Is Wikipedia really a trusted resource?

WikipediaDo you use Wikipedia as a trusted resource for information and background on a variety of topics? If you answered yes, you might want to rethink that. Wikipedia editors recently revealed that potential hundreds of their entries are paid ‘sockpuppet’ entries.  ‘Sockpuppet’ entries are fake, and used for promotional purposes – these are infact against Wikipedia’s policies.

 

 

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Another corporate data smash and grab feeds a subterranean appetite for stolen card details

Credit card detailsYou may have heard of the Adobe hack which
was declared at the beginning of October. At the time Adobe estimated that almost
3 million personal details
had been
compromised. Just a few days ago the company said that hackers had gained
access to 38 million encrypted accounts including credit and debit card
details.

 

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New Web Domain Names now available

Web domain nameNew web domains were launched last week, but what on earth
does that mean for you and why should you care? Well, first off let’s start
with what a web domain actually is – the letters that reside at the end of a
web address, the most common one that we all use would be ‘.com’.

 

 

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Google Chrome’s New Parental Controls

Google ChromeGoogle has added parental controls to its
Chrome web browser that enable parents to monitor their children’s browsing behavior. This feature, which launched at the end of October is called ‘Supervised Users’ Parents, aka ‘managers’ can review users’ history, approve or deny access requests and even block specific sites.

 

 

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Online eBay fraud : $3 million from selling fake cars

EbayWould you buy a car on eBay? If the answer
to that question is yes, you could have fallen for the latest fraudster and his
scam. Last week, the FBI went on the hunt for a man they have identified as
being behind a car scam on eBay.  The man
in question, Romanian Nicolae Popescu managed to make himself $3 million simply
by selling fake cars.

 

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