Watchful Thieves Use 'Shoulder Surfing' To Clean Out ATM Users' AccountsLast month, a Fremont woman notified police after her account was debited during ATM transactions she didn't make. Police are certain she was a victim of 'ATM shoulder surfing.'
Governor Brown, Lt. Governor Newsom Using Personal Email For Government BusinessGov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.
Facebook Accidentally Blocks Native Americans For Using 'Fake' NamesNative Americans say Facebook is locking them out of their accounts because the social media giant thinks their names are fake, according to Colorlines.
Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens For 'Real Name' PolicyFacebook 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.
Chris Colfer Not Leaving 'Glee,' Twitter Account Was HackedA message on the actor's Twitter page said he'd been let go from the series, but "Glee" producers say his account was hacked...
Mysterious Checks From Stanford May Be Linked To HackingPeople 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.
Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations With NSA To Obama After Reports Of Facebook-Based SpyingThe 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."
ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy ProblemYahoo 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 To Allow Multiple Profiles On 1 Subscription AccountNetflix 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 Adds Optional Additional Security Measure To LoginsTwitter 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.
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.
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.