Earlier this month a fake Android anti-virus app, named Virus Shield, managed to fool thousands of customers into buying it. Now Google is offering full refunds to anyone who bought Virus Shield long after the usual 15-minute refund window, and is also issuing a $5 Play Store credit.
Shawn Buckles has sold bucket-loads of his online data in a Faustian bargain with the highest bidder, intended to prove a point about loss of privacy in the age of big data. But what about the privacy rights of everyone he's emailed in the past?
Forget monitoring customers' smartphones. Technology giant NEC's Hong Kong branch is promoting a small, "easy to install" appliance which will enable businesses to monitor their customers based on facial recognition.
If the PCI DSS applies to your business you should also know that the document has been updated. With nearly 100 changes, the current version has incremented one full revision and stands at v3.0. We focus on some of the changes and their impact.
General Mills might be the first company to rig its legal terms to ensure that interacting with it in just about any way online - downloading or printing a coupon, visiting its website, or getting its email newsletter - means you can't sue it.