The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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The Digest: Sony Announces PlayStation Vue… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue | Reuters "Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service, the company said." …

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The Digest: South Park skewers freemium games… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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South Park skewers 'freemium' games | Engadget "If your business model is conning kids into spending their parents' hard-earned app-store cash on in-app purchased 'rewards', it's fair to say you deserve to be ripped. South Park did the honors with its Freemium Isn't Free episode involving a Terrence and Philip-branded Candy Crush-style game…

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The Digest: Internet giants ‘in denial’ over terror… and 6 other things people are talking about today

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GCHQ director attacks tech giants for being 'in denial' over terrorism | Huffington Post "The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being in denial of the role their networks play in terrorism and demanded they open themselves up more to intelligence services. GCHQ director Robert Hannigan said…

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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

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Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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Is Shellshock the ‘worst ever’ computer bug?

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For once, it seems that using a Windows-based computer might actually be the safest option. Reports have emerged of what some experts are calling a "deadly serious" bug that could potentially affect hundreds of millions of computers, devices and servers. The bug, dubbed Shellshock, has been found in a software component called Bash, which is…

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Apple tightens up its iCloud security

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Apple has expanded its use of two-factor verification checks to protect data stored online by its customers, after a massive breach last month that saw thousands of nude celebrity photos stolen from iCloud. The BBC says the move follows suggestions that third-party software had been used to steal the photos. It says that the security…

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Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

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A Russian cyber gang has stolen more than 1.6 billion internet username and password combinations, according to US security firm Hold Security – a company that specialises in finding breaches. Hold Security said that the gang – which it dubbed “CyberVor”, after the Russian word for thief, vor – had gathered confidential data from more than 500 million…

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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

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UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…

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