Sixth District Court Rules No Privacy Protection with Cell Phone GPS

Aug 15, 2012 13:58:12Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Sixth District Court Rules No Privacy Protection with Cell Phone GPS After a six-year battle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that Melvin Skinner had no protection of privacy when his pay-as-you-go phone was obtained by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to track Skinner's whereabouts, according to The Wall Street Journal. In 2006, the DEA knew little ab... Read More

New Zealand Residents See Sharp Increase in Online Dating Fraud

Aug 14, 2012 15:54:42Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

New Zealand Residents See Sharp Increase in Online Dating Fraud The online dating world has provided millions of people a place to find love, and many couples have been successful in doing so. However, there are some horror stories as well, and they commonly involve online dating scams. This is a problem across the globe, especially in New Zealand. According to TVNZ, online dating ... Read More

FTC Finalizes Settlement With Facebook

Aug 13, 2012 16:33:35Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

FTC Finalizes Settlement With Facebook The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized their settlement with Facebook this past Friday. Facebook will now be required to be clear with its settings so none of its users are unwittingly sharing information that can hurt their internet privacy, according to The Associated Press. Facebook members started filing comp... Read More

New Obama App Raises Privacy Concerns

Aug 13, 2012 16:31:22Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

New Obama App Raises Privacy Concerns Those who are volunteering for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and trying to get their peers to vote now have an app for that. The new application was released two weeks ago for iPhone and came out the following week for Android. The app gives Democrats information so they can target the right people ... Read More

How to Get Rid of Persistent Automated Phone Calls

Aug 9, 2012 14:04:22Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

How to Get Rid of Persistent Automated Phone Calls The majority of consumers have received automated phone calls, or "robocalls," over the years. Even though these calls are illegal unless the consumer has done business with the company in the past, they are still occurring across the country. "The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has used its enforcement ... Read More

Online Dating Study Shows Top 10 Cities Where Women Prefer Bald Men

Aug 8, 2012 16:03:27Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Online Dating Study Shows Top 10 Cities Where Women Prefer Bald Men A recent study conducted by OurTime.com, an online dating site for those 50 and older who are seeking love, found the top cities in the U.S. in which women would rather their future boyfriend be bald, according to The Huffington Post. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, takes the top spot, allowing male residents to skip the Rog... Read More

Nearly Half of Smartphone Users Utilize Devices to Shop

Aug 7, 2012 16:15:51Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Nearly Half of Smartphone Users Utilize Devices to Shop A recent report issued by consumer research firm Nielsen showed nearly half of smartphone owners have used their mobile device to shop for something. This demonstrates an expansion from previous studies that showed smartphones were used by the majority to simply compare prices at different stores. The researchers ... Read More

BYOD creates security issues among businesses

Aug 6, 2012 14:19:51Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

BYOD creates security issues among businesses The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has been increasing in popularity with businesses across the country, which raises concerns for company and personal security. It seems as though some company owners are jumping into the trend before implementing the necessary mobile security programs to protect their data and inf... Read More

Security company shuts down massive spam botnet

Aug 6, 2012 14:15:04Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Security company shuts down massive spam botnet Security officials recently announced that the botnet known as Grum has been shut down. According to BBC News, security company FireEye and spam-tracking service SpamHaus teamed up to terminate the network, which was based in Panama, Russia and the Netherlands. Grum, the third-largest botnet, was responsible for roughl... Read More

Online dating: Paid vs. free sites

Aug 2, 2012 16:36:53Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Online dating: Paid vs. free sites  When choosing an online dating option, some people look into the pros and cons of each. Due to the large number of providers, it can be overwhelming to figure out which kind of site to try. But just like picking a mate, there are some things to consider before taking the plunge. Scammers are less likely to pay A main c... Read More

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