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How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure

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For businesspeople, identity theft is a genuine threat for which precautions must be taken. All the way from financial statements to credit card information, everything needs a safety lock on it to ensure protection. Here are some ideas with which you can keep your personal information safe. Start by reviewing bank statements regularly. Look out for suspicious transactions or small...

VeriSign and Microsoft tie-up to tackle phishing

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The solutions take advantage of technology from Microsoft, code-named "InfoCard," the Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 browser, as well as VeriSign Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates and the newly launched VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) to protect consumers and Web site owners against phishing, pharming and other forms of online identity theft. The complementary technologies allow both the destination site and...

Microsoft to spend $4B in China

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Microsoft China spokesperson Roger Chen noted that the hardware purchases will consist mainly of Xbox products manufactured in China. The deals have been made following a trip by Chinese president Hu Jintao to America, during which he spoke highly of Bill Gates and openly welcomed an increase in Microsoft's investment in his country. "I admire what you have achieved at Microsoft....

FTC levies fine against big-league spammers

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USA Lenders Network, USA Lenders, and USA Debt Consolidation Service; VISION MEDIA LIMITED CORP., a Commonwealth of Dominica Corporation, also doing business as Optin Global, Inc., USA Lenders Network, USA Lenders, and USA Debt Consolidation Service;, also known as Qing Kuang Yang, individually, and as principal and owner of Vision Media Limited Corp. and Optin Global, Inc.; and PEONIE...

Whistleblower outs NSA’s secret spy room at AT&T

"Based on my understanding of the connections and equipment at issue, it appears the NSA (National Security Agency) is capable of conducting what amounts to vacuum-cleaner surveillance of all the data crossing the Internet," Klein said. "This potential spying appears to be applied wholesale to all sorts of Internet communications of countless citizens." In 2003, the National Security Agency set...

RIAA, MPAA alert 40 university presidents in 25 states of LAN piracy

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As part of the entertainment industry's efforts to address the ongoing theft of music and movies online by college students, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today announced a systematic program to identify and curtail campus Local Area Network (LAN) piracy at universities across the country. The perceived security and privacy...

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How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure

For businesspeople, identity theft is a genuine threat for which precautions must be taken. All the way from financial statements to credit card information,...