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Reports say Russians hacked IRS Identities
CNN recently reported that the data breach of the IRS, which occurred between this past February and May, originated from Russia. The crooks were able to steal tax returns from over 100,000 people. The thieves filed a total of...
K'neisha - Next Time
Keneisha Fairley is from a small town called Lumberton, Mississippi. Born on March 14, 1984 she is the youngest of 3 sisters. As a baby Keneisha would play and sing on her toy piano. Recognizing her potential, Keneisha's...
Yallo brings phone technology to the 21st century
Years ago (many year ago), there was a software program that would redirect your landline call and process it in an endless number of ways. It was called Phlink, by Ovolab. All one needed to do is connect their phone...
Time to tighten up Google Privacy Settings
There is good news for the tech-unsavvy out there: Google has made their privacy settings easier to work with. This day has not come a moment too soon. “My Account” is Google’s new dashboard.When...
Cybercriminals lay their hands on browser preferences
Web surfing is fun as long as no one but the user makes decisions regarding the way browsers are configured. The two principal components designed to materialize this customization are add-ons and preferences, the former enabling great new features...
The evolution of mobile advertising
Smartphones have been around for less than a decade, and already they are drastically changing the landscape of advertising. Advertisers were once reluctant to even use banner ads because of concerns about using up a user’s data...
Social Media Scams on the rise
Social media is a conduit for thieves to get personal data (they can use it, for instance, to open up a credit line in the victim’s name). Though many people are concerned their personal information will get in...
How to Recognize a Phishing Scam
So someone comes up to you in a restaurant—a complete stranger—and asks to look at your driver’s license. What do you do? Show it to that person? You’d have to be one...
5 Travel Tips for Wikipedians Going to Mexico City
The excitement is in the air. A veritable fiesta of sun-starved Wikipedia nerds and nerdettes will descend on Mexico City today (from July 15-19, 2015) to participate in their biggest annual wiki-conference: Wikimania. While salmon...
Don't Name Your Dog After Your Password
Recently I got a puppy for my child. We decided to name the puppy 4wgu23x5#9. My wife,8yysH3m, thought we should name the dog 0x2%#b5. But I’m sure she’ll get over it. Meanwhile, I...
Craigslist encounter ends very badly
At least one woman is happy that her driver drove like a drunk. That’s because his erratic driving caught the attention of troopers who pulled him over. They then heard a woman calling for help—from the...
Pleading insanity isn't as easy as you might think
Being criminally insane doesn’t mean you get away with murder. It’s quite the contrary. Only 1% of those who enter an insanity plea in a criminal court case are successfully deemed to be criminally...
Ellen Pao steps down as CEO of Reddit
Friday, July 10, Ellen Pao ended her 2+ years association with Reddit. The last 8 month saw her as the CEO after Yishan Wong resigned over an office space dispute. Her short live time as head of the popular web...
Catphishing is a Heartless Scam
When someone online presents as a different person than their true self, this is called catphishing, and it occurs on online dating sites.Google the name of the object of your interest. Obviously, “Kelly Smith” and “John...
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