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Facebook ordered to stop collecting WhatsApp user data in Germany

The privacy watchdog has said nein to a privacy policy switcheroo that unraveled earlier promises not to share data. …read more

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Opera browser starts running traffic through its own “VPN”

The web browser’s new VPN-like service now comes as standard, so what does this mean for its users? …read more

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Mamba ransomware strikes at your whole disk, not just your files

The good news: the Mamba ransomware doesn’t work very well. The bad news: the Mamba ransomware doesn’t work very well. …read more

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Girls’ fashion hangout site leaking millions of plaintext passwords

The hacker says he’s carved 2.2m passwords out of i-Dressup and could easily get at the entire database of 5.5m. …read more

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College student arrested for allegedly hacking system to change grades

Was boosting a “B” up to an “A” really worth a potential jail sentence of up to 15 years? …read more

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Are Snap(chat)’s Spectacles the new Google Glass?

The newly renamed “Snap” is getting into the hardware (and, some say, surveillance) business by gluing a video camera onto sunglasses. …read more

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Don’t drill a headphone jack hole into your iPhone 7! It’s a hoax

Clamp your phone safely into a vice grip, get a 3.5mm drill, and then bore a hole into your hard drive so you can’t jump onto YouTube and tell other people “It WORKS!” …read more

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Back to college/university? Don’t take cybercriminals with you!

Stay safe at the start of the academic year! …read more

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Will quantum teleportation defeat quantum decryption?

Maybe the quantum will giveth what the quantum taketh away… at least when it comes to secure transmissions. …read more

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We’re the government, and we’re here to help! [Chet Chat Podcast 252]

Here’s the latest Chet Chat podcast…enjoy! …read more

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