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Real-Life CSI: Pupil Reflections Are Recognisable

What if we could identify a child pornographer by magnifying his or her reflection in the scared, sad eyes of the victim in the photograph? The law may not have explored these capabilities yet, but research just took the first step to making this “CSI”-like technology real. A study published […]
Real-Life CSI: Pupil Reflections Are Recognisable
Tech

This Company Found A Unique Way To Protect The Disabled From Amputee Fetishists

A company called AnchorFree makes a product called HotSpot Shield, and it’s incrediblyhandy for members of particularly fetishized groups (like amputees) who want to protect themselves online. HotSpot Shield blocks your true IP address and protects you from malware in the process. Hiding your IP means no one can find […]
This Company Found A Unique Way To Protect The Disabled From Amputee Fetishists
Markets

Three Times You’re Better Off Using An Alias Online

[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] Is it OK to lie in order to protect your personal information online?Apparently plenty of people think so. In one survey, 22% of “savvy” 8 to 17 year olds claim, “I don’t give out my details online, I make up fake ones” according to Intersperience.
Three Times You’re Better Off Using An Alias Online
Markets

Can You Ever Really Delete Yourself From the Internet?

[credit provider=”Quora” url=”http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-creative-new-Facebook-Profiles”] As the web infiltrates commerce and social life more each day, more consumers are becoming aware that their personal information is becoming less and less personal.While some websites and applications have transparent sharing policies, stating exactly what information they will be using for advertising and other purposes, […]
Can You Ever Really Delete Yourself From the Internet?
Strategy

LinkedIn Has Changed The Way Companies Talk To People

[credit provider=”Business Insider, Max Nisen”] In a discussion at Business Insider’s Social Media ROI Conference, LinkedIn’s Executive Editor Dan Roth spoke about some of the unique ways companies are using the platform. He cited an internal poll which found that 78 per cent of people use LinkedIn for their professional identity, and […]
LinkedIn Has Changed The Way Companies Talk To People
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: It’s ‘OK’ To Say No To New Technology

[credit provider=”Matt Gorrek “] Today’s advice comes from our interview with Mat Herman, creator of Apt2B, an online furniture store:“In the world we live in now, especially in social media and e-commerce in general, the platforms are changing so quickly.
INSTANT MBA: It’s ‘OK’ To Say No To New Technology
Markets

What To Know Before You Even Think About Donating To Political Campaigns Online

[credit provider=”Mitt Romney 2012″ url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FExrZpvL2zs”] It’s easier than ever to donate to political campaigns online, but consumers should make sure they’re not jeopardizing their financial security in the process. Presidential-hopeful Mitty Romney’s own political action committee was blasted in a recent report by the Washington Times.
What To Know Before You Even Think About Donating To Political Campaigns Online
Markets

A New Jersey Man Claims Wells Fargo Kept Him From Visiting His Dying Mother

[credit provider=”Justin Sullivan/Getty Images”] There’s an obvious reason banks ask for photo identification before giving customers access to financial records – identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. But New Jersey resident Syed Ali found himself at odds with the very security measures put in place […]
A New Jersey Man Claims Wells Fargo Kept Him From Visiting His Dying Mother
Markets

Banks Of The Future Will Double As Palm Readers To Protect Our Accounts

[credit provider=”Flickr / Lisa Norwood” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanorwood/5906798109/in/photostream/”] Despite the proliferation of online banking, brick and mortar banks are still rolling out innovations for the future.The latest? A machine that ID’s people by reading their palms, reports American Banker. 
Banks Of The Future Will Double As Palm Readers To Protect Our Accounts
Markets

Using LinkedIn? You’re Twice As Likely To Report ID Theft

[credit provider=””>Jim Edwards / BI”] A new study shows just how much more susceptible social media users are to identity theft.In Javelin Research’s 2012 Identity Fraud Report, the firm found more than 11.6 million consumers were victimized by identity theft in 2011, jumping 13 per cent over the year prior. 
Using LinkedIn? You’re Twice As Likely To Report ID Theft
Markets

6 Foolproof Ways To Protect Your Money On The Web

[credit provider=”courosa” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2248644717/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Convenience, efficiency, and thrift are the hallmarks of online banking.By banking online, you can pay bills in seconds, automatically balance your checking account, and save money on stamps.
6 Foolproof Ways To Protect Your Money On The Web
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Senior Hungarian Far-Right Politician Quits After Porn Past Is Revealed

[credit provider=”solymar.jobbik.hu” url=”http://solymar.jobbik.hu”] he chairman of a regional branch of Hungary’s far-right political party Jobbik has resigned after it was discovered he previously earned his living as an adult film star, reports the Budapest Times.Zoltan Kabai (aka Zoltan Cowboy) starred in 84 porn films between 1992 and 2009. He is […]
Senior Hungarian Far-Right Politician Quits After Porn Past Is Revealed
Tech

Google+ Isn’t Just A Social Network, It’s An “Identity Service”

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Google+ is not just the search giant’s effort to take on Facebook: it’s primarily an “identity service” that Google will use to help build other services.That’s according to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who was explaining why Google+ is requiring users to stick with their real names.
Google+ Isn’t Just A Social Network, It’s An “Identity Service”
Tech

Indentity, Authentication, And Provisioning Them Online

Christina jotted down some thoughts on identity on a flight to SF and I read them this morning. In her post, she references Ev‘s excellent post on the same topic from a while back. So I went on a bike ride as the sun rose over the east end of […]
Indentity, Authentication, And Provisioning Them Online
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One Identity Or More? [Book Excerpt]

Given the discussion about Facebook enabling other sites to use its comment infrastructure — and what that means for identity and anonymity in discussion — I thought I’d share some of what I’m saying about the question of multiple identities in my book.
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