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Conversnitch: The Lamp That Live-Tweets Your Private Conversations

Conversnitch: The Lamp That Live-Tweets Your Private Conversations

Turns out you aren’t paranoid after all.

They are out to get you.

Two artists have created Conversnitch, a cheap device that can be easily built into a lamp or bulb that records conversations it hears around it, and posts the results to Twitter.

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Twitter Apps Are Now More Secure

Twitter Apps Are Now More Secure

Users of Twitter apps can breathe a little easier now, as Twitter has enforced stricter security rules for app developers.

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Apple, Facebook, Zendesk, Twitter – Was Your Data Compromised In 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apple, Facebook, Zendesk, Twitter - Was Your Data Compromised In 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC]

2013 was a great year for social media, but a lousy year for digital privacy – certainly if the large number of serious data breaches of some of the most widely used services on the web are used as a measure.

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn – How To Disappear Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn - How To Disappear Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media has revolutionised the world but it’s also exposed all of us who participate to be more easily tracked online – for many, our personal information is often just a click or a search query away.

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How To Use Social Media To Find The Personal Info Of Complete Strangers (And Really Freak Them Out)

How To Use Social Media To Find The Personal Info Of Complete Strangers (And Really Freak Them Out)

When you’re sharing photos on Instagram, writing tweets on Twitter and updating your status on Facebook, do you ever give any thought to the information that you’re sending out to the world?

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5 Threats To Your Security When Using Social Media

5 Threats To Your Security When Using Social Media

Social networking has changed the way we interact with friends and associates. While social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FourSquare, and Google+, play a significant role in our lives, they are also a high risk for security threats.

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Hacker Leaks Details Of 15,000 Twitter Accounts; A Quick 3-Step Guide To Protect Your Account Right Now

On Tuesday, a hacker from Mauritania gained access to more than 15,000 Twitter accounts’ user IDs and the associated OAuth tokens used to connect Twitter accounts to third-party services.

The self-dubbed Mauritania Attacker published his haul, which does not include Twitter user passwords, online.

Below, more details on the situation and how to protect your account right now.

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9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet (And Social Media) Use Private [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you concerned about your online privacy?

Many people are. And, conversely, many more are not, freely sharing any and everything on their favourite social networks, paying little attention to their mobile app settings, and happily letting Google track each keyword that they search.

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Do We Share Too Much On Social Media? [VIDEO INFOGRAPHIC]

Do we share too much online?

Nine in ten adults think we do, and when you look at the statistics it’s hard not to agree. Millions write status updates each and every day about their health, love life and alcohol use, and a startlingly high number of folks tweet and Facebook whenever they leave their house.

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Petition Calling On Twitter To Add “Report Abuse” Button Has 60K Signatures, And Counting

After feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez was subjected to a sustained barrage of threatening tweets over the past three days, Twitter is facing calls to take faster, and stronger, action against online abuse.

Here are the details of what’s been happening.

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