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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads
Posted on Monday 21 January, 2019

Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL.

WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news
Posted on Monday 21 January, 2019

The chat app will only allow users to forward messages five times to limit the spread of false news.

Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints
Posted on Monday 21 January, 2019

The entertainment streaming giants are accused of breaking the EU's data protection rules.

Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay
Posted on Monday 21 January, 2019

The seller says the parts "may even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him".

Girl Scouts of America offers badge in cyber-security
Posted on Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age.

Tech News from ZDNET

GDPR: Google hit with €50 million fine by French data protection watchdog
Posted on Monday January 21, 2019

Updated: Largest fine so far under new European privacy regulations.

Russia: We're suing Facebook, Twitter for snubbing law on storing users' data locally
Posted on Monday January 21, 2019

Facebook and Twitter are in breach of laws requiring personal data to be kept on Russian soil, say the authorities.

New Phobos ransomware exploits weak security to hit targets around the world
Posted on Monday January 21, 2019

Ransomware strain has many similarities with one of the most damaging ransomware families.

Testing Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian Edition, openSUSE Leap and more Linux distributions on my new laptop
Posted on Monday January 21, 2019

Loading a new set of different Linux distributions on my new laptop. Here's what I found.

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