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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:47 PM | Tags (11) | apple | artist | camera | confiscation | exclusive | fraud | secret | service | spy | store | warrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:00 AM | Tags (13) | hackers | tickets | ticketmaster | profit | concerts | music | yahoo | hacking | charges | conspiracy | wire | fraud | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bloggers | freebies | reviews | positive | ftc | fraud | endorsement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.

Whoops. Time to update that gift card verbiage, Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:07 PM | Tags (6) | apple | fraud | giftcards | itunes | lawsuit | marketing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Microsoft files suit against three people for massive click fraud.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:24 AM | Tags (3) | clicks | fraud | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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