People in the Bay Area and beyond are getting random checks for thousands of dollars which appear to come from Stanford University, but nobody at the institution seems to know how it’s happening.
The post comes a day after the news site Intercept reported that the National Security Agency has impersonated a Facebook server to infect surveillance targets’ computers and get files from a hard drive. The NSA says the report is “inaccurate.”
Yahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.
Netflix is introducing a long-awaited feature that will make it easier for the Internet video service to track and analyze the viewing habits of people sharing the same $8-per-month account.
Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and password, users will have to enter the code to log in as well.
Business social network LinkedIn has confirmed that passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet, but did not indicate that the number was more than 6 million, as has been reported.
Activists have marked Saturday, November 5th as Bank Transfer Day. With more than 40 dedicated Facebook pages, thousands of YouTube videos, and a top trending topic on Twitter, Bank Transfer Day seems to have everyone talking.