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Twitter’s new bid to end online abuse could endanger dissidents

The social network is forcing Tor users and serial trolls to register their mobile phone numbers – but that won’t stop dedicated abusers, and may expose anonymous users in repressive regimes. [...]

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Northern Ireland schoolgirl photos put on pornographic website

A BBC Spotlight NI investigation has uncovered 731 photographs of Northern Irish schoolgirls on a pornographic website used by paedophiles. The schoolgirls included pupils from 19 post-primary [...]

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US Postal Service employee information hacked

The US Postal Service has said it was a victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of its employees and some customers. The agency employs more than 600,000 [...]

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Police vs cartels in the battle to stop cybercrime

Cybercrime costs the global economy an estimated $400 billion a year, and as it grows in scale and sophistication, law enforcement is having to do the same. The U.S. secret service helped prevent [...]

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Online Security – Beware of online fraud

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 31 percent of reported victims of identity theft are young people. Teenagers make attractive targets because they have good credit ratings and little [...]

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Millions of websites hit by Drupal hack attack

Drupal has issued a security warning saying users who did not apply a patch for a recently discovered bug should “assume” they have been hacked. It said automated attacks took [...]

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Online Security for kids – Use social networking safely

Kids may use social networking sites designed for children such as Webkinz or Club Penguin, or sites designed for adults such as YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and others. Kids use [...]

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Online Security: Encourage kids to keep passwords secret

Our kids create online usernames and passwords for school, game websites, social networking, shopping and more. According to a survey by Teen Angels of Wired Safety.org, 75 percent of 8- to [...]