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50 Cent to pay $7 million for publishing woman's sex tape

50 Cent to pay $7 million for publishing woman's sex tape

That works out to bit more than $1 per viewing by the millions who'd seen the involuntary porn as of January 2014.

Dark web drug dealer pleads guilty, gets 2 years to ponder "anonymity"

He was an online dealer who made use of the so-called Dark Web, shielded by the apparent anonymity of Tor, or The Onion Router.

He's not anonymous any more.

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!

Police say sorry after Facebook tit-for-tat with "keyboard warrior"

Police apologise after being bratty in Facebook tit-for-tat

How should you respond when you're representing an organisation on social media?

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

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Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

How (not) to pay yourself a $14m bonus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly 1-minute security with some fun in it!

Execs face the chop after being hit by data breach

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With the often perceived need to hold someone to account for a data breach, the axe falls to the heads of senior executives.

SSCC 208 - (Cyber)crime and Punishment [PODCAST]

Join us for the weekly Chet Chat!

In this episode: Cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.

Worried about Google's Your Timeline? Here's how to disable tracking

Google tracking

Don't fancy having Google map your movements and match them up with your photos? Here's how to disable Your Timeline or turn off Location Services altogether.

Artificial Intelligence expert likens AI dangers to nuclear weapons

Artificial Intelligence

Stuart Russell is an award-winning AI researcher and author who says we need to be as careful with AI as we are with nukes.

Privacy and targeting are among new video controls for Facebook Pages

Privacy and targetting are among new video controls for Facebook Pages

Now, video uploaders can discriminate - or is it target-market? - based not only on language and location, but also on gender and age.

WordPress 4.2.3 is out, update your website now

Wordpress 4.2.3 is out, update your website now

If you manage a website that utilizes Wordpress - update now! The latest version has been released and includes a fix for a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that your website could do without.

Donald Trump's Wikipedia page deleted by vandals twice in one day

Donald Trump

On Wednesday, Trump's Wikipedia page was vandalized twice by editors who tried to delete the entry about the billionaire business mogul, reality TV star, and US presidential candidate.

OpenSSH password guessing attacks may be 10,000 times easier than you thought

An interesting problem with OpenSSH has been publicised on the Full Disclosure mailing list.

Hot Lotto security chief found guilty of scamming his own lottery for $14.3m

Hot Lotto security chief found guilty of $14.3m lottery scam

Eddie Tipton was found guilty on two charges of fraud after rootkitting his way to a massive Hot Lotto win.

Dreams of legally slapping drones out of the sky may come true

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California may 1) exonerate emergency responders for kicking the little, metallic shins of drones that get in the way and 2) jail and/or fine the operators.

Man becomes first to be convicted under UK's new revenge porn law


The 21-year-old threatened to post sexually explicit images of a 20-year-old woman, then sent the photos to the woman's family and shared them on Facebook.

LifeLock's woes continue as FTC claims violation of 2010 settlement


LifeLock hasn't abided by the 2010 settlement requiring the company to stop making misleading claims that "guaranteed" customers would be protected against identity theft, according to the FTC.

Facebook can't say 'No' to New York, says New York

Facebook can't "plead the Fourth Amendment" on your behalf, says a New York appeals court - you have to do it yourself.