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French regulator fines Google $57 million for GDPR violations

Brace yourselves: The GDPR fines are coming.  France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has fined Google 50 million euros ($56.8 million) for breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, the
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The Brexit conundrum

From: Buisness-standard By Deepak Lal Recommended by: business-standard I returned to London early last week to an extraordinary political landscape. Prime Minister Theresa May had suffered a tumultuous week in which she pulled
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Google to request verification for political ads ahead of EU election

Now that we're very aware of how foreign interference can affect elections, Google is rolling out transparency rules for the upcoming European Union parliamentary vote. Google announced it will be requiring political ad buyers to verify themselves,
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Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' isn't meshing with Mexico's tequila industry

Elon Musk could soon need a lemon wedge for a salty trademark battle with Mexico's tequila industry. The founder and CEO of Tesla announced a new brand of tequila called "Teslaquila" in October, vaguely tweeting it was "coming soon." But it may not
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Here's how to download your personal data from Apple

Apple's data and privacy initiatives are expanding. The ability to obtain the data Apple has about you now extends to customers in the U.S and Canada. It follows updates that brought its privacy pages into compliance with the European Union's
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Mark Zuckerberg declines the UK and Canada's invitation to appear before a joint body

So, that's a "No" RSVP from Facebook.  Facebook has declined the UK and Canadian lawmakers' invitation to Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint international committee. In October, UK and Canadian officials banded together to investigate
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Travellers will be questioned by AI lie detectors at the EU border

It's already nerve-wracking answering questions at the border, and some ports in the European Union are taking it to another, kinda worrying level. They're installing an artificial intelligence-powered system called iBorderCtrl, which aims to speed
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This collapsible and foldable helmet could change bike safety as we know it

When riding a bike, wearing a helmet is an important safety precaution, especially in a busy city or a suburban street. It’s like wearing a seatbelt in a car: you hope you never need it, but you sure are glad you have it strapped around you if