Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Image caption Four web giants are accused of breaking the law Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect. The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services. Privacy group noyb.eu led by activist Max […]

YouTube star John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies aged 33

YouTube star John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies aged 33

Image copyright Genna Bain Popular video game critic John Bain – known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit – has died aged 33. He had 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, but retired from reviewing games in April after bowel cancer spread to his liver. In a lengthy post on Reddit, he wrote that he did not […]

GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules

GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules

Media captionYou’ve been sent a lot of emails about it… but what is GDPR? Some high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new EU data protection rules came into effect. The Chicago Tribune and LA Times were among those saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries. Meanwhile complaints were filed […]

Fans mourn end of RuneScape game

Fans mourn end of RuneScape game

Image copyright Jagex Image caption A screen grab from RuneScape Classic After 17 years, RuneScape Classic, the original version of the online game, will shut down. The creators have shared the news three months in advance so that players have time to say goodbye. The multi-user game, set in a fantasy world, was released in […]

GDPR: US news sites blocked to EU users over data protection rules

GDPR: US news sites blocked to EU users over data protection rules

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Companies will face hefty fines if they break the new data regulations A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect. The Chicago Times and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were […]

YouTube star John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies aged 33

YouTube star John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies aged 33

Image copyright Genna Bain Popular video game critic John Bain – known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit – has died aged 33. He had 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, but retired from reviewing games in April after bowel cancer spread to his liver. In a lengthy post on Reddit, he wrote that he did not […]

Netflix eclipses Disney in market milestone

Netflix eclipses Disney in market milestone

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Netflix boss Reed Hastings speaks in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Netflix formally claimed the title of most valuable media company in the world on Thursday, at least for a bit. Shares in the online streaming giant rose more than 2% in mid-afternoon trading, pushing the […]

Tech firms battle with GDPR privacy rules

Tech firms battle with GDPR privacy rules

Image caption Instapaper will temporarily stop EU residents from using its service Several tech firms have opted to block EU residents from using their services because of concerns they are not compliant with a shake-up to the 28-nation bloc’s data privacy laws. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on Friday. It gives […]

Google ‘stole my videos’, says film-maker Philip Bloom

Google ‘stole my videos’, says film-maker Philip Bloom

Image copyright Philip Bloom Image caption Footage filmed of tourists caught up in a snowstorm was among that used by Google Google has enraged a leading film-maker by using his footage in a corporate video that later leaked online. The technology company used material from more than half a dozen of Philip Bloom’s films to […]

FBI seeks to thwart cyber-attack on Ukraine

FBI seeks to thwart cyber-attack on Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid takes place in Kiev on Saturday Preparations for a cyber-attack on Ukraine have been thwarted by the FBI. It seized a website that was helping communicate with home routers infected with malware that would carry out the digital bombardment. More than […]

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