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Facebook privacy snafu turns out to be false alarm, but maybe it's time for some housekeeping

Some Facebook users thought their private messages were appearing on their walls. Turns out those were just old wall posts they'd forgotten about.


Just how hackable is your digital life?

Hackers are everywhere, but they tend to be a bit lazy. By following a few key security measures, you can greatly reduce your risk of being victimized by a life-changing exploit.

Kickstarter introduces new guidelines, requires project creators to mention risks

Kickstarter is afraid of being seen as a "store," rather than a crowd-funding platform for projects that haven't yet come to fruition.


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Groupon introduces mobile payments system

In an effort to get more merchants to use its coupons, Groupon is offering a new payment system with a "lowest rates" guarantee.

What to learn from the $10 million Subway POS hack

As two hackers face years in prison for targeting the fast-food chain, now's a good time to shore up your company's POS and remote desktop systems.

French piracy law claims first (innocent) victim

An innocent man has been fined 150 euros ($200) for failing to secure his Wi-Fi network.

Congress looks to tighten e-mail privacy law

A new bill will require warrants for authorities to access e-mail and other private online communications.

Apple vs. Tech company sues online Polish grocer over logo

Apple is demanding that the trademark of an online Polish grocer be revoked

Taliban uses sexy Facebook profiles to lure troops into giving away military secrets

Why you shouldn't add just anyone on Facebook, even hot-looking women.

Pirate Bay cofounder deported to Sweden, charged with new crime

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg may be facing charges related to a hack at an IT firm, not with his dealings with the Pirate Bay.

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The ultimate Android tethering guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about tethering on your Android phone.

Samsung allegedly threatens to strand bloggers in Berlin

Commentary: Why writers, bloggers, tweeters shouldn't accept free trips from companies.

Wearable Technology: 10 Gadgets Available Now

Who needs Google Glasses? You can pick up this wearable tech right now.


Lock Down Facebook Photo Albums: Hands-on with McAfee Social Protection App

McAfee's newest social protection app lets you create protected Facebook albums.

Dell Latitude E6330: Perfectly Professional

This business-oriented laptop shines at (surprise, surprise) performing business-oriented tasks.