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How Twitter tracks the websites you visit, and how to stop it

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Last Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.

FTC slapdown, no iPhone for Mr President, and Dutch banks get tough - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How could the brightest flashlight leave you in the dark? Do you need to close Joel's Backdoor? Why can't the President choose his own phone? Should you update your anti-virus before you bank online?

Find out in 60 Second Security!

FTC acts against "Brightest Flashlight" app for deceptively tracking your location

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A torch that needs to know where you are? What on earth for? So it can adapt the intensity of the light to your latitude?

Of course not! The data was mined and sold to advertisers...

Privacy is alive! Seattle eatery tells Google Glass user where to stick his spectacles...

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If you follow technology gossip, you probably saw the fuss kicked up last week by a Seattle resident called Nick Starr, who went into a local 24-hour diner wearing Google Glasses.

Briefly put, the restaurant said, "No!"

SSCC 125 - Happy hour, forward secrecy, $300 extortions and LG unrepentant [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck dig into the good and bad of the week's news, from the amusing "Happy Hour Virus", through Twitter's implementation of forward secrecy, to LG's data-grabbing TVs and the company's unamusingly casual attitude...

LG decides its TVs *don't* steal personal information - "viewing info" isn't personal

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The story of LG's "data stealing" TVs continues to twist and turn, with LG now on its third version of what happened, and why.

LG is sorry for the confusion caused by reports of problems, but not for the problems themselves - in fact, it doesn't seem to think they're a problem at all...

Tesco to scan your face to better tailor advertisements to you

Tesco to scan your face to better tailor advertisements to you

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, is set to install facial recognition technology in all 450 of its petrol station forecourts.

Facebook privacy, Google ads, D-Link security, CryptoLocker ransom - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What leaves your computer standing but your data in ruins? Should Facebook teenagers be able to message the world? How can you stop Google using your photo in ads?

Find out in this week's Sophos 60 Second Security!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 10th anniversary, 10 topical tales

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October 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the USA's annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM).

So we thought we'd come up with 10 topics, in vaguely chronological order, that have burst into our collective security concerns at various times in the last decade.

Copying fingerprints, Firefox trusted, Facebook not, Yahoo recycles - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How do you copy fingerprints? Which is the most trustworthy browser? Who will use Facebook for payments? How long does an email address live?

Satisfy your curiosity with this week's 60 Second Security!

European Commission calls for single privacy law in wake of PRISM snooping

European Commission calls for single privacy law in wake of PRISM snooping

The European Commission is hoping to restore trust and growth in the data-driven economy with new cross-national data protection laws.

Half of Facebook-quitters leave over privacy concerns

Half of Facebook-quitters leave over privacy concerns

Research from the University of Vienna has found that 48.3% of those who left Facebook did so because of concerns over privacy.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Catch up with everything we talked about with our weekly roundup.

Size doesn't matter - at least, not quite as much as smartphone privacy

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A new study finds that privacy is more of a concern for smartphone users than screen size, phone brand, weight, or camera resolution.

Meanwhile, 80% of users won't download apps they don't trust. (Hurray! Let us now nag the other 20%.)

Google to encrypt data "end-to-end" in effort to block NSA and other agencies

Google: US data requests have more than tripled since 2009

Google is stepping up efforts to toughen data encryption in an effort to limit unofficial snooping on user information in the wake of the revelations about the NSA and PRISM.

Yahoo hops on transparency report bandwagon

Yahoo hops on transparency report bandwagon

Yahoo's first Transparency Report shows the US makes the most data requests, predictably as most Yahoo users live there. But which countries are going on fishing expeditions, asking Yahoo for data which doesn't exist or making requests without the proper legal justification?

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?

Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!

Does posting photos of your child on Facebook make you a bad parent? [POLL]

Does posting photos of your child on Facebook make you a bad parent?

Yesterday an article posted online suggested that putting photos and other information about your children on the internet was "robbing [them] of a digital adulthood that’s free of bias and presupposition". Then another article hit back, arguing that social media is a way of bringing fractured communities together again. But what do you think?

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with our handy roundup.