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Thief who mugged Facebook PlayStation-seller busted thanks to location data

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The victim had been trying to sell an old PlayStation 2 through Facebook, and was contacted by a potential purchaser who turned out to be the mugger.

We offer some advice on making offline transactions with people you meet online.

Authentication is all around us! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" video - catch the week's security news in just 1 minute.

FTC settles first crowdfunding case over deceptive Kickstarter project - but don't expect a refund

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The FTC just settled its first case involving crowdfunding against a man who pocketed $122,000 in Kickstarter contributions without delivering the project - but he's not going to have to pay it back.

Reddit bans r/fatpeoplehate, four other subreddits under new harassment rules

Reddit bans r/fatpeoplehate under new harassment rules

Reddit's newly minted anti-harrassment policy has led to the axing of some subreddits but has left other blatantly racist subreddits untouched.

Twitter's block list export to enable en masse blocking of trolls

Twitter's new 'Block Together' enables en masse blocking of trolls

The new Twitter tool is meant to enable communities to share lists of problem accounts instead of having to pick them off one by one.

Watch out for Acai Berry scams on Facebook

Imagine a friend sends you a link, and you end up on a scammy diet site...

Could that cause any harm? What should you do?

'Baby yoga' video throws Facebook into a culture/censorship war

Baby yoga video throws Facebook into a culture/censorship war

A video of a screaming baby being dunked in a bucket of water leaves Facebook caught between issues of free speech and apparent condoning of practices many interpret as child abuse.

Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

One week on fromĀ "Marauders Map" and Facebook Messenger has removed its eerie always-on location sharing feature.

Twitter shuts down political transparency tool Politwoops

Twitter kills political transparency tool Politwoops

Being able to see a politician's flip-flopping, via an archive of deleted tweets, was a valuable transparency tool. RIP to that!

Violent Facebook threats conviction thrown out by US Supreme Court

Violent Facebook threats conviction thrown out by US Supreme Court

It's not enough that ordinary people would find murderous rants threatening, the court said. Rather, courts have to consider frame of mind.

Facebook moves to encrypt the emails it sends users

Facebook moves to encrypt the emails it sends users

The new feature lets users add OpenPGP public encryption keys to their profiles that can be used to encrypt notifications Facebook sends to users' email accounts.

"Marauders Map" - Is your location being tracked through Facebook Messenger?

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A new Chrome extension, described by its own developer as 'creepy,' can track Facebook Messenger users and plot their location on a map.

17% of parents ignore privacy settings but still post hundreds of photos of kids online

Parents upload 973 photos of kids on social media before they hit 5

Parents upload an average of 973 photos of kids on social media before they hit 5 but 17% admit they don't check privacy settings, ever.

Adult FriendFinder hacked, users' intimate details exposed on Dark Web

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Adult FriendFinder, a website billed as a way for people to "find friends, sex, flings and hookups," has had a serious data breach. Now millions of people who thought they were using a discrete service to find casual sex have had their private information exposed online.

IC3 urges social media users to beware: scams and fraud are surging

Scams and fraud are surging on social media, says IC3 annual report

12% of the 269,422 complaints received in 2014 had a social media aspect, be it doxing, clickjacking or pharming. Here's how to stay safe.

Hello, Barack! Let's keep that @POTUS account secure!

Hello, Barack! Let's keep that @POTUS account secure!

Let's make sure that highly valuable account stays all you, all the time, without anyone else getting their mitts on it - at least, until somebody else becomes POTUS!

Internet.org is accused of being a walled garden for the world's poorest people

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A collection of 65 advocacy organisations from around the world have published an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg about Internet.org, calling it a walled garden for the world's poorest people.