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BA fine for losing customers’ credit card details dropped by £163m

BA fine for losing customers’ credit card details dropped by £163m

Technology
British Airways is to be fined £20m after losing the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 customers in a cyber attack.The fine is considerably lower than the £183m fine which the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) had initially notified the company of last year. According to the ICO, the regulator took into account "representations from BA and the economic impact of COVID-19 on their business before setting a final penalty".It comes as the company's chief executive told MPs back in September that the business was "fighting for its survival" as a consequence of the pandemic.The ICO said it took into account the economic impact of its initial fine as part of its regulatory action policy, which is currently under review.
Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

Technology
Tens of thousands of people marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday, calling for the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko in the sixth straight weekend of protests.It comes as hackers leaked the personal details of more than 2,000 senior police officers in two batches, pledging that "no one will remain anonymous, even under a balaclava", amid reports of violent crackdowns targeting demonstrators. At least 10 people were detained on Sunday, according to the Russian news agency TASS, which quoted a police spokesperson. Human rights group Spring-96 said at least 196 people were detained across the whole of the county. ...
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of ‘violent’ marital rows

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of ‘violent’ marital rows

Entertainment
Johnny Depp has claimed "all hell would break loose" if he failed to follow ex-wife Amber Heard's "rules".The actor, 57, told London's High Court during a libel hearing Ms Heard, 34, would often force him to give her attention.Ms Heard claimed he once threw a magnum of champagne at her, which he denied.Mr Depp is suing for libel over an article that called him a "wife beater" - but the Sun newspaper maintains the story was accurate.The April 2018 piece by journalist Dan Wootton was about the casting of Mr Depp in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film franchise. Mr Depp's lawyers say the article made "defamatory allegations of the utmost seriousness", by accusing him of committing serious assaults on Ms Heard.But the Sun is defending the article...
‘She severed my finger’: Court hears extraordinary details of Depp and Heard marriage

‘She severed my finger’: Court hears extraordinary details of Depp and Heard marriage

Entertainment
Johnny Depp has denied being a "wife beater" and accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of being the abuser in their marriage on the first day of his libel case.In a day of lurid evidence at the High Court, the Hollywood star documented his drug-taking history, which started at the age of 11, and how he realised his marriage was over when he found faeces in his bed. The court heard a claim from Depp that Heard punched him in the face on a plane and also threw bottles of vodka at him, severing his finger.Depp is suing The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers (NGN), after an article referred to "overwhelming evidence" that he attacked Heard during their relationship. Image: A picture from Depp's lawyers shows him in hospital after Heard allegedly sever...
Space Force details structure of newly created service

Space Force details structure of newly created service

Business
June 30 (UPI) -- The Space Force will be comprised of three field commands, with many of the Air Force's existing space acquisition organizations being moved into a newly created Space Systems Command, the service announced on Tuesday. USSF officials said the field organization would "consolidate and align all organize, train and equip mission execution" from space-related units formerly run by the Air Force. Advertisement "This is an historic opportunity to launch the Space Force on the right trajectory to deliver the capabilities needed to ensure freedom of movement and deter aggression in, from and to space," Gen. Jay Raymond, USSF chief of space operations, said in a press release. "How we organize the Space Force will have a lasting impact on our ability to respond with speed and agi...