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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.

Facebook is telling Native Americans their names are fake

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Facebook's still working on its name policy after problems with the LGBT community. Now Native Americans like Dana Lone Hill and Shane Creepingbear are being locked out while they're forced to prove they're for real.

Anonymous takes down dozens of "terrorist" social media accounts in #OpISIS

Anonymous takes down dozens of Twitter accounts in #OpISIS

Infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has begun a new operation designed to take down ISIS sympathisers on the web.

3 questions you should be asking on Safer Internet Day

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Keeping safe online is a journey, not a destination.

So, instead of telling you what to do on Safer Internet Day, we're going to arm you with 3 simple questions you can ask yourself whenever you want to try something new...

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle was forced to apologise after its hacked Twitter account spewed out a string of unpalatable tweets.

"Facebook porn Trojan" - here's how NOT to get caught

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You receive a Facebook posting that offers you something saucy, you click through to the website...

...and guess what happens next?

Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facebook is going to allow you to blur your face in photos... once it's identified you.

Twitter CEO admits: 'We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls'

Twitter CEO admits: 'We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls'

How the story of one Twitter troll motivated Dick Costolo to admit that the suckage has gone on for years, and it's about time that it changed.

Facebook's got a new privacy policy, and it plans to share your data with partners

Facebook's got a new privacy policy, and it plans to share your data with other sites

As Facebook's new privacy policy comes into force users can expect more sharing of their data and 'enhanced' targeting of adverts across partnered websites.

WhatsApp Web has privacy holes that could expose user photos

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WhatsApp has just rolled out a new service called WhatsApp Web that allows users to sync the messaging app between their mobile devices and desktop, but the new web client has a couple of privacy pitfalls that indicate it's not really ready for its close-up.

Facebook to fill with (more!) kittens in Wickr's message-hiding scheme

Facebook to fill with (more!) kittens in Wickr's message-hiding scheme

Secure messaging app Wickr has launched a timed, private photo stream that lets users upload private images to Facebook, covering them with kitten images that only user-selected people can decode.

Super Bowl XLIX - a costly spectacle amid heightened security and surveillance

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The Department of Homeland Security has declared that there is not a specific, credible threat against the Super Bowl this year, but that's not stopping the agency from going all out on security and surveillance.

Facebook vs 25,000 users - privacy class action lawsuit has initial hearing date set

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An Austrian court has given the go ahead to a class action lawsuit brought against Facebook for alleged privacy violations across Europe.

Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked

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Hackers briefly got control of the Twitter and Instagram accounts of Taylor Swift, the Grammy-winning American pop-star, creating a stir on social media.

Here's how to make sure your accounts are safe!

Lizard Squad took down Facebook and Instagram! Believe it! Or not...

The hacking-and-cracking crew known as Lizard Squad tweeted that Facebook and Instagram were down.

Before you could say, "But we don't crash EVER," that had turned into "Lizard Squad did it"...

How the Obamacare website healthcare.gov leaks private data

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HealthCare.gov, the US insurance exchange website that is a central component of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), is sending personal information on users to third parties including Facebook, Google, and web analytics companies.

School rule-breakers to hand over Facebook and Twitter passwords

Students who cyberbully may forfeit social media passwords

US school students in the state of Illinois may be forced to give up their social media passwords if they're suspected of cyberbullying or of otherwise breaking school rules.