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UK Police Accused of Using Hackers to Access Emails It became known that British watchdog is investigating allegations that a secretive Scotland Yard unit may have used hackers to access the private emails of hundreds of protesters. Google Apologized for Extremist Ads after UK Pressure It turned out that Google Europe publicly apologized over placing ads next to extremist content only after it was “read the riot act” at a Whitehall summit Facebook Launched New System to Fight Fake News As promised, the social media giant is already rolling out its third-party fact-checking tool to combat fake news, which will alert users to “disputed content”. Back in late 2016, Court Asked Google to Name People Searching for Fraud Victim The search engine has been served with a search warrant requiring Google to hand over personally identifiable information on people from a particular town who have searched for a particular name. Google Europe Apologized over Extremists’ Ads Matt Brittin, head of Google Europe, has publicly brought his apologies to consumers and advertisers over the problem of online ads appearing next to extremist content. However, Scandal around Greek Anti-Piracy Group AEPI, a well-known Greek anti-piracy and royalties group, has found itself in a deep crisis after the government-sponsored investigation found irregularities in its accounts. Ernst & Young discovered AEPI didn’t pay over 42m euros owed to content creators, while not forgetting to pay themselves – for example, UK MPs Claim Google Profits from Hatred Both government officials and advertisers have urged the tech giant to review its advertising practices and threatened it with regulation and advertiser boycotts. Hollywood Wants to Recover MegaUpload’s Failing Hard Drives A few months ago, MegaUpload's former hosting company Cogent informed all the parties that a few MegaUpload’s hard drives, which are preserved as evidence, have become unreadable. Travel Association Website Hack Exposed Holidaymakers' Data Security researchers found out that a cyber-attack on the website of the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) could have affected about 43,000 users, including 1,000 holidaymakers. Father of the Internet Urged to Tighten Regulation of Political Advertising Sir Tim Berners-Lee is calling for tighter regulation of political advertising on the Internet in his open letter, because it is used in “unethical ways”
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