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Uber gets its first chief security officer - Facebook's Joe Sullivan

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Uber just poached Facebook's Joe Sullivan to act as the ride-hailing app company's first chief security officer.

It might make you wonder - why didn't Uber have a CSO before now?

Facebook hits back at report claiming it tracks pretty much everyone

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A new report claims Facebook is tracking logged out users, non-account holders and EU users who have explicitly opted out of being tracked.

Twitter’s new Periscope app takes a user privacy hit

Twitter’s new Periscope app takes a user privacy hit

If a user forgets to turn off the Twitter button before broadcasting a private video stream, the title gets shared with all the user's followers.

Leave Facebook if you value your privacy, says EU

EU says leave Facebook if you value your privacy

A lawyer for the European Commission told an EU judge he should leave Facebook if he wants to stop the US snooping on him.

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

In yet another example of how very hackable Tinder is, an engineer set up bait female profiles and then hooked up the guys who "liked" them.

India strikes down controversial "Section 66A" social media policing law

India strikes down controversial "Section 66A" social media policing law

India's Supreme Court has repealed a controversial law that allowed police to arrest people over objectionable content posted on social networks and other websites.

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

Twitter's new “threats, abusive language” filter has its restrictions

Twitter's new “threats, abusive language” filter has its restrictions

The quality filter will only be available on iOS verified user accounts for now, leaving unverified users left to confront the same old garbage and abuse in their notifications.

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfie on Twitter

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfies on Twitter

Selfie-posting tax fraud fugitive Lance Ealy has been apprehended by US Marshals after four months on the run.

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."

That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?

Frat banned for exploiting female students on Facebook

Secret Facebook page with incriminating photos gets US frat banned

Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho chapter was banned over a group featuring photos of drug deals, hazing rituals, and nude, unconscious women.

Facebook Messenger to let you send money to friends

Facebook Messenger to let you send money to friends

Starting in the US, users of Messenger will soon be able to link their debit cards to the service and use it to instantly message money to friends, as easily as sending over a selfie.

Facebook clarifies what you can and cannot post on the site

Facebook clarifies "unacceptable content" such as nudity, hate speech and graphic videos

Facebook has issued detailed new guidance on what it counts as "unacceptable content", such as some nudity, hate speech and graphic videos.

Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

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Here they are: the hot computer security stories of the past week, neatly laid out for you to review.

New anti-terrorism unit will tackle extremist content on the web

New anti-terrorism unit will tackle extremist content on the web

European security officials have proposed a new online counter-terrorism unit to help combat increasing online extremism.

Twitter threatens revenge porn posters with account locking and suspension

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Twitter says it will lock accounts of users who post intimate content without subjects' permission, until the offending material's deleted, and might suspend accounts if the intent is harassment.

Facebook faces class action lawsuit over children's online purchases

Facebook faces class-action lawsuit over children's online purchases

Facebook must defend itself against a California class action lawsuit that claims payments taken from children violate state laws.

Facebook to let marketers see what people are talking about

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Pick your marketing keyword. Example: "frizz." Facebook's ready to offer (anonymised) data to the anti-frizz marketers about who's saying what.

Armed robber caught after boasting about planned stick-up on Facebook

Helpful robber boasts about planned stick-up on Facebook

A man was caught trying to rob a Tesco grocery store 15 minutes after posting his plan onto Facebook.