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Peeple goes into hiding to retool the app

Peeple goes into hiding to retool the app

The people-rating app, Peeple, isn't dead yet, but it sounds like it's getting worked over to be "ALL POSITIVITY!!!" after much negative backlash.

Safe Harbor agreement ruled invalid by top EU court


The European Union's highest court has ruled against the Safe Harbor agreement, saying it cannot be relied upon to adequately protect European citizens' data from US surveillance.

Facebook glitch leads to marriage


Opening his flip-phone, Schuler Benson found he was logged into a stranger's account. Fast forward 6 years and set that phone chime to wedding bells!

South Korea: Medical data delivers yet another identity crisis

Remember how we TOLD you not to knit your own cryptography?

Well, we're telling you again!

15M users breached? Nah, just an "isolated incident." 60 Second Security

Watch this week's 60 Second Security video and catch up on the latest intriguing security stories...

Live from the Virus Bulletin conference 2015 [Chet Chat podcast 216.5]

Find out what the world's threat protection experts talk about when you cloister them in a Prague hotel for three days!

Patreon crowdfunding site hacked - all it takes is one mistake...

Debugging a test version of your website with real data?

Best to have it on a test network, not the real internet!

T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian

T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian

In a bizarre twist of irony, T-Mobile customers are being offered two years of free credit monitoring from - a service owned and operated by Experian.

Prepare to be rated on a 5-star scale by 'Peeple', like it or not


Anybody can create a profile for you on the upcoming app, just like you're a restaurant, with no opt-out.

5 good-news stories to kick off Cyber Security Awareness Month

Happy people. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

It's the 5th anniversary of the Stop-Think-Connect campaign. We kick things off by taking a positive look at our attitudes to security...

Are your fingerprints, email and image worth a cute fake passport?


An art installation called Sensible Data adorably weasels your privacy out from under your nose.

Apple swiftly closes hole in iOS 9 Lock screen

You can't use the recent "ask Siri" trick to sneak past the iOS 9 Lock screen any more.

Snowden joins Twitter, follows the agency that follows everyone else


Edward Snowden signs up for Twitter, promises cat pics and asks about border control on Mars.

Selfies, sharks...and yet another lock screen bug [Chet Chat Podcast 216]

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Enjoy the latest episode of our weekly podcast!

Your personal cloud of microbes could one day be used to profile you


Every time we sneeze, cough, scratch, fart, or touch something, we leave behind traces of ourselves. Could this microbial evidence one day be used to identify and surveil us?

Windows 10 is NOT spying on you, Microsoft says

Spy. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

...but Windows will continue to collect your data, be it about system and application crashes or personalization data collected by Cortana.

Take a selfie, post it up/The next five years you' in prison?

The Fifth Amendment says you don't have to incriminate yourself.

But it's your choice...

No, you will NOT be charged £5.99 to keep your Facebook posts private!


Another day, another "post this message" hoax!

300 million non-suspects could be caught up in airline passenger info grab, warns privacy chief


European law makers want data on all airline travelers to be available to intelligence agencies - a move that breaches EU privacy laws, he said.

Firefox 42 beta launches with Tracking Protection in Private Browsing


Hot on the heels of Firefox 41, Mozilla has released version 42 of its browser in beta, offering a slew of new features including Tracking Protection in Private Browsing.