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Hackers Post Private Data From More Than 4,000 Bank Execs

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous seem to have published information from more than 4,000 American bank executive accounts on a government website last night. The alleged hack is part of its new "Operation Last Resort" campaign, protesting the prosecution of hacktivist Aaron Swartz.

Identity Fraud More Prevalent Than You'd Imagine

At least 16% of Americans have engaged in some kind of identity fraud -- lying about their Social Security number, name or birthday -- on applications for goods and services, a new study reveals. That's 45 million people trying to game the system, and every time one succeeds, he or she may be making trouble for you.

Apple to Sell Users' Location Data; 3 Million iPads Sold

Under Apple's newly updated privacy policy, the company will collect and use information about its customers' real-time geographic locations to provide stronger location-based services. Meanwhile, Apple announced it has sold 3 million iPads in the 80 days since the device was launched.

Google's Privacy Woes Expand to Australia

Google's legal woes over privacy issues in Europe have expanded to Australia after residents in that country recently complained about photographs being taken for Google Maps.