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Children should have the right to be forgotten, says iRights campaign

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A new children's privacy rights campaign has attracted backing from ministers, business leaders and academics.

AI and robotics researchers call for a ban on autonomous weapons

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Hundreds of Artificial Intelligence experts have signed an open letter warning that pushing ahead with AI weapons will lead to an arms race that puts the technology in the hands of every army, terrorist and despot.

New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

Mandatory updates are a promising prospect for keeping the world free of systems full of known holes, but people really do need to choose which updates get installed, and when.

Malware on Linux - When Penguins Attack

If you really want to fan the flames of controversy, ask the question, "What about malware on Linux?"

We asked...here's what we found out.

Apple puts a stop to invoice poisoning bug

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The vulnerability posed "a significant risk to buyers, sellers or Apple website managers/developers".

The "Stagefright" hole in Android - what you need to know

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Here's what you can do to deal with the much-talked-up "Stagefright" messaging vulnerability on Android

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

50 Cent to pay $7 million for publishing woman's sex tape

50 Cent to pay $7 million for publishing woman's sex tape

That works out to bit more than $1 per viewing by the millions who'd seen the involuntary porn as of January 2014.

Dark web drug dealer pleads guilty, gets 2 years to ponder "anonymity"

He was an online dealer who made use of the so-called Dark Web, shielded by the apparent anonymity of Tor, or The Onion Router.

He's not anonymous any more.

You'll have to stop stealing jokes on Twitter now

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Ripping off other people's stuff, even jokes, is no laughing matter!

Police say sorry after Facebook tit-for-tat with "keyboard warrior"

Police apologise after being bratty in Facebook tit-for-tat

How should you respond when you're representing an organisation on social media?

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

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Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

How (not) to pay yourself a $14m bonus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly 1-minute security video...news with some fun in it!

Execs face the chop after being hit by data breach

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With the often perceived need to hold someone to account for a data breach, the axe falls to the heads of senior executives.

SSCC 208 - (Cyber)crime and Punishment [PODCAST]

Join us for the weekly Chet Chat!

In this episode: Cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.

Worried about Google's Your Timeline? Here's how to disable tracking

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Don't fancy having Google map your movements and match them up with your photos? Here's how to disable Your Timeline or turn off Location Services altogether.

Artificial Intelligence expert likens AI dangers to nuclear weapons

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Stuart Russell is an award-winning AI researcher and author who says we need to be as careful with AI as we are with nukes.

Privacy and targeting are among new video controls for Facebook Pages

Privacy and targetting are among new video controls for Facebook Pages

Now, video uploaders can discriminate - or is it target-market? - based not only on language and location, but also on gender and age.