Thursday: July 7, 2011
- Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.
So the story kinda goes like this, an artist wanted to capture various people as they stared blankly into computers, you know for purposes of art (better explanation via source link). The computers happened to be the public ones at a New York City Apple retail store. No big deal, right? The Secret Service apparently felt differently and issued a search warrant for computer fraud. Whoops.
Tuesday: March 2, 2010
- Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.
What kind of charges you ask? Well there is conspiracy, wire fraud and unauthorized computer access for starters. According to the source article that wire fraud charge carries a twenty year prison sentence.
Tuesday: October 6, 2009
- Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.
Decisions about violations will be made on a case-by-case basis, but if someone receives cash or an in-kind payment to review a product, it's considered an endorsement.
Friday: July 10, 2009
- State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.
Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.
Friday: June 26, 2009
- Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.
Whoops. Time to update that gift card verbiage, Apple.
Tuesday: June 16, 2009
- Microsoft files suit against three people for massive click fraud.
And all of said click fraud was just get more ads online for World of Warcraft and insurance companies.