Hacking nightmare / Chicago giveth, taketh / Learn journalism in your spare time

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
3 things for Tuesday:

'EVERY TIME YOU CALL PIZZA HUT, YOU’VE GIVING THE 16-YEAR-OLD ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE ALL HE NEEDS TO TAKE OVER YOUR ENTIRE DIGITAL LIFE.' Wired writer Mat Honan describes how your worst digital nightmare turned his world upside down: "In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook."
* 6 ways to keep your data safe
* How to turn on Gmail's "2-factor" authentication

* The public library is offering amnesty -- no fines -- for books returned Aug. 20-Sept. 7.
* Chicago's new pot law triggers 11 weekend tickets. The first guy to get one says ...

LEARN JOURNALISM IN YOUR SPARE TIME. Roosevelt University students are getting a new teacher this fall. Much of what they'll be studying will be posted here. Join the fun by reading pieces like this. P.S. This is something in the works for a while; it'll be one class a week. I'm still in the hunt for a full-time job. Keep those cards and letters coming in.

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