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Indian Scammers Make Calls Offering Tech Support
2012-10-03 15:17:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No doubt we´ve all seen the warnings — “your computer is infected with viruses, Click Here.” The wise advice is to close the pop up window or leave the website offering the advice and look to reliable virus solutions. But many consumers have been duped into believing their computers were infected, and paid a bogus so-called tech support service to clean their machine. But instead of waiting for consumers to...

Dish Network Being Sued By FTC For Violating National Do Not Call Rules
2012-08-24 08:14:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The country´s second-largest pay-TV broadcaster, Dish Network Corp, has gotten itself into hot water by violating a rule put into place to protect people from annoying telemarketers who push their product wherever they can, reports Reuters. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit in Illinois District Court alleging that satellite Dish Network violated its “National Do Not Call Registry” by...

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2012-07-10 12:22:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal published a piece called “Google´s iPhone Tracking.” In it, the Journal discussed how Google, as well as other advertisers, had bypassed the privacy settings on millions of iPhones, all without the user´s permission or knowledge. Today, the Journal is reporting that Google and the FTC are nearing a deal to settle charges related to this specific privacy scandal. According...

Pre-Teens May Soon Be Allowed To Join Facebook
2012-06-04 09:45:46

The under-thirteen crowd may soon be able to openly sign up for a Facebook account soon, as the social networking giant is now in the midst of developing technology that will allow the youngsters to have an account without having to lie about their age just to be connected. While Facebook bans any user under 13 years of age from joining the site, many lie to get an account, which puts the company in an awkward position regarding federal law that prohibits websites from collecting personal...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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