How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/25/how-to-delete-yourself-from-internet.html

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New York DMV's facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the changes have since led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open cases.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/29/new-york-dmvs-facial-recognition-enhancements-have-led-to-more-than-100-arrests-since-january.html

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Instagram reinvents itself with clean new design and icon in latest update

After more than five years, Instagram is unveiling a new identity and app design. Usability remains the same, but the app now features a simple black-and-white scheme that acts as a blank canvas to color photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/11/instagram-reinvents-itself-with-clean-new-design-and-icon-in-latest-update.html

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Three Charged in Hacking Case That Spammed 60M


Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Tuesday charged three men in a $2 million identity theft scheme to hack corporate computer systems and blast spam messages to more than 60 million people. The defendants face up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines on wire fraud charges, and up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines on email and computer conspiracy charges, according to prosecutors. In addition, the indictment indicates $299,653 held in several bank accounts and other assets are subject to forfeiture.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82893.html?rss=1

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Wikileaks docs reveal Trans-Pacific Partnership could out copyright infringers

Pirates beware: ISPs may soon be legally obligated to reveal your identity, thanks to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/29/wikileaks-docs-reveal-trans-pacific-partnership-could-out-copyright-infringers.html

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Darknet danger: Organs, murder, credit card info all for sale on Internet's underbelly

A new identity, a life-saving kidney, credit card numbers or even the murder of a troublesome business partner are all a few clicks away on the so-called “darkweb,” the seedy underbelly of the Internet that search engines don’t plumb and most people never surf.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/23/darknet-danger-organs-murder-credit-card-info-all-for-sale-on-internet/

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Apple Pay Cybercrime Burns Banks


Identity thieves are using Apple Pay to defraud banks of what could amount to millions of dollars. Armed with iPhones, the fraudsters are entering stolen payment card information into Apple Pay. Due to weak authentication procedures at the institutions issuing the cards, they are able to use the stolen cards to make purchases through Apple Pay. Ironically, much of the purchasing is being done at Apple Stores, thanks to the high resale value of Apple products. Before cards can be added to Apple Pay, they must be provisioned — that is, approved — by the card issuer. Criminals are finding that process easy to game.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81779.html?rss=1

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Banks 'scrambling' to combat Apple Pay identity fraud – report

Apple Pay has proven to be a venue of convenience for criminals focusing on identity fraud, a new report suggests, with many fraudsters taking advantage of lax customer verification controls put in place by Apple’s partner banks to make brick-and-mortar purchases using stolen credit cards via the growing mobile payment service.



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Colorful butterfly wings inspire counterfeit-proof tech

To stop identity thieves and counterfeiters, a group of researchers is looking for inspiration from an unlikely source: butterflies

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/07/colorful-butterfly-wings-inspire-counterfeit-proof-tech/

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