The US Department of Justice has indicted John McAfee over cryptocurrency fraud. It said the businessman was involved in a pump-and-dump scheme on Twitter. He's currently detained in Spain.
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The UK's ICO has announced that Facebook has agreed to pay £500,000 for violating the Data Privacy Act 1998 with regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook has not accepted liability though.
British watchdog Information Commissioner's Office has issued UK's flag carrier with a penalty of £183m. The record fine has been charged over the breach of data suffered by British Airways last year.
The UK mobile carrier, EE, has been fined £100,000 after it sent marketing messages to customers, twice, without their permission. This practice is against the ICO's rules so the firm was fined.
A UK watchdog has set out new rules that firms should follow when it comes to designing online services. The rules encourage services to put children's data privacy as a top priority.
Several bodies, including the National Crime Agency, are investigating a malware incident affecting the Police Federation of England and Wales. The National Cyber Security Centre is also involved.
Facebook has unsurprisingly chosen to contest the decision by the United Kingdom's ICO to slap the company with a £500,000 fine following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year.
Facebook has received a £500,000 penalty from UK's Information Commissioner's Office for allowing third-party developers access to private user data, which led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has today issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine following its security breach of up to fifteen million British citizens' personal information in 2017.
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The State Bank of Pakistan has issued a circular on its website banning the usage of any virtual currency. Banks will not be able to allow customers any transaction in the form of cryptocurrencies.
Twitter will join Facebook and Google in clamping down on ads for cryptocurrencies and related products and services such as initial coin offerings, token sales, crypto wallets, and crypto-exchanges.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been all the rage of late. With Bitcoin trading at more than $10,000 at the moment, plenty of people want in on the action, including those trying to scam you.
Messaging service Telegram hopes to create a full-blown cryptocurrency economy inside its app that will run on its own blockchain platform utilizing its native cryptocurrency called 'Gram'.
Comparing the bitcoin gold rush to the Dutch Tulip Mania that affected that industry in the 1600s, JPMorgan Chase CEO called the cryptocurrency a fraud that was going to 'get someone killed'.
The People's Republic of China is reportedly seeking to curb trading between digital currencies and the yuan. The move is aimed at "unauthorized trading at virtual currency exchanges".
The People's Bank of China has outlawed Initial Coin Offerings as of Monday. The move is an attempt to cut down on fraud and pyramid schemes which it says ICOs actually facilitated.
A UK watchdog has ruled that a trust of the National Health Service violated privacy law when it provided the details of 1.6 million patients to Google's DeepMind in a medical trial last year.
The UK's information commissioner has provided an update on the WhatsApp data sharing situation. The data transfer from WhatsApp to Facebook is currently on hold and the ICO wants more user control.