Man Who Claims 50% Facebook Ownership Arrested For Document Fraud

A couple of years ago, a guy named Paul Ceglia sued Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, claiming that he was entitled to a 50% share of that company. You may not have heard about Ceglia’s suit as there wasn’t an Oscar-winning movie made about it. The basis for his action was a contract that he claimed to have, from 2003, in...

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Virus Kills Off Borderlands 2 Characters

Following the South Park-emulating gamer who brought havoc to the World of Warcraft recently, another popular video game has been hit by hackers with cheat codes, that has led to the permanent deaths of other users’ characters. The game this time is Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2, which debuted to outstanding reviews...

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Personal Info And Credit Card Numbers Exposed in SC Hack

Today’s massive security breach comes to us from South Carolina, where hackers using an overseas IP address broke into the state Department of Revenue’s website, and obtained up to 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.  Though only 4% of the bank account information is believed...

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Political Parties Are Tracking Your Web Surfing

The election is one week away, and over the weekend, the New York Times reported on a development that hasn’t been getting much attention amid all this other coverage. Like Mastercard and Verizon before them, it looks like both major political parties are keeping tabs on who visits their sites. From the Times: One of the...

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Ripping DVDs You Bought: Still Illegal

You know how if you purchase a CD, you’re well within your rights to take that CD to your computer, convert it to some sort of digital file format, and then put those music files on your iPod. That practice is called space-shifting. By the same token, it should arguably be fine if you buy a DVD, and then convert it a format...

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Follow-Up: Pandora Privacy Case Heading To 9th Circuit

Just three weeks ago, we told you about the Michigan man whose privacy case against streaming radio site Pandora was thrown out. As you may recall, the plaintiff was arguing that by reprinting his songs to his other social media accounts, Pandora was violating a 20-year old law about videotape privacy. Well, today MediaPost reports...

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British Prankster Gets Kicked Off Facebook, Has To Show Passport To Be Reinstated

Here’s a fun story from late last week. Rob Manuel is the co-founder of b3ta, a popular British website, which was called a “puerile digital arts community” by The Guardian. It’s not unlike Reddit, in the sense that its readership often get the site into hot water, but it has more of a sense of fun and...

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This Week In Malware

Here’s a round up of all the cyberthings to be terrified of this weekend. It’s the Halloween Special edition of ‘This Week in Malware’, so it’s recommended that you listen to ‘Monster Mash‘ as you read these. Firstly, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta doubled down on his recent warning of an...

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