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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.

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?

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.