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Facebook's got a new privacy policy, and it plans to share your data with partners

Facebook's got a new privacy policy, and it plans to share your data with other sites

As Facebook's new privacy policy comes into force users can expect more sharing of their data and 'enhanced' targeting of adverts across partnered websites.

Lizard Squad took down Facebook and Instagram! Believe it! Or not...

The hacking-and-cracking crew known as Lizard Squad tweeted that Facebook and Instagram were down.

Before you could say, "But we don't crash EVER," that had turned into "Lizard Squad did it"...

School rule-breakers to hand over Facebook and Twitter passwords

Students who cyberbully may forfeit social media passwords

US school students in the state of Illinois may be forced to give up their social media passwords if they're suspected of cyberbullying or of otherwise breaking school rules.

Facebook update aims to reduce News Feed hoaxes

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Facebook has announced a new update designed to remove bogus news stories and outright hoaxes from its users' News Feeds.

Sextortionist who preyed on teens via Facebook and Skype gets 53 months

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Andrew McBride, who preyed on victims as young as 13, has been sentenced to 53 months in jail and three years of monitoring after that.

Facebook adds warning labels to graphic videos

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Facebook has started adding warning messages to graphically violent videos uploaded by its members, stating that their content may "shock, offend and upset" if viewed.

Crackers take over social media accounts of US Central Command

CENTCOM is responsible for US military operations in the Middle East.

Hacking its social media accounts would be a notable stunt...

"Dear Facebook, I DEMAND that you ignore my demands" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly security news video, for your viewing pleasure.

Fun with a serious side, in just one minute...watch now!

Facebook privacy policy change hoax: DON’T SPREAD THE FEAR!


Another year, the same old "Facebook privacy policy" hoax.


From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

Woman killed by man she met through Facebook

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She believed she was going on a date with a man who helped orphans whom she met on Facebook: a horrible example of why we shouldn't meet with online strangers.

The social media network that's worst for bullying is...

Which Social Media Network is worst for bullying

We asked you which social network was the worst for bullying and you answered with gusto. But not as much gusto as 4Chan's /pol/ board. They got really, really, really excited about it.

Facebook head of AI wants to stop you from posting things you may later regret

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Facebook AI is on track to stop you from drunkenly posting photos of yourself at a party for all the world (and your mom, and your boss) to see.

Facebook launches keyword searching on past posts

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Time to scrub your Timeline of embarrassing stuff you might have shared publicly, before somebody Google-ishly pairs your name with blush-worthy terms on Facebook!

Man jailed after posting ex's topless photos to her employer's Facebook page

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Not just anywhere on Facebook, mind you: hiding behind a pseudonym, the man posted the photos to his ex's employer's page, and urged them to fire her. His one-year sentence comes from the first conviction under the revenge porn law California passed in October 2013.

Supreme Court quotes rap as it mulls Facebook free-speech case

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The Supreme Court is wrestling with violent Facebook postings and the notion that posting "rap lyrics" is therapy that kept a ranting guy from really killing.

Whatsapp now provides end-to-end encryption by default for messages


A new update to the Android version of WhatsApp includes an unexpected but pleasant surprise – end-to-end encryption that is enabled by default.

Would you allow access to Facebook at Work? [POLL]

What would you say to a variant of Facebook that you could use at work?

And not just *at* work, but *for* work?

Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of

Protect your teens: 10 sites parents should be aware of

Teens and tweens are heading in droves to apps and social platforms where they can't bump into their dads. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of.