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Posted 25/03/2011

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Facebook hit by French privacy order
Facebook has been given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France.

Young 'ignore social media age limits'
More than three-quarters of 10 to 12 year olds in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the age limit, a survey for CBBC Newsround suggests.

Watchdog's web monitoring bill fear
Plans to give firm legal backing to computer hacking by Britain's spies do not do enough to protect privacy, a watchdog has warned.

Google boss becomes highest-paid in US
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing reveals.

'Hack' on DoJ and DHS downplayed
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.

India blocks Zuckerberg's free net app
India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.

Thousands flock to 'malware museum'
An online archive of old computer viruses attracts more than 100,000 visitors in its first four days.

Empire State Building hit by drone
A man charged with crashing a drone into the Empire State Building has apparently tweeted that a policeman had told him it was "fine" to fly there.

Should Twitter ignore its users?
If Twitter is to grow, it may need to disregard the complaints by its regular users about innovations.

Police 'ponder eagles to tackle drones'
The Metropolitan Police says it is considering using eagles to intercept drones amid concerns that they are increasingly being used to commit crime.