| May 22, 2014
I'm an eBay user, and I'm disappointed that I still haven't received official word directly from eBay about the major data breach it announced yesterday. The auction site has posted information on its blog, but still hasn't directly contacted users......
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Last week millions of people rushed to change their online passwords after news of a major encryption flaw called Heartbleed began to circulate.
Heartbleed infected hundreds of thousands of sites, including popular ones like Facebook and Netflix, and...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Two Lehigh County couples who recently intended to tour Turkey instead endured a rocky journey to get a refund after their prepaid trips were canceled at the last minute.
Tony O'Malley of Emmaus and Dick Baumann of Allentown contacted the Watchdog to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May.
That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides.
Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Submitting sports notices
Email sports copy to email@example.com by 9 a.m. on Monday.
On Saturday Nov. 9, the Elkridge Travel Baseball program will host a Double Header Fundraiser at the Timbers at Troy. The day kicks off with the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
With some 175 comedians lined up to perform across more than 50 shows, the New York Comedy Festival is all about funny business. But its impact is no laughing matter.
That Kevin Hart standup pic -- "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," the one that grossed...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The confessions from moms on the Scary Mommy blog are often funny: the spoon kept in the glovebox for eating Ben & Jerry's in the store parking lot, letting ketchup count as a "vegetable," going to the gym to read magazines instead of work out.