In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told data brokerage firm Spokeo it has until tomorrow to hand over $800,000 to the Treasurer of the United States.
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As smartphone technology evolves so does the way we access and interact with the Internet. Today your smartphone is used both as a phone and a computer. For many users, in 3-5 years your smartphone will also become your wallet. With new applications being developed daily, the mobile payments market is expected to reach unprecedented growth by 2014. As this market rapidly expands, is security taking a back seat to technology?
Payment processor Global Payments acknowledged Tuesday that a breach at the company announced in early March may have affected individual consumers, as well as merchants.
Officials in Europe this week are hoping to set clearer rules for online advertisers with new guidelines that are supported by the continent’s leading digital privacy agencies.
The online dating site eHarmony announced Wednesday that passwords for some of its members have been leaked, making it the second major social network site to announce the theft of user passwords in the last 24 hours.
An unnamed tipster claims he has hacked a Web-based e-mail and online storage accounts belonging to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Following its $16 billion infusion from its recent IPO, the world’s largest social network is reportedly developing a technology that would allow children to access Facebook under parental supervision.
Microsoft yesterday announced its intent to implement its “Do Not Track” (DNT) functionality by default in the next iteration of its web browser, Internet Explorer 10, a shift that has already begun to ruffle the feathers of online advertisers.
Citizen Lab found a compromised version of an anti-censorship tool that’s popular in Iran and Syria circulating with a backdoor installed.
Vanity Fair reports that two British Columbia teens convicted of first degree murder used World of Warcraft to plot the rape and murder of a close friend. The result: a trail of online evidence 1.4 billion pages long.