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Hotel guests blackmailing owners with threat of negative reviews?

Some hotels and restaurants say customers are using the power of sites like TripAdvisor to finagle free benefits.

By May 9, 2014


What if Google tried to blackmail you into using Google+?

A funny (because not entirely) College Humor video offers the ultimate scenario in Google's potential exasperation with Google+ not being quite Facebook.

By December 16, 2013


You can look, but Ashley Madison information is hard to verify

When it comes to unmasking people who used the adultery website, it's hard to trust the information that was posted online by hackers.

By August 19, 2015


Medium cracks down on cyberbullying in rules update

Blog publishing platform joins growing list of sites banning threats, harassment and revenge porn.

By July 27, 2015


Over 22M Social Security numbers stolen in OPM hacks, agency says

Up until now, the number of people affected by recent hacks of US government databases was a mystery. Also compromised were more than 1 million fingerprints.

By July 9, 2015


Hack of online dating site Adult FriendFinder exposes millions

Technically Incorrect: Adult FriendFinder, a site where people seek casual, discreet relationships, suffers a breach, exposing the details of almost 4 million of its members.

By May 22, 2015


'Who would care?' Watch seniors try Snapchat for the first time

In the Fine Brothers' latest "Elders React" video, seniors take Snapchat for a spin. "All that sexting, texting, nude photos -- politicians should get on to this thing," says one.

By April 24, 2015


Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.

By January 29, 2015


To mock Yelp, restaurant asks customers for awful reviews

A Richmond, Calif., restaurant is so fed up with what it calls Yelp's "blackmailing" tactics, that it wants to become the very worst on the site.

By September 18, 2014


Airbnb guest stays more than 30 days, gets tenant's rights

If you're renting your home on Airbnb, it's worth checking the law. One California woman is finding out the hard way. Her tenant won't leave and does have some rights.

By July 22, 2014