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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


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


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 leaks private data

mouse-stethoscope-250, 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.

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.

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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.