Get thee to your unused Yahoo account before July 15 if you don't relish the thought of somebody taking control of your handle and doing heaven knows what with whatever email gets sent to it.
Apple has joined in with the PRISM surveillance saga, insisting that nobody has direct access to its servers and that even it can't read customers' end-to-end encrypted conversations.
Episode #111 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast is here.
Chet and Duck are back, wrangling the latest security stories into an entertaining and informative quarter-hour of useful news.
They are demanding a switch on our smartphones that would theoretically brick them after they're stolen. But would it be effective?
Do you know someone who's been scammed online?
Chances are that you do - or you may have been scammed yourself.
The National Consumer Fraud Week aims to spread the word about how to avoid becoming a victim online.
Do you really need to worry about things like privacy and security?
Here's the latest in our 60 Second Security video series, bringing you fast, incisive and entertaining evidence that says, "Yes, you do!"
In a stirring display of bad timing, a cluster of top UK political figures has issued a public letter insisting on the revival of the so-called "snoopers' charter" - legislation to give British police and intelligence services more access to personal data.
Swedish bureaucrats have instructed a town in the Scandinavian country to say "No" to Google.
They object to the leeway over customer data that Google grants itself in its cloud contracts...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has vehemently denied giving the government direct access to servers. Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google have all put out calls for transparency into the US government's information demands.
The patent covers technology to match at least one facial landmark between the pre-funny-face and during-funny-face images. If Google develops the technology, we can prepare ourselves for grimacing public displays and associated melodroidma.
Since Naked Security first wrote about the unfolding "PRISM" drama last week, a raft of new information has come to light.
The conspiracy theories probably haven't been shaken, but they've certainly been stirred...
Here's a brief summary of what we know, what we don't know, and how you can at least try to protect yourself from surveillance.
In a case that could have far-reaching implications for compelling criminal suspects to decrypt digital storage devices, a judge on Tuesday temporarily suspended a previous order that would have compelled the decryption of hard drives suspected of containing child pornography.
A statement put out by the Department of Homeland Security says that hunches and intuition are enough to justify warrantless searches, and it's not explaining anything much beyond that. It goes on to provide Constitutional analysis that's mostly redacted.
Last week Motorola execs showed off experimental biostamps - digital "tattoos" capable of authenticating you to your phone. Could this be the ultimate solution to the problem of authentication and passwords, or is it just a sci-fi pipe dream?
Will Iowa City simultaneously ban the use of drones, license plate readers, and red-light cameras - or will law enforcement have its way and introducing the controversial technology?
The judge who decided that national security letters demanding user information were unconstitutional has now ordered Google to comply with the FBI's data demands. Is this just one more golden brick in what privacy advocates have dubbed the Golden Age of Surveillance?