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Safer Internet Day: don't be an online sheep - our Top 10 Tips help you think before you act

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Today is Safer Internet Day, aimed at helping youngsters to enjoy the internet without putting themselves at risk.

So here are our Top 10 Tips. Don't be a sheep and just follow the defaults - it's OK to be different, and to think for yourself before you make choices online!

On tech support duty for family at Christmas? Get our free Threatsaurus...

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Are you on tech support duty for your nearest and dearest over Christmas and New Year?

Would you rather be at the snow/beach?

Let the Sophos Threatsaurus help you teach your friends and family how to stay secure...

Important Apple security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion - get 'em today!

Important Apple security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion - get 'em today!

Hot on the heels of the iOS 5.1.1 release, Apple has pumped out a raft of security updates for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and Lion (OS X 10.7) users.

Many vulnerabilities have been fixed, and Safari gets a really cool new safety feature. Find out more.

FTC settles with Facebook, alleges promises weren't kept

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The FTC has announced a tentative agreement with Facebook to address alleged privacy abuses the company inflicted on its users. Does the agreement go far enough?

Google publishes web safety advice for 'Good to Know' campaign

Google publishes web safety advice

Google has launched a campaign promoting online safety, in association with the UK's Citizen's Advice Bureau.

But will it result in more people taking care about their online security?

Facebook privacy changes - a missed opportunity?

Facebook privacy changes - a missed opportunity?

Facebook, through the medium of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's blog, has just announced a trifecta of changes to the Facebook interface. Apparently, if you are a Facebook user, you will soon be getting...

Old habits die hard. New habits die harder

Old habits die hard. New habits die harder.

Humans are creatures of habit. These habits – even if pointless, annoying, or, in extreme cases, immoral and possibly unlawful – can become invisibly and almost intractably ingrained. Many adults, for example, publicly masticate chewing gum almost continuously, even whilst Read more…

Facebook safety and privacy in podcast and video

Facebook safety and privacy in podcast and video

This podcast with Sean Richmond, Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos Australia, examines Sophos's 2009 Facebook ID Probe, which suggests that social networkers are too open with personal information. Many people want to know, "Does it really matter?" In this podcast, Read more…