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60 Sec Security - Atari, Minitel, VAX, ZX Spectrum...and Jimmy Connors! [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our funny-but-serious 1-minute weekly video.

Enjoy.

How (not) to pay yourself a $14m bonus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly 1-minute security video...news with some fun in it!

Is that a Flash 0-day hole I see before me? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Patches, hacking and keeping your head down online: our weekly 1-minute fun news video that's educational, too!

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN'

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But that doesn't necessarily mean "private" as in privacy.

Paul Ducklin helps you understand the various levels of 'P' in 'VPN.'

NOT OK, Google! Privacy advocates take on the Chromium team and win...

Privacy advocates were unsurprisingly unimpressed that Google's Chromium project silently downloaded a proprietary add-on...

...that listened to your microphone.

Facebook aiming for faceless facial recognition

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Worried that Facebook can't get your friends right in your selfies when their hair blows around?

There might just be an app for that...

SSCC 203 - What's the worst sort of service to have a password breach? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our regular "Chet Chat" podcast.

This week: LastPass, Facebook, Windows 10 (and not-quite-the-end of XP), Samsung, and the Android ecosystem.

Facebook introduces "Moments" - supposedly a safer way to share photos

Unlike Facebook's "Photo Sync" feature, Moments is a separate photo app that doesn't upload anything until you tell it to.

Paul Ducklin wonders how much safer you'll be from over-sharing your pics...

Microsoft update: new Ts, new Cs and, for some of us, fáilte go hÉireann

We just received an important email from Microsoft.

If you're a user of any of Microsoft's cloud services, you probably received one, too.

Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

One week on from "Marauders Map" and Facebook Messenger has removed its eerie always-on location sharing feature.

"Marauders Map" - Is your location being tracked through Facebook Messenger?

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A new Chrome extension, described by its own developer as 'creepy,' can track Facebook Messenger users and plot their location on a map.

Warrantless laptop seizure at US borders shouldn't be rubber-stamped, rules judge

Image of airport bags courtesy of Shutterstock

In a rare blow to the border exception rule, the judge disagreed that laptops and phones are just "containers" that can be searched like luggage.

The NSA wants a multi-part encryption key for 'front door' access to your data

The NSA wants a multi-part encryption key for 'front door' access to your data

As tech firms, privacy groups and citizens continue to balk at government surveillance, the NSA has come up with an interesting proposal for a multi-part encryption key.

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.

SSCC 193 - Pick a YouTube security token, any token! [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest computer security stories in their inimitable style.

Turn news into advice with the Sophos Security Chet Chat!

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.

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!

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google has taken a heavy hand to ad injectors after a study revealed 34% of surveyed ads were peddling malware and 192 "deceptive Chrome extensions" were discovered.

Facebook hits back at report claiming it tracks pretty much everyone

Facebook. Image courtesy of 1000 Words/Shutterstock.

A new report claims Facebook is tracking logged out users, non-account holders and EU users who have explicitly opted out of being tracked.