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Is artificial intelligence as big a threat as nuclear weapons?

Is artificial intelligence as big a threat as nuclear weapons?

Elon Musk, King of the Disruptors, thinks so - tweeting recently that artificial intelligence machines are "potentially more dangerous than nukes."

My Birthday Calendar warning spreads quickly on Facebook, generating panic

My Birthday Calendar warning spreads quickly on Facebook, generating panic

Facebook users are spreading a warning to their friends and family online about a supposedly malicious application called "My birthday calendar".

But are there real lessons to be learnt about sharing information on Facebook?

Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.

Facebook cracks down on fake "Likes" - Lady Gaga, Eminem and Rihanna lose out

Facebook pops fake Like balloons

Metrics show that popular pages on the social network are shedding chunks of Likes, likely a result of Facebook rolling out integrity system upgrades.

18 months later, and Facebook Profile Viewer rogue apps still successfully tricking users

18 months later, and Facebook still failing to stop Profile Viewer rogue apps

Facebook does not give you any way to find out who has been viewing your profile.

Any application or link which claims it can reveal to you who has should be treated with great suspicion.

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users with SOPA/PIPA warning

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users

Stop! If you've been told to verify your Facebook account before June 15th you may be about to be scammed.

Facebook teams up with Sophos and other security vendors

Facebook teams up with Sophos

Facebook has announced that it is teaming up with a number of security vendors, including Sophos.

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

A rogue application which claims to allow you to see who has viewed your Facebook profile is spreading between accounts on the popular social network.

Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it's a rogue application spreading virally

Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it's a rogue application spreading virally

Messages are spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming to reveal a way to find out who has been secretly viewing your profile.

The truth is, however, that it's another scheme to earn money for scammers.

Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook via rogue application

Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook

Want a Google+ invite?

Be careful not to fall for a scam spreading quickly on rival social network Facebook.

Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook

Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook

In a bizarre and hard-to-understand move, a Facebook page which has helped countless users stay safe online has been shut down... by Facebook.

An open letter to Facebook about safety and privacy

Open letter to Facebook

Dear Facebook,

As you know, for some years we have been discussing with your security team our concerns about safety and privacy on Facebook.

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

A new chain letter is spreading across Facebook, posted by users in an apparent attempt to warn others about rogue applications.

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Thousands of Facebook users are freaking out after apparently being tagged in photos of Olive Garden food.

Find out about the scam spreading across the social network.

The Twilight Breaking Dawn Facebook scam

The Twilight Breaking Dawn Facebook scam

Scam links to what pretends to be a "Twilight Breaking Dawn" game have affected many users of Facebook.

Don't let your love for heart throbs Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart out-rule your head.

Theme Park accident video used as bait by Facebook viral scammers

Theme Park accident video used as bait by Facebook viral scammers

This weekend Facebook users have seen their online friends seemingly pass around links claiming to point to video footage of theme park accidents in either Alton Towers in the UK, Summertime Theme Park Australia, or Universal Studios in Hollywood. But all is not what it seems.

Facebook is closing all accounts today? Nope, it's a viral rogue application

Facebook is closing all accounts today? Nope, it's a viral rogue application

A new viral scam is being spread across Facebook by a rogue application, tricking users into believing that Facebook is closing all accounts today.

Don't be tricked into believing the scam is true - or you could be putting money into the bad guys' pockets.

Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Facebook users, both male and female, are finding that they have been tagged in a photo of a young woman dressed as a bunnygirl.

Scammers are exploiting Facebook's loosely-controlled photo tagging capability to get their messages in front of as many people as possible.

Openmouthed? Facebook users gawp at new incarnation of survey scam

Openmouthed? Facebook users gawp at new incarnation of survey scam

Facebook users are being hit today by a new incarnation of a virally-spreading survey scam that has already claimed many scalps.

My Facebook wall has been viewed X times - viral survey scam spreads rapidly

My Facebook wall has been viewed X times - viral survey scam spreads rapidly

Do you want to know the total number of times that your Facebook wall has been viewed? Are you curious as to who may be stalking you on Facebook?

If so, you're a prime candidate for scammers who are exploiting that desire to put money into their own pockets.