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  1. Most Wanted Celebs Expose Searchers to Malware

    Such requests are a common tactic for phishing that could lead to identity theft. Searching for nude pics of Lily Collins? How about Avril Lavigne or Sandra Bullock? McAfee warns that these types of searches, along with a handful of others centered...

  2. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    In Google's case, they have a cheat sheet of sorts, where they aim to ensure the results are as comprehensive as possible, removals are kept to a minimum, they rely on algorithms over manual action, they help users avoid identity theft, and they...

  3. Facebook Claims Site Scraper Responsible for Leak of 1 Million User Emails

    This, of course, can be used for identity theft or to discover other accounts that may be easier to hack. Use the name and login email together to reconstruct the user’s actual identity. Facebook is vigilant about protecting our users from those...

  4. New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default

    Privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, have voiced concerns over online user verification systems, including the risks of increased surveillance or...

  5. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    Powerful identity credentials which, if lost or stolen will enable hyper-identity theft It governs the transaction of your identity across providers and third parties who interact with your identity. Yes, someone is, your Identity Provider holds...

  6. The Google+ Controversy & Virtual Worlds – A Question Of Identity

    The reasons people use a pseudonym are legion, but as we have observed in the (rather endless) series of privacy breaches coming out of Facebook, and the rise in identity theft rates, there's quite a lot of excellent reasons not to use wallet...

  7. The Revenue Stream: or, "You gonna pay for that porn, boy?"

    But even users in the United States largely refused to age verify, citing fears of identity theft. Anyone actually determined to steal your identity could do it with much less. I can't recall whose commercial it is (it's either EHarmony or Match...

  8. Class Action Suit Targets Google for Revealing Users Search Queries

    The user search queries disclosed to third parties can contain, without limitation, users' real names, street addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial account numbers and more, all of which increases the...

  9. Facebook: Get Educated on the Hottest Social Media Platform

    Depending on the information, this can lead to classroom or workplace embarrassment, climb the ladder to loss of a job or scholarship, and even lead to identity theft and victimization of minors. Facebook was founded by a student at Harvard...

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