Google reaching settlement with FTC for privacy issue

Jul 10, 2012 15:31:46Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Google reaching settlement with FTC for privacy issue A settlement between Google and the Federal Trade Commission is close to completion, and it could result in Google paying a $22.5 million fine due to an internet privacy issue with Apple, according to The Wall Street Journal. Google is charged with finding a loophole in Apple's privacy settings, allowing the search... Read More

The not-so-fun part of online dating

Jul 10, 2012 15:16:11Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

The not-so-fun part of online dating Searching for Mr. Right can be difficult, especially when you have to sort through a great deal of frogs to find that perfect prince. Online dating has been growing in popularity, which means the number of Mr. Not-So-Charmings on sites like OkCupid and Match.com are likely growing. According to the Toronto Star, there ... Read More

Cell phone carriers issued 1.3 million cell phone records in 2011

Jul 9, 2012 16:16:24Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Cell phone carriers issued 1.3 million cell phone records in 2011 Cell phone carriers recently issued a report of the number of requests they received from the U.S. law enforcement involving cell phone records in 2011, and the figure was staggering - 1.3 million, according to Reuters. The high number also shows a sharp increase year over year. Verizon Wireless, the biggest cell phone... Read More

Word to the wise: Never tweet your debit card number

Jul 9, 2012 13:39:18Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Word to the wise: Never tweet your debit card number There have been numerous news stories as of late explaining the importance of protecting online privacy, and yet some Americans are still offering up personal information on the web. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Twitter account is taking advantage of when users post pictures of their debit cards, making it eas... Read More

Malware may cause thousands to be without internet service

Jul 6, 2012 14:11:19Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Malware may cause thousands to be without internet service The FBI is taking an internet security breach into their own hands by shutting off internet services for virus-infected computers this coming Monday. This unprecedented move will likely cause thousands of Americans and Canadians to lose service entirely, according to The Associated Press. People can prevent this from h... Read More

Survey shows 80 percent of employees work after leaving the office

Jul 5, 2012 14:04:05Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Survey shows 80 percent of employees work after leaving the office Good Technology, a secure and managed enterprise mobility provider, released the results of a recent survey that show more than 80 percent of employees continue to work after they leave the office, for an average of seven hours extra per week. The survey, which was compiled of answers from 1,000 workers across the coun... Read More

Cell phone privacy should be an everyday concern - especially for students

Jul 5, 2012 13:19:30Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Cell phone privacy should be an everyday concern - especially for students A recent infographic from OnlineCollege.org suggests that many people, especially college students, may not have the best "mobile manners." There are more active cell phones than there are citizens in the U.S. - around 300 million people call the country home, but there are more than 330 million active cell p... Read More

Survey finds half of Americans unaware of webcam hackers

Jul 3, 2012 13:57:38Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Survey finds half of Americans unaware of webcam hackers A recent survey conducted by CamPatch found one in two Americans are unaware that webcams can be remotely turned on by hackers, which allows cyber criminals to covertly watch their victims. The survey results suggest this issue is becoming a serious internet privacy issue among men and women of all ages. The study find... Read More

California bills would bar colleges and employers from asking for social media passwords

Jul 3, 2012 09:19:15Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

California bills would bar colleges and employers from asking for social media passwords In the interest of protecting online privacy, California's Assembly Judiciary Committee recently passed a bill that could ban the practice of colleges and universities asking for access to students' social media passwords, according to the Los Angeles Times. "A public or private post-secondary educational ... Read More

Mother and daughter indicted for internet scam

Jul 2, 2012 15:10:14Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Mother and daughter indicted for internet scam A mother and daughter were recently indicted for their involvement with a "Nigerian internet romance scam." The duo helped a group of Nigerian scam artists trick 374 women into thinking they were corresponding with members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  According to ABC News, Tracy Vasseur, 40, and her 73-ye... Read More

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