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May 30th saw the UK’s 5G network switched on, with EE the first provider to offer it.

But what exactly is 5G?

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British Airways (BA) is on the receiving end of a GDPR fine of £183m from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following a 2018 security breach.

This is the biggest fine ever handed out by the independent body set up to uphold information rights, and the first to be made public under new rules.

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Have you ever dumped anyone by text? If not, you might find yourself doing so sometime soon – from today you can dump your mobile phone provider and switch to a better deal by simply sending a text.

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Since GDPR came into force just over a year ago, complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have almost doubled – up from 21,000 to 41,000. More than 14,000 data breaches have also been logged with the ICO.

Across all the EU countries which have implemented GDPR, there have been a total of 89,271 notifications of data breaches, and 144,376 complaints from the public.

The prevailing theory is that the number of data breach complaints are on the rise simply because GDPR has raised awareness around the importance of personal information.

Even so, no fines have yet been issued in the UK for a breach of the GDPR rules – so, has it really all been worth it?

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With the European elections just one day away, researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute have been looking into whether there has been a spike in the proliferation of fake news across social media platforms.

Early indications suggest that the dissemination of fake news stories across Facebook and Twitter has been relatively low in comparison to stories from reliable news sources.

It’s not all good news though, as one of the more worrying findings revealed that individual fake news stories were more likely to be shared on Facebook than stories from mainstream news organisations.

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