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Researcher tells child tracking firm it has left its database wide open, and is accused of ‘hacking’

The CEO of a child tracking company has accused a security researcher of hacking the firm after the researcher reported on a database error that exposed thousands of customers’ children’s personal information.

David Bisson reports.


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No, 7-year-old Eli Moreno wasn’t abducted after playing the Talking Angela app

A news story claims that a seven-year-old boy has been abducted after his mother installed the Talking Angela app on her iPhone.

But should you believe it? And, most importantly, should you forward the story to others?


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No, the Talking Angela app wasn’t created by me

I was thinking that things were already bonkers enough with the “Talking Angela” app hoax that has spread widely across the internet.

And then I got the strangest phone call…


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Talking Angela app scare spreads between English and French Facebook users

A warning spreads on Facebook about “Talking Angela”, a smartphone app that gives your children some animated cat chat.

But it’s all too simple for people to share warnings – rather than check if the facts are true.


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Shameful and creepy. LinkedIn opens its doors to kids as young as 13 years old

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, is dropping its minimum age requirement to as young as 13 years old.


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Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook

A warning spreads on Facebook about “Talking Angela”, an app that gives your children some animated cat chat.

Malheureusement, it’s all too simple for people to share warnings – rather than check if the facts are true.


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An internet Green Cross Code for kids

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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