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Articles tagged with: former employer

Former CEO / CTO Pleads Guilty To Cyber Attack

Now here’s an interesting bit of news, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has just announced that a man by the name of Khalid Shaikh (a former CEO of YouSendIt.com) has pleaded guilty to launching a cyber attack against his former employer.

Shaikh has just been released on a $100,000 bail and will be sentenced on September 29th. Now, this is not to say that all CEOs are angels with golden wings, but it goes to show you that hackers come in all shapes and sizes.

FTC Approves Seven-Year Storage Of Social Media Data

The Federal Trade Commission approved background check companies to screen job applicants based on their Internet photos and postings. This means that any of your online activity, whether through Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc. is “free game” for background check companies and your future employer to check out.

Maybe you think that all it takes is a few deactivations, a click here, a click there, and you’re ready to apply for that new summer internship? Unfortunately for some, Social Intelligence Corporation (a background check company) can keep your postings for up to seven years.