Around 37 million people will be extremely nervous today after extramarital affair website Ashley Madison was hacked and the details posted online. The Canadian-based site sells itself with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair”.
Thousands of items from Canadian military uniforms were stolen or lost last year and the NDP is calling for the Conservatives to explain the security breach.
“Over half a million dollars’ worth of military uniforms and equipment have been stolen or lost, and the Conservative response is inertia,” said NDP defence critic Jack Harris in a statement. “At a time when Conservatives are rushing through anti-terror legislation with no consultation, they are allowing this clear danger to public safety to worsen, unchecked.”
Foursquare is still making gains in users and check-ins, with the company reporting in December of last year that it had reached 45 million registered users and surpassed 5 billion check-ins. That's up from January 2013, when Foursquare had 30 million registered users, a 50% gain in just under one year. (Foursquare did not say how many of those registered users are active each month.)
New York City Hall via APA New York state court on Tuesday temporarily stopped New York City from destroying the personal records of hundreds of thousands of municipal I.D. card holders after Republicans argued the records might be needed to track criminals.
The New York Times and Twitter Inc. had their Internet registrations hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, rendering at least parts of their sites inaccessible, the company that controls the data said.
According to some of the "smartest people in the room", gold can be a "barbarous relic", or a "tradition" (if not a store of value, despite central banks still holding thousands of tons of the precious metal, most of it in custody at the NY Fed).
In late September, crowdfunding site Patreon was hacked, and large amounts of internal data was leaked online. Opportunist scammers are now attempting to take advantage of this and blackmail users affected by the breach, according to TechCrunch.
In an effort to include more wireless data in its periodic reports on the state of broadband in America, the Federal Communications Commission has released an Android app that lets consumers test the speed and quality of their wireless provider (and of course shares that data with the FCC).