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Facebook update aims to reduce News Feed hoaxes

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Facebook has announced a new update designed to remove bogus news stories and outright hoaxes from its users' News Feeds.

Hackers for hire? Hacker's List - for those with no ethics or espionage skills

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Prying open a boyfriend's private accounts is just one of the crimes listed on 'Hacker's List' - a Task Rabbit/Craigslist-esque hackers-for-hire website.

Cyberjihadists attack thousands of French websites after Charlie Hebdo massacre

Cyberjihadists attack French websites

Many French websites have come under attack in the days since the bloody assault on the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery store last week, although rumours of mass DDoS appears to be untrue.

Pirate Wi-fi is IN DA HOUSE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

The latest news, presented in a way that will make you smile...and it only takes a minute.

Insta-sham: Instagram fixes its not-so-private photo bug… well, sort of


Instagram has fixed a privacy flaw that allowed anyone with the URL to see photos posted on the service, even if the user's account was set to private. At least, it has kind of fixed it.

Sextortionist who preyed on teens via Facebook and Skype gets 53 months

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Andrew McBride, who preyed on victims as young as 13, has been sentenced to 53 months in jail and three years of monitoring after that.

Facebook adds warning labels to graphic videos

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Facebook has started adding warning messages to graphically violent videos uploaded by its members, stating that their content may "shock, offend and upset" if viewed.

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Those wearing the cloak of the loose online hacktivist collective of Anonymous have gone after sites and promise to target Twitter and Facebook accounts of terrorists.

Crackers take over social media accounts of US Central Command

CENTCOM is responsible for US military operations in the Middle East.

Hacking its social media accounts would be a notable stunt...

Facebook privacy policy change hoax: DON’T SPREAD THE FEAR!


Another year, the same old "Facebook privacy policy" hoax.


From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

Google and Facebook under fire from Dutch government over citizens' privacy

Dutch government threatens Google with €15m fine over personal data collection

Google's been told to change how it handles personal data on Dutch citizens or face a €15m fine. Facebook's policies are also under scrutiny.

Woman killed by man she met through Facebook

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She believed she was going on a date with a man who helped orphans whom she met on Facebook: a horrible example of why we shouldn't meet with online strangers.

The social media network that's worst for bullying is...

Which Social Media Network is worst for bullying

We asked you which social network was the worst for bullying and you answered with gusto. But not as much gusto as 4Chan's /pol/ board. They got really, really, really excited about it.

GCHQ and police team up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

GCHQ and police teaming up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

A major crackdown on child-abuse imagery includes a new law making it illegal for an adult to send a sexual communication to a child.

Facebook head of AI wants to stop you from posting things you may later regret

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Facebook AI is on track to stop you from drunkenly posting photos of yourself at a party for all the world (and your mom, and your boss) to see.

Facebook launches keyword searching on past posts

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Time to scrub your Timeline of embarrassing stuff you might have shared publicly, before somebody Google-ishly pairs your name with blush-worthy terms on Facebook!