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A sassy chatbot named Rose just won a big test of artificial intelligence


Rose is a 31-year-old security analyst and hacker from San Francisco, a self-described computer nerd with "quirky attitudes." She's also a bot, but she could be on her way to convincing you that she is human.

Get ready for the internet-enabled, speech recognising, joke-telling Barbie

Hello Barbie

An internet-enabled toy that talks to your kids: what could possibly go wrong?!

12 Days competition: Day 1 - This much-maligned feline was completely innocent


Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

Why would we let you say "No" to something that's free? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.


Target tops the list of most epic privacy fails

Target privacy fail

Our readers ranked Target’s data breach ahead of Adobe, Snapchat, Google Glass, and Talking Angela for the biggest privacy failure of the past year.

Facebook wants you to know that Messenger is not spying on you

Spy. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

After a long build-up of rumors surrounding the Messenger app's required permissions to access the device's camera and microphone, Facebook is finally attempting to set the record straight.

The top 5 privacy failures - what's the most epic fail of all? [POLL]

Epic privacy fails

The list of culprits in our eroding privacy is long, but some privacy fails stand out above the rest. So we're calling out five privacy killers that deserve an extra level of shaming.

Take our poll, and help us crown the most epic privacy fail of all ...

Facebook survives, Apple patches, and Naked Security wins! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?

Is system reimaging really a security tool?

Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014

The Talking Angela witch hunt - what on earth is going on?

Talking Angela

For the last week, the internet - and Facebook in particular - has been positively moist with the foamy, spittle flecks of an outraged, pitchfork wielding mob. The outrage has been so verbose and so sudden that the internet has all but run out of upper case letters.

SSCC 135 - Flappy Bird frenzy, Talking Angela talkfest, NBC hype, Kickstarter and Forbes [PODCAST]


What happened to Flappy Bird? Why was Talking Angela so talked about? Is internet access at the Winter Olympics in Sochi really a "special danger" situation? What can we learn from the database breaches at Kickstarter and Forbes?

The "Talking Angela" chain letter: Three tips to help you avoid Facebook hoaxes


The "Talking Angela" chain letter, which tells a scary but unsubstantiated security story about a popular game, is spreading again.

Here are three tips to help you steer clear of security hoaxes on Facebook...

Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook

Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook

A warning spreads on Facebook about "Talking Angela", an app that gives your children some animated cat chat.

Malheureusement, it's all too simple for people to share warnings - rather than check if the facts are true.