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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.

Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode taken down, dozens arrested

Darkode forum taken down, dozens arrested in FBI and Europol operation

Darkode, a notorious cybercrime marketplace for malware, zero-day exploits, and botnets, was permanently shut down by a massive law enforcement operation coordinated between agencies in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

ID thief who scooped data on 200 million Americans jailed for 13 years


Hieu Minh Ngo, whose websites put personal information on over 200 million US citizens up for sale, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Google slip reveals why people exercise their "right to be forgotten"


As data reveals only 5% of right to be forgotten requests come from high profile figures and criminals, can we say the ruling has been a success?

Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!

Yet another zero-day has been dragged out of the data dump from hacked Italian security outfit Hacking Team.

Microsoft was all over this in double-quick time, so get the patch!

Who killed Proxyham?

Who killed Proxyham?

The new and cheap anonymizing device, Proxyham, has been axed and its DEF CON talk cancelled. Was the firm hit with a gag order, or was it just hype to begin with?

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

US government takes aim at 3D printed guns

US fight against publishing 3D printed gun blueprints faces lawsuit

Should the blueprints for guns really be considered "free speech?" Or is that a convenient bending of reality?

Facebook's new CSO comes out swinging: "Death to Flash!" [POLL]

Facebook still uses Flash if you have it, even though it doesn't need to.

But if Facebook's new CSO has his way, that could end. Suddenly!

Facebook locked out Jemmaroid von Laalaa, so she made it her real name

Facebook locked out Jemmaroid von Laalaa, so she made it her real name

One woman's tale of desperately fighting to get back into her account after the real-name policy police shut her out.

United Airlines pays hacker one million air miles in bug bounty reward


It didn't take Jordan Wiens very long to find a vulnerability in United Airlines' network, but the payoff was huge - one million free air miles for about six hours of work.

Linux creator Linus Torvalds pooh-poohs fears over Artificial Intelligence


The creator of the Linux kernel has joined the all-star cast of tech-somebodies with something to say about Artificial Intelligence but he's distinctly off message.

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger could be banned by UK's newly proposed bill

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger could by banned by UK's newly proposed bill

Newly proposed UK legislation will demand that messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat remove encryption from their apps altogether or see them banned.

Lad who attacked Spamhaus in DDoS attack avoids prison, given a second chance

The 16-year-old arrested in 2013 with £72,000 in the bank and the smoke from a DDoS attack against Spamhaus in the air, has been sentenced.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

Fed up with losing email to your spam folder? Gmail’s artificial intelligence wants to help

Google arms bulk senders with spam smarts in Gmail Postmaster Tools

Google is arming bulk email senders with spam smarts so that you get more of the emails you want and spend less time dumpster-diving for missing email.

Is that a Flash 0-day hole I see before me? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Patches, hacking and keeping your head down online: our weekly 1-minute fun news video that's educational, too!

Madonna hacker who leaked songs sentenced to 14 months


A 39-year-old Israeli man accused of hacking the pop star Madonna has been sentenced to 14 months in jail, after reaching a plea agreement with authorities.

How 153 robocalls cost one company $229,500

How 153 robocalls cost Time Warner Cable $229,500

Araceli King has been awarded $229,500 after Time Warner Cable kept on calling, even after she sued.