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Internet.org is accused of being a walled garden for the world's poorest people

Internet.org

A collection of 65 advocacy organisations from around the world have published an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg about Internet.org, calling it a walled garden for the world's poorest people.

"Creep" shamed on Facebook was actually man taking selfie with Darth Vader

Mum Facebook-shames guy taking selfie with Darth Vader

She mistakenly thought he was a "creep" snapping photos of her kids. By the time the post was shared 20K times, he'd received death threats and is now considering legal options.

Facebook opens up Internet.org but there's no support for HTTPS

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has opened the internet up to users in India and other countries but says it won't immediately allow HTTPS.

Facebook says sorry after bug hid posts, blocked links and led to security warnings

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Some Facebook users suspected censorship as a bug hid posts and blocked new links.

Police-taunting Facebook selfie poster jailed

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Aaron Bee started posting the nyah-nyah images on Facebook after police put out an appeal asking for his whereabouts. Cue lots of pictures of Bee gesturing at police, their cars and a police station and a misspelled hashtag of #theystillcarntcatchme.

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!

Tracking report was wrong, says Facebook ...but there is a bug that needs fixing

Belgian tracking report was wrong, says Facebook

Facebook has responded to privacy claims made by Belgian researchers but admitted that a "bug" may have caused inadvertent tracking of some users.

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.

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

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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.

Leave Facebook if you value your privacy, says EU

EU says leave Facebook if you value your privacy

A lawyer for the European Commission told an EU judge he should leave Facebook if he wants to stop the US snooping on him.

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

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...

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."

That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?

Facebook clarifies what you can and cannot post on the site

Facebook clarifies "unacceptable content" such as nudity, hate speech and graphic videos

Facebook has issued detailed new guidance on what it counts as "unacceptable content", such as some nudity, hate speech and graphic videos.

Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

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Here they are: the hot computer security stories of the past week, neatly laid out for you to review.

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.

Facebook to let marketers see what people are talking about

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Pick your marketing keyword. Example: "frizz." Facebook's ready to offer (anonymised) data to the anti-frizz marketers about who's saying what.

Armed robber caught after boasting about planned stick-up on Facebook

Helpful robber boasts about planned stick-up on Facebook

A man was caught trying to rob a Tesco grocery store 15 minutes after posting his plan onto Facebook.