Imagine you found out that your former spouse had opened a fake LifeLock credit monitoring account in your name, and then used it to follow your every financial move for two years? Then imagine that no one at LifeLock will take your query seriously, even after the police get involved.
That’s the story of an Arizona woman who learned in March that her ex-husband had been keeping track — literally, their son found a five-page Excel spreadsheet on his computer — of her bank accounts, credit cards and other financial activities.
Facebook has released the latest version of its Global Government Request report, which reveals that content restrictions and data requests submitted by governments around the world are on the rise.
The social networking site recently summarized the main findings of its report:
AN APPLICATION called TextSecure, which was available on iOS and apparently had some sort of appeal for Edward Snowden, has made its way onto Android at a time when Google is about to be told that such stuff is a no-no under a reignited Snoopers' Charter.
This is more than a name change, however. The firm behind it, Open Whisper Systems, said in a blog post that it has combined the existing TextSecure and RedPhone systems into one thing called Signal. TextSecure users should enjoy an easy transition through a software update.
Last week, hackers claiming to be affiliated with the hacktivist group Anonymous (as well as alone vigilante) threatened to publish personal information and “dox” members of the racist group the Ku Klux Klan.
Over the weekend, the hackers delivered on their promises. An Anonymous-affiliated group called YourAntiSec, in reference to a famous hacking operation launched by the Anonymous offshoot LulzSec in the summer of 2011, published a list of phone numbers and email addresses that they claim belong to members and admins of KKK websites.
The European Court of Justice today struck down the 15-year-old data transfer agreement between the European Union and the US. Here's how to begin to prepare for the fallout.