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Twitter’s new Periscope app takes a user privacy hit

Twitter’s new Periscope app takes a user privacy hit

If a user forgets to turn off the Twitter button before broadcasting a private video stream, the title gets shared with all the user's followers.

G20 delegates' personal data breached in autofill email glitch

G20 delegates' personal data breached in autofill email glitch

The Australian immigration department sent an email to the wrong person, and so passport and visa details for the world's head honchos got disclosed - a mistake the department decided didn't warrant disclosure.

Stolen Uber login credentials for sale on the dark web

Uber. Image courtesy of MAHATHIR MOHD YASIN/Shutterstock.

At least two sellers on the dark net appear to be selling Uber customer logins for as little as $1, with one offering a discount for bulk purchases.

Hotel Wi-Fi router security hole: will this be the Ultimate Pwnie Award Winning Bug for 2015?

If you were a cracker, and you could write your own specifications for a remote unauthenticated read/write hole...

...this is probably what you'd ask for.

Safari users win right to sue Google over secret cookies

UK Safari users win right to sue Google over secretly leaving cookies

The landmark case could determine if Google can be held accountable in the UK. Safari users have formed a group to seek damages.

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.

Enjoy...

Leave Facebook if you value your privacy, says EU

EU says leave Facebook if you value your privacy

A lawyer for the European Commission told an EU judge he should leave Facebook if he wants to stop the US snooping on him.

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

In yet another example of how very hackable Tinder is, an engineer set up bait female profiles and then hooked up the guys who "liked" them.

RadioShack to auction off customer data, violating own privacy policy

RadioShack prepares to sell customer data in violation of its own privacy policy

Despite it's privacy policy, bankrupt RadioShack is putting customer names, addresses, email addresses and other data up for auction.

Plenty Of Fish hooked by Canada's anti-spam laws, faces 48k penalty

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Canada's strict anti-spam laws have come down hard on another offender, with the operators of dating website Plenty Of Fish paying a $48,000 penalty for failing to provide proper unsubscribe options in emails sent to its users.

Uber goes Big Data, shares customers' data with a hotel chain

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Uber has joined the rank of Big Data sellers, up there with Facebook, Google and Visa. The product: data about customers' movements, where they shop, where they work, where they go and much more.

Entire Oakland Police license plate reader data set handed to journalist

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The entire LPR dataset of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) included more than 4.6 million reads of over 1.1 million unique plates captured in just over 3 years.

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

Google Glass isn't dead. It's being fine-tuned for the masses

Google Glass isn't dead. It's being fine-tuned for the masses

Privacy concerns made it smell like yesterday's fish, but apparently that's just the aroma of fine-tuning as the beloved/reviled face-huggers get made ready for the masses.

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."

That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?

NYPD cop arrested for hacking into FBI, traffic databases

NYPD. Image courtesy of pisaphotography/Shutterstock.

The NYPD cop installed a hidden camera and hacked into databases containing personal information about victims of traffic accidents so he could pose, among other things, as an attorney who could help them with legal claims.

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target settles

Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.

Frat banned for exploiting female students on Facebook

Secret Facebook page with incriminating photos gets US frat banned

Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho chapter was banned over a group featuring photos of drug deals, hazing rituals, and nude, unconscious women.