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Facebook building new video piracy software

Facebook building new video piracy software

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Facebook is developing new technologies to help crack down on video piracy.

Virginia teen receives 11-year sentence for supporting ISIL

Virginia teen receives 11-year sentence for supporting ISIL

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A Virginia teenager was sentenced to136 months in prison and will have his internet activity monitored for the rest of his life for conspiring with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

LA man faces more than 150 charges for child porn

LA man faces more than 150 charges for child porn

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Cesar Mauricio Estrada-Davila, of Los Angeles, faces 150 charges relating to extorting young girls for naked photos.

OIG investigates VA's use of unapproved social network

OIG investigates VA's use of unapproved social network

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The Office of Inspector General investigated the Department of Veteran Affairs' use of Yammer, a supposedly private and closed social network. Their findings indicate serious security lapses and lack of judgment on users' parts.

'Spam King' pleads guilty to sending more than 27M Facebook messages

'Spam King' pleads guilty to sending more than 27M Facebook messages

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A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million Facebook messages in a massive spam campaign.

Security researcher Charlie Miller leaving Twitter

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Charlie Miller, a highly regarded security researcher, well known for demonstrating flaws on Apple products and in computer systems on vehicles, announced Monday he is leaving Twitter's security team.

Twitter blocks API access for Diplotwoops website

Twitter blocks API access for Diplotwoops website

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Twitter blocked API access for Diplotwoops, which collected deleted tweets from politicians, diplomats and embassies.

Mozilla looks to improve Firefox's private browsing feature

Mozilla looks to improve Firefox's private browsing feature

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Mozilla has entered the pre-beta phase for testing an improved private browsing feature in Firefox.

Twitter transparency reports now account for trademark violations and email privacy practices

Twitter transparency reports now account for trademark violations and email privacy practices

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The social media company integrated two new verticals into its biannual transparency report.

New Facebook security tool released to help users protect accounts

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Facebook launched its "Security Checkup" tool to acquaint users with its security features.

Rep. McCaul says U.S. should target ISIS social media influence

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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said the U.S. should target the social media influence that the Islamic State uses to inspire domestic attacks.

Arizona reaches agreement with ACLU, won't enforce revenge porn law

Arizona reaches agreement with ACLU, won't enforce revenge porn law

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Arizona's broad revenge porn law would have put artistic and news photographers, booksellers, publishers, librarians and others at risk.

Malware spams Facebook pages with porn in India

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Porn malware is spamming Facebook timelines and news feeds across India. Authorities say its part of the Kilim malware family.

SEA claims hack on Army website

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Attackers claiming to be with the SEA compromised the official website for the U.S. Army, posting

Uber simplified privacy policies, specifies data use

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Uber has updated its privacy policies to use less legal jargon, be more concise and easier to understand.

Study shows kids' willingness to meet people they interact with online, other security habits

Study shows kids' willingness to meet people they interact with online, other security habits

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In the survey, 27 percent of kids aged 8 to 16 said they would meet, or have met, someone in person they first interacted with online.

20 N.J. students charged in 'sexting' investigation

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Twenty New Jersey high school and middle school students are facing invasion of privacy charges following a "sexting" scandal.

Chrome extension creates map of Facebook users' precise locations

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Aran Khanna, a Harvard College student, created a Google Chrome extension to highlight the location data Facebook's Messenger app collects about users.

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

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Researchers have discovered a new type of of malware, dubbed 'Linux Moose,' that targets Linux based devices and uses them to create fraudulent social media accounts.

Scammers use Facebook to distribute malware disguised as video player

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Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a scheme where criminals are using Facebook to distribute malware disguised as a Google Chrome video installer file.

Social Threat Intelligence (STI)

Social has changed many aspects of information security. Fascinatingly, enterprise has been slow to embrace community sourcing security intelligence.

IC3 report says social media-related complaints quadrupled over five years

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On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.

Study: Average Fortune 100 firm suffers 69 social media compliance incidents

Study: Average Fortune 100 firm suffers 69 social media compliance incidents

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Nexgate, a division of Proofpoint, analyzed compliance related to more than 32,000 social media accounts belonging to Fortune 100 companies.

Two men arrested for Photobucket breach

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Two men were arrested for conspiring to breach Photobucket security and sell private information.

Shared responsibility: Securing the cloud

Organizations turn to cloud precisely because it allows both flexibility and scalability. But, many still view cloud - and cloud vendors - with trepidation, pointing to security issues, such as last year's iCloud breach, which revealed nude celebrity photos and consequently dominated the headlines in 2014.

Facebook responds to European user privacy report

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Following the release of a European report on Facebook's privacy practices, the company released a blog post retort on Wednesday.

Clinton hires Google exec as CTO

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Hillary Clinton has hired Google executive Stephanie Hannon to serve as (CTO) for Clinton's expected 2016 presidential campaign.

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

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Symantec observed that the botnet services were being advertised on the underground, but also through public postings.

White House names former Facebook exec as first IT director

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The White House announced that former Facebook executive David Recordon will serve as the first ever director of White House information technology.

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

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Malwarebytes researchers observed Facebook users being infected with a worm when clicking on a link in a post promising pornographic content.

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