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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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‘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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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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Judge denies Home Depot’s demand for worker’s emotion-laden Facebook posts

Posted September 18, 2012 A federal California judge has ruled that Home Depot can’t rummage through a former worker’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social media posts and pictures to prove that she lied about emotional distress caused by her employer’s alleged wrongdoing. But some of her Facebook posts are fair game. Read the full […]

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UnSteveDorkland Twitter spoofer accused of hacking newspaper group

Posted July 31, 2012 Whoever runs the spoof Twitter account is facing four criminal charges for poking fun at a UK newspaper group’s executive. Read about it here. 

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Burglars notify Brooklyn police of crimes via Facebook status updates

Posted June 6, 2012 Some people still haven’t learnt that you should be careful of who you friend on Facebook, and what you post online. Which, in some cases, is good news for the police. Read all about it.

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MyPermissions offers one-stop shop to clean up social media permissions

Posted January 5, 2012 MyPermissions makes it simple to manage what applications and websites can access your online accounts. It well might be time to get into the habit of regularly checking what you’ve given permission to, and whether you still want to grant a third party app or site access to your account. For rumination […]

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