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Spotify explains its new "give us your data" policy

Spotify confused everyone with its recent privacy policy update.

CEO Daniel Ek has now said, "Sorry," and tried to explain...

Explaining how to use pirate site Popcorn Time can get you arrested

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The law is moving to crush the "Netflix for pirated movies" like so many crunchy snacks littering the floor of a crowded movie theater.

Teen nabbed after attacks on UK government and FBI sites

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His lawyers claim that their client was only on the "periphery" of the conspiracy, but that didn't stop him from boasting about it.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Here are the top stories from the past week so you can catch up with what you missed!

What part of "Prohibited" don't you understand? 60 Second Security

Enjoy the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video - short and sweet security!

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

New research studying how people create lockscreen patterns suggests that they aren't a secure alternative to passcodes at all.

Google ordered to remove links to 'right to be forgotten' removal stories

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The UK Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Google to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals.

Google customers lose data after lightning strikes

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Four lightning strikes hit the grid powering a data center in Belgium, triggering the data equivalent of coughing, sputtering and fainting.

Amazon bans Flash ads - but not for the reason you may have hoped!

Amazon has said "No" to Flash - but the aim is to improve your experience, not your security.

Nevertheless, it's a ban on Flash.

Alleged sextortionist arrested in Texas - Here's how to protect yourself

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The 26-year-old man was charged with internet stalking, producing child abuse images, and coercing a minor into sexual activity.

Ashley Madison hackers keep on going, post even BIGGER trove of data

Ashley Madison hackers keep on going, post even BIGGER trove of data

The hackers behind the massive breach of user data from AshleyMadison.com posted another dump of data from the cheaters' dating site, even larger than the one earlier this week.

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it harder to catch "evildoers"

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it too hard to catch "evildoers"

Republican US presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for the NSA to do its job, and advocated for broad NSA surveillance powers to catch "evildoers."

Updated privacy policies – do you check what’s changed?

A Forbes writer decided to take a careful look at the changes in the new Spotify privacy policy.

He checked, but did you?

China vows to "clean the internet" in cybercrime crackdown, 15,000 arrested

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The Ministry of Public Security in China said this week that 15,000 people have been arrested since the launch of a major anti-cybercrime operation called "cleaning the internet."

Credit card info for 93,000 Web.com customers nabbed in data breach

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Customers should keep an eye out for bogus charges on their credit/debit cards!

FCC fines company $750,000 for disabling conference hotspots

Smart City was blocking convention visitors and exhibitors from using their own hotspots to avoid paying hefty fees for the telecom's Wi-Fi.

Ashley Madison hackers follow through on threat, dump user database online

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The 9.7 GB dump contains names, emails, addresses, sexual preferences and credit card transactions of 37 million members.

Mumsnet DDoSed, SWATted, hacked - oh, and change your password, too!

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Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts has announced that an intruder managed to gain access to some parts of the administration functions on the site. Mumsnet also suffered a DDoS attack, and Roberts and another member of Mumsnet were SWATted.

'Loose tweets destroy fleets' - US Air Force warns

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Keeping quiet is crucial to OPSEC: for civilians, it can help keep our digital lives secure. For military, it can save lives.

Hacker pleads guilty in Facebook malware and spam scheme

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The cybercrook allegedly used a "Facebook Spreader" malware to infect victims via booby-trapped links in Facebook chat messages.