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Cops accuse man of stealing ID to get illegal prescription drugs

Brooklyn - New York Cops are looking for a man they say stole a 55-year-old woman's identity to obtain prescription drugs illegally.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Apple's TouchID fingerprint scanner hacked by Chaos Computer Club

Just 48 hours after getting their hands on the new iPhone 5S, hackers over at Chaos Computer Club in Europe have found a way to bypass Apple's TouchID fingerprint security scanner.
In the Media by Milton Este

Cyber-bullying victim wins partial victory, can remain anonymous

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 15-year old girl can pursue her cyber-bullies, without having to give up her identity. The court decided unanimously, the girl deserves to be protected from further victimization by having her name released.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

Review: Jobriath — Fairy, Icon, Groundbreaker Special

The story of glam rock icon Jobriath Boone is one of the most fascinating and tragic tales of the latter 20th century. A new documentary captures the man behind the masks, exploring his creative genius as well as his personal demons.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

German officials still seeking identity of 'Forest Boy'

Berlin - German officials are actively seeking the identity of a boy that showed up in Berlin after he'd wandered out of a forest.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

German officials still seeking identity of 'Forest Boy'

Berlin - German officials are actively seeking the identity of a boy that showed up in Berlin after he'd wandered out of a forest.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Unidentified man wakes up on beach, alledgedly with amnesia

Kent - Police in Kent, England are making a public plea for anyone with information on the identity of a mystery man, said to be suffering with severe amnesia, to contact them.
In the Media by Henry Cole - 1 comment

Jon Venables may receive another new ID

A report on the ongoing case of convicted murderer Jon Venables, and more generally the creation of false identities by the British state.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Obama planning 'identity ecosystems' for American internet users

As cybersecurity concerns among the federal government have become more elevated, President Obama is now exploring internet IDs for American users.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

The Stig battling BBC over revealing his identity

The Stig, a character on the BBC TV show Top Gear, wants to write his autobiography. That would mean revealing his identity, and that is something the BBC does not want to happen.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

ATMs could make you a victim of identity theft

You could find yourself to be a victim of identity theft simply by using an ATM. Second-hand ATMs have been showing up on Craigslist and Ebay and one person was able to get 1,000 credit card numbers from it.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 1 comment

Mistaken identity fear as eight people are forced to flee fire

There are fears, that eight people, including three children and a small baby, who were forced to flee their home in the early hours of Sunday morning were the victims of mistaken identity.
In the Media by Gemma Fox

France considers obligatory state-controlled web user names

No, today is not April Fool’s day. The French Law Commission is considering ways of obliging internet users to register their pseudonyms, or ‘handles,’ with a government agency in order to control “abuse.” Details were presented yesterday.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 20 comments

Medical identity theft: a growing problem in the United States

Identity theft is becoming quite a common topic these days, with news reports following trends and victim stories becoming more common. A fast growing problem known as Medical Identity Theft is beginning to surface, leaving vulnerable individuals shocked.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 1 comment

Addiction to Work Can Hurt When You're Unemployed.

Ever wonder what happens to all those high-powered, high-flying executives when they get let go? Some of them, who have been "addicted to work" and defined themselves by it, may have to struggle to come out of it and start anew.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

Namesake - What is it in the name?

Names are a profound way to give a child connection to a parent’s heritage, culture or religious affiliation for a lifetime. It is also an important part of preserving ones, identity.
In the Media by Khalid Magram - 2 comments

Shattering the glass ceiling

Alice Crimp and Jaralene Mohan are among growing number of women, who work in non-traditional professions such as, facilities maintenance (Superintendents), plumbers and automotive technicians among others.This can be tough.
In the Media by Khalid Magram - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The New Privacy, We Allowed It To Happen

Once upon a time privacy was something that we took for granted. We didn't worry about ID theft or the government listening into our phone calls. It was our right. That right is not in the ballpark anymore.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Fake identity - An addict’s story

Cocaine provided Stefan Tucci, 23, with a sense of belonging. By using cocaine and later selling the drug, he felt needed by other drug users. However, soon people started identifying him as an ‘addict’ first instead of Stefan Tucci.
In the Media by Khalid Magram - 3 comments

Israeli airport security made U.S. citizen dance twice to prove identity

A U.S. citizen accompanying a famous dance troupe was twice ordered to dance to prove his identity to airport security officers. The man had to dance before he was permitted to enter Israel.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

The Bonnie And Clyde of Identity Fraud Charged By the Feds

Among the materials that the police found in the pair's apartment was a book titled The Art of Cheating: A Nasty Little Book for Tricky Little Schemers and Their Hapless Victims.
In the Media by Brant David McLaughlin

Information Technology Contributes to Integration and Identity

Recent revolutionary developments in the field of new media and information technology are enabling immigrants to adapt to a new culture more rapidly,
In the Media by Bob Ewing

OpenID: The Web Ideal?

OpenID is a single log on across multiple websites. The idea’s been around for a while, not least among disgruntled people with a herd of passwords and account names. However, things have now moved up a league, with Yahoo! getting on the bus.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

New Tool To Thwart Identity Theft

Consumers are largely unaware of being able to use a credit freeze on their accounts.
In the Media by Leah - 2 comments

ID Theft on the Rise - Quiz

You may think that becoming an identity theif is hard work. But it's really quite easy. In fact, anybody could do it; your neighbors, your co-workers, even people you might call close friends...scary thought.
In the Media by vmunster - 1 comment

The Hidden Secrets of the Staff Identities

A probing, insightful and totally satirical study of the hidden faces behind the words,"Digital Journal Staff".
In the Media by Bob Norman - 37 comments

Guardsman Enters Plea in Identity Theft

A Virginia National Guard soldier has admitted that he used his access to military personnel records to steal identities and commit bank fraud.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna)

Shocking Video On Theft At Gas Station

A Florida Sheriff warns about a new theft operation going on in the USA, especially in Florida & East coast States.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 14 comments

When It Comes To ID Theft, Where You Live Matters

The major metropolitan cities in the US have the highest percentage of identity theft...no surprise there...that's where the money is!
In the Media by vmunster - 9 comments

Learn to Spot Common Scams Tips to Protect Your Identity and Money

Paypal gives some important tips to protect your identity and avoid common scams.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments
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