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Take that, phone thieves! 
It requires all mobile phones sold in the state to be enabled with the anti-theft technology by default.
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Lots of updates! (And a bust.)
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the Chet Chat. News you can use...enjoy!
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You're in by default, but you can _optout if you want...
Wi-Fi Sense, which is enabled by default, would like to share your Wi-Fi network with your Outlook.com, Skype and Facebook contacts.
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We watched the latest hacker drama to hit US screens. Here's what we thought of it...
"Mr. Robot," USA Network's new hacker drama series, is good entertainment. But is it also a good depiction of hackers, hacking and infosec?
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The founder of one of the Dark Web's fledgling search engines is warning Tor users about the presence of hundreds of fake and possibly booby trapped .onion websites.
Juha Nurmi, founder of the Ahmia search project, first noticed a fake version of his own site before discovering that there are multiple clones of hundreds of other Dark Web sites. The sites could ...
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PayPal's said sorry for causing "confusion".
"Sorry for the confusion!" it said, promising to erase the no-opt-out, robocalling/autotexting nightmare seemingly poised to grip the US.
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The California incidents impacted customers in multiple cities at a time, but it's possible to knock out internet service to a much wider area with little more than a shovel.
Somebody is cutting underground fiber-optic cables in Northern California and the FBI wants to know why. Just how vulnerable is the internet to sabotage?
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Would you send money through Facebook?
Facebook has switched on person-to-person (P2P) payments for users in the US to instantly message money to friends.
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Absolutely not. I permanently deleted my fb account almost 2 years ago due to security and privacy issues with the site
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Congress could have issued an immediate injunction against the data collection, but it specifically chose to let it continue for 180 days, US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Judge Michael W. Mosman wrote.
Let the NSA's bulk metadata collection continue for six more months, the court rules, until the phone companies get control over the records. Plus ça change...!
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What? How? And (in case you tend to put these things off) why?
Apple just opened the stopcocks and released a Hoover Dam's worth of security-related updates. Yes, there are numerous new features and products in there too, but it's the security fixes that ma...
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They pleaded guilty to a series of schemes that involved stealing credit card information, breaking into State Department computers and filching data from a private company.
The youngest ever to graduate from George Mason University, they put their talents to use at schemes like inflating gift card value and stealing credit card data.
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The alleged criminals are said to have used the notorious banking trojans to steal money from online bank accounts throughout the world and then launder the proceeds through money-mule networks.
A European operation coordinated by Europol and Eurojust has dismantled an online crime syndicate thought to have caused €2m of damage with the Zeus and SpyEye banking trojans.
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