Nik Ghera thought he was using up game points to ‘improve’ his characters
However he was actually purchasing an ‘online currency’ which charged his dad’s credit card
Dad Sam only realised when he tried to use his card and was told he had insufficient funds
The council worker is now warning other parents of the hidden costs of games console
A 12-year-old boy accidentally ran up a £1,500 bill while playing Xbox Live – [...]
A teacher who sent topless photos of herself to her daughter’s teenage boyfriend ended up the victim of an alleged blackmail plot by the boy’s father.
Michelle Kazmierczak sent the photos showing herself topless and posing in a bra to the 14-year-old boy.
But when the teen’s father Tyrone Price saw the photos he contacted the 46-year-old middle school teacher.
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Trouble: Tyrone Price is accused of blackmailing teacher Michelle Kazmierczak [...]
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Microsoft X-Box Kinect games device has a video camera and a microphone that records speech. Microsoft has stated that users “should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features,” and the company “may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications.”
by Gordon T. Long Of Tipping Points
Bernanke’s QEX Box (pdf)
Chairman Bernanke has placed himself in a box. It is not a box of his choosing, but rather the result of his misguided economic beliefs, use of flawed statistical data, geo-political events occurring during his watch, poor decisions and a penchant for political pandering. Some of these may be requirements for academia success but not for [...]