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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
Bolton’s EFL future under renewed threat after takeover deal collapses

Bolton’s EFL future under renewed threat after takeover deal collapses

Sports
The latest takeover deal to buy Bolton has collapsed with administrators warning the "process of closing down the company" could begin on Wednesday. The club has been given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete the sale or offer reasons for an extension, or face expulsion from the EFL.Administrators say the League One club is currently not in a position to carry on trading. That would lead to its liquidation and the loss of over 150 jobs. Paul Appleton, joint administrator for Bolton Wanderers, said the deal collapsed on Saturday, and despite working around the clock they are still some way from reaching a solution.He said in a statement: "Unless there is a change of position from any of th...
Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The record number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found.Official data from Brazil's environment agency shows fines from January to 23 August dropped almost a third compared with the same period last year. At the same time, the number of fires burning in Brazil has increased by 84%.It is not known how many of these fires have been set deliberately, but critics have accused President Jair Bolsonaro's administration of "green lighting" the destruction of the rainforest through a culture of impunity.Mr Bolsonaro has sent in the military to help put out the fires after coming under pressure from the internation...
Hauliers face increased fines under new no-deal Brexit powers

Hauliers face increased fines under new no-deal Brexit powers

Business
By Paul Kelso, business correspondent Hauliers will face increased fines and civilian traffic officers will be granted new powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit under government plans to try and avoid debilitating customs delays at Dover. Sky News understands the proposals, set out in a Department of Transport consultation, will see Highways England Traffic Officers (TOs) given the power to demand and check drivers' documentation for the first time. TOs will also work with police to levy new increased fines, perhaps as high as £300, on drivers who ignore orders to take an alternative route or head to holding areas. Image: Hauliers with the correct paperwork will be given a permit to proceed towards Do