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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.

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India's Supreme Court has repealed a controversial law that allowed police to arrest people over objectionable content posted on social networks and other websites.

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.

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.

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.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

Monday review

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Twitter troll fired, another suspended after Curt Schilling names and shames them

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Within 1 hour of the online onslaught against his daughter, the former Red Sox pitcher had published tormentors' names and backgrounds. One was suspended, another lost his job, and others were kicked off school athletic teams.

RIP Leonard Nimoy: a hero to Trekkies, but so much more than "Spock"

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Leonard Nimoy was beloved by millions, including many of us at Naked Security and at Sophos. So it is with great sadness that we acknowledge his passing on Friday, at the age of 83, and offer this modest tribute.

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

A new service from Barclays bank will allow its 'Pingit' users to send money to each other over Twitter.

Twitter's new tool should stop password sharing and help fend off hijackings

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The new tool, TweetDeck Teams, lets users share Twitter accounts without having to share passwords.

Lizard Squad returns, claims attack on Xbox Live and Daybreak Games

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has returned, apparently disrupting Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Daybreak Games with DDoS attacks.

Robot tweets "I seriously want to kill people", prompts police response

Robot Tweets "I seriously want to kill people" prompting emergency police response

When Dutch police responded to a death threat made by a local Twitter account, they discovered the culprit was nothing more than an automated bot.

Anonymous takes down dozens of "terrorist" social media accounts in #OpISIS

Anonymous takes down dozens of Twitter accounts in #OpISIS

Infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has begun a new operation designed to take down ISIS sympathisers on the web.

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle was forced to apologise after its hacked Twitter account spewed out a string of unpalatable tweets.

Twitter CEO admits: 'We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls'

Twitter CEO admits: 'We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls'

How the story of one Twitter troll motivated Dick Costolo to admit that the suckage has gone on for years, and it's about time that it changed.

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!

How the Obamacare website healthcare.gov leaks private data

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HealthCare.gov, 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.