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Reality TV hopefuls are prepared to bare all for a chance at insta-celebrity. But prospective contestants for the new Simon Cowell show X-Factor probably didn’t expect that their names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers to be up for grabs.
Almost a year has passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spewed three months of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But less than six months after the beleaguered oil giant managed to cap that well, it is contending with a new spill of a different sort: the loss of personal information on thousands of Gulf Coast residents who had filed claims for compensation stemming from the leak.
UPDATEMcDonald’s has served billions of hamburgers, but thousands of those customers may be regretting their patronage, after the fast food giant acknowledged that contact information for an unknown number of customers was stolen from a third party e-mail marketing firm it uses.