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Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

YouTube has thousands of videos on stealing images and spreading malware, along with examples of stolen streams from "slave" devices.

Facebook tax refund scam earns Arizona woman 6 years in jail

Facebook tax refund scam earns Arizona woman 6 years in jail

An Arizona woman has been sent to jail for six years for masterminding a tax rebate scam which used Facebook to find and target unemployed people for identity theft.

Role players get cuddly with photos of other people's kids

Role players get cuddly with photos of other people's kids

It's disturbing to see your child's photo in adoption role play. It's scarier still to see the #BabyRP hashtag lumped in with sexual tags.

Someone killed hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot - can humans be trusted?

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HitchBOT was on a mission to criss-cross the United States with the help of strangers, but the hitchhiking robot came up far short of its San Francisco destination, after it was destroyed in a vicious attack in Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love.

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Even if you pull one over on the world's most fearsome terrorist army, it's still illegal.

60 Sec Security - Atari, Minitel, VAX, ZX Spectrum...and Jimmy Connors! [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our funny-but-serious 1-minute weekly video.

Enjoy.

How one school district is monitoring social media of students and teachers

Florida school district monitoring social media of students and teachers

They're trying to keep kids safe, but nobody's talking about who can access the data or what standards are used to capture it.

Facebook ordered to allow pseudonyms by privacy watchdog

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Good news for every Little Miss Hot Mess and Jemmaroid von Laalaa out there: a German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to allow users to take out accounts under pseudonyms.

You'll have to stop stealing jokes on Twitter now

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Ripping off other people's stuff, even jokes, is no laughing matter!

Police say sorry after Facebook tit-for-tat with "keyboard warrior"

Police apologise after being bratty in Facebook tit-for-tat

How should you respond when you're representing an organisation on social media?

SSCC 208 - (Cyber)crime and Punishment [PODCAST]

Join us for the weekly Chet Chat!

In this episode: Cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.

Privacy and targeting are among new video controls for Facebook Pages

Privacy and targetting are among new video controls for Facebook Pages

Now, video uploaders can discriminate - or is it target-market? - based not only on language and location, but also on gender and age.

Man becomes first to be convicted under UK's new revenge porn law

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The 21-year-old threatened to post sexually explicit images of a 20-year-old woman, then sent the photos to the woman's family and shared them on Facebook.

Facebook can't say 'No' to New York, says New York

Facebook can't "plead the Fourth Amendment" on your behalf, says a New York appeals court - you have to do it yourself.

If you make everybody use weaker locks, it's burglars who benefit! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Security can be fun...here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video.

Enjoy!

Reddit's filth to be locked in the basement

Reddit's filth to be locked in the basement

The new policy is for "abhorrent" content to require a login to access, to be kept invisible to searches, and to generate no revenue.

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Fraudsters who posted a fake news story didn't even bother to spellcheck the name of Twitter's former CEO, but it still spiked stock 8.5%.

SSCC 207 - Windows 2003 R2? The train stops here! [PODCAST]

Our weekly quarter-hour podcast where we turn the latest security news into advice you can use - and have fun at the same time.

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Reddit CEO goes in search of values for the crisis-hit community

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Want to rant, vent, or dialogue with the new CEO? Take a deep breath: he's doing an Ask Me Anything session. Saints, have mercy on his soul.