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Maryland Lawmakers Ban Employers from Requesting Facebook Credentials from Employees or Interviewees0
Last week, Maryland’s House and Senate passed legislation prohibiting employers from asking for a current or prospective employee’s logins to Facebook and other social media sites. Once Governor Martin O’Malley signs the bill into law, Maryland will become the first state in the nation to pass legislation protecting employees from having employers access their social [...]
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The ongoing Israel and Arab Internet feud continues. Now a hacker who says he is acting “in defense of Israel” released 100,000 log-in credentials of allegedly Arab Facebook users, according to reports from Computer World.
The hacker, who goes Hannibal, posted the credentials to Pastebin on Saturday, and also made all details available through 14 sharing sites, including mediafire.com, sendspace.com, wupload.com and zshare.net.
“Jewish people named me as the general of Israel’s hackers,” writes Hannibal on the Pastebin site. “I have about 30 million email accounts, 10 million bank accounts, 4 million cerdit cards of Arabs from all over the world.”
Hannibal says he has stopped publishing information now that the Arab hackers are gone. He told Israeli hackers to cease their cyber war, but that he’ll return promptly if Israel needs him. “If they appear again, I again come to save Israel. Trust me. I’ll always be around,” Hannibal writes.
Facebook believes that it was not hacked, and that most of the login credentials are invalid. Last week Facebook officials said that on one of the releases, a third of the credentials were valid and half were not at all associated with Facebook accounts. We still suggest checking Hannibal’s Pastebin list to make sure and changing your password.
This is not the first of recent Arab-Israeli cyber wars, however. Earlier this month, a Saudi hacker named 0xOmar broke into a popular Israeli sports site, stealing personal information including credit card numbers. He released 26,000 credit card numbers, and threatens to release another one million.
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Tonight is ‘Robbie Burns’ night in England and Scotland, a night when friends and family gather to honor the famous 18th century scottish poet by reading poetry and eating the obscure scottish dish, haggis. Robert Burns wrote his poems in Scots and his writing was famous for being saucy and lewd playing on sexual imagery. Even if you thought you didn’t have a poetic bone in your body, there is a strong chance you would have come into contact with his work on New Year’s Eve, when many people sing in the new year with the song Auld Lang Syne. Furthermore, the famous Scottish hat, the Tam O’ Shanter is named after one of his stories.
Google UK has commemorated the birthday of Robert Burns with a special logo which illustrates the poem, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose. Today’s Google Doodle has a red rose as the ‘L’ and a line from the music.
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