Google has announced updates to its developer policies for the Play Store app market to ban certain types of misleading and underhanded advertising behavior.
We look at three apps that use now-forbidden promotional tactics, plus we offer security tips to help you avoid unwanted and malicious apps.
A spyware app developed by two researchers has shown that Google Glass can be used to secretly take photos of whatever a Glass wearer is looking at without their knowledge - making the Glass user the one whose privacy and security is potentially compromised.
How do you get spyware on your victim, er, target's phone? Have Mac users changed their attitude to security? And how deep does privacy run at WhatsApp?
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You used to have to get your hands on somebody's gadget to eavesdrop on them like a creepy stalker, but no more! Now, you can just buy your target a boobytrapped bugging device-cum phone, wrap it up with a pretty bow, and try to pretend that you're not trampling on their privacy when you "gift" them with it.
In yet another "don't open that e-birthday card" saga, 33-year-old Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, now on the FBI's 10 most wanted cybercriminals list, allegedly sold malware that planted a keylogger, as well as remotely controlling a victim's computer and webcam.
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A Canadian police officer who pleaded guilty to planting spyware on his wife's BlackBerry, suspecting that she was having an affair, gets a slap on the wrist after claiming that he didn't know that planting the cyber bug was a crime.
Do you usually shy away from legal documents?
Well, here's one that's well worth reading: it deals very interestingly with the zone in which busting cybercrooks and protecting privacy intersect...
Japanese boffins think they might have found an imaginative way to stop malware stealing your passwords as you enter them online.
But will it really work?
Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People's Liberation Army of China.
John McAfee claims he gave Belize officials cheap laptops that had been deliberately pre-infected with keylogging spyware, and ran a team of 23 women to seduce and spy on his intended targets.
The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will issue a report Monday that recommends that Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE should be barred from the American market because their products could be used to undermine domestic cyber security.
The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a remote monitoring software firm and its customers over what the agency said was flagrant computer spying on customers of the rental stores.
Do you think that Windows help file is safe? Think again.
Malware authors can create boobytrapped .HLP files, designed to infect your computer.
After further analysis, more information has emerged about the Morcut Mac OS X malware which was discovered this week.
It's jail for a 21-year-old Californian man who tricked female victims into taking their spyware-infected laptops into the shower with them.
Thousands of secretly-taken still images and videos were found on Trevor Harwell's computer.
Scotland Yard has arrested a tabloid journalist as part of their investigation into computer hacking.
Iranian authorities claim to have discovered another targeted cyberattack against the country - the Flamer worm (also known as Flame).
A British man who spread a spyware Trojan horse posing as a patch for the popular video game "Call of Duty", has ended up with an 18 month jail sentence.