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The 404 1,515: Where this game rocks (podcast)

Finding our own zen moment with "Rock Simulator 2014," digital home security recommendations, pizzerias getting extorted for BitCoin, and why the Internet is so blue, literally!

By June 27, 2014

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New UK cybersecurity training scheme prepares for hackers

Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.

By June 24, 2014

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Copyright trolls suffer big loss

Commentary: EFF's Parker Higgins explains why a federal appeals court decision has knocked out the underpinnings of the business model used by copyright trolls.

By May 28, 2014

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Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay woman $385K

The unidentified plaintiff sued after discovering "sexually explicit images" of herself on the site that were taken when she was underage.

By March 19, 2014

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'Revenge porn' site operator arrested on hacking charges

An indictment accuses the site operator of paying another man to hack into the e-mail accounts of hundreds of women to steal sexually explicit images.

By January 23, 2014

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Beware: MacBook Webcams can be used to covertly spy on people

When Miss Teen USA was remotely spied on via the built-in iSight camera on her laptop, the warning light indicating the camera was in use was never triggered.

By December 18, 2013

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Alleged 'revenge porn' Web site operator arrested in California

The man allegedly created a site where sexually explicit photographs of individuals were posted without their approval and then allegedly extorted money from victims for removal of images.

By December 11, 2013

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House passes bill aimed at curbing patent troll lawsuits

Innovation Act aims to discourage frivolous lawsuits by creating new requirements plaintiffs must meet to file patent infringement lawsuits.

By December 5, 2013

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What is UPP? Or, why do TVs cost the same at every store?

Ever wonder why the TV you're considering costs the same in every store, and online? It's not a coincidence, it's UPP. Say goodbye to deal hunting.

By November 25, 2013

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The 404 1,368: Where we pawn the family jewels (podcast)

A question of tech etiquette for solo diners, hackers dip into blackmail, a wishlist from the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog, and a champion emerges to fight noise pollution!

By October 21, 2013