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Leave Facebook if you value your privacy, says EU

EU says leave Facebook if you value your privacy

A lawyer for the European Commission told an EU judge he should leave Facebook if he wants to stop the US snooping on him.

PayPal in trouble over Weapons of Mass Destruction (sort of)

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PayPal just agreed to pay up $7.6M to the US Treasury for allegedly failing to block transactions that fell foul of sanctions laws.

How secure is your Wi-Fi? 3 things small businesses need to know

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Getting Wi-Fi security right is essential for everyone, but small businesses especially could use some good security advice. Here are 3 key things small businesses should know about securing Wi-Fi.

Hijacked school Twitter account turns head teacher into a porn star

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Nothing like a bit of Photoshopping and access to the school's Twitter account to turn an unwitting head teacher into a beefcake.

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

In yet another example of how very hackable Tinder is, an engineer set up bait female profiles and then hooked up the guys who "liked" them.

"Look at me" - forget fingerprints, here comes a Samsung tablet with iris recognition

US research institute SRI has inked a deal with Samsung to build a tablet with built-in iris recognition.

Samsung's S5 fingerprint reader was cracked PDQ...wonder how long your eye-prints will hold up?

RadioShack to auction off customer data, violating own privacy policy

RadioShack prepares to sell customer data in violation of its own privacy policy

Despite it's privacy policy, bankrupt RadioShack is putting customer names, addresses, email addresses and other data up for auction.

Plenty Of Fish hooked by Canada's anti-spam laws, faces 48k penalty

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Canada's strict anti-spam laws have come down hard on another offender, with the operators of dating website Plenty Of Fish paying a $48,000 penalty for failing to provide proper unsubscribe options in emails sent to its users.

Uber goes Big Data, shares customers' data with a hotel chain

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Uber has joined the rank of Big Data sellers, up there with Facebook, Google and Visa. The product: data about customers' movements, where they shop, where they work, where they go and much more.

Entire Oakland Police license plate reader data set handed to journalist

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The entire LPR dataset of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) included more than 4.6 million reads of over 1.1 million unique plates captured in just over 3 years.

Serious Security: China Internet Network Information Center in TLS certificate blunder

TLS certificates are very important.

In fact, you could say they are the cornerstone of online security, especially for e-commerce.

So we thought we'd use a story about a recent certificate security blunder to remind you why...

India strikes down controversial "Section 66A" social media policing law

India strikes down controversial "Section 66A" social media policing law

India's Supreme Court has repealed a controversial law that allowed police to arrest people over objectionable content posted on social networks and other websites.

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

Google Glass isn't dead. It's being fine-tuned for the masses

Google Glass isn't dead. It's being fine-tuned for the masses

Privacy concerns made it smell like yesterday's fish, but apparently that's just the aroma of fine-tuning as the beloved/reviled face-huggers get made ready for the masses.

Twitter's new “threats, abusive language” filter has its restrictions

Twitter's new “threats, abusive language” filter has its restrictions

The quality filter will only be available on iOS verified user accounts for now, leaving unverified users left to confront the same old garbage and abuse in their notifications.

Grade-hacking case brings 16 more felony charges for private tutor suspect

Grade-hacking case brings 16 more felony charges for private tutor suspect

Timothy Lance Lai, the suspect accused of breaking into an Orange County high school in order to fix students' grades, could now face more than 16 years in jail.

Will Artificial Intelligence keep humans as pets?

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Steve Wozniak is the latest tech luminary to sound a note of caution about the potentially apocalyptic dangers of Artificial Intelligence.

Top Silk Road drug dealer sentenced to 5 years

Top Silk Road drug dealer sentenced to 5 years

Steven Sadler, a major drug dealer operating through the Silk Road underground market has been sentenced to five years in jail for his crimes.

New Android 'on-body detection' leaves your phone unlocked as long as you keep moving

New Android lock feature freezes up your data when your phone stops moving

Keep it jiggling, whether in hand, pocket or purse, and the accelerometer will keep your Android phone unlocked and ready to go. Handy for pickpockets!