Google and Facebook fined $240 million for making cookies hard to refuse

French privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google and Facebook for making it much harder to refuse cookies than it is to accept them.

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“Free Steam games” videos promise much, deliver malware

We take a look at multiple videos claiming to offer free Steam games, but which instead serve up some malware.

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A week in security (Oct 18 – Oct 24)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security news and happenings, alongside our own content and research.

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Instagram Kids put on hold

The development of Instagram Kids has been paused for the time being, Adam Mosseri has announced.

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When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

What are the biggest social media platforms doing to combat the rise in COVID-19 conspiracy theories spreading online?

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A week in security (September 16 -22)

A roundup of the security news from September 16–22 including Emotet, student-targeted visa scams, data privacy laws, Malwarebytes’ new Browser Guard, data destruction, and more.

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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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A week in security (August 19 – 25)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.

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A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

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A week in security (January 21 – 27)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 21 to 27, including Modlishka, Crytekk, PUPs, and the State of Malware report.

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