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Meet the guy who just broke TweetDeck

TweetDeck, a popular Twitter app for desktops, has been hacked -- because a 19-year-old computer geek in Austria wanted to use cute, little hearts.<p>On Wednesday, something like an Internet worm quickly spread across the Twitter (TWTR) social media network. It came from a tweet of a "♥" symbol that …

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Isil fighters advance to within six miles of Baghdad

Islamic State group encroaches on Baghdad and close to seizing Kurdish village on Syria-Turkey border despite US-led air strikes<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) made fresh advances in both Syria and Iraq on Monday, in defiance of the escalating United States-led bombing campaign …

Orders will block extremist postings allowed by social media sites

Twitter has been reluctant to block all but the most violent posts by supporters of groups such as Isil, unless they clearly break the law or incite violence<p>Social media websites such as YouTube and Twitter have become a powerful tool for jihadist groups to recruit new members and spread their …

U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.<p>The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern Syrian town of …

Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters

Hundreds of young women and girls are leaving their homes in western countries to join Islamic fighters in the Middle East, causing increasing concern among counter-terrorism investigators.<p>Girls as young as 14 or 15 are travelling mainly to Syria to marry jihadis, bear their children and join …

The case for Canada to go to war in Iraq has not been made

Unless Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent the weekend at a cathartic management retreat that left him suddenly resolved to spend more time listening to other people's opinions and building consensus, it is a solid bet that Canada will soon be sending jet fighters to the Middle East. Mr. Harper …

Suspect in Arkansas real estate agent slaying: 'I just want this all over with'

Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to. He said he wanted to plead guilty because he just wanted "this to be over with."<p>Carter's body was …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

Why you'll keep getting hacked

Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it.<p>Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They're sold on the black market, and the exposure puts …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …