The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

Not everything on Facebook is a scam, thankfully, but there are some nasty ones that could potentially ruin the Yuletide season for you. Here are some tips on keeping safe.

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A week in security (December 7 – December 13)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 7 – 13, including tax scams, FireEye breach, K12 security, and many other topics.

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RevenueWire to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges

The FTC filed a complaint against payment provider RevenueWire and its CEO for laundering credit card payments and facilitating and assisting in fraud.

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New Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would empower American users

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would give everyday Americans the right to sue a company that violated their privacy rights, extending enforcement capabilities directly to the public.

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Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Those who install stalkerware with the intent to monitor, control, harass, or otherwise abuse their victims typically get away with it, avoiding legal penalty even if there’s plenty of evidence to suggest their guilt.

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Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

We dip back into robocall scams, exploring some of the most popular tricks and tactics used to part people from their money and personal information.

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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of October 28 – November 3, including cyberattacks against SMBs, the Internet’s 50th birthday, stalkerware, donation scams, and more.

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Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

A new government front has emerged against stalkerware—the US Federal Trade Commission. Following enforcement against Retina-X and its founder, what’s next?

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Growing rate of robocalls threatens user privacy

Robocalls aren’t just a nuisance—they’re a threat to personal data and privacy. And they’re on the rise. Learn which new tactics scammers are using and how to protect against them.

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YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction

Last week, the FTC announced its settlement with Google over YouTube’s COPPA violations, including requirements for better protecting children’s data. But is it enough?

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