Your phone number, Facebook and Evil: a recent trilogy to be aware off.
Probably most Facebook users aren’t aware, but his/her phone number is probably out there, exposed and ready to be collected by anyone. Evil project “randomly displays the private phone numbers of unsuspecting Facebook users”.
Unfortunately, nothing new! ‘Just’ another USB stolen in a school in Woodbridge, Virginia, USA. The content: personal information about students. What I couldn’t understand was this phrase in a letter to parents from the Principal of Lake Ridge Middle School: “Unfortunately, it is difficult to prevent the loss of confidential data resulting from unanticipated criminal activity.” Well, fortunately, it is simpler than he thinks to protect confidential data: encryption! There are some free tools out there that every school principal, teacher and even student should know about, such as, TrueCrypt.