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Facebook set to clamp down on video piracy

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Videos on Facebook largely belong to other people but that's set to change as the company develops new tools and procedures to quickly identify and remove infringing content.

Man arrested after posting Facebook videos of him tampering with traffic cameras

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It involves a long pole and a couple of balls. And yes, you can take that multiple ways.

How a crook could have taken over your Facebook pages

A Facebook bug hunter just found a hole through which crooks could take over your personal Facebook pages.

Facebook fixed it PDQ...

Autoplaying video of journalists' murders gives Facebook, Twitter users pause

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Social media users unwillingly witnessed video of the murders of two television journalists yesterday, due to a default feature on Facebook and Twitter that plays videos automatically. Here's how to turn "autoplay" off.

Curt Schilling suspended over tweet comparing Muslims to Nazi-era Germans

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The tweet compared the percentage of Germans who were Nazis with the number of Muslims who are extremists.

Facebook spammer Sanford Wallace guilty of sending 27 million messages

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"Spam King" Sanford Wallace admitted sending 27 million emails through 500,000 compromised Facebook accounts. Now he faces three years behind bars.

Phone feared drowned posts selfies of adventures with firefighters

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Soggy though it was, and passcode-protected it was not, its Facebook posts show it played a mean game of table tennis with its new buddies.

Twitter muzzles Politwoops politician-tracking accounts

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The US site was the first to go, and now 30 countries will no longer be able to track their politicians flip-flopping via deleted tweets.

Facebook threats against Pokémon World Championships lead to arrests in Boston

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Two men are being held without bail after they allegedly made threats on Facebook promising violence against attendees of the Pokémon World Championships.

Amazon bans Flash ads - but not for the reason you may have hoped!

Amazon has said "No" to Flash - but the aim is to improve your experience, not your security.

Nevertheless, it's a ban on Flash.

Updated privacy policies – do you check what’s changed?

A Forbes writer decided to take a careful look at the changes in the new Spotify privacy policy.

He checked, but did you?

Hacker pleads guilty in Facebook malware and spam scheme

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The cybercrook allegedly used a "Facebook Spreader" malware to infect victims via booby-trapped links in Facebook chat messages.

Jennifer Aniston's wedding dress photos are fake

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A photo of the dress has fans swooning, but the label on that designer gown should be changed to read "House of Hoax."

Don't bother signing up for the giant water slide Facebook events

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The photo for the huge water slide was stolen from a US company and used on 50 event pages for UK towns and cities, none of which report knowing anything about it.

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

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

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.

Man calls police 'slackers' on Facebook, falls foul of Spain's new 'gag law'

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Eduardo Díaz got in trouble for a tirade on the mayor's Facebook page in which he called the local police a class of slackers.

FBI catches swatter who said "you can't catch a hacker"

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A Texan teenager has pleaded guilty to one count of threats to kill, after an investigation by the FBI pinpointed him as the source of several hoax bomb threats and "swatting" calls to police in Minnesota, Ohio and Massachusetts.

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, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation in a bid to remove potentially millions of child sexual abuse imagery from the web.