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Facebook glitch leads to marriage


Opening his flip-phone, Schuler Benson found he was logged into a stranger's account. Fast forward 6 years and set that phone chime to wedding bells!

15M users breached? Nah, just an "isolated incident." 60 Second Security

Watch this week's 60 Second Security video and catch up on the latest intriguing security stories...

Live from the Virus Bulletin conference 2015 [Chet Chat podcast 216.5]

Find out what the world's threat protection experts talk about when you cloister them in a Prague hotel for three days!

No, you will NOT be charged £5.99 to keep your Facebook posts private!


Another day, another "post this message" hoax!

Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

Watch the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security news video...

Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

Facebook lets you opt-out of targeted ads but it will still collect your data


Most websites rely upon advertising revenue to survive and Facebook is no exception. Now it wants to boost that income by delivering ads based upon information obtained from what you've liked and shared on external sites.

Guess what? Facebook "Dislike" scams are back...

Facebook mentions "Dislike"...and back come the Dislike scams!

Don't get caught, and don't let your friends fall for it, either.

Remember those Facebook "Dislike Button" scams? This time it's real...

Zuck didn't say, but he did hint that maybe, just maybe, that long-awaited Dislike button is on the way...

Dad sues Facebook after 11-year-old shared photos and messages with men


The father of a young girl has sued Facebook for failing to enforce its age restriction policy after claiming his daughter was exposed to sexual predators when she signed up for an account at age 11.

Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow...well, sort of

Adobe's Flash will face a double setback on 1 September 2015, when both Amazon and Google shift into "HTML5 is way better for ads" mode.

Man arrested after posting Facebook videos of him tampering with traffic cameras


It involves a long pole and a couple of balls. And yes, you can take that multiple ways.

How a crook could have taken over your Facebook pages

A Facebook bug hunter just found a hole through which crooks could take over your personal Facebook pages.

Facebook fixed it PDQ...

Facebook spammer Sanford Wallace guilty of sending 27 million messages

Facebook message. Image courtesy of dolphin / Shutterstock.

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

Phone feared drowned posts selfies of adventures with firefighters


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.

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.

Don't bother signing up for the giant water slide Facebook events

SLide N Fly Facebook event

The photo for the huge water slide was stolen from a US company and used on 50 event pages for UK towns and cities, none of which report knowing anything about it.

Webcam spy sends couple photos of previous night's Netflix snuggle session

Couple on Netflix. Image courtesy of Global News

Unbeknown to the couple, they were actually sharing their movie night with a spy who was watching them via the webcam on their laptop.

Change this Facebook setting so you can't be searched for by phone number

Facebook privacy

A developer says he's found a way to harvest users' personal data from Facebook. Facebook is shrugging, given that it's all public anyway. You might want to check your privacy settings though ...