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Webcam spy sends couple photos of previous night's Netflix snuggle session

Couple on Netflix. Image courtesy of Global News

Unbeknown to the couple, they were actually sharing their movie night with a spy who was watching them via the webcam on their laptop.

Craigslist sex ad used for 'retribution' against FBI agent, Feds say

Craigslist. Image courtesy of GongTo/Shutterstock.

The ad invited men to have sex with the agent and his wife, included their phone number and address, and led to two calls from respondents.

Pregnancy groups warn of 'Preggophiles' stealing Facebook photos of baby bumps

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Three different birthing groups have warned their members about people who use a fake woman's name to join Facebook groups in order to get hold of baby bump photos.

Cyberflasher Airdrops rude images to victim’s iPhone

Apple's AirDrop sends you an image so you can decide whether you want the sender to send it to you.

What could possibly go wrong?

The latest accessory to flummox facial recognition cameras - the Privacy Visor!

Privacy Visor

Wear it with the melting-face T-shirt and the hoodie that kicks away light, and you'll be the belle of the privacy ball!

Adobe and PageFair claim ad blockers will cost business $22 billion in 2015

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The rapid growth of people using ad blockers is costly to publishers and advertisers - and the trend looks to only grow worse for website owners as ad blocking comes to mobile devices.

The NSA is funding a 'safer' Internet of Things

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A university project aims to build a lightweight virtualization architecture that can be used to bake cybersecurity into connected systems from the design phase.

Stingray-like phone spying machine used to blackmail and rig state tenders

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A South African official is suspected of forging a document to allow a businessman to illegally/allegedly buy the pricey device.

Change this Facebook setting so you can't be searched for by phone number

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A developer says he's found a way to harvest users' personal data from Facebook. Facebook is shrugging, given that it's all public anyway. You might want to check your privacy settings though ...

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

YouTube has thousands of videos on stealing images and spreading malware, along with examples of stolen streams from "slave" devices.

Firefox zero-day hole used against Windows and Linux to steal passwords

Poisoned ads have been helping to siphon off passwords from Windows and Linux computers in an attack apparently aimed at developers.

SSCC 210 - So many cool new Windows 10 features to opt out of! [PODCAST]

Enjoy the latest episode of our award-winning weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of entertaining education.

How your battery life could be used as an undeletable cookie

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Researchers have discovered that unscrupulous websites could use your laptop's battery as a short-lived super cookie.

EFF and MuckRock run census to find out how local police track your biometrics

EFF and MuckRock run census to find out how local police track your biometrics

Fill out the EFF form to generate a public records request and find out how police are tracking your fingers, face, DNA, tattoos and more.

Role players get cuddly with photos of other people's kids

Role players get cuddly with photos of other people's kids

It's disturbing to see your child's photo in adoption role play. It's scarier still to see the #BabyRP hashtag lumped in with sexual tags.

Someone killed hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot - can humans be trusted?

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HitchBOT was on a mission to criss-cross the United States with the help of strangers, but the hitchhiking robot came up far short of its San Francisco destination, after it was destroyed in a vicious attack in Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love.

Man arrested for shooting down drone over his property

Man arrested for shooting down drone over his property

The drone slayer's privacy fence didn't keep a drone from flying over his property. What did: his shotgun and some birdshot.

Can you trust Tor's entry guards?

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New research uses Tor entry guard computers to strip away the Dark Web’s anonymity features, exposing users and the hidden websites they visit.

60 Sec Security - Atari, Minitel, VAX, ZX Spectrum...and Jimmy Connors! [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our funny-but-serious 1-minute weekly video.

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