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How a crook could have taken over your Facebook pages

A Facebook bug hunter just found a hole through which crooks could take over your personal Facebook pages.

Facebook fixed it PDQ...

California pushes 350-foot no-fly drone law

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Operators would need express permission to legally fly UAVs above a property's ground level: a hurdle that could ground tech's big plans.

Now there's a species of crayfish named after Edward Snowden

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In a research paper published this week in the journal ZooKeys, German carcinologist Christian Lukhaup revealed the name of a new species of crayfish he discovered. He called it Cherax snowden.

Phone feared drowned posts selfies of adventures with firefighters

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Soggy though it was, and passcode-protected it was not, its Facebook posts show it played a mean game of table tennis with its new buddies.

Twitter muzzles Politwoops politician-tracking accounts

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The US site was the first to go, and now 30 countries will no longer be able to track their politicians flip-flopping via deleted tweets.

Ashley Madison data breach leads to extortion attempts

"Send me 1.00000001 bitcoins or I'll tell your spouse you were cheating" seems to be how it goes down...

Stingrays used to track petty crime

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Baltimore revealed that it's used stingrays 4300 times, and now we know most of that is on the level of check forgery and phone theft.

Pirate sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries

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Paranoia has spiked over the notion that Microsoft plans to keep people from running software they never bought.

Spotify explains its new "give us your data" policy

Spotify confused everyone with its recent privacy policy update.

CEO Daniel Ek has now said, "Sorry," and tried to explain...

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

New research studying how people create lockscreen patterns suggests that they aren't a secure alternative to passcodes at all.

Google ordered to remove links to 'right to be forgotten' removal stories

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The UK Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Google to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals.

Alleged sextortionist arrested in Texas - Here's how to protect yourself

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The 26-year-old man was charged with internet stalking, producing child abuse images, and coercing a minor into sexual activity.

Ashley Madison hackers keep on going, post even BIGGER trove of data

Ashley Madison hackers keep on going, post even BIGGER trove of data

The hackers behind the massive breach of user data from AshleyMadison.com posted another dump of data from the cheaters' dating site, even larger than the one earlier this week.

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it harder to catch "evildoers"

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it too hard to catch "evildoers"

Republican US presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for the NSA to do its job, and advocated for broad NSA surveillance powers to catch "evildoers."

Ashley Madison hackers follow through on threat, dump user database online

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The 9.7 GB dump contains names, emails, addresses, sexual preferences and credit card transactions of 37 million members.

Mozilla wants you to beta test this Firefox privacy enhancement

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Mozilla announced on Friday that it's released new privacy enhancements in its popular Firefox browser for pre-beta testing.

Google's Android "Admin" security hole - time to patch!

"Google Admin" is an Android security app for Super Adminstrators of the Google for Work tools.

But it had a security hole...

Avoid that cyberflash - 60 Second Security

Here's our weekly 1-minute video: Android, Adobe and Apple's AirDrop all get a look in this time.

How not to be "cyberflashed" on your iPhone

After writing about "cyberflashing," we were asked to put our advice on how to avoid it in one place.

Here it is.