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SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

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Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode.

John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.

"PowerSpy" - can crooks really track you by the power your phone is using?

Can power usage alone, as your phone moves around in the mobile network, give away your location?

Sort of, say Stanford computer scientists...

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

Forget Google Glass, here's Sony's (not quite as catchy)‏ SmartEyeglass

Those aren't augmented reality spectacles.

THESE are augmented reality spectacles!

But what about the privacy and security side?

'Revenge porn' to be made illegal in England and Wales

'Revenge porn' is now illegal in England and Wales

England and Wales today amended the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to make revenge porn an offence punishable by up to two years in prison.

The Big Data picture - just how anonymous are "anonymous" records?

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You know those "anonymous surveys" you may have filled in?

They don't tell anyone it was you.

Or do they?

Uber customer data exposed through online lost and found database

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App-based taxi company Uber revealed customer names and phone numbers through its online lost and found database.

Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facebook is going to allow you to blur your face in photos... once it's identified you.

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.

"Cheaper car insurance" dongle could lead to a privacy wreck

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You'd hope that the developers of a dongle that tracks your driving paid a lot of attention to computer security.

Or, in fact, any attention at all...

Pirate Wi-fi is IN DA HOUSE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

The latest news, presented in a way that will make you smile...and it only takes a minute.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Anatomy of a privacy leak - Apple OS X search engine in the Spotlight

You'd expect Apple's OS X search engine, Spotlight, to end up with a lot of information in its indexes.

But you wouldn't expect it to help spammers and scammers keep track of you...

"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!

SSCC 180 - Surely zero-days come from cybercrooks, not from Silicon Valley? [PODCAST]

Enjoy the first 2015 episode of our popular weekly security podcast.

In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!

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

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

DON'T DO IT, FOLKS!

US Congress OKs 'unprecedented' codification of warrantless surveillance

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The US Congress has quietly passed a bill that includes warrantless forfeiture of private communications to local law enforcement and allows for indefinite retention of any encrypted content.

If the government confiscates your spyware, where does it end up? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

An entertaining way to turn news into knowledge...and it only takes a minute!

Firefox turns 10 - celebrates by helping you to forget

The Firefox browser just turned 10.

Paul Ducklin takes a trip down memory lane...

Government demands for Facebook user data soar by 24%

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Government requests for Facebook's user data rose by almost a quarter in the first half of 2014 compared with the second half of the previous year, according to the social network.