Russian Dating Site Hacked: 20 Million Members Info Released Including email address of Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail

Jennifer LeClaire over at CIO-Today published an article on the Russian dating site Topface being hacked by someone known as Mastermind. The website reports to have over 90 million members. From the article: “A hacker calling himself ‘Mastermind’ is claiming to be in possession of over 20 million credentials for an unnamed dating site,” Daniel Ingevaldson, CTO, Easy Solutions, a fraud … [Read more...]

Republican Net Neutrality Bills Would Strip FCC Of Its Power to Regulate The Net

Gizmodo published a piece on Republican legislation that could neuter the Federal Communications Commission, and leave consumers with no one watching their back vs the interests of telecom companies. President Obama recommended a plan that would reclassify internet providers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, giving the government agency more authority to quash telecom giants' plans … [Read more...]

A Couple Interesting Websites Getting a lot of attention

Australia and New Zealand each have websites that our causing quite a stir,  ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com which Shane wrote about last night is on Flippa. HackersList is based out of New Zealand and they got a write up on ReadWrite.com. You can check out Shane's article about the Flippa aspect of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com here, I found an interview on Slate with the 22 year old founder, he … [Read more...]

Is Microsoft Getting Ready To Replace Internet Explorer ?

With Microsoft getting ready for a Windows 10 launch there is talk they may be scrapping Internet Explorer for a new browser with the codename Spartan. ZDNet covered the story. MicrosoftSpartan.com was registered today, not by Microsoft but by a registrant in Nepal. Other names like DownloadSpartan.com and SpartanExplorer.com were registered today. From the article: There's been talk for a … [Read more...]

“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”

SeekingAlpha, just published s story right out of Rick Schwartz Playbook and something he has expressed for years on his blog, that Sears and Staples might be more valuable as domain names than as brick and mortar stores. ""What happens when a brick and mortar retailer's brand becomes more valuable as a domain name than as a chain of stores?"" " We might be seeing the answer to that question … [Read more...]

Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $12.4 Billion Highest Quarter on Record

According to a press release out today, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US, Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. climbed to an historic high of $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever, besting the record-setting revenues of Q4 2013, which came in at $12.1 billion. “This milestone demonstrates marketers’ commitment to digital” Q3 … [Read more...]

Symantec Discovers “Regin” A Sophisticated Piece of Malware

Symantec has discovered a piece of malware that has been used to spy on ISP's and telecom companies that they say was most likely by a government agency. They did not say which government. The malware looks to have been created back in 2008, paused and then started back up. Recode wrote about the news: Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of … [Read more...]