive has only brought in 25% of its total goal, or one petabyte of storage. As of October 2012,...
The Internet Archive is trying to raise enough funds to buy 3 petabytes of storage in 17 days

PSA: Facebook Timeline absolutely cannot be undone, don’t be fooled

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The scammers are coming out on Facebook in force this month, right from the start, to get you Timeline haters in their web and snare not just your Facebook account, but your computer’s contents as well. This is a public service announcement for you dreamers hoping to de-authorize Timeline from...
PSA: Facebook Timeline absolutely cannot be undone, don’t be fooled
Two men who made millions by scamming eBay's affiliate program now face jail time
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