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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!

Are smartphones bad for our kids?

Therapist says mobile phones add to skyrocketing rate of child suicide

The rate of suicide and self-harm among children is exploding, and one therapist is pointing a finger at constant internet access.

Alleged StubHub cyberscalper will be extradited to the US

Vadim Polyakov, allegedly part of a cyberscalping ring that stole millions from StubHub users, has lost his battle against extradition from Spain.

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfie on Twitter

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfies on Twitter

Selfie-posting tax fraud fugitive Lance Ealy has been apprehended by US Marshals after four months on the run.

"Pwn2Own" competition pops Flash, Reader and four browsers, pays out over $550K [POLL]

Pwn2Own has become something of an institution on the North American computer security conference circuit.

Come and vote in our poll to tell us what you think of security contests like this...

Microsoft's Project Spartan browser will replace Internet Explorer - but slowly

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Yes, Internet Explorer is going away, eventually. But Microsoft's admission that an unnamed browser - codenamed Project Spartan - will take over as the default browser in Windows 10 led to some premature celebrations.

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Greatfire.org faces daily $30,000 bill from DDoS attack

Anti-censorship China activists face daily $30,000 DDoS bill

GreatFire.org, a site that monitors websites blocked by the Great Firewall of China, has been hit with a massive DDoS attack.

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."

That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?

NYPD cop arrested for hacking into FBI, traffic databases

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The NYPD cop installed a hidden camera and hacked into databases containing personal information about victims of traffic accidents so he could pose, among other things, as an attorney who could help them with legal claims.

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

The owners of the drugs/guns/malware market 'Evolution' have vanished with about $12 million in Bitcoin.

Apple issues update to recent OS X update

Looks like Apple's OS X security update from early March 2015 is in need of an update.

Security Update 2015-002 has now been augmented by re-issued bug fixes in 2015-003.

Google announces "two improvements" to Google Play app approval process

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Google recently added actual humans to the Android app approval system...

...now there's age rating and better feedback for rejected apps as well.

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.