The EU is planning to introduce new data-protection legislation to cover all of Europe, to protect us from being exploited by evil corporations and eventually save small businesses "2.3 billion euros" thanks to reduced admin costs.
Stats obtained through a freedom of information request show that two police officers were sacked because of their Facebook interactions, while seven quit and around 150 were the subject of investigations due to their social network contact over the last four years.
Another front in the great patent war is looking grim for HTC, with the phone maker withdrawing its defence from a German patent claim. Which could see all of its smartphones pulled from the German market.
TV streaming site TVCatchup has had its case with UK broadcasters referred to the European Court of Justice, for a ruling on whether its relaying of TV broadcasts count as an illegal "communication to the public."