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Children's apps and websites raise privacy concerns

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Members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network say many kids' websites and apps collect and share too much personal information.

Should the US hit China with sanctions over cyberespionage?

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The Obama administration is developing economic sanctions against China for cyberespionage against US companies. Are sanctions likely to succeed in deterring China? Or will they only invite retaliation that will damage the world economy?

Unsolved cipher mystery: Spaniard says he's cracked Dead Pigeon code

A pigeon skeleton from WW2 with a coded message strapped to its leg was found in England in 2012.

The challenge: unscramble the message!

Google accused of rigging search results by India's competition cops

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"Yep, Google's a search bully," agree Facebook, Nokia's maps division, MakeMy-Trip.com, Flipkart and several other companies.

Wikipedia blocks sockpuppet accounts amid blackmail claims

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As part of an internal investigation, the Wikimedia Foundation found that rogue editors had violated its terms of use by creating new pages, as well as modifying existing ones for the purposes of financial gain.

Microsoft Word Intruder Revealed - inside a malware construction kit

What happens when cybercrooks take a leaf out of the Advanced Persistent Threatsters' book?

Gabor Szappanos of SophosLabs investigates...

WHSmith contact form spams out personal customer data

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Users of UK newsagent chain WHSmith's online services have reported large amounts of email arriving in their inboxes, containing personal contact data on other users.

Uber hires the guys who hacked a Jeep to develop safer driverless cars

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Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, security researchers who caused huge headaches for Fiat Chrysler when they showed the world how to remotely hack a Jeep, have hacked their way into new jobs with Uber.

Secret Service agent pleads guilty to stealing Silk Road bitcoins

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If you can't trust law enforcement, who can you trust? Shaun Bridges, formerly part of the Baltimore Silk Road task force, has become the second agent to plead guilty to serious charges associated with his time investigating the shady online drug market.

National Crime Agency website DDoSed by Lizard Squad

NCA busts a bunch of blokes who allegedly used Lizard Squad's DDoS service.

Guess what happens next?

What Ashley Madison got right

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Every cloud has a silver lining. Even for Ashley Madison customers.

OK, it's a tiny silver lining, but the stolen passwords were hashed decently...

This email scam targeting businesses is a billion-dollar problem, FBI warns

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The FBI issued a warning last week about email scams that have cost businesses $1.2 billion in fraudulent wire transfers since 2013.

"Nigerian Prince" scams these are not...

Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow...well, sort of

Adobe's Flash will face a double setback on 1 September 2015, when both Amazon and Google shift into "HTML5 is way better for ads" mode.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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ICYMI - here are the top stories from the past week, all in one convenient place.

PayPal patches potential payment-stealing vulnerability

An XSS hole could apparently have allowed a crook to pop up a realistic PayPal "pay page" and steal the victim's card data.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

The NCA says it wants to reform the teens caught up in its operation targeting users of LizardStresser, an online tool for attacking websites. Is a stern talking-to enough? Or should they face jail time?

Facebook set to clamp down on video piracy

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Videos on Facebook largely belong to other people but that's set to change as the company develops new tools and procedures to quickly identify and remove infringing content.

Dark Web market Agora suspends operations due to Tor vulnerability

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The temporary move is meant to forestall potential attacks that could expose server IP addresses.

Man arrested after posting Facebook videos of him tampering with traffic cameras

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It involves a long pole and a couple of balls. And yes, you can take that multiple ways.