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Police can access phone location data without a warrant, US court rules

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The decision leaves the country stuck with a mishmash of laws and privacy advocates who hope that the Supreme Court takes on the issue.

Facebook opens up Internet.org but there's no support for HTTPS

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Facebook has opened the internet up to users in India and other countries but says it won't immediately allow HTTPS.

Woman arrested after hijacking PCs, showing hardcore porn to victims

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Some of the victims were kids. She allegedly posted videos showing her startled victims as she talked to them over their speakers.

Anonymous sharing app Secret shuts down

Anonymous sharing app Secret shuts down

Secret was supposed to be different from its anonymous sharing kin, Yik Yak and Whisper. What went so wrong, so fast?

SSCC 196 - From Wi-Fi bugs to carder busts [PODCAST]

From bugs to busts, here's the latest episode of our weekly security news podcast - for your listening pleasure.

White House hackers read emails from President Obama, Russia blamed

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In addition to acquiring the president's itinerary, hackers also managed to access some of his email correspondence when they penetrated a White House unclassified system in October, according to a news outlet.

That's SHUTTING down your PC, not SHOOTING it down! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Ever felt like shooting your PC? This guy did it! (And more news in our weekly one-minute security video.)

FTC sanctions phone location tracking company for not allowing customer opt-out

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Nomi has been ordered to tidy up its business practices as part of a settlement with the FTC over its tracking of retail customers' smartphones.

How to secure your baby monitor

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Two more families say they've had baby monitors turned into nursery-room eavesdropping bugs. Here's how to button up your baby's security, camera, Wi-Fi, router and all.

Cisco releases first transparency report, showing literally nothing to hide

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Networking supergiant Cisco has become the latest big firm to release a transparency report, detailing its approach to dealing with requests for information from governments and police forces.

New 'Clear' app helps you erase your online mistakes

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Sure, we'd love to wipe away those rude/racy/rebellious posts, but how erasable is erasable? Two phrases come to mind: "screen capture" and "digital archive!"

Costa Coffee Club warns of possible database intrusion

Coffee chain Costa's just sent out a warning about a possible data breach.

Only 1 in 5000 accounts were affected, but the Coffee Club is offline for now. A bulk password reset will follow...

D-Link router user? Keep your ears and eyes open for the next firmware fixes!

A critical bug that leaves various D-Link routers wide open has apparently been patched...

...except that the patches need patches.

Watch out!

Police use lost phone to post selfies on woman's Facebook account

Police use lost phone to post selfies on woman's Facebook account

We charge this phone and Facebook account with flagrant lack of passcode and privacy protection!

5 online privacy and security tips for travelers

Going on holiday or traveling for business any time soon?

Here are 5 online privacy and security tips for when you're on the road.

Woman sues Google after in-app purchases drain her bank account

Woman sues Google after Play Store drains her bank account

She's alleging that Google Play's inadequate security let crooks siphon thousands of dollars in charges from her account.

US government whistleblowers left vulnerable to eavesdropping

US government whistleblowers left vulnerable to eavesdropping

In response to the HTTPS-Only Standard proposal, the ACLU name 29 branches of the Federal government that don't secure whistleblowers' data.

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

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

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

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

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

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.