DMV Puts 3.4 Million People at Risk of Identity Theft

The problem of identity theft should be well known by now. There is a long history of security breaches by government agencies, educational institutions and businesses. The cost of a data breach can be millions of dollars, in providing credit monitoring and protection for those who have had their personal information exposed. In addition, there…

Yahoo Asks – Who’s The BOSS?

Yahoo is offering a new search service called BOSS [Build your Own Search Service] which is an open source answer that allows innovation for developers, start-ups and large Internet companies.  Yahoo is touting the fact that users will be able to access all of Yahoo’s features such as relevant algorithms, ranking, indexing and a host…

iTunes App Store Day One: My Sacrifices

I was very happy with my jailbroken iPhone. I was using more apps than I ever had. Today, as I browse the iPhone App Store (just search for AOL in iTunes 7.7), I realize, at least on Day One and the immediate short term, I am giving up certain things, hopefully not for good though….

Google Fighting Fake eBay And PalPay Messages

Google is taking another step in the fight against philshing and is authenticating any messages from eBay or PayPal. The system will try and prohibit fake messages from either company, from reaching consumers. Gmail does its best to put a red warning label on phishing messages, but it can be hard for us to know…

Luggage Fees Among the Increases at Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines announced staff reductions and increased fees: “…Northwest will begin charging many customers $15 for a first checked bag and up to $100 for redeeming frequent-flier miles. Charges to change some domestic tickets will jump to $150, up from $100. Some international change fees will rise even more.” link: NWA slashes 2,500 jobs, pumps…

Nanotechnology Oversight: An Agenda For The New Administration

Few domestic policy areas that the new administration must address will have greater long-range consequences than nanotechnology — a new technology that has been compared with the industrial revolution in terms of its impact on society. If the right decisions are made, nanotechnology will bring vast improvements to almost every area of daily living. If…

Special Horseshoes Measure Acceleration In Horses

The most frequent injuries that horses suffer are derived from pressure exerted by riders, and knowing which forces are involved when horses move can prove highly informative when considering treatment for such injuries. A team of scientists from Wageningen University, led by Professor Johan van Leeuwen, has carried out studies both into the advantages of…

At Least One Region Is Safe From Surprise Uploads

This must be good news, right? Not being responsible for illegal uploads when your connection happens to be the source in Germany. But here in the States, things not quite as fancy free from what I have heard. In some locations, there has been news of people being held outwardly responsible for securing their connection…