Wikipedia Scalps a Journalist

Wikipedia isn’t always on the defensive, when it comes to getting things right: The Hawaii Reporter reports that the Honolulu Star-Bulletin has fired a reporter for plagiarism, after allegedly lifting material directly from Wikipedia: Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editor Frank Bridgewater said today in a nearly 200-word front-page letter to readers on Friday, the 13th of January, …

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The Lego Scam

A man after my own heart: AP reports that a man has been arrested accused of stealing a truck full of Lego: A 40-year-old man is behind bars, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of a toy geared toward the 6-and-up crowd: Legos. To haul away the evidence, agents working for the U.S. …

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Discerning Porn Merchants And Rogue Dialers

Malaysia is feeling the heat from the rogue dialer, or Internet dumping, scammers. The Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said on Wednesday in TechCentral that most of the victims had been unwittingly downloading the offending software while surfing porn sites: “Since it occurs mostly on adult and entertainment sites, we would like to urge users …

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Wiretapping Your Way Into Credit Card Fraud

If you think the Internet is a scary place for stealing your sensitive bank data, try your local gas station. The Star Tribune in Malaysia reports that criminals there are increasingly intercepting the transmission of credit card data between the point of sale machines that swipe your card and the bank. This data, incredibly, is …

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