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Facebook scandal: Who are the firms selling your data?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Facebook data scandal has led to close scrutiny of data brokers 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. But in exchange for free nappies, they also ...

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Apple employee ‘stole driverless car secrets’

Image copyright Reuters A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them. Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple’s driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court ...

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UK’s Information Commissioner will fine Facebook the maximum £500K over Cambridge Analytica breach – TechCrunch

Facebook continues to face fallout over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed how user data was stealthily obtained by way of quizzes and then appropriated for other purposes, such as targeted political advertising. Today, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it would be issuing the social network with ...

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Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has 28 days to decide whether to contest the fine The UK’s data protection watchdog plans to fine Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It would be its biggest ever penalty. The social network has yet to decide if it will to ...

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