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China Fines Blogger £31,000 For Spreading ‘Inaccurate Information’

China Blogging for many can be a good way to share their thoughts, their opinions, or occasionally just to vent. Some have even managed to turn such a simple thing into a ...

January 27, 2018 at 2:39 pm by
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Amazon Fined $1m for Misleading Pricing

Online retailer Amazon has been fined $1 million in Canada for posting misleading pricing on its listings, the country’s government has announced. A months-long ...

January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm by
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86-Year-Old Grandma Accused of Pirating Metro 2033

Some time ago, Canada introduced new guidelines for internet service providers to follow which protects against copyright infringement. Internet users believed to be ...

November 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm by

Tracking Users Via Wi-Fi Without Permission? Get Fined!

When it comes to advertising these days, putting something in the newspaper doesn’t seem to quite cut it anymore. Companies will do anything from tracking your online ...

June 23, 2016 at 11:22 am by

Hacker Behind Gozi Virus Ordered To Pay $7 Million

Viruses and malicious software or malware can do lots of damage to a company or even a single person’s life. While hackers can put you at risk by hacking your car or ...

May 3, 2016 at 11:00 am by

$100k Fine For Man Who Fired Laser At A Ferry

When it comes to dangerous technology, lasers are often mistaken as something that can’t be used to cause harm. Anyone who has ever operated a large vehicle may ...

May 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

Apple Could Be Fined Millions for Strict iPhone Marketing Contract

Did you ever look at a phone provider catalogue and think, where have I seen that advert before? If the phone in question is an iPhone then you may have noticed its prominent ...

April 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm by

New Jersey Could See Texting While Walking Made Illegal

We’ve all done it before. We want to get somewhere and suddenly our phone buzzes in our pocket, not wanting to seem rude we start texting back while walking along. This ...

March 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Google Fined by France Over Right to be Forgotten

Google have been handed a fine by the French data protection authorities as a result of them failing to conform to the ‘right to be forgotten’ as ordered. In a ...

March 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm by

Verizon Fined $1.35 Million by FCC Over ‘Supercookie’ Tracking

Everyone wants your browsing data, from the government to your ISP, for reasons ranging from tracking potential criminals to lucrative advertisement revenue. Now Verizon is ...

March 8, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Companies Face Criminal Charges for Notifying You of Spying

The government is at the heart of a major debate regarding your information and their attempts to gain access to them. With everything from encryption to the latest in a long ...

December 30, 2015 at 11:58 pm by

Patent Troll to Pay Legal Fees

Patents are legal pieces of documentation to say that you are the creator or mind behind an idea or design, they are kinda like copyright although they can be a wider range of ...

December 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Online Pharmacy Fined £130,000 For Selling Customer Data

The online pharmacy company, Pharmacy 2U has been fined a hefty £130,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for selling customers’ personal details to a ...

October 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

PayPal Fined $25 Million For Credit Program

Who remembers the “bill me later” option for Paypal? Not many I’m willing to bet, it didn’t last too long, and now we know why. It’s going to ...

May 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm by

TripAdvisor Fined in Italy Due to Misleading Reviews

TripAdvisor has received a hefty fine from the Italian government for misleading reviews. The popular website must pay $611,842 to the The Italian Competition Authority. ...

December 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm by


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