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Facebook privacy control overhaul will remove ability to limit who can find us

Posted December 12, 2012 Facebook’s most recent round of changes carry some good privacy tidings, including Privacy shortcuts from the main page drop-down menu, plus a new Request Removal tool for getting untagged (and telling the tagger why) in multiple photos. But it’s also a story of missed opportunities and privacy features being taken away. […]

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Anonymous goes after Hunter Moore, the infamous revenge-porn website publisher

Posted December 5, 2012 Those claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous have declared war on the internet’s most hated man, Hunter Moore, who gained infamy by publishing pornographic photos of people without their permission, in fulfillment of the wishes of their bitter exes. For more, here’s the story.

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US woman arrested for bank robbery brags on YouTube about robbing a bank

Posted December 5, 2012 A woman tells, in a YouTube video, how she stole a car, smoked the marijuana found therein, robbed a bank, is a victim of the government, and told her mother it was the “best day of her life.” She was arrested before police even found the video. Read the full story […]

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Use Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked, claims security researcher

Posted December 4, 2012 A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept attack on Instagram for iOS that would allow malicious users to remotely hijack victims’ accounts, delete or download photos, and tinker with profile details. Here’s more.

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Facebook hacks its workers into Hacktober smithereens

Posted November 30, 2012 Slimy worms! Disguised as Facebook news! Unleashed on unsuspecting Facebook employees – by its own engineering team! This was the second year that Facebook celebrated Hacktober, a month-long feast of self-inflicted cyberattacks designed to tune staff’s threat perception. Read the story now.

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Judge orders women in sexual harassment case to hand over Facebook logins

Posted November 21, 2012 Female employees suing their employer for sexual harassment are asked by Federal judge to hand over passwords to their Facebook, email and other social media accounts. Read more here. 

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iOS dictionary apps posting false piracy “confessions” onto users’ Twitter accounts

Posted November 14, 2012 An iOS dictionary application has rewarded those who bought it by hijacking their Twitter feeds to post cooked-up piracy confessions. The Japanese maker of the dictionary apps has apologised and posted fixed versions, but the #softwarepirateconfession tweets are still coming in at a good clip, much to the chagrin of law-abiding, […]

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“Free $100 McDonald’s Gift Card” is a Facebook scam

Posted November 8, 2012 Hungry for a few dozen hamburgers? Your stomach will continue to rumble, plus your blood pressure will likely go up, if you click on a Facebook survey scam offering “Free $100 McDonald’s Gift Card”. For more, here’s the story.

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‘Parasite’ porn websites steal and spread images and videos of young people

Posted October 24, 2012 A new study shows that 88% of sexually explicit photos and videos of children and other young people found online have been lifted from legitimate source sites, including social networking sites such as Facebook, video sites such as YouTube, or stolen/lost phones. Read more.

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