Man Pleads Guilty to Phishing Scheme Behind Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Ryan Collins, 36, is accused of gaining access to more than 100 Google and Apple accounts, many belonging to famous women, between […]

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Amazon Granted Patent for Authorising Payments With Selfies

Online retail colossus Amazon last week was granted a US patent on using selfies – instead of passwords – for shopping when using smartphones. Seattle-based Amazon reasoned that combining sensor and camera capabilities in smartphones with face and gesture recognizing software results in higher security than passwords or identification numbers. “Such approaches provide for user […]

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Online Harassment Must Be Met Head-On: SXSW Panel

Online harassment and sexism is demeaning women and can no longer be brushed aside as an ugly side of social media and the gaming industry if they are to thrive, panellists on Saturday said at the South By Southwest (SXSW) tech meeting in Austin. The gaming summit at one of the premier events on the […]

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