This Week In Privacy, Nov 21, 2008


Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian Email Scam
An Oregon woman is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam. She says she wasn’t an easy mark. Great article on how online fraud can hit anyone.


A New Voice in Online Privacy
President-elect Barack Obama has cited privacy as one of the technology issues his administration would address, setting the stage for a debate over standards for online publishers and advertisers.

Tom’s Guide

Scammers Hunting on Social Networks reports that cyberscammers have taken to trolling for victims on social-networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.


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