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If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

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From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

Target's settlement with MasterCard costs retailer $19 million

Target settles

Target says it reached a $19 million settlement with MasterCard to cover some of the damages to financial institutions after its December 2013 data breach. How much more is this breach going to cost?

We TOLD you not to use WPS on your Wi-Fi router! We TOLD you not to knit your own crypto!

Belkin is the latest router vendor to be found relying on "non-secret secrets."

Paul Ducklin looks at the router equivalent of locking the key to the company safe in the top drawer of your desk...

The NSA wants a multi-part encryption key for 'front door' access to your data

The NSA wants a multi-part encryption key for 'front door' access to your data

As tech firms, privacy groups and citizens continue to balk at government surveillance, the NSA has come up with an interesting proposal for a multi-part encryption key.

What a lot of patches! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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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.

Baby cam plays creepy music, moves of its own accord

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Yes, the wireless cam was possessed - by the spirit of whoever hijacked the Foscam IP device to spy on a Minnesota couple's baby.

SSCC 193 - Pick a YouTube security token, any token! [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest computer security stories in their inimitable style.

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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.

Snapchat issues first transparency report on law enforcement data requests

Snapchat issues first transparency report on law enforcement data requests

It's a big step forward in transparency for Snapchat, which formerly described its service in a way that might lead users to think turning over their content to law enforcement would be impossible.

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!

Has Uber scored an executive touchdown? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Uber gets its first chief security officer - Facebook's Joe Sullivan

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Uber just poached Facebook's Joe Sullivan to act as the ride-hailing app company's first chief security officer.

It might make you wonder - why didn't Uber have a CSO before now?

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google has taken a heavy hand to ad injectors after a study revealed 34% of surveyed ads were peddling malware and 192 "deceptive Chrome extensions" were discovered.

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

Tracking. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

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

"Your location has been shared 5398 times" - Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?

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A new study found that users change their privacy settings when they receive messages telling them how much of their data is being accessed by mobile apps. Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?