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US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

Image copyright wademcmillan Image caption Photos are typically taken soon after people are arrested The four alleged owners of a website which publishes photos of people taken soon after they have been arrested, have been arrested themselves. The alleged owners of the mugshots.com website have been accused of extortion and a variety of other crimes. […]

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Ocado shares rocket on Kroger tech deal

Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 60% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger. Ocado’s technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world’s biggest grocery chains with annual sales of $122bn (£90bn). Under the terms of the deal, Kroger […]

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NHS cyber-hero 'discussed bank hack role'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Hutchins has been detained in the US since his arrest last August The British cyber-security expert credited with thwarting a major ransomware attack is attempting to prevent a phone call transcript being used against him in the US courts. The document quotes Marcus Hutchins as saying that he […]

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Sharing of school pupils' data put on hold

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The national pupil database compiles data from school censuses The government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about UK schoolchildren, it has emerged. The Department for Education said the step was a temporary move to modify the national pupil database’s approval process. But a spokesman was […]

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Record $120m fine for nuisance robocalls

Image copyright Getty Images A man has been fined a record-breaking $120m (£88m) for making more than 90 million automated marketing telephone calls in the US. Miami salesman Adrian Abramovich was accused of trying to sell holidays and timeshare properties with the unsolicited robocalls. The fine is the largest the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has […]

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Google changes rules for buying election adverts

Image copyright PA Image caption Google will log who buys adverts and let people search an archive of election content Google is demanding that those placing political ads during the forthcoming US elections must prove they are US citizens or permanent residents. The demand is part of an update to its policies that tries to […]

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Facebook privacy: Survey suggests continuing US loyalty

Image copyright Getty Images Most Facebook users in the US remain loyal, despite the recent data sharing scandal involving a political consultancy firm, a poll suggests. Facebook admitted last month that the data of 87 million users had been improperly shared with the UK-based firm, Cambridge Analytica. The Reuters/Ipsos survey found no clear loss or […]