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Peter S. Vogel: Court Shuts Down Yellow Page Websites for Bilking $14 Million

By Peter S. Vogel US small businesses and churches were targeted by websites based in Montreal , Canada and as a result were bilked out of $14 million . After receiving more than 13,000 consumer complaints the FTC filed a Complaint against Modern Technology Inc. and 14 other related businesses (incorporated...

Peter S. Vogel: Yahoo Mail To Have New Privacy Protection

By Peter S. Vogel In spite of news reports to the contrary, Yahoo’s CEO claimed that “Yahoo has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency. Ever.” On November 18, 2013 Marissa Mayer (Yahoo CEO) blogged that by January 8, 2014, Yahoo Mail will...

Peter S. Vogel: Opposition To Surveillance Grows

By Peter S. Vogel | An international coalition of more than 300 human rights, privacy organizations, and privacy leaders established policies “that governments must follow to protect human rights in an age of digital surveillance” which has been led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

Peter S. Vogel: 2014 Cybersecurity Threats to Money & Data

By Peter S. Vogel “Cybercriminal gangs of the 21st century will target cloud-based applications and data repositories because that’s where the data is” as predicted in McAfee® Labs’ 2014 Threat Predictions . Cloud cyber vulnerability was stressed by McAfee: This could...

Peter S. Vogel: Parents Appeal Facebook’s Use of Pictures of Teenagers

By Peter S. Vogel A brief was filed challenging a $20 million settlement that “authorizes Facebook to continue to use minors’ images for advertising without parental consent — in direct violation of the laws of seven states, including California, where Facebook is located.”...

Peter S. Vogel: Cybercrime is Growth Industry Estimated to be as Much as $575 Billion

By Peter S. Vogel A recent report estimates that the ”cost of cybercrime includes the effect of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen—incidents in the last year include more than 40 million people in the US, 54 million in Turkey, 20 million in Korea, 16...

Peter S. Vogel: Judge Allows Libel Suit Based on Google Autocomplete Search Results

By Peter S. Vogel A Hong Kong Judge disagreed with Google that Google’s Autocomplete may have created libeleous content and “cited Europe’s recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling requiring Google to remove embarrassing or outdated search results upon request” as...

Peter S. Vogel: Cybercrime is Getting Worse – 5 Reasons

By Peter S. Vogel On the heels of the recent report that cybercrime is a $575 billion growth industry , Infoworld pointed out “that amount of crime has persisted for a long time, well before the Internet.” The article included these 5 reasons why cybercrime is worse than ever : 1. Internet...