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The days of dreading being tagged in embarrassing Facebook photos and rushing home to untag yourself are now thankfully gone. After receiving countless requests from users to add this feature, Facebook has just announced that it will give users the option of having to approve tagged photos before they are posted on their profile. However, with this privacy update, Facebook also decided to loosen up on who gets to tag you, making it possible for complete strangers to tag you in photos.

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As if online advertisers weren’t tracking users’ activity enough, we now have another online tracking tool to worry about – the supercookie. Unlike a regular browser cookie, which collects a user’s browsing history, giving websites and advertisers a way to see what a web user has been doing online (but also gives you the benefit of not having to keep logging into the same site over and over again every time you navigate to a different website), this new form of cookie collects all the information secretly, and also unlike a regular cookie, is much harder to locate and delete.

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When you think of a missing dog, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that the pup simply wandered away, and hopefully will return on its own very soon. What most people don’t assume is that there are criminals who focus all of their attention on the business of dog-napping and reselling pets. And these criminals are either getting more daring with their kidnapping, or more criminals are starting to follow the trend, as the American Kennel Club is reporting that dog theft cases have increased by at least 32% since last year.

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Karsten Nohl, a German computer engineer that published algorithms to secure wireless voice calls for mobile operators in 2009, is back to secure the next generations of sensitive data. This time, Nohl will help protect mobile phones’ Internet data, but first he had to prove to mobile providers just how insecure their encryption really is.

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Larry Stone, an inmate at the Lake County Jail in Florida, has been sitting behind bars since April since he couldn’t post bail for his property crime charges. A few days ago he went to use the jail pay phone to make a call, he was given a shot at freedom. The get out of jail free card didn’t come from the person that Stone was trying to call, but rather from the fact that his intended contact didn’t pick up.
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Everything just keeps getting smaller. A New Zealand company called Rakon has developed what they say is the world’s smallest GPS chip. Tinier than your pinkie nail, I’m inclined to agree with them. At that size, it could be integrated into pretty much anything someone might want to track. Imagine all the pen thieves in the world finally being held accountable for their petty larceny.

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SWAT TeamCall spoofing is a service that allows anyone to call a phone number and make the caller ID show any number that user desires. For example, using the service, you can call a friend and make it appear as if his own home phone is calling him. The real purpose of this service is likely mere entertainment, but in reality it has been causing a lot of chaos lately.

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