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Own a drone? You'll need to register it with the US government
Facebook now lets you know if the government is trying to hack into your account.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET Update.
Facebook will now notify you if it thinks your account is being targeted by government hackers.
And if you get that message, Facebook also warns you that you might as well just buy a new computer, because chances are if a government agency is paying a hacker to get into your account, you're also likely infected with malware.
It may sound wild that Facebook is now warning against this, but actually Google has been sending out the same types of warnings since 2012.
Facebook isn't explaining how it can tell the difference between a common hacker and one attacking on behalf of a government agency There are some pieces of malware that are suspected to have been created by government-sponsored hackers like StuxNet.
The social network's chief security officer wrote on Facebook that you'll only get this message when there's a strong suspicion that the attack is from the government.
The warning encourages users to turn on two-factor authentication which is something.
Everyone should do anytime it's offered.
You will find it listed on Facebook under Security as Login Approvals.
Think of it as two passwords.
If you or someone else is trying to log in from a new machine or browser Facebook will send you a text message.
With a string of numbers to enter in as a second password to prove it's really you trying to log in and in other news that makes you feel paranoid about the government, if you own a drone you will have to register it with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Transportation department is creating a task force with the Federal Aviation Administration to figure out how exactly this registration system is going to work, but the goal is to have the rules set before the end of the year.
It will mean even if you're buying drones for fun or as a hobby, you still need to agree to the rules to fly them safely, and if you don't, the government will be able to identify your Craft.
SAA guidelines say you're not supposed to fly aircraft above 400 feet or within 5 miles of an airport.
Meanwhile, Amazon is dealing with its own drama when it comes to keeping track of real user reviews.
Amazon is now suing more than 1,000 people who posted fake product reviews.
If you ever thought a review was to positive to be true there's a chance it may have been paid for.
The retail giant filed a law suit Friday asking a Washington State court for damages relating to schemes on the website fiver dot com.
It's a market place where people pay five dollars or more for small gigs and odd jobs.
In this case the gigs were for writing fake five star reviews, with fake names and IP addresses.
Some companies even tried to fake records that the reviewer bought the product so it would look like a verified purchaser.
Amazon hasn't yet named the companies or people involved in the fake reviews.
Amazon argues that it is a breach of customer terms of service to be deceptive.
That's it for this tech news update, and there's more at Cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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