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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

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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

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Reality TV mother-of-eight Kate Gosselin sues husband for "hacking" email, phone, revealing private info

Reality TV mother-of-eight Kate Gosselin sues husband for "hacking" email, phone, revealing private info

Kate Gosselin, who appeared in a reality TV docusoap about her life with her eight children, including sextuplets, is suing her husband for allegedly hacking into her personal email account, her phone and her bank account, as well as stealing a hard drive full of personal files including family photos.

Surprise! First ever Facebook "Government Requests" report reveals the most inquisitive authorities...

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Facebook has released its first ever Global Government Requests Report, listing all the national authorities that have requested access to information on its users.

Don't want "the man" to know about it? Don't share it!

Next version of the web will have resistance to surveillance at its core

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The Internet Engineering Task Force is planning changes to the fundamental protocol that powers the web to make it more resistant to surveillance.

Why we should still be worried about what Google said regarding Gmail privacy

Google says Gmail users can't expect privacy

Last week a furore erupted over a statement Google made about privacy - it was widely interpreted as having said that Gmail users could have no legitimate expectation of privacy. Then Google was widely re-interpreted as not having said that. So what happened, what did it say, and now that the mistake has been corrected is everything rosy in the garden?

Android randomness, Sniffer dustbins, Unpatch Wednesday, ATM skimming - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Google says people can't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

Google says Gmail users can't expect privacy

In a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over its data-mining of email, Google says people shouldn't expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account, any more than people would were they to send a business letter that could be opened by an assistant.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

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