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Yik Yak Social Media Service Can Reveal User Data to Police

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Nov 16
Missouri police within hours arrested a student accused of threatening violence, the latest in a string of such arrests at colleges in recent months involving threats of mass violence posted online.

Ohio Man Allegedly Urged Service Members' Killings Online

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker and Tami Abdollah | Nov 15
An Ohio man accused of using social media to promote violence against U.S. service members opened at least eight anonymous online accounts in quick succession to make threats.

Britain Seeks Greater Access to Citizens' Online Activity

The British government plans to make telecommunication firms keep records of every website that customers visit under a new law regulating cyber-snooping.

Senator Calls for Experian to Share Details on Data Breach

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Sweet | Oct 15
The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee is calling for the credit agency Experian to disclose more details about a data breach in which personal information on millions of T-Mobile customers was stolen.

Identity Theft Victims Face Months of Hassle

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Dec 15
It's up to victims to clean up their credit histories and recover stolen funds. On top of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay for the crimes.

Holiday Email Scams Target Shipped Packages

CRIME | Dec 11
Emails disguised to look like delivery notifications or confirmation to track an online order are part of holiday phishing. Security experts are warning shoppers about a slew of scam emails that can infect computers and even steal personal information.

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

CORPORATE | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Retailers Beware: Virus May Lurk in Cash Registers

CRIME | By Alicia A. Caldwell and Jeff Horowitz | Aug 23
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

Amanda Hess Wins Sidney Award for Sexism in Cyberspace

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 21
Slate writer Amanda Hess has won the February Sidney Award for her provocative Pacific Standard essay describing the abuse that female journalists disproportionately encounter online.

Boston P.D. to Gays: Beware Predators on Hookup Sites, Apps

LOCAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Boston Police issued an alert warning that one or more perpetrators is targeting gay men for robbery using online hookup sites and apps.

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