Stories by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Google Wallet Security Concerns Raised

Google's new <a href="">NFC system</a> that purports to turn your phone into a credit card can be compromised using a brute-force attack -- and that raises questions about its security.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 10 Feb | Read more

Facebook Timeline Privacy Tips: Lockdown Your Profile

Facebook's <a href="">Timeline is coming</a>, <a href="">whether you like it or not</a>, to Facebook accounts everywhere - including yours. I've been using Timeline for about a month now, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 01 Feb | Read more

Google+ Policy on Names Runs Afoul of Tech Writer

Google+ is taking its "<a href="">real names</a>" policy seriously. So seriously, in fact, that it threatened to suspend sex and tech writer Violet Blue's account. Google’s only problem is that Blue’s real name is Violet Blue.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 24 Aug | Read more

24,000 Pentagon Files Stolen in Major Cyberattack

The Department of Defense says it was hit by a cyberattack by a "foreign intelligence service" that managed to pilfer 24,000 sensitive files.The attack, which occurred in March, was perpetrated by an unnamed "nation state," according to Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III. Lynn who disclosed the breach during a speech Thursday outlining the Pentagon's new cyber strategy for dealing with cyber-breaches.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 16 Jul | Read more

So, You're Being Sued for Piracy

Hollywood may have <a href="">stopped its massive litigation campaigns</a> against illegal file swappers in 2008, but the piracy lawsuits are still flying. Now teams of lawyers working for certain small businesses are going after illegal file swappers. These businesses, often referred to as "copyright trolls," are attempting to turn the <a href="">threat of suing pirates</a> into a profitable cottage industry.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 17 Jun | Read more

PayPal debuts check deposits via iPhone app

Online banking is about to get even more convenient for PayPal users who will soon be able to deposit checks via their iPhone. Simply sign the back of your check, take a picture of the front and back of the check, and hit send on the PayPal iPhone App. The only drawback? No lollypops at the teller window to grab when you're done.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 01 Oct | Read more