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Facebook discusses what happens to your account after death

Facebook has explained how it treats people's online identities after they die. The company acknowledged that different individuals and families can have differing opinions on what happens to their digital memories. It said it tries to "respect wishes."

German gays loved with 'one foot in prison'

Berlin - Fritz Schmehling was just a teenager when he was convicted in 1957 under a Nazi-era law against gays that remained on the books for decades after the war.

Two-factor authentication gets quicker with Google's new app

Google has launched a new way to approve sign-in requests using two-factor authentication that makes the process easier to use. You'll be able to tap a push notification to approve yourself, potentially making the feature more attractive to new users.

Mark Zuckerberg used 'dadada' as a password, gets accounts hacked

A number of online accounts owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have been compromised by hackers. The attackers are believed to have gained access by finding Zuckerberg's password in a data breach, unbelievably "dadada," a very weak phrase.

117 million LinkedIn accounts stolen in 2012 now for sale online

Nearly four years after LinkedIn was hacked, the site has now confirmed that over 117 million accounts were affected. The number is vastly more than was previously indicated. The findings came to light after the data was found for sale on the dark web.

1 billion email accounts offered for sale on the dark web for $1

A lone hacker is selling over a billion email usernames and passwords for only a dollar on the Russian dark web, according to a report. The majority of the accounts are for Mail.ru, Russia's most popular provider, but some cover Google and Microsoft.

Team creates 'unhackable' brain scanner to replace passwords

Future security is topical at the moment as groups across the world are building different systems to prepare us for a passwordless future. One such team has come up with a very different solution that scans the brain to create an 'unhackable' ID.

Instagram beta update adds support for using multiple accounts

A beta update to Instagram has added official support for using multiple accounts. The feature lets you switch logins at will without having to sign-out and in again. It will be particularly useful for people who maintain several different profiles.

'Poetic passwords' could be the future of memorable security

A pair of researchers claim to have developed a new system for generating super-secure, memorable passwords that is based around rhyming poetry. The resulting phrases would take five million years to crack, based on the performance of today's computers.

Peeple website and social media accounts mysteriously disappear

Over the past few days, an app called Peeple has been stealing headlines and attracting a storm of controversy online for its advocacy of allowing people to rate each other without any opt-out. Today, the app's websites mysteriously disappeared.

'Spam king' hacked 500,000 Facebook users, sent 27m spam messages

A Las Vegas man who called himself the 'Spam King' while he used phishing attacks to gain passwords for 500,000 Facebook accounts before sending over 27 million spam messages has pleaded guilty in court.

Ashley Madison hackers dump details of 32m users to the Internet

The hacking group who stole user data from cheating website Ashley Madison last month have now uploaded the details of 32 million users to an address on the dark web. It follows a refusal from the site's owners after the hackers requested it shut down.

China deletes over 60,000 online accounts ahead of new regulation

Some of China's largest online companies have been forced to delete over 60,000 accounts registered on their services ahead of the upcoming date for the introduction of new censorship and regulation of names used online.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten ledger goes online

Columbia - The handwritten records of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and career have been put online by the University of South Carolina , and consequently made available for public viewing.

Noam Chomsky's statement on the Wall Street protests

To anyone who knows of Noam Chomsky’s background, it should come to no surprise that he has sent a “strong message of support to the activists at the Occupy Wall Street movement.”

'Verified' Twitter accounts coming to a profile near you

After Tony La Russa the St. Louis Cardinals manager this week attempted to sue Twitter because someone impersonated him on the service, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has announced plans to verify profiles.

Auditors Clear EU Accounts for First Time

A landmark occasion occurred in the European Union last week. For the first time ever, the European Court of Auditors gave a “clean bill of health” to the EU’s account. It has only taken 14 years.

Use Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously in One Browser With Google Chrome

Do you want to use multiple Google accounts in one browser? Using Google's new Web browser called Chrome, you are now able to access two different Google accounts using a single browser.

Bank Staff Forced To Have Own Accounts In The Bank Where They Work

The Bank Of Scotland in the UK have given their staff a serious ultimatum - have your personal, primary bank account with us or your fired

Internet service provider (ISP) employee deletes customer accounts after being fired

"Ryan Fisher, Vernal, Utah, caused 170 customers of SBT Internet and another carrier to lose their wireless Internet connections for up to three weeks."

Get mail in Gmail from other Accounts

New feature in Gmail, get e-mails from other accounts.
 

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