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Webcam spy sends couple photos of previous night's Netflix snuggle session

Couple on Netflix. Image courtesy of Global News

Unbeknown to the couple, they were actually sharing their movie night with a spy who was watching them via the webcam on their laptop.

Craigslist sex ad used for 'retribution' against FBI agent, Feds say

Craigslist. Image courtesy of GongTo/Shutterstock.

The ad invited men to have sex with the agent and his wife, included their phone number and address, and led to two calls from respondents.

Pregnancy groups warn of 'Preggophiles' stealing Facebook photos of baby bumps

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Three different birthing groups have warned their members about people who use a fake woman's name to join Facebook groups in order to get hold of baby bump photos.

Man calls police 'slackers' on Facebook, falls foul of Spain's new 'gag law'

Gag. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Eduardo Díaz got in trouble for a tirade on the mayor's Facebook page in which he called the local police a class of slackers.

A virus on a *Mac*? Is NOTHING sacred? [Chet Chat Podcast 211]

The latest episode of our weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of news with attitude! Enjoy.

Update Tuesday, Firefox's zero-day, more Android bugginess, a firmware virus for your Mac ...and a tax fraudster busted.

FBI catches swatter who said "you can't catch a hacker"

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A Texan teenager has pleaded guilty to one count of threats to kill, after an investigation by the FBI pinpointed him as the source of several hoax bomb threats and "swatting" calls to police in Minnesota, Ohio and Massachusetts.

The NSA is funding a 'safer' Internet of Things

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A university project aims to build a lightweight virtualization architecture that can be used to bake cybersecurity into connected systems from the design phase.

32 hackers and traders charged with $100m in "insider trading" using stolen press releases

According to the charges, even a document stolen just 36 minutes before its official release was enough to make $500k in "insider trades."

Stingray-like phone spying machine used to blackmail and rig state tenders

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A South African official is suspected of forging a document to allow a businessman to illegally/allegedly buy the pricey device.

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation in a bid to remove potentially millions of child sexual abuse imagery from the web.

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

YouTube has thousands of videos on stealing images and spreading malware, along with examples of stolen streams from "slave" devices.

Is Stagefright over yet? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video - enjoy.

Facebook tax refund scam earns Arizona woman 6 years in jail

Facebook tax refund scam earns Arizona woman 6 years in jail

An Arizona woman has been sent to jail for six years for masterminding a tax rebate scam which used Facebook to find and target unemployed people for identity theft.

Officials blame Russia for Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email hack

Officials blame Russia for Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email hack

Russia has been blamed for launching a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email system.

Law enforcement is learning to navigate the Dark Web

INTERPOL trains law enforcement to navigate the Darknet

Police from 11 countries got to role-play as vendors, buyers and admins on a virtual Darknet, replete with illicit marketplaces and cryptocurrencies.

Sound: Yet another way to smack down drones

Sound: Yet another way to smack down drones

Researchers attacked drones by matching their gyroscopes' resonant frequencies, sending them crashing into the ground as they vibrated like glasses shattered by opera singers.

Tutor gets a year in jail for hacking his students' grades

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Timothy Lai used keyloggers to break into computer systems at a school in Orange County, California, and adjust the grades of his students.

EFF and MuckRock run census to find out how local police track your biometrics

EFF and MuckRock run census to find out how local police track your biometrics

Fill out the EFF form to generate a public records request and find out how police are tracking your fingers, face, DNA, tattoos and more.

Counterterrorism expert wants to arm US companies with hack-back capabilities

Hacker. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Deputizing for-profit companies to give out cyberwarrants and trusting that they have the capability to even determine the source of a cyberattack: Bad idea, good idea?

Man arrested for shooting down drone over his property

Man arrested for shooting down drone over his property

The drone slayer's privacy fence didn't keep a drone from flying over his property. What did: his shotgun and some birdshot.