Group taking Google to UK High Court for violating iPhone privacy settings

Google
‘Google You Owe Us’ is taking Google to court for the way it obtained data from people’s iPhones.

The BBC states that Google is being taken to court in the UK for harvesting data from 5.4 million users in the United Kingdom to deliver ad targets.

The group ‘Google You Owe Us’ is led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd. He states that each user could get “several hundred pounds” if the case is won, and according to the BBC, he is supported by law firm Mishcon de Reya.

The group also says that Google placed ad-tracking cookies throughout 2011 and 2012 that can pinpoint which websites users have been to on Safari devices. The Safari browser blocks cookies by default.

The case will reportedly be held in the High Court around spring 2018.

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Bitcoin reaches $10,000 mark

Bitcoin
The cryptocurrency made history and crossed the $10,000 mark for the first time today, reaching $10,044 at 1:45am UTC.

Bitcoin‘s incredible rise continues after the virtual currency was trading at $1,000 at the beginning of 2017. It first reached this number in late 2013, before dipping and rising again.

The total Bitcoins in existence now are valued at over $167 billion with many experts saying it can go much further, while others are sceptical about the rise because of dips along the way.

Bitcoin was first introduced in 2009 and took a few years to be noticed as a viable ‘alternative’ to ‘traditional’ currency.

Bitcoins are created via a process known as ‘mining’ where the connected networks of individuals solving maths problems are awarded coins for their efforts. Security and reliability are huge issues facing the concept with many sceptical on how safe the ‘virtual wallet’ system really is.

With this current position, Bitcoin is up more than 900% on a year-to-date basis, with prices climbing 230% since a low of $3,000 in the middle of September.