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Would you insure your Twitter or Facebook account against trolls and hackers?

Posted September 24, 2012 Would you pay a small, monthly fee to help cover the costs to restore your reputation, get your stolen identity back, and bury the most noxious content manufactured by trolls to torment you? For more, here’s the story.

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US schools track teens by putting chips into students’ ID cards

Posted September 14, 2012 Some parents call it an invasion of privacy akin to tracking cattle, and a coalition of privacy and civil liberties organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union has called for a moratorium on the technology. Read it now.

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Wikipedia wins, Craigslist loses in Clickwrapped’s assessment of who respects your rights online

Posted September 12, 2012 For a plain-English version of the gobbledygook privacy policies of the biggest sites, a tech-savvy lawyer’s done us all the kindness of deciphering and rating sites such as Facebook, Google and Craigslist, and put the results up on a website. Read all about it.

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Facebook glitch lets spear phishers impersonate users’ friends and family

Posted August 31, 2012 Facebook blames a “temporary misconfiguration” for allowing spammers to get their hands on users’ personal details and then pose as trusted friends to lure victims into clicking. But is the problem properly fixed yet? Read more here.

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Facebook troll outed as policeman

Posted August 30, 2012 A UK woman has endured months of poisonous messages, email hacking, online impersonation, and her daughter’s image getting pasted onto a photo of a lap dancer, all over her words of support for an X Factor contestant. Here’s the full story.

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Facebook given one week to stop breaching privacy laws

Posted August 29, 2012 Facebook has until September 4th to stop giving user info to third parties without explicit consent. Meanwhile, one observer says privacy trickery is built right into the App Center’s design. You have to read the full story.

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$20 million is not enough! How much should Facebook pay for settling sponsored stories dispute?

Posted August 21, 2012 A judge has rejected Facebook’s settlement offer of $10 million for lawyers and $10 million for privacy groups in a privacy lawsuit over the use of users’ names and faces in “Sponsored Stories” ads. Check out the full story on Naked Security.

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How Facebook catches would-be child molesters by analyzing relationships and chat content

Posted July 16, 2012 Law enforcement is hailing Facebook for using its little-known data monitoring technology to spot a suspicious conversation about sex between a man in his early thirties and a 13-year-old girl from Florida. Read more.

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Judges don’t buy the “I’m an idiot about Facebook privacy settings” defense

Posted July 11, 2012 The “I’m an idiot about Facebook settings” argument isn’t being swallowed in court, as illustrated in this recent case. Here’s the full story. 

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