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How to remove your private info from all background check sites

August 2nd, 2011

We live in a digital age where it seems nearly impossible to maintain your privacy. There are some measures that can be taken to limit your exposure, however. While numerous companies make money by collecting data from public records and selling it to people looking to perform quick and easy background checks, there are ways …

Sony to restore access to PlayStation Network by May 31st

May 9th, 2011

Sony will access to its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services by May 31st, Bloomberg is reporting. Sony took its networks offline after a confirmed 101 million accounts were compromised and 12.3 million credit card numbers were stolen by hackers. Sony’s president, chairman, and CEO, Howard Stringer, has said Sony is “absolutely dedicated to restoring full …

Sony confirms SOE security breach, 25 million accounts compromised

May 3rd, 2011

Following preliminary news of another major security breach, Sony confirmed late on Monday that its Sony Online Entertainment portal has been hacked and the personal data of its users has been compromised. Sony said the cyberattack took place on Sunday, and its online gaming portal was taken offline as an initial countermeasure. The company is currently …

Verizon will share your private data unless you opt-out

March 8th, 2009

What sigh of relief that big corporations are really looking out for the little guy. Most recently, this sentiment comes in the form of being able to opt out of Verizon’s plans to share all your carrier-related data with its affiliates and agents. Wow, thanks Big Red! Verizon is sending out letters that give its …