Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog

CNIL found that company failed to offer users transparent information on data use The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m (£44m) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use Read More

Virtual pet game Neopets returns, but should it stay in the past?

Twenty years on, Neopets will soon be available as a mobile puzzle game – reminding many millennials of their awkward adolescence As a woman who talks about video games on television, radio and elsewhere for a living, I’m often asked Read More

WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news

Users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups WhatsApp users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups under new rules the messaging service is rolling out worldwide to Read More

Bullied Syrian schoolboy to sue Facebook over Tommy Robinson claims

Social network gave ‘special status’ to English Defence League founder, say solicitors The Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playground in Huddersfield is to take legal action against Facebook over claims by Tommy Robinson that he attacked Read More

Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads

People five times more likely to be killed on rural Victorian roads than in the city Victoria has sanctioned a trial of driverless cars on rural roads in a bid to improve the dramatically more dangerous conditions outside urban areas. Read More