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Police break up romance scam gang that fleeced women of $1.5 million

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York Regional Police in Canada this week announced the arrest of nine men who allegedly targeted women on dating websites, and conned seven victims out of a total of $1.5 million.

The romance scammer's outward demonstrations of love must conceal a dark heart ...

Facebook introduces "Moments" - supposedly a safer way to share photos

Unlike Facebook's "Photo Sync" feature, Moments is a separate photo app that doesn't upload anything until you tell it to.

Paul Ducklin wonders how much safer you'll be from over-sharing your pics...

Armed robber caught after confessing on Facebook, "ashamed" emoticon and all

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Here's a candidate for the Facebook Hall of Stupid Posts fame: a robber who, though he took the time to wear a mask to cover his face, then posted a thinly veiled confession online.

Thinkuknow: What kids are up to online and how to protect them

Thinkuknow: What kids are up to online and how to protect them

How to teach 5-year-olds that people online aren't always who they say they are, that older kids don't have to suffer bullying in silence, and much more.

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.