Facebook cited in 20% of divorces

December 31, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Facebook, the social networking site, is being blamed for 20% of divorce filings.  One British law firm, Divorce-Online, claims almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook. Read more

McAfee reveals the riskiest web domains to visit

December 4, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

McAfee, Inc. issued its third annual Mapping the Mal Web report this week.  Africa’s Cameroon (.cm), which borders Nigeria, has succeeded Hong Kong (.hk) as the web’s riskiest country domain.  Japan (.jp) was rated the safest country domain.  According to McAfee, 36.7 percent of Cameroon’s .cm domains pose a security risk.  PR of China (.cn), Samoa (.ws), Philippines (.ph), and Former Soviet Union (.su) round out the top five riskiest country domains. Read more

Senate Commitee investigates aggressive Internet sales tactics

November 21, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, chaired by Senator Jay Rockefeller, is conducting a hearing into customers unwittingly being duped into joining online loyalty programs when making a purchase.  According to Senator Rockefeller, companies like Affinion, Vertrue, and Webloyalty “have made more than $1.4 billion dollars through these tactics and charged more than 30 million Americans.”  Rockefeller estimates that 4 million American consumers are currently having their credit cards billed for these loyalty programs and most are unaware of it.  Read more

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