Law enforcement agencies have come up with a new tactic for investigating crimes: location-based warrants, served on Google, demanding that Google disclose Google accounts in use on all mobile devices that were in a given area at a certain time, thus giving detectives and other LEOs a pool of potential suspects and persons of interest who may have committed or have information about whatever crime they are trying to solve.
If you own a Mac or a Macbook, you may be surprised sometime to see a Guest User account in the list of accounts, or on the initial login screen after you boot up or reboot. Then you may try to remove it, only to be unable to. Here’s what’s likely going on, and how to delete that Guest User account.
Don’t you just hate it when an online company – an online company! – offers no way to cancel your account with them, uh..you know… online? Of course, this is because they want you to call them so that they can try to convince you to not cancel your account. This is the case with Stamps.com, who not only doesn’t offer a way to cancel online, but doesn’t even make it easy to find out how to cancel. You might think that you could cancel your Stamps.com account – or at least get information about how to cancel your account – by going into your account settings, or your billing settings, in your Stamps.com account. But you would be wrong. You have to go into their support area, and search for “cancel”, only to be told “you must call us during business hours.” So, we are going to make it just a little bit easier by telling you how to do it here.
Having received the “either pay your eFax bill up front for a year or suffer a 30% increase in your monthly rate” notice of eFax increasing their rates, we chose, instead, to cancel our eFax account.
If your Facebook account has been hacked (or really if any account has been hacked), first of all, don’t take it personally (unless, of course, it was hacked by someone you know, then perhaps take it personally). Also, don’t freak out. What it most likely means is that you used a password that was easy (for a computer) to guess. Here’s what to do when wondering “my Facebook account has been hacked, what should I do?”. Most of these steps are also appropriate if any other of your accounts have been hacked, such as your Twitter account, your Gmail account, your LinkedIn account, or even your bank account.
Wonder what happens to your Facebook page (technically your Facebook timeline) if you die? (Well, ok, when you die.) In part it will depend on whether or not you have designated a ‘legacy contact’ in your Facebook account. Want to make sure your account is deleted when you die? We tell you how to do that, too.
If you have a free Ancestry.com account – i.e. a “Registered Guest” Ancestry.com account, and are trying to cancel it (because, for example, they don’t honor your “don’t send me any email” settings), you may find that it seems that you are unable to cancel it. That’s because YOU CAN’T. So we are going to tell you what you need to do.
Today, September 3, 2014, a new spoofed GoDaddy phishing spam started showing up in people’s inboxes. “Your account contains too many directories”, it tells you (for example, in our sample the subject is “Status Alert: Your account contains more than 9740 directories”).
Many consumers rely heavily on the reviews of others before making purchase decisions. Whether Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor or Expedia, consumer reviews tend to heavily influence all types of purchase decisions, from toasters to vacations.
Perhaps the only thing more frustrating, with respect to Priceline.com, than trying to figure out how to unsubscribe from Priceline mailings is trying to figure out how to cancel your priceline account. It turns out that your frustration with trying to delete your Priceline account is both understandable, and shared by others. That’s because there is no way to cancel your Priceline account via the website, even if you are logged in to your account. There aren’t even any instructions for how to cancel your Priceline account.
As many as 250,000 Twitter accounts have been hacked and compromised, according to Twitter. According to Twitter, the attack “was not the work of amateurs,” in fact, says Twitter, “the attackers were extremely sophisticated.” Twitter users whose accounts were compromised in the attack have been sent the following email, advising them to change their password.
If you received an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password due to a possible hack, you’re not alone. It was a mistake from Twitter, who has issued a statement explaining what happened.
Donald Trump has yet again managed to create controversy just by opening his mouth, or rather, updating his Twitter account. This time he got his behind handed to him by Chrysler Veep Ralph Gilles for perpetuating false claims stated by Romney, when Giles told Trum – very publicly – that he was, and we qoute, “full of shit.”
It appears that rumors saying that Facebook has made private messages of millions of users’ public is just that – a rumor. The alleged privacy issue began with reports from the French newspaper Metro, and it spread like wildfire from there, and it wasn’t long before Facebook and the Twitter-sphere were abuzz with the rumor.
If you have been Facebooking on behalf of your pampered pooch via his own Facebook profile, or have been playing it safe with a separate Facebook profile for coworkers only, then you may want to get as much use out of it as possible before it is deleted. It appears that Facebook is going to disable the over 83 million fake Facebook profiles that are currently inflating their numbers.