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An illegal, hacker-helmed identity-theft service called SSNDOB -- as in Social Security Number and date of birth -- compromises servers at several major US data brokers, according to a report.
The CRM giant will pay $142 million for Jigsaw, a company with a database of 21 million professionals that has been created by fellow businesspeople.
Those interested in learning more about historical court opinions have a few new options in Google Scholar, although serious research will likely happen elsewhere.
The trail of online fraud leads through malicious Web sites, hacked databases, underground criminal forums, and across country borders. We'll guide you through it.
Also: Trulia enjoys a record quarter, Glu Mobile releases 30 apps for BlackBerry App World, and LexisNexis inks a deal with the Internal Revenue Service.
Maksym Yastremski, the alleged mastermind behind the T.J. Maxx credit card hack, gets 30 years in jail in connection with charges of his involvement in attacks on Turkish banks.
A successful public-private partnership to combat cyberthreats will require more trust and forward-looking ideas, policy experts say referring to Homeland Security.
In the 1990s, Carl Malamud prompted the SEC and Patent Office to put their databases online. Now he's focusing more broadly on liberating government data, which is often sold for a princely sum.
Regulators hold public hearing with few ground rules, resulting in haphazardly meandering comments on spam, porn, privacy, Net neutrality, and copyright infringement.
Open source isn't just about software. Legal research is getting a little open-source competition, too.