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YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

Technology
YouTube is to pay $ 170m (£139.4m) over allegations it collected the personal data of children without parental consent. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined the Google-owned platform $ 136m (£111m) after it violated a law requiring companies to gain the permission of parents before collecting personal details from their children. This is the largest fine the FTC has ever levelled against Google, which will pay an additional $ 34m (£27.9m) following similar accusations by the New York state attorney general. Image: More and more young people are watching TV on YouTube The company was said to have tracked viewers of channels targeted at children using cookies.Cookies are downloaded to a computer when a website is visited for the
Inter Milan ‘agree personal terms’ with Alexis Sanchez as unsettled Manchester United star seeks Old Trafford exit

Inter Milan ‘agree personal terms’ with Alexis Sanchez as unsettled Manchester United star seeks Old Trafford exit

Sports
Inter Milan have agreed personal terms with Manchester United’s unsettled winger Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.San Siro chief Antonio Conte wants to bring Sanchez back to Italy this summer, but the forward’s enormous wages may well be a stumbling block in the deal. Getty Inter have reportedly agreed personal terms with Sanchez The Serie A outfit are far from finished in the market, even after shelling out £72million on Romelu Lukaku, and the Daily Mail report that they would be willing to offer around £20m for Sanchez. The report also claimed Inter will offer the 30-year-old around £5m-per-year, a significant drop in his currently wage which current stands at £9m-a-year. Now, Sky Sports Italy claim Sanchez has agreed personal terms with Inter and hi
Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

World
US President Donald Trump has suggested a "personal meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet Mr Trump said he had "ZERO doubt" that Mr Xi could "humanely solve the Hong Kong problem".He also tied the protests to a US trade deal with Beijing, in the face of ongoing trade tensions."Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!" he tweeted. Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man in a “tough business.” I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to qui
Black Hat: GDPR privacy law exploited to reveal personal data

Black Hat: GDPR privacy law exploited to reveal personal data

Technology
About one in four companies revealed personal information to a woman's partner, who had made a bogus demand for the data by citing an EU privacy law.The security expert contacted dozens of UK and US-based firms to test how they would handle a "right of access" request made in someone else's name.In each case, he asked for all the data that they held on his fiancee.In one case, the response included the results of a criminal activity check.Other replies included credit card information, travel details, account logins and passwords, and the target's full US social security number.University of Oxford-based researcher James Pavur has presented his findings at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.It is the first known test of its ki...
What investors would do to never manage their personal finances again

What investors would do to never manage their personal finances again

Finance
Stocks that pay dividends have, over long periods, outperformed stocks that do not.GlobalStock | Getty ImagesWhat would you be willing to do if you never had to manage your personal finances again?A new survey from Merrill Edge posed that question to 1,000 investors with up to $ 250,000 in investible assets. And some of the answers are surprising.Topping that list was giving up all social media platforms for good, which was chosen by 41% of respondents. That was followed by permanently cutting all carbs, sugar and alcohol, at 37%; giving up smartphone access for a month, 35%; running into your ex every time you're out with your current partner, 25%; and moving back in with your parents, 25%. "It's something that people just simply don't like to talk about," said Aron Levine, head of consum...