Related News: Anonymous email app launches with ‘creepy’ stunt

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Anonymous email app launches with ‘creepy’ stunt.

The creators of an app that helps people send anonymous emails are coming under fire for a PR stunt that didn’t quite go as planned.

Over the last couple days, Leak, a new service that allows people to send anonymous emails, sent a number of reporters questionable emails as part of a push to promote the app.

An email sent via Leak to a Mashable reporter: “Dear neighbors, would you mind stop (sic) walking naked at home? We can see you every morning when having breakfast. From someone, anonymously. Sent from Leak.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Gmail spots child porn, resulting in arrest

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A 41-year-old Houston man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges in an investigation founded on a tip that Google sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“They got a tip, basically Gmail,” detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told a local news broadcast last week.

The defendant, John Skillern, was being held on $200,000 bond and is a registered sex offender connected to a 20-year-old sexual assault on a young boy.

Google publicly promised last year to help crack down on online child pornography. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said in November 2013 that Google “put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem.”

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Facebook Data Privacy Class Action Joined By 11,000 And Counting

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook Data Privacy Class Action Joined By 11,000 And Counting.

On Friday the Europe vs Facebook privacy campaign group kicked off a new legal initiative targeting Facebook – in the form of a class action lawsuit that’s inviting adult non-commercial Facebook users located anywhere outside the US and Canada to join in.

Today, the group told TechCrunch its civil action has pulled in some 11,000 participants so far, in the first weekend since launch. The largest proportion of participants (about 50%) are currently coming from German-speaking countries, followed by “high number” from the Netherlands, Finland and the UK.

“Reasonable numbers come from all European countries and South America,” added a Europe vs Facebook spokesperson.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: Wearable users tracked with Raspberry Pi

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Wearable users tracked with Raspberry Pi.

The work, carried out by security firm Symantec, used a Raspberry Pi computer to grab data broadcast by the gadgets.

The snooping Pi was taken to parks and sporting events where it was able to pick out individuals in the crowds.

Symantec said makers of wearables need to do a better job of protecting privacy and handling data they gather.

Source: BBC News

Related News: 12-Year-Old Girl Suffers Severe Burns Taking Part In ‘Fire Challenge’ After Seeing Videos On Facebook

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CBS St. Louis published an article titled 12-Year-Old Girl Suffers Severe Burns Taking Part In ‘Fire Challenge’ After Seeing Videos On Facebook.

A 12-year-old girl is the latest victim to suffer horrific burns taking part of the “fire challenge” she saw on Facebook and YouTube.

Daisey Schumer tells KFVS-TV that she was lit on fire after someone poured perfume on her.

“This person poured the perfume on my stomach and then I told her to stop. Then she lit the lighter and I was rolling on the ground, trying to get it out and it burned my back,” Daisey told KFVS.

Daisey and her friend, Danielle Carter, said they saw “fire challenge” videos before on Facebook and YouTube.

Source: CBS St. Louis

Related News: Man accused of sexually abusing child with special needs

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Man accused of sexually abusing child with special needs.

A Dale County man was arrested on multiple charges for allegedly sexually abusing a child with special needs.

David Wayne Rodrigue, 45, of Ariton, was arrested Thursday and charged with sexual abuse first degree and sodomy first degree.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Judge Orders Microsoft to Turn Over Customer Data Stored Abroad

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Re/code published an article titled Judge Orders Microsoft to Turn Over Customer Data Stored Abroad.

Microsoft must turn over a customer’s emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

Microsoft and other U.S. companies had challenged the warrant, arguing it improperly extended the authority of federal prosecutors to seize customer information held in foreign countries.

Following a two-hour court hearing in New York, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said a search warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge required the company to hand over any data it controlled, regardless of where it was stored.

Source: Re/code

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