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Google defies French global 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google defies French 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google is set to defy a French data authority ruling on the global removal of right to be forgotten links.

How one school district is monitoring social media of students and teachers

Florida school district monitoring social media of students and teachers

They're trying to keep kids safe, but nobody's talking about who can access the data or what standards are used to capture it.

We're celebrating Sysadmin Day! Are you?

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Happy SysAdmin Day!

Beer and Tequila forever! #SophosRetroWeek looks at old-school malware...

Join us on a visit to the past, when malware was...well, different!

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It's #SophosRetroWeek - so take a trip with us down IT memory lane as we say "Thanks, IT, and Happy Sysadmin Day."

What you sound like to a Sysadmin

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This Sysadmin Day we're offering you an insight in to what life looks like from the other side of the monitor.

Check out our easy-to-understand guide to what Sysadmins actually hear when you speak!

Wi-Fi-enabled sniper rifle hacked to change target

Wi-Fi-enabled sniper rifle hacked to change target

Researchers tricked a computer-assisted sniper rifle into firing off-target - specifically, with bulls-eye accuracy at a target they substituted.

SSCC 209 - Can encryption be too good? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly podcast that turns security news into useful advice...

Zero days! First official Windows 10 patches arrive...

Given its "rolling update" model, you might have been wondering how long after launch the first Windows 10 updates would take to arrive.

The answer? Zero days. (No hyphen.)

Xen fixes another "virtual machine escape" bug

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Last time it was the floppy disk drive that let crooks squeeze out of jail - this time, the virtual CD-ROM is their springboard...

Websites can track us by the way we type - here's how to stop it

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Researchers have come up with a new Chrome extension that muffles our key-press duration and typing lags.

Facebook ordered to allow pseudonyms by privacy watchdog

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Good news for every Little Miss Hot Mess and Jemmaroid von Laalaa out there: a German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to allow users to take out accounts under pseudonyms.

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 should people be given the choice to select 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?