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Security

Keeping watch on data snoops and abuse

The feds reach a deal with a credit report Web site they say charged for "free" reports. Also: Data theft suspected at call center.

roundup The feds reach a deal with a credit report Web site they say charged for "free" reports. Also: Data theft suspected at call center.

Credit report site settles on deception charges

ConsumerInfo.com will pay the Federal Trade Commission $950,000 after dispute over whether its services were really free, as advertised.
August 16, 2005

Indian call center under suspicion of ID breach

An Australian TV show claims that it was able to buy overseas customer data at an Indian call center.
August 16, 2005

Spyware heats up the debate over cookies

Internet users now routinely delete cookies, leaving marketers scrambling to find another tool to measure their effectiveness.
The New York Times
August 15, 2005

Florida man convicted in Acxiom hack case

Scott Levine is charged with stealing more than 1.5 billion files in one of the largest recorded data theft cases.
August 13, 2005

New scam asks people to fax away data

Technique comes as people are increasingly skeptical about entering credit card details in online forms, Sophos says.
August 11, 2005