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Bought PII from the government? PLEASE DON'T LOSE IT! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly computer security roundup.

The latest news presented so you can enjoy it...in just one minute!

Anthem healthcare breach is smaller - and bigger - than first thought

There's good and bad news about Anthem's recent data breach.

The bad news includes the risk to between 8.8M and 18M non-customers who were in Anthem's database anyway...

How nine out of ten healthcare pages leak private data

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A recent study has shown that nine out of ten visits to health-related web pages result in data being leaked to third parties like Google, Facebook and Experian. That's not new, so why do we care now? And how does it happen in the first place?

SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

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Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode.

John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.

Koppie Koppie sells photos of your kids to prove you shouldn't post them online

Image of mother and little baby taking selfie courtesy of Rasstock / Shutterstock.com.

Two "privacy advocates" running an online store that sells mugs printed with pictures of children are intentionally stirring up controversy by grabbing photos from Flickr. The duo behind Koppie Koppie say it's perfectly legal, but they hope you get mad about it anyway.

Not just celebrity nude photos, Reddit bans all "involuntary porn"

Reddit bans "Involuntary Porn": Sexual material's not OK without an OK

Reddit blew it with The Fappening, but a new privacy policy enables even us nobodies to request image removal.

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn is privately settling the 2012 unsalted password leak. Were you one of the 800,000 affected users? Here's what you need to know.

10,000 motorists' names and addresses published online by parking fine company

10,000 motorists' names and addresses published online

Parking fine collection firm PaymyPCN.net accidentally published a database containing 10,000 drivers' names, addresses, photos and emails.

"PowerSpy" - can crooks really track you by the power your phone is using?

Can power usage alone, as your phone moves around in the mobile network, give away your location?

Sort of, say Stanford computer scientists...

Snapchat tells teens: Keep your clothes on!

Snapchat to teens: Keep your clothes on!

Somebody should have told the kids whose racy snap went viral: Snapchat's got a new Safety Center that nixes nudity and sex, at least for minors.

How the "Great SIM Heist" could have been avoided

Apparently, intelligence services managed to penetrate the network of a major SIM card manufacturer, grab loads of SIM keys, and now we're all liable to be listened in on.

But why? What is it about SIM cards that made this possible?

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

Apple Watch wobbles? Advanced health tracking features dropped for launch

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The rumor mill is shifting into high gear ahead of the expected April 2015 launch of the Apple Watch, and leaked details imply some setbacks - according to recent reports, Apple has dropped groundbreaking health-tracking features.

How to get rid of the Lenovo "Superfish" adware

Here's how to get rid of the "Superfish" adware that was pre-installed on some Lenovo notebooks.

Lenovo "Superfish" controversy - what you need to know

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Controversy of the week is "Superfish," an adware program pre-installed on Lenovo computers that has some worrying security problems.

Here's what you need to know, in plain English...

The Dark Web: anarchy, law, freedom and anonymity

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Any notion that the Dark Web will be allowed to flourish as a vast, lawless space without a serious challenge is fantasy. The question is, what balance of surveillance and darkness are we prepared to tolerate on the web?

Ruin privacy-invading photos with reflective glass nanosphere clothing

Reflective nanosphere clothing ruins paparazzi's photos

Wearing clothes that turn you invisible is one way to fend off unwanted photographs, but your identity's still up for grabs in the light of day.

Forget Google Glass, here's Sony's (not quite as catchy)‏ SmartEyeglass

Those aren't augmented reality spectacles.

THESE are augmented reality spectacles!

But what about the privacy and security side?

Breakthrough in facial recognition: the 'Deep Dense Face Detector'

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A breakthrough in facial recognition technology means that computers will soon be able to spot faces even if they're tilted or partially blocked: a boon to cloud storage providers, social networks, surveillance and advertisers alike.

Visa asks to track your smartphone to help sniff out credit card fraud

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Visa will begin asking card holders to opt in to a new service in April 2015 that could help reduce credit card fraud - if consumers allow their smartphones to be tracked whenever they make a purchase.