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Facebook Faces £500,000 Fine From UK Data Watchdog

The UK's data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches - the maximum allowed.

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Emma's Diary Faces Fine For Selling New Mums' Data To Labour

A company that offers pregnant women and new parents health advice and gifts, faces a fine for illegally sharing more than a million people's personal data with the Labour Party.

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Facebook Removes Treason' As Tag To Identify Users' Interests

Pic: ReutersCOPENHAGEN: Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence.

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Nikon Discontinues Its Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon hasn’t found much success with its efforts to expand from DSLRs into the mirrorless camera market. The company made a halfhearted attempt to chip away at Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and other mirrorless specialists a few years ago with the Nikon 1 line, but as reported by NikonRumors, the whole series has now been discontinued.

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Dark Web Shop Was Selling Access To A Major Airport's Security Systems

While McAfee's Advanced Threat Research team was looking into dark web marketplaces, it found a number of shops offering stolen access to various companies' and groups' systems. Disturbingly, among the findings was access to a major international airport's systems, which could be bought for the low price of just $10. McAfee said the shop appeared to be offering access to the airport's security systems as well as its building automation, surveillance and transit systems.

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Facebook Scandal: Who Is Selling Your Personal Data?

Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma's Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to.

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Twitter To Remove Suspicious Accounts From Follower Counts

NEW YORK — Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users’ followers.

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How Apple’s App Store Changed Our World

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.

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UK Lawmaker Says Fine Imposed On Facebook Over User Privacy

LONDON — The chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users’ data.

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Facebook Faces £500k Fine For Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Months after the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, and it seems like the social network will finally have to pay up.

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