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Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

Apr 23, 2018

A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.

4 Britons on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia killed in bus crash

Apr 22, 2018

A British travel company says four Britons on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have died in a bus crash

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

Apr 22, 2018

Britain's health secretary has threatened to introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

Apr 20, 2018

A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

Apr 20, 2018

The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

Apr 19, 2018

The British government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds _ and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit.

London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

Apr 19, 2018

London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider taking part in fancy dress with Sunday's race set to be the warmest on record

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

Apr 18, 2018

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data

UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups

Apr 18, 2018

A UK coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, tapping into public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

Apr 17, 2018

The British Parliament's media committee says Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he'll no longer testify at an upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner's office.

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