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Uber hires the guys who hacked a Jeep to develop safer driverless cars

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Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, security researchers who caused huge headaches for Fiat Chrysler when they showed the world how to remotely hack a Jeep, have hacked their way into new jobs with Uber.

Autoplaying video of journalists' murders gives Facebook, Twitter users pause

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Social media users unwillingly witnessed video of the murders of two television journalists yesterday, due to a default feature on Facebook and Twitter that plays videos automatically. Here's how to turn "autoplay" off.

Curt Schilling suspended over tweet comparing Muslims to Nazi-era Germans

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The tweet compared the percentage of Germans who were Nazis with the number of Muslims who are extremists.

Twitter muzzles Politwoops politician-tracking accounts

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The US site was the first to go, and now 30 countries will no longer be able to track their politicians flip-flopping via deleted tweets.

FBI catches swatter who said "you can't catch a hacker"

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A Texan teenager has pleaded guilty to one count of threats to kill, after an investigation by the FBI pinpointed him as the source of several hoax bomb threats and "swatting" calls to police in Minnesota, Ohio and Massachusetts.

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation in a bid to remove potentially millions of child sexual abuse imagery from the web.

Someone killed hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot - can humans be trusted?

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HitchBOT was on a mission to criss-cross the United States with the help of strangers, but the hitchhiking robot came up far short of its San Francisco destination, after it was destroyed in a vicious attack in Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love.

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Even if you pull one over on the world's most fearsome terrorist army, it's still illegal.

How one school district is monitoring social media of students and teachers

Florida school district monitoring social media of students and teachers

They're trying to keep kids safe, but nobody's talking about who can access the data or what standards are used to capture it.

You'll have to stop stealing jokes on Twitter now

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Ripping off other people's stuff, even jokes, is no laughing matter!

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Fraudsters who posted a fake news story didn't even bother to spellcheck the name of Twitter's former CEO, but it still spiked stock 8.5%.

Celebrity caught on police camera causes Twitter uproar

Strictly speaking, you couldn't tell who he was, because the pic showed the top of his head...

...but you *could* see a suit and a pink shirt.

Social media etiquette for Jim Carrey (and everyone else)

What Jim Carrey needs to know about social media privacy

Jim Carrey has apologized for tweeting a photo of a child without asking for permission. He's not the first!

Cybersquatters giving some US presidential candidates a bad name

Cybersquatters giving some US presidential candidates a bad name

Cybersquatters have caused some embarrassment for several of the US presidential contenders. But abuse of domain names can be costly for businesses and dangerous for consumers.

Katie Hopkins has her Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

Katie Hopkins' Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

The controversial Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account hacked by someone threatening to release a bogus sex tape.

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.

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.

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!

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

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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.