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For several years, RadioShack has collected customers’ contact information at the checkout counter.
Now, the bankrupt company is putting that data on the auction block.
A list of RadioShack assets for sale includes more than 65 million customer names and physical addresses, and 13 million email addresses. Bloomberg reports that the asset sale may include phone numbers and information on shopping habits as well.
As if RadioShack wasn’t obnoxious enough when you had to turn over a phone number just to buy a cable splitter.
Now, the store’s trying to go back on its promise to keep that data to itself. It’s one more reason to treat these contact information requests with caution, since you can never be sure where the data will end up.
Facebook Chairman Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt snubbed President Obama’s invitation to his cybersecurity summit today because of Obama’s illegal NSA spying.
Deepening division between the White House and Silicon Valley over privacy issues may have led to the top execs at Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Google giving US President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity summit a miss.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Google CEO Larry Page and its chairman Eric Schmidt have declined invitations to attend the public conference at Stanford University not far from where they have their respective Silicon Valley headquarters in California.
TurboTax has turned off the ability of its software to e-file state tax returns Thursday after the company found “an increase in suspicious filings,” the company said today.
The tax-preparation software company has found an increase in criminal activity where stolen personal data is used to file fake state returns with state authorities. This illegal act allows fraudsters to claim tax refunds from state governments.