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SSCC 193 - Pick a YouTube security token, any token! [PODCAST]

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Court might force US to reveal details of secret wireless kill switch

Court might force US to reveal details of secret WiFi kill switch

The Feds have been arguing for years that disclosing the protocol, SOP 303, would endanger people.

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over facial recognition data

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over facial recognition data

A new lawsuit alleges Facebook violated users' privacy rights to build world's largest privately held database of facial recognition data.

Firefox issues brand new update to fix HTTPS security hole in new update

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Firefox 37.0 added support for a security-enhancing feature in HTTP/2 known as Alternative Services.

Unfortunately, the new feature had a rather bad HTTPS security hole all of its own...

Politicians promise to lock kids out of online porn sites

Politicians promise to lock kids out of online porn sites

Policymakers from Britain's Conservative Party call for oversight by an independent regulator with the power to compel ISPs to block sites that fail to include effective age verification.

Snapchat issues first transparency report on law enforcement data requests

Snapchat issues first transparency report on law enforcement data requests

It's a big step forward in transparency for Snapchat, which formerly described its service in a way that might lead users to think turning over their content to law enforcement would be impossible.

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!

Has Uber scored an executive touchdown? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Uber gets its first chief security officer - Facebook's Joe Sullivan

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Uber just poached Facebook's Joe Sullivan to act as the ride-hailing app company's first chief security officer.

It might make you wonder - why didn't Uber have a CSO before now?

Obama signs executive order to sanction foreign hackers

Obama signs executive order to sanction foreign hackers

Obama signed a new executive order on Wednesday (1 April 2015) authorizing financial sanctions against foreign hackers, and companies that knowingly benefit from cyberattacks against US interests.

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google has taken a heavy hand to ad injectors after a study revealed 34% of surveyed ads were peddling malware and 192 "deceptive Chrome extensions" were discovered.

GPS tracking counts as a "search", says US Supreme Court

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The court sided with an offender who argued that being forced to wear a location monitor for the rest of his life is unconstitutional.

How one man could have deleted every video on YouTube

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Kamil Hismatullin fought his desperate urge to delete all things Justin Bieber, he said.

"Your location has been shared 5398 times" - Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?

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A new study found that users change their privacy settings when they receive messages telling them how much of their data is being accessed by mobile apps. Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?

April Fools! The day's weirdest spams revealed...

Today, we just couldn't resist sifting through our Spam Stash.

Here's some comment spam from Naked Security that we thought would amuse you...

Facebook hits back at report claiming it tracks pretty much everyone

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A new report claims Facebook is tracking logged out users, non-account holders and EU users who have explicitly opted out of being tracked.

SSCC 192 - What's that passport number DOING IN AN EMAIL? [PODCAST]

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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.

Feds subpoena Reddit for personal info of dark web forum members

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The subpoena demands information on five users of the Darknet Markets subreddit, all of whom discussed the recent fall of Evolution, a mega-mart for drugs.