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October 6, 2017

Former intelligence officer paid damages by News Group Newspapers over computer hacking

A former intelligence officer whose computer was hacked has accepted substantial undisclosed damages from News Group Newspapers. Ian Hurst brought proceedings at London’s High Court […]
September 26, 2017

Bauer Media hit with £2.7m Australian libel payout over magazine articles about actress Rebel Wilson

Actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded record libel damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars (£2,685,000) over magazine articles she said cost her roles in Hollywood […]
August 22, 2017

Wings Over Scotland blogger arrested over alleged online harassment

A prominent pro-independence blogger has been arrested following an allegation of online harassment. Stuart Campbell, who runs the Wings Over Scotland website, was arrested on […]
July 28, 2017

Madonna wins privacy payout over Mail Online story about her adopting twins in Malawi

Madonna and her twin daughters, Stella and Estere, have accepted undisclosed damages from Associated Newspapers over a “serious invasion of privacy”. Madonna, who adopted the […]
July 26, 2017

Former journalist Ian Bailey denied full retrial in murder probe case against Irish state

Former journalist Ian Bailey has vowed to fight on despite being denied a full retrial in his civil case against the Irish state for their […]
May 26, 2017

Cliff Richard settles police privacy action but still in dispute with BBC

Sir Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire Police have settled a legal fight which started when the singer sued the force, and the BBC, following reports […]
May 17, 2017

Elizabeth Hurley wins phone-hacking payout from Mirror and gives 'substantial sum' to Hacked Off

Elizabeth Hurley is the latest celebrity to receive damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers over phone-hacking. The 51-year-old actress and model was not […]
May 12, 2017

Wales weekly newspaper editor vows to appeal conviction for identifying sex offence victim in report and £1,500 fine

A newspaper editor who “skim read at best” an article containing information likely to identify a sex offence victim has been ordered to pay £3,650 […]
May 4, 2017

Tory Parliamentary candidate Nadhim Zahawi wins £200k libel damages from Iran-backed Press TV

A Conservative candidate has won £200,000 libel damages over a claim that he helped to fund Islamic State (IS). Nadhim Zahawi, who was MP for […]
May 3, 2017

Facebook hiring 3,000 extra moderators to review videos of crime and suicides

Facebook has announced it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live on the social network. The […]
April 26, 2017

Live video boost helps Twitter gain 9m new users in three months as revenue drops

Twitter gained 9m new users in the past three months as live video grew but revenues declined, the social media site’s latest financial results show. […]
April 18, 2017

Facebook taking money for hoax adverts despite fake news crackdown pledge

Facebook is promoting paid-for hoaxes about Lord Sugar, Professor Stephen Hawking and the Queen to their users despite recent promises to crack down on fake […]
April 7, 2017

Rupert Murdoch's £11bn Sky takeover bid green lit by European Commission, but Ofcom still reviewing

The European Commission has given the green light to Rupert Murdoch‘s Twenty-First Century Fox to acquire Sky for £11.7 billion. The EU anti-trust watchdog has […]