A House of Commons committee has announced plans to investigate the growth of “immersive and addictive technologies”, to advise the government on how to create policy and regulation that can protect the public from the negative effects of digitisation and “gamification”.
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Surgeons were forced to amputate the leg of a man who fell onto railway tracks while playing Pokemon Go.
An academy has apologised to parents and pupils after a 16-year-old logged into a school laptop and downloaded pupils' personal data and shared it.
The boy, who attends Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, obtained the details of Year 11 pupils after using a teacher's laptop.
A bank customer was tricked into transferring money by fraudsters who pretended to be responding to his angry Twitter post about poor service.
Writer Mike Tinmouth was furious with the process and time taken to open a business account with Barclays.
He expressed his frustration in a public tweet - which was seized on by fraudsters who posed as the bank in an attempt to trick him out of £8,000.
Facebook has said that 8.7 million images of child nudity were removed by its moderators in just three months.
The social network said that it had developed new software to automatically flag possible sexualised images of children.
The app collects GPS coordinates on users even when they're not using it. By sharing that data, both Facebook and Instagram could collect huge amounts of information on users to better target ads.