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Twitter has a spam bot problem — and it's getting worse

A Romanian spammer is in part behind a sudden surge in fake Twitter followers in recent weeks. But it's not something Twitter seems to want to deal with.

Facebook is Giving Money to Publishers to Produce Videos

Facebook will be paying publishers to produce videos so they can promote their new ad products! Testing for mid-roll Facebook ads began last fall, and then earlier this year. Produced videos will have to be at least 90 seconds long, so that at least one ad can be dropped in the middle of play. Show More Summary

Security News This Week: A Coachella Smartphone Thief Forgot About ‘Find My iPhone’

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: A Coachella Smartphone Thief Forgot About 'Find My iPhone' appeared first on WIRED.

Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won’t Like the Choices

No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. The post Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices appeared first on WIRED.

Social Media Advertising Spending Is Up 60% From Last Year

Why is this? Because social media is becoming an increasingly crucial element in brand strategy! Even as consumers’ behaviors fluctuate with other forms of digital media and devices, their need for social media has gown constant. Thus,...Show More Summary

Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too

Encrypted calling is tricky to get right, but that's changing fast. The post Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too appeared first on WIRED.

Free hacking tools start teens on path to cybercrime

Easy to use tools available free on the internet are one of the routes into online crime for some youngsters warn police.

Mirai Botnet Creates Army of IoT Orcs

This post was based on analysis by Yashashree Gund and RaviKant Tiwari. There is a lot of speculation in the news about surveillance from home appliances, personal electronics, or other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Although some...Show More Summary

Researcher finds LastPass 2FA could become 1FA

Not only was LastPass using a password hash in its two-factor authentication scheme, but 2FA could be disabled by an attacker, a security researcher has found.

The US Charging Julian Assange Could Put Press Freedom on Trial

No matter your feelings on Assange or WikiLeaks, espionage charges against the group would represent a serious blow to press freedom. The post The US Charging Julian Assange Could Put Press Freedom on Trial appeared first on WIRED.

A New Way to Securely Send Information to WIRED

Announcing WIRED's new installation of SecureDrop, a better way to securely send us sensitive tips and leaks. The post A New Way to Securely Send Information to WIRED appeared first on WIRED.

In Obama's final year, US secret court denied record number of surveillance requests

It's an unprecedented spike given that the FISA court has only turned down 21 government requests in three decades.

Mastercard debuts a credit card with a fingerprint sensor to fight fraud

The fingerprint reader aims to target in-store fraud by reducing the need of PIN codes and signatures.

Location tracking Android spyware found in Google Play store

Fake 'System Update' app downloaded by over a million users since first appearing in 2014.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers a hotbed of unpatched security flaws

Over 20 models are impacted, exposing thousands of household devices online to exploit.

Chrome: Is ad giant Google about to roll out in its own ad blocker?

Does it make sense for a company that makes $60bn a year from online ads to turn the world's most popular browser into an ad blocker?

How new national cybersecurity center aims to make Poland a tougher nut to crack

Juliusz Brzostek, director of Poland's NC Cyber, explains what the country's cybersecurity center has been up to in its first nine months of operation.

Terrified about cyber ninjas? You may be missing the real threat

The security industry has been urged to do more to help protect individuals from low-level attacks.

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