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LONDON | London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker

LONDON (AP) — London police have seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188-year-old department. Cybercrime detectives seized the bitcoin from Grant West, 26, who was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison Friday … Continue reading LONDON | London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker

LONDON | The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

LONDON — The Latest on the European Union’s new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules. The group NOYB.EU — which … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

LONDON | The Latest: Some Europeans confused by scope of new data law

LONDON — The Latest on the European Union’s new data privacy law (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The new data privacy law has some Europeans scratching their heads over what to do. In Finland, the government says it has been contacted by households asking whether the law means they can no longer email invitations for … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Some Europeans confused by scope of new data law

LONDON | The Latest: LA Times site offline in EU amid new data rules

LONDON — The Latest on the European Union’s new data privacy law (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The Los Angeles is freezing readers in parts of Europe out of its website as new privacy rules come into force across the European Union. Web users in Germany who visited the site Friday got a notice saying … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: LA Times site offline in EU amid new data rules

LONDON | Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

LONDON —Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his business, which operates in 130 countries. But starting Friday, My Nametags … Continue reading LONDON | Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

LONDON | Amid mounting Brexit concerns, UK economy is barely growing

LONDON — A day after the Bank of England’s governor warned about the damaging consequences of a “disorderly” Brexit, official figures Friday confirmed that the British economy barely grew in the first three months of the year. The Office for National Statistics said the economy expanded by a quarterly rate of just 0.1 percent amid … Continue reading LONDON | Amid mounting Brexit concerns, UK economy is barely growing