Thousands of dollars in unauthorized credit card charges, attempts to open accounts under their names, and personal data showing up all over the Internet are just a few of the claims that Michael Corona, Christina Mathis and others are making in court documents filed last week. The former Sony Pictures staff members are saying that some of the things they were most afraid of happening as a result of the massive hack that savaged the company late last year have already happened. The lawsuit comes less than a month after Sony failed in its attempt to get the consolidated case tossed.
According to the California Department of Justice and Napa Valley Register, over 70 Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Cruz County wineries were victims of an April cybercrime attack. The attack was recognized in late May.
Mysterious hackers acquired credit card information for upwards of 250,000 customers through eCellar, a customer management program used by wineries throughout the region.
They stole credit card information, names and birth dates of customers.
The installation of smart electric meters by a city-owned utility does not amount to a violation of a homeowner’s constitutional rights against warrantless search, no matter how much data the meters might collect or transmit about a homeowner’s electrical use, a federal judge has ruled.
In federal court in Chicago, U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee rejected the argument brought by a grassroots group opposed to the installation of smart electrical meters in west suburban Naperville that the meters pose risks to privacy and health.
The issue in this case was whether Google Inc. was required to remove links to defamatory posts from worldwide search results, rather than just Canadian search results.
The Plaintiff, Glenn Niemela, is lawyer based in the Vancouver area who has been the victim of online harassment and bullying. He alleges that the posts originate from one of his former clients who may be in biker gang. In the posts, Mr. Niemela is described as a scam artist and as dishonest. The posts first appeared in 2012 on various internet sites, including ripoffreport.com and reviewstalk.com. Mr. Niemela reported this to the police who spoke with a suspect. Subsequently, no further posts appeared.
Less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern criminals, politicians and high-profile public figures, the Guardian has learned, with more than 95% of requests coming from everyday members of the public.
The Guardian has discovered new data hidden in source code on Google’s own transparency report that indicates the scale and flavour of the types of requests being dealt with by Google – information it has always refused to make public. The data covers more than three-quarters of all requests to date.
- Inbuilt Business Intelligence: Microsoft hasn’t quite brought it all under one roof, but there are more export options to PowerBI. Power Query, an Office 2013 add-in, has made it into Office 2016 as standard. Power Query used a built-in JSON parser, which has also made its way into Excel to help build visualizations.
- Power Pivot: Essential data analysis tool Power Pivot has received a power boost and is now able to calculate and analyze millions upon millions of rows of data. Automating data grouping will provide a deeper analysis experience, along with updates for PivotTable and PivotChart.
- One-Click Forecasting: Excel automatically scans your worksheets, searching for data trends, and extrapolating into charts and tables.
- New Charts: Microsoft has moved a number of add-in charts to the standard build, including TreeMap, Sunburst, Waterfall, Histogram, and Pareto. Expect to see more charts appear as add-ins following the fall release.