Posts Tagged ‘online security’


Drug Lord or Hero: The Silk Road’s Founder Confounds Expectations

The Silk Road is dead. That eclectic online marketplace for trafficking in illegal substances of every kind was raided and shut down in 2013 by the FBI and other federal agencies, who confiscated its multimillion dollar store of Bit coin. But its mysterious founder, known online as Dread Pirate Roberts, continues to confound. This enigmatic […]

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What’s In Your (Dark) Wallet?

The Bitcoin is making more and more strides toward worldwide acceptance—and that’s fueling increased efforts to regulate use of the new digital currency. But Bitcoin supporters who embrace the freedom and anonymity of the Bitcoin and other monies like it are fighting back as only they can –with new technology. The newest weapon in their […]

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Services Profit From Identity Theft Anxiety

Is the digital age becoming the age of anxiety? As security breaches and word of new identity theft scams hit the headlines on a seemingly regular basis, anyone who uses computers and mobile devices could be at risk for account hacking and identity theft. That kind of data theft costs billions a year – and […]

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Identify Theft Insurance: Promises, Promises?

Is your identity safe? High profile incidents like the recent data hack that stole the information of Target shoppers at Thanksgiving 2013 and revelations about domestic surveillance have kicked consumer anxiety about cybersecurity into high gear. And where fear exists, opportunists aren’t far behind. Case in point: the new – and profitable – business of […]

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Can New TechnologyThwart Snooping?

As information continues to hit the news about the scope of the National Security Agency’s domestic data collection efforts, new industries are springing up to fill a niche that’s suddenly booming: technology that blocks snooping and protects users from threats abroad – or, as many see it, their own government. It’s a fertile field for […]

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Do You Have a Dirty Digital Footprint?

A 2013 circuit court ruling declared that for legal purposes, you are your social media profile. As the lines between our digital lives and the “real world” keep on blurring, the footprints we leave in cyberspace can – and usually will – be used against us in situations ranging fro job applications to mortgage loans […]

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Can the Coin Make Wallets Obsolete?

The boundary between the physical and digital worlds continues to blur. More and more financial transactions are one-click easy thanks to an array of digital tools. Now, a new device called the Coin aims to convert a user’s entire wallet to a single digital device with the aid of a smartphone – and that has […]

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Bank Fraud Court Rules: You Are Your Profile

In social media’s infancy, an online profile was just a way of staking out a little piece of cyberspace in order to connect with other people – an address in cyberspace. But as social networking expands is reach, the line between a person’s virtual self and “real world” identity grows increasingly blurred – as demonstrated […]

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