This Craft Store Really Doesn't Trust Its Customers

This Craft Store Really Doesn't Trust Its Customers

When A. saw that a local craft store had a “no bags” policy, she assumed that meant that the store didn’t allow shopping bags from other stores. No, it refers to purses and other personal bags. It’s not a huge hardship to lock one’s purse up and carry one’s wallet around in order to browse a store, but it is awfully annoying. [More]

Web Analytics Firm, 20 Clients Sued For Web Tracking

Web Analytics Firm, 20 Clients Sued For Web Tracking

There’s big business in tracking web browsing, and temptation to grab more information than is legally acceptable. A lawsuit alleges a web analytics company and its clients stepped over the line in snooping on browsing habits, particularly of those who try to cover their tracks. [More]

Mocking Hacker Stock Photo Art

Mocking Hacker Stock Photo Art

It can be so hard to find just the right photo to illustrate a story about hacking. Luckily, stock photo agencies have stepped up to the challenge. [More]

How The Biggest Sites Are Stalking You And Reselling Your Info

How The Biggest Sites Are Stalking You And Reselling Your Info

Most websites you visit are monitoring your behavior, even after you leave. They install little files like cookies, beacons, and flash cookies to see where you go, what you buy, even what text you’re typing. WSJ analyzed the tracking behavior of the top 50 websites online to see how each of them is watching your every step, and then reselling the info to the highest bidder. For instance, did you know that Dictionary.com gives its users up to 159 cookies, 23 flash cookies and 41 beacons for third parties? [More]

TSA Rolling Out Israeli-Style Behavior Detection

TSA Rolling Out Israeli-Style Behavior Detection

The TSA might be asking you more questions when you go through security starting in August, and that’s a good thing. [More]

Video Of 25,727 Passwords From The Sony Hack, One Per Frame

Video Of 25,727 Passwords From The Sony Hack, One Per Frame

Stare agog as all the the passwords released in the Sony LulzSec breach race past your eyes in this video. [More]

Erotic Phishing Attack Steals Thousands Of Tumblr Logins

Erotic Phishing Attack Steals Thousands Of Tumblr Logins

Thousands of logins for emo-blogging platform Tumblr have been stolen in the past week via a phishing attack that lured users to enter their credentials in exchange for the promise of erotic content. [More]

TSA Defends Forcing Elderly Woman To Remove Adult Diaper (Updated)

TSA Defends Forcing Elderly Woman To Remove Adult Diaper (Updated)

UPDATE: The TSA said in a statement its agents did not require the woman to remove her diaper: [More]

Car Theft Dips To Lowest Level In More Than 40 Years

Car Theft Dips To Lowest Level In More Than 40 Years

As a line of criminal work, car thievery isn’t what it used to be. Thanks to added security measures, including technological advances in vehicle security systems and more effective law enforcement, the U.S. car theft rate has braked to its lowest rate since 1967. [More]

You Can Carry-On More Than 3oz Of Contact Solution

You Can Carry-On More Than 3oz Of Contact Solution

If you don’t have time to buy a travel-sized version instead of your mondo bottle of saline solution before the next time you fly, don’t sweat it. It’s totally cool to fly with more than 3oz of contact solution, as it is covered under the TSA “liquid medication” provision. [More]

If You Use One Of The Most Common iPhone Passcodes, Stop It

If You Use One Of The Most Common iPhone Passcodes, Stop It

One way to make things easy for identity thieves is to choose an unimaginative, easy-to-remember PIN that tons of other people are using. [More]

Toy Security Wand Lets Kids Play At Being TSA Agents

Toy Security Wand Lets Kids Play At Being TSA Agents

There’s nothing cooler than being a TSA agent for Homeland Security and now the Spy Gear Security Scanner lets kids live out their dreams. It’s a handheld security wand whose LED lights flash and an alarm goes off when it detects metal, just like the real thing! [More]

TSA Agents Who Allegedly Failed To Screen Luggage Face Dismissal

TSA Agents Who Allegedly Failed To Screen Luggage Face Dismissal

Those Transportation Security Administration agents in Hawaii who allegedly let un-screened baggage through on flights will have to start looking for a new line of work. [More]

To Avoid Airport Security Hassle, Don't Flinch From Eye Contact

To Avoid Airport Security Hassle, Don't Flinch From Eye Contact

As someone who travels red eyes coast to coast for weeks for business meetings, Jeanniey knows a thing or two about getting through security with the least friction. She tells NYT that one thing she discovered, the hard way, was that you don’t want to dodge from eye contact with the security workers. [More]

F-16s Escort United Flight After Reclined Seat Leads To Slapfest

F-16s Escort United Flight After Reclined Seat Leads To Slapfest

We’ve all gotten annoyed at a passenger in front of us who reclines his seat too far into our space, but most of the time it doesn’t lead to two fighter jets escorting the plane for an unscheduled landing. [More]

Lockheed Martin Says Hackers Didn't Get Sensitive Info In Data Breach

Lockheed Martin Says Hackers Didn't Get Sensitive Info In Data Breach

On May 21, hackers breached the defenses of aerospace/defense/security mega-contractor Lockheed Martin, causing cyber detectives to converge at the company’s Washington, D.C.-area headquarters. The experts have yet to track down the origins of the attack, but insist they didn’t make off with any sensitive information. [More]

TSA Could Ban Flights From Texas If State Passes Anti-Patdown Law

TSA Could Ban Flights From Texas If State Passes Anti-Patdown Law

A showdown is in the works over an anti-patdown law, which the Texas House of Representatives recently approved by a unanimous vote. The government warns that passage of the law could cause the TSA to “cancel any flight” where it couldn’t ensure passenger safety. Texas legislators say the rule is needed because existing laws “let government employees fondle innocent women, children and men.”

Three More Sony Sites Fall To Hackers

Three More Sony Sites Fall To Hackers

Sony got hacked. Again. In three different countries. The music giant confirmed that it had to shut down its Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications shopping site in Canada after thieves broke in and stole personal information of about 2,000 customers. [More]