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Fake iTunes gift certificate delivers a load of malware for Black Friday shoppers

Watch out for shopping scams as the seasonal shopping frenzy ramps up over the US Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the story here.

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UK police foiled attack on royal wedding website

UK police were able to foil attempts at disrupting the international web presence of the royal wedding. The site remained online despite record interest in the ceremony. They’ve fingered a 16-year-old for triggering the DDoS: Another clear indication of why kids should be cocooned until they’re 30, or possibly work on something a little more […]

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A Tech Recruiters’ Guide to Driving Hiring Managers Insane

Headhunters must have a playbook that urges them to “Spam your clients! Offer them—over and over—tech candidates who have norelevant skills!” Herein you’ll find mostly horror stories, but also some input on how to avoid the worst offenders. Read the full story.

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Divorcing couple must swap Facebook and dating site passwords

The courts have no problem separating individuals from their supposed privacy and confidentiality, regardless of what Twitter, Facebook et al. might state in their terms of service. Here’s the story.

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Personal data of 65,000 FoxyBingo players sold for cash

A former gambling industry worker who sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players has been found guilty under the Data Protection Act. Are you willing to gamble with your personal information? Thankfully, it seems that nobody’s bank account numbers were compromised, but that isn’t always the case in these gambling breaches. The […]

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Facebook nears settlement with FTC on privacy opt-in

The settlement addresses charges that the company misled users about how it would use their personal information. Facebook would be required to obtain user consent before making “material retroactive changes” but wouldn’t have to change current policies. I really hope I get feedback on this one, because honestly, I don’t know if I’m reading the […]

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Research finds that privacy tools don’t work

Users can neither understand nor configure tools which claim to improve their privacy, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon. Is there any way we can achieve online privacy? Click here for the full story.

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Anonymous takes down El Salvadoran sites

Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador’s government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline. The full story’s here.

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DARPA pleads with hackers for help in cyberspace war

In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies. Here’s the full story.

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Anonymous shifts anti-Zetas operation to safer channels

Following the murder of multiple bloggers and reports that the Mexican drug cartel has hired narcohackers to help track Anonymous members for violent retaliation, the hacktivists have put into play a process that will hopefully shield Anonymous identities. Check out the story on Naked Security.

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