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Multiple Usernames & Passwords No More: OneID Unveils Its Next-Gen Identity Service

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Today, our online identities are fragmented across an array of usernames, email addresses, screen names, social media accounts, passwords, and on and on. We struggle to remember our login info and passwords, so oftentimes we use a few simple passwords that are easy to remember, or find ourselves turning to...
Multiple Usernames & Passwords No More: OneID Unveils Its Next-Gen Identity Service

iTunes customers reportedly under threat from digital thieves

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Apple's digital store is once again said to be the target of digital thieves, who are reportedly wiping out the store credit on user accounts....
iTunes customers reportedly under threat from digital thieves

Thieves allegedly rob Internet cafe, forget to log out of Facebook

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In what seems like a particularly enjoyable faux pas, armed thieves in Cali, Colombia, allegedly spend some time on the Web in an Internet cafe and then rob it. They leave a rather obvious digital footprint, however. [Read more]...
Thieves allegedly rob Internet cafe, forget to log out of Facebook

Winter And The Wall

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In response to my PandoDaily post about Game of Thrones earlier, Trevor Gilbert tries his hand at parody. Not all bad, but a few quick problems: 1) You can buy an unlocked iPhone. 2) Even if you stole the iPhone, you wouldn’t actually be able to use it on...
Winter And The Wall
Feature: Raskally fellows: Are copyright infringers "pirates" and "thieves"?

KFC Thailand Apologizes For Its Inappropriate Facebook Posting After The Earthquake

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BANGKOK (AP) — KFC Thailand has issued an apology after being criticized for a Facebook message that urged people to rush home during Wednesday's tsunami scare and order a bucket of KFC chicken. As people were being urged to evacuate from beach areas, the company posted this message: "Let's hurry...
KFC Thailand Apologizes For Its Inappropriate Facebook Posting After The Earthquake

Finding the mystery man behind FunnyJunk

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Last month's legal faceoff between Tucson lawyer Charles Carreon and online cartoonist Matt Inman devolved quickly into a sideshow, but it was spurred by a quite serious initial letter asking for $20,000 in cash. Carreon originally represented a user-generated content humor site called FunnyJunk, which was upset about comments Inman had...
Finding the mystery man behind FunnyJunk

More Details About Paramount's Offer To Law Schools To Teach Them About The Evils Of 'Content Theft'

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On Friday, we wrote about reports of Paramount Pictures sending overnight letters to a variety of universities, asking to come speak to their students about the whole SOPA/PIPA debate, and why they're all "content thieves," before asking for the students' thoughts on what Paramount should do. The whole thing seemed...
More Details About Paramount's Offer To Law Schools To Teach Them About The Evils Of 'Content Theft'

Music Labels Have No Plans To Share Any Money They Get From The Pirate Bay With Artists

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We see this every single time the music labels (usually RIAA or IFPI) "win" a big case against an alleged "pirate" site. They're awarded a bunch of money... and none of it goes to the artists. We've heard about it happening with Limewire and YouTube (though that was payoff to...
Music Labels Have No Plans To Share Any Money They Get From The Pirate Bay With Artists
Twitter account re-tweets public photos of peoples' debit cards
Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins

This is why you shouldn't try to rob an Internet café

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We’re not sure why anyone would want to rob an Internet café — we can think of several superior targets in just a few seconds — but if you were planning on giving it a shot, this video may change your mind. Two gunmen in balaclavas enter the café and...
This is why you shouldn't try to rob an Internet café

Computer Scientists Break Security Token Key in Record Time

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The widely used RSA electronic security token is once again hacked -- but this time its a team of cryptography researchers, not thieves. It suggests that security companies have not kept with the technologies of criminals and spies....
Computer Scientists Break Security Token Key in Record Time

A glimpse inside Rocket’s copy shop, courtesy of HelloFresh

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Rocket Internet can fairly be described as the European tech scene’s pantomime villain. The Samwer Brothers’ incubator-slash-accelerator has a wide variety of companies in its stable, and few are what you might call “original”. You know Zappos? Zalando is Rocket’s quite-similar offering. Groupon? CityDeal. Airbnb? Wimdu. Pinterest? Pinspire. Fab? Bamarang....
A glimpse inside Rocket’s copy shop, courtesy of HelloFresh

Hack the diagnostics connector, steal yourself a BMW in 3 minutes

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Your BMW comes with a $160 key with a computer chip and security code inside to make the car hard to steal. The common thief can’t steal your Bimmer, but in Europe, at least, hacker-thieves apparently have been able to subvert the car’s intrusion alarm in a separate step to...
Hack the diagnostics connector, steal yourself a BMW in 3 minutes

What Developers can do to Limit App Theft on Jailbroken Devices

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As a retailer, shoplifting is an ever-present concern. No matter what you try, there will always be a group of people that can find their way around whatever security measures you have put in place. It is a cost of doing business. It is much the same way for mobile...
What Developers can do to Limit App Theft on Jailbroken Devices
Bitcoin Gets a Boost From Euro Crisis
Attorney generals fear Google’s new privacy policy is an “invasion of privacy”

National database aims to catch smartphone thieves

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski The feds have teamed up with law enforcement and the wireless industry to curb the theft of cellphones by essentially rendering them useless once pilfered and fingering the thieves if they try to activate them. U.S. mobile operators will ban any phone or 3G/4G tablet reported...
National database aims to catch smartphone thieves

Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system

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Despite the added risk brought on by Apple's Find My iPhone feature, the iOS handset remains a frequent target for smartphone thieves, thanks to the device's resale value and compatibility with networks around the world. There's not much you can do to deter sticky fingers short of keeping your...
Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system

Europe Refers ACTA to Court of Justice, Decision Could Nullify Enforcement

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In a move ostensibly to confirm the European Parliament's opinion that the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is above board - but perhaps also to alleviate its own suspicions - E.U. Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht has opted to refer the treaty to the Court of Justice (ECJ). While Comm. de...
Europe Refers ACTA to Court of Justice, Decision Could Nullify Enforcement
Google Wallet now accepts major credit cards of all magnetic stripes

Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare: Tools of the modern burglar?

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Most thieves can't get enough social media. A survey of cons says it's practically part of the job description these days. [Read more]...
Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare: Tools of the modern burglar?

Somebody stole the plaque from Microsoft’s birthplace

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The former location of the plaque. (Via KRQE-TV) A piece of Microsoft history has gone missing. The big plaque that marked the first official home of Microsoft in Albuquerque, N.M., was recently stolen, according to a report out of the city. KRQE-TV reports that the plaque was installed back in 2006...
Somebody stole the plaque from Microsoft’s birthplace

Privacy Experts Weigh In on Whether There Is a Cure for "Creepy" (Video)

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Sometimes the Internet is a creepy place. There are identity thieves, stalkers and people generally trying to take advantage of you. At least that was one of the things that I took away from a privacy conference last week in Seattle, where the word “creepy” slipped into the conversation as...
Privacy Experts Weigh In on Whether There Is a Cure for "Creepy" (Video)

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – preview

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The world's most famous raccoon-thief returns with the developers claiming 'people are hungry for a new game'It's been seven years since Sly and pals last hit the road in search of anthropomorphic larceny. I spoke to San Francisco developers Sanzaru to see why they're letting the raccoon out of the...
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – preview

AT&T to Start Blocking Stolen Cellphones This Week

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AT&T plans to start a program this week that will keep track of devices that have been reported stolen, making it more difficult for thieves to sell the devices on the black market. The database will initially prevent reactivation of stolen devices on AT&T's own network....
AT&T to Start Blocking Stolen Cellphones This Week

JCPenney Associate: 'It Has Become An Awful Place To Work' (JCP)

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Ron Johnson is completely overhauling JCPenney, but what do the folks on the ground, grinding away at their not-so-glamorous retail jobs think about the changes? The latest string of firings occurred on Monday, when JCPenney cut a lot of middle management jobs. We spoke with a current JCPenney sales associate,...
JCPenney Associate: 'It Has Become An Awful Place To Work' (JCP)

Amazon Advises Developers on How to Protect Code From App Thieves

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Developers submitting apps to the Amazon Appstore for Android should consider obfuscating their code if they are concerned about their applications being reverse......
Amazon Advises Developers on How to Protect Code From App Thieves

The Gopher That Lives in Russia's Main Space Launch Facility

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We have the see of a hit Pixar movie: A gopher on the steppes of Kazakhstan at a Russian cosmodrome. Just imagine all his wacky hijinks! This is a Russian YouTube video of the playful creature who lives in the shadow of a rocket launch pad at Baikonur, a space...
The Gopher That Lives in Russia's Main Space Launch Facility
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