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Google quashes 12 Chrome bugs, gives users early Flash fix   IE, Firefox, Safari users don't get Flash Player update until later today   Google today patched 12 vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser, all of them rated as high-level threats by the company's security team.   The patched version of Chrome also included an update to Adobe's Flash Player, giving Google users an early fix for a...
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Google Pays Cash to Hackers for Finding Web Security Flaws     Wanted by Google: Bounty-hunting hackers who can find security vulnerabilities in popular Web apps.     For security researchers who find flaws in Internet services like Gmail, Blogger and YouTube, Google will reward $500 or more per bug. Vulnerabilities that are "severe or unusually clever" pay up to $3,133.70. Optionally,...
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Supreme court takes on violent video games and the 1st Amendment     The United States Supreme Court has heard plenty of First Amendment cases running the spectrum from school prayer to pornography. In fact, they’ve heard 61 of them. Today, however, marks the first case they’ve heard on violent video games, taking on the case of California’s ban on the sale of violent video games to minors...
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Hacker posted stolen X-rated pics on Facebook     A 23-year-old California man was expected to appear in court Tuesday, after police say he broke into the Web mail accounts of more than 3,000 women and posted sexually explicit images of many of them on Facebook.   George Samuel Bronk was arrested Friday following an investigation involving federal authorities and the California Highway...
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Facebook app developers sold user info     Facebook has revealed that a data broker has been buying identifying Facebook user information from app developers, and as a result the social-networking powerhouse has placed some developers on a six-month suspension.   The announcement, which Facebook made Friday afternoon on its developer blog, comes on the heels of the revelation that many...
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Koobface worm targets Mac users on Facebook, Twitter   Malicious Java applet shows that Apple's smart to dump Oracle's technology, says researcher   A new variant of the Koobface worm that targets Mac OS X and Linux as well as Windows is spreading through Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, security researchers warned today.   Antivirus firms first reported the malware, dubbed "Boonana," on...