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Kids' apps and websites set for scrutiny by ICO and other privacy watchdogs

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The ICO and other global watchdogs are to examine kids' apps and websites to ensure compliance with data protection laws.

Apple updates Safari on OS X, fixes critical flaws

No sooner had we reported that Microsoft will adopt a "rolling update" model for Windows 10...

...than we received notice of Apple's latest "rolling update" for its Safari browser.

The worst spam senders in the whole wide world? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

From carder busts to App Store bans - the computer security week in one swift video minute!

Enjoy...

What a lot of patches! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our weekly fun-but-serious security news video.

It only takes a minute!

Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari

OS X gets a brand new photo application called, er, Photos, but the security fixes are the real reason you want these updates.

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!

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.

Enjoy...

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Apple issues update to recent OS X update

Looks like Apple's OS X security update from early March 2015 is in need of an update.

Security Update 2015-002 has now been augmented by re-issued bug fixes in 2015-003.

"Black Box" brouhaha breaks out over brute forcing of iPhone PIN lock

A brouhaha has broken out about a "Black Box" that can brute force your iPhone PIN by trying every possible combination, from 00..00 to 99..99.

Apparently, it can even circumvent the "10 mistakes and you're finished" test. Sort of...

Facebook faces class action lawsuit over children's online purchases

Facebook faces class-action lawsuit over children's online purchases

Facebook must defend itself against a California class action lawsuit that claims payments taken from children violate state laws.

The FREAK bug in TLS/SSL - what you need to know

The FREAK bug affects TLS/SSL, the security protocol that puts the S into HTTPS and the padlock in your browser's address bar.

Paul Ducklin explains in plain English...

Apple Watch wobbles? Advanced health tracking features dropped for launch

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The rumor mill is shifting into high gear ahead of the expected April 2015 launch of the Apple Watch, and leaked details imply some setbacks - according to recent reports, Apple has dropped groundbreaking health-tracking features.

RBS and NatWest banks to use Apple's Touch ID fingerprint system for mobile login

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The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest have launched a new mobile banking service that allows Apple customers to authenticate via Apple's Touch ID.

News flash: hacker turns Apple's Lightning connector into a jailbreak conductor

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A French hacker says he'll soon be making modified Lightning connector cables that will give Apple iOS jailbreakers a better view inside their iDevices.

What do you mean, "Facebook is now text only"? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly one-minute security video.

Fun, fast...and educational.

Apple's "two-step" security now protects iMessage and FaceTime, too

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Apple has quietly extended its two-step verification feature to more of its ecosystem.

If you have the "Apple two-step" turned on, then the iMessage and FaceTime services are now protected by it.

More iCloud phishing: don't get sucked in

It's easy to justify checking out spams and scams, on the "better safe than sorry" principle.

Don't do it!

You just end up one click closer to catastrophe.

SSCC 183 - It's Data Privacy Day! Do something! [PODCAST]

From Apple's latest OS X and iOS updates to Data Privacy Day - listen, learn and enjoy!

Apple fixes Thunderstrike and 3 Project Zero bugs in OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite

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The latest OS X beta, version 10.10.2, is in the hands of developers and hints that users will soon be getting fixes for the devilish Thunderstrike vulnerability and 3 Project Zero bugs.