Is your spouse cheating? These days, for better or worse, some folks are finding they don't need to hire a private eye to do the snooping. As CBS 2's Susan McGinnis found out, they just let their fingers do the stalking.
Peta Rhinehart remembers the best moments of her marriage. She also remembers the worst: when her husband cheated on her, with one of her best friends. "I was broken hearted, I was angry - I raged," she said.
Fresh off fax blunders that earned it a rebuke from the federal privacy commissioner, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce admitted yesterday that it mistakenly handed over the personal-account details of more than 100 individuals.
Toronto computer analyst Andrei Oudovikine was handed the account information by a CIBC employee when he requested a printout of his account history in the fall. He approached the Citizen this week with details on the case.
"Who steals my purse steals trash," wrote William Shakespeare in "Othello."
These days it's the other way around. Steal somebody's trash, dig out his old credit card bills and tax documents, and you're well on the way to emptying his purse, and making his existence a living hell.
It's called identity theft.
Real money is at stake, and lots of it - more than $50 billion, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Imagine receiving a phone call from a stranger who knew your most private thoughts, knew what you looked like, knew your Social Security number, and even knew how much you make and where you work. That happened to a Colorado woman after she took her computer to a major electronics store.
Her situation may be surprising given all the warnings about identity theft. But it's not surprising if you think for a moment about what's on your personal computer. There may be files about your income, business records, taxes, personal e-mails, dirty jokes, pictures and more.
Yahoo's My Web, launched in beta form in April, adds a new twist to the web search theme. My Web saves your browser history online, letting you easily search or revisit web pages. It builds on the functionality of the Yahoo toolbar, and can save the entire page, rather than just the URL, just in case the content changes or goes offline.