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Venmo mobile payment service under fire for security carelessness

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Venmo is taking heat after a news report last week revealed security holes you could "drive a truck through," in the words of one aggrieved Venmo user whose account was drained of $2850.

Woman reunited with stolen iPhone thanks to accidental Facebook selfie post

Woman reunited with iPhone thanks to accidental Facebook selfie post

A woman and her iPhone have been happily reunited, thanks to the new owner having accidentally posted a selfie onto her Facebook page that went viral.

RIP Leonard Nimoy: a hero to Trekkies, but so much more than "Spock"

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Leonard Nimoy was beloved by millions, including many of us at Naked Security and at Sophos. So it is with great sadness that we acknowledge his passing on Friday, at the age of 83, and offer this modest tribute.

Facebook Bug Bounty report for 2014: $1.3M paid out to more than 700 bug finders

Facebook just released details of how much it paid out in bug bounties for 2014.

Rewards ranged from $500 to over $50,000...

Facebook comes up with new ways to reach out to the suicidal

Facebook comes up with new ways to reach out to the suicidal

Where would you turn, and what would you do, if you saw a post that seemed suicidal from a Facebook friend? Facebook has some answers.

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

A new service from Barclays bank will allow its 'Pingit' users to send money to each other over Twitter.

Koppie Koppie sells photos of your kids to prove you shouldn't post them online

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Two "privacy advocates" running an online store that sells mugs printed with pictures of children are intentionally stirring up controversy by grabbing photos from Flickr. The duo behind Koppie Koppie say it's perfectly legal, but they hope you get mad about it anyway.

Not just celebrity nude photos, Reddit bans all "involuntary porn"

Reddit bans "Involuntary Porn": Sexual material's not OK without an OK

Reddit blew it with The Fappening, but a new privacy policy enables even us nobodies to request image removal.

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn is privately settling the 2012 unsalted password leak. Were you one of the 800,000 affected users? Here's what you need to know.

Snapchat tells teens: Keep your clothes on!

Snapchat to teens: Keep your clothes on!

Somebody should have told the kids whose racy snap went viral: Snapchat's got a new Safety Center that nixes nudity and sex, at least for minors.

Facebook to be sued by Native American over real-name policy

Facebook to be sued by Native American over real-name policy

Dana Lone Hill, a member of the Lakota people and one of many Native Americans whom Facebook shut out over erroneous reports of fake names, will head the class action lawsuit.

YouTube to launch ad free subscription and a kid safe app

YouTube to launch ad-free subscription and a kid-safe app

YouTube's stripping comments from its upcoming Kids app and adverts from its upcoming paid subscription model.

Twitter's new tool should stop password sharing and help fend off hijackings

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The new tool, TweetDeck Teams, lets users share Twitter accounts without having to share passwords.

Lizard Squad returns, claims attack on Xbox Live and Daybreak Games

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has returned, apparently disrupting Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Daybreak Games with DDoS attacks.

WhatsApp spy tool lets anyone track when you're online

WhatsApp spy tool lets anyone track when you're online

WhatsSpy Public illustrates that fiddling with your privacy settings doesn't stop people from tracking your status and any changes you've made to profile photos, status messages and settings.

What do you mean, "Facebook is now text only"? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Robot tweets "I seriously want to kill people", prompts police response

Robot Tweets "I seriously want to kill people" prompting emergency police response

When Dutch police responded to a death threat made by a local Twitter account, they discovered the culprit was nothing more than an automated bot.

Facebook's new ThreatExchange will rally companies to squash internet badness

Facebook's new ThreatExchange will rally companies to squash internet badness

Trying to share data on threats is currently a royal pain, Facebook said. The new platform will help companies to collaborate more easily on threats.

How one man could have deleted any photo album he could see on Facebook

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Facebook is probably the biggest collection of photographs ever assembled so it would be pretty bad if one man could delete every last one of them with his phone. Thankfully that's what Laxman Muthiyah thought too.