Oh, the irony! Identity theft protection service LifeLock has exposed millions of their customers’ email addresses. And according to Krebs on Security, the exploitable vulnerability was so basic that it seems “that whoever put it together lacked a basic understanding of Web site authentication and security”!
OKCupid (OKC) announced today that it had removed the ‘Visitors’ feature, with which a user could see who had visited their profile, meaning that now everyone has incognito visiting. Only ‘Incognito’ now means your profile is hidden from everyone unless you choose to make it available to them. A List now only offers the advantage of seeing if someone ‘Liked’ you even if you haven’t liked them, and Incognito is a separate service for $9.95 a month. Confused? You won’t be after this week’s episode of OkCupid Steps in It.
Earlier this week the U.S. State Department wrote a love letter to President Trump’s Mar a Lago (pronounced “maralago” – yes, that does mean “sea by the lake” – hey, we didn’t name it) and posted it to their blog. They quickly got into hot water for shilling for Trump’s business – but not before several other government sites had picked up and published the article. That blog post has now been removed from all public sites – but we have it here for you in case you were curious as to what the brouhaha is about.
The hashtag #SuziParkerScoops is swirling around Twitter in response to Washington Post columnist Suzi Parker reporting that Sarah Palin will be the new host for the Al Jazeera America channel. To be clear, Sarah Palin is not the new host. It was just last month that a satirical article from the Onion named North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un the Sexiest Man Alive for 2012, causing Asian media to report the story as if it were real.
The City of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced that they owe as much as $6.1 million to people who either overpaid, or double paid, parking and transit tickets between the years of 1995 and 2012. You have until next week (March 3, 2016) to file a claim. Here is the complete searchable lookup list of names of people who are owed money (we personally know several people who will be receiving between $50 and $100 or more).
If you have been on any website that has Adsense ads by Google on it (including this one), you may have noticed that Google is running its own ads for Gmail for Work and Gmail for Business. The ads show small businesses with cute domains, such as “gizmocam.com” and “puppyscrubber.com”. Shockingly, apparently nobody at Google thought to feature only domains registered to them; leading to a windfall for scammers who snapped up the domains and put ad links on them (these sorts of sites are known as ‘link farms’ or ‘linkfarms’).
Heinz Ketchup recently discovered that a porn site had set up shop on a domain that Heinz had let lapse, and is their face red! You see, not only had the domain lapsed, but there were bottles of Heinz Ketchup on store shelves with a QR code that lead to the lapsed domain, which had been turned into a pornography site.
When John and Carol Lehman of Philadelphia returned their cable box to Comcast, they assumed they would no longer be charged for it. Wrong. Over five years, the charges kept piling up, amounting to $600. Comcast finally agreed to return the $600, but only if the Lehmans signed an NDA (NonDisclosure Agreement) with Comcast!
People and businesses owed a refund by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) last names starting with W, X, Y and Z (Original SFMTA list here) W B JORDAN GEN BLDG 5A26249 $40.00 W BRA 4V76404 $15.00 W BRA 5T92954 $25.00 W BRADLEY EL 4X82549 $52.00 W BRADLEY EL 4X82550 $35.00 W BRADLEY EL […]
People and businesses owed a refund by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) last names starting with Sl and letters T, U and V (Original SFMTA list here) SLABACK STEPHANIE A 3WGK879 $37.00 SLACK JENNIFER G 3SAG183 $233.00 SLACK JESSICA LEE 3CJA938 $45.00 SLADE DONNA J 2TOX937 $30.00 SLADE ERIC F 3VGY713 $20.00 SLADE […]
People and businesses owed a refund by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) last names starting with Q, R, and S through Sk (Original SFMTA list here) QABAZARD ABBAS F 4SER974 $50.00 QABAZARD REDHA 6NKL064 $140.00 QAMAR AMIR 3WTL070 $110.00 QAMAR JAFFER K 1JXU419 $25.00 QAQUNDAH HANNA 3DBC015 $50.00 QARE ELIAS YOUSEF 2KKC838 $25.00 […]
People and businesses owed a refund by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) last names starting with Mo through Mz, and letters N, O and P (Original SFMTA list here) MO BAO CI C 5CDA833 $35.00 MO INNISS 3UGP223 $15.00 MO KENT 5BEJ506 $17.00 MO KIN KWONG OR YUK LEUNG 2TNR377 $15.00 MO SHARON […]
People and businesses owed a refund by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) letters L through Mn (Original SFMTA list here) L & W SUPPLY CORPORATION 6PMB664 $157.00 L A SPECIALTY PRODUCE 7G46991 $110.00 L A SPECIALTY PRODUCE 7H38028 $73.00 L A SPECIALTY PRODUCE CO 7R15996 $80.00 L A SPECIALTY PRODUCE CO 7W67943 $30.00 […]