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Drag queens Sister Roma (left) and Heklina (2nd from left) listen as San Francisco Supervisor David Campos (R) speaks during a press conference at City Hall, September 17, 2014. (CBS)

Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens For ‘Real Name’ Policy

Facebook is apparently changing its tune on a policy requiring users to register by their “real name,” and could apologize to members drag queens and others offended by the new regulations as early as Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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Chris Colfer Not Leaving ‘Glee,’ Twitter Account Was Hacked

A message on the actor’s Twitter page said he’d been let go from the series, but “Glee” producers say his account was hacked…

07/03/2014

Stella Miranda of San Pablo got a FedEx delivery with this check. (CBS)

Mysterious Checks From Stanford May Be Linked To Hacking

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.

03/14/2014

Barack Obama speaks as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during a town hall meeting April 20, 2011 at Facebook headquarters. (Mandel NganAFP/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations With NSA To Obama After Reports Of Facebook-Based Spying

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.”

03/13/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy Problem

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.

11/13/2013

The Netflix show House of Cards is displayed during a demonstration of the new Google Chromecast SDK during a special event at Dogpatch Studios on July 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  Google announced a new Asus Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast SDK.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Netflix To Allow Multiple Profiles On 1 Subscription Account

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.

08/01/2013

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Twitter Adds Optional Additional Security Measure To Logins

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.

05/22/2013

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LinkedIn Confirms Report Of Stolen Passwords

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.

06/06/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Should You Switch On National Bank Transfer Day?

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.

11/03/2011

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