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Facebook's 'Dislike' button unveiled, and it's :-O !


Forget thumbs-down: rather, Facebook's rolled out a set of six 'Reactions' emojis lined up next to the Like button.

Threatening to post a sex tape on Facebook isn't a crime, US court rules


Threatening to post a sex tape on Facebook doesn't constitute criminality or a "true threat", the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled, given that the defendant didn't express an "intent to commit an act of unlawful violence."

Facebook relents: 'Something Long and Complicated' is NOT a fake name


Facebook's deeply flawed "authentic" names policy once again leads to an unjust account freeze.

Reddit launches Upvoted - a site where you can't upvote or comment on stories

Reddit launches Upvoted - a site where you can't upvote or comment on stories

What people see on Reddit is driven by users. So is it odd that Upvoted doesn't allow users to comment on stories or vote them up or down?

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!

Virginia Tech ex-student pleads guilty to Yik Yak massacre threat

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Ki Ung "Eddie" Moon said the stress of final exams, smoking too much marijuana and hallucinations made him do it.

LinkedIn set to pay $13 million compensation over its email persistence


LinkedIn says it did nothing wrong but admits it could have been clearer about sending reminder emails to prospective connections.

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...

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.

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.

Google to give marketers the ability to target us via email address


Customer Match will enable advertisers to get to us via our email addresses, which can be matched to signed-in users of its search engine, Gmail or YouTube.

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


Another day, another "post this message" hoax!

Facebook unfriending was the last straw in workplace bullying case


Unfriending someone on Facebook can be "indicative of unreasonable behaviour", a court found.

Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

Watch the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security news video...

Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

What are you more afraid of - sharks or selfies?


People have died taking selfies while posing with live grenades, falling off bridges, and running with bulls. Is death by selfie really a big problem?

Cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying, teens say


After all, cyberbullying can happen around the clock, it's relentless, and it's driven by crowd behaviour.

Facebook: our cookies keep you safe from cyber terrorists!


Belgian data protection authority: You're as bad as the NSA!!!