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Season 5 Game of Thrones episodes leaked online

Season 5 Game of Thrones episodes pirated and leaked online

HBO says that preview copies of Game of Thrones have somehow been breached. They'd already been copied at least 1 million times before Sunday's airing of the new season's first episode.

Amazon sues sites that sell fake reviews

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Amazon is suing four websites that sell fake 4 and 5 star reviews for trademark infringement, false advertising and cybersquatting.

Buh-bye Beebone! Law enforcement kills polymorphic virus-spreading botnet

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International law enforcement activity has taken out the botnet used by the Beebone worm - polymorphic malware that threatened thousands of computers worldwide.

Botnet? Polymorphic? Downloader? We explain ...

Tracking report was wrong, says Facebook ...but there is a bug that needs fixing

Belgian tracking report was wrong, says Facebook

Facebook has responded to privacy claims made by Belgian researchers but admitted that a "bug" may have caused inadvertent tracking of some users.

DEA sued over "suspicionless" mass surveillance of Americans' phone records

DEA sued over secret dragnet of Americans' phone records

Human Rights Watch and EFF are suiing the drug agency, along with the FBI, DOJ and the USA itself, to make sure they torch the bulk surveillance program and purge its mountain of records.

ISPs ordered to hand over names and addresses of illegal file sharers

BitTorrent downloaders to be uncovered - is this the beginning of the end for piracy?

In a landmark case, a Hollywood studio won the rights to unmask alleged pirates of the movie The Dallas Buyers Club.

White House hackers accessed schedule of President Obama's whereabouts

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It's unclassified, but it's still highly sensitive, officials say. It's just one non-public set of data gleaned by intruders who may have slipped in via the State Department's system.

FBI warns WordPress users of ISIS threat: Patch and update now

FBI warns WordPress users of ISIS threat: Patch and update now

The FBI is advising all WordPress site owners to update and patch their installation and plugins. If you're not already doing so, now is a great time to start. We offer tips on how to get started.

Court might force US to reveal details of secret wireless kill switch

Court might force US to reveal details of secret WiFi kill switch

The Feds have been arguing for years that disclosing the protocol, SOP 303, would endanger people.

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over facial recognition data

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over facial recognition data

A new lawsuit alleges Facebook violated users' privacy rights to build world's largest privately held database of facial recognition data.

Politicians promise to lock kids out of online porn sites

Politicians promise to lock kids out of online porn sites

Policymakers from Britain's Conservative Party call for oversight by an independent regulator with the power to compel ISPs to block sites that fail to include effective age verification.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

Obama signs executive order to sanction foreign hackers

Obama signs executive order to sanction foreign hackers

Obama signed a new executive order on Wednesday (1 April 2015) authorizing financial sanctions against foreign hackers, and companies that knowingly benefit from cyberattacks against US interests.

GPS tracking counts as a "search", says US Supreme Court

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The court sided with an offender who argued that being forced to wear a location monitor for the rest of his life is unconstitutional.

Facebook hits back at report claiming it tracks pretty much everyone

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A new report claims Facebook is tracking logged out users, non-account holders and EU users who have explicitly opted out of being tracked.

Feds subpoena Reddit for personal info of dark web forum members

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The subpoena demands information on five users of the Darknet Markets subreddit, all of whom discussed the recent fall of Evolution, a mega-mart for drugs.

Federal agents charged over alleged Silk Road Bitcoin theft

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Two federal agents have been charged with stealing digital currency during the FBI's take-down of the Silk Road marketplace.

Man escapes from jail after sending fake bail email

Inmate escapes from jail after sending fake bail email

An imprisoned fraudster cooked up a bogus set of bail instructions and emailed it to prison officials who then let him walk out. He granted himself a 3-day furlough, then turned himself back in.

NSA faces security scare, this time physical: 1 killed, 2 injured in HQ incident

Security breaches at the US National Security Agency typically get a lot of publicity.

This one is no exception, but it's not a network intrusion or a data leak...

Safari users win right to sue Google over secret cookies

UK Safari users win right to sue Google over secretly leaving cookies

The landmark case could determine if Google can be held accountable in the UK. Safari users have formed a group to seek damages.