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Should companies be held responsible for a customer data breach? [POLL]

How much of the blame should you shoulder if you could have done more to protect your network and your customers?

Have your say in our poll...

Facebook spammer Sanford Wallace guilty of sending 27 million messages

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"Spam King" Sanford Wallace admitted sending 27 million emails through 500,000 compromised Facebook accounts. Now he faces three years behind bars.

Businessman who hacked 900 phones as "revenge" is jailed

He was a vengeful former business partner who deliberately hacked right into the middle of a demo to a prestigious customer...

Phone feared drowned posts selfies of adventures with firefighters

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Soggy though it was, and passcode-protected it was not, its Facebook posts show it played a mean game of table tennis with its new buddies.

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.

Facebook threats against Pokémon World Championships lead to arrests in Boston

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Two men are being held without bail after they allegedly made threats on Facebook promising violence against attendees of the Pokémon World Championships.

Ashley Madison data breach leads to extortion attempts

"Send me 1.00000001 bitcoins or I'll tell your spouse you were cheating" seems to be how it goes down...

Stingrays used to track petty crime

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Baltimore revealed that it's used stingrays 4300 times, and now we know most of that is on the level of check forgery and phone theft.

Pirate sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries

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Paranoia has spiked over the notion that Microsoft plans to keep people from running software they never bought.

Meet "SexyCyborg" and her high-heeled shoes... with hacking tools inside!

Meet "SexyCyborg" and her high-heeled shoes... with hacking tools inside!

American TV show, Mr Robot, inspires Chinese web developer to create her own hacking toolkit - hidden away in her high heels.

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.