Google Fined £2.1 Billion for Abusing Being Google

The European Commission has done the sums and decided to hit Google with a vast fine of €2.42 billion (£2.14bn), as its long-running investigation into Google's abuse of being Google reaches its conclusion. Read More >>

Ofcom’s Biggest Ever Fine Goes To BT

Ofcom's fining BT a record £42,000,000 for abusing its market power to reduce the amount of compensation it paid other companies. Read More >>

Vodafone Fined £4.6m for Being Rubbish at Talking on the Telephone

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has hit Vodafone with a massive fine of £4.6m for having abysmal levels of customer service and also charging customers for items they never received, leaving the network shamefully offering its apologies to the nation. Read More >>

Parking Wardens Have Snagged £700m in Fines in a Year

English councils are raking it in from whacking tickets on the people carriers of the nation, with stats from the RAC Foundation suggesting they took in a whopping £693m during 2014/15 -- a nice four per cent increase on the previous year. Read More >>

Spam Caller Fined £850,000 for Making 6 Million Junk Calls

The innocent-sounding National Advice Clinic is currently in need of a chat with an advisor about some extreme financial advice, having been landed with an enormous £850,000 fine for plaguing the UK with a staggering six million unsolicited nuisance calls. Read More >>

Facebook Faces £180,000 a Day Fine for Tracking Unregistered Web Users

A Belgian court has ruled that Facebook needs to stop tracking people who aren't members of the site via its cookie system, lest their privacy be invaded by relevant advertising. Read More >>

Lancaster Uni Plans Spot Fines for Drunk Students

There's a sense of unease among student drinkers at Lancaster University's Lonsdale College, where university bosses have announced plans for a £200 spot fine for drunkenness along with a £250 fine for being seen buying a drink for someone who's clearly already a bit far gone. Read More >>

Met Police Issued 14,000 Fines to Cyclists and Drivers in Eight Weeks

In an operation that lasted two months, London Metropolitan Police swarmed the capital in an attempt to increase safety on the roads, handing out over 14,000 fixed penalty notices in the process to those on both two wheel and four. Read More >>

Government May Cut Parking Fines to Kill Council’s Cash Cows

Minor parking rule breaches might soon be treated with equally minor financial penalties, with the government said to be thinking of asking councils to lower the minimum fixed fees levied on tiny driving offences like spending five minutes too long trudging around your depressed high street. Read More >>

Pricey Parking Fines Make £594 Million For English Councils

Finding somewhere to park is always an absolute nightmare, especially in the city. It also doesn't help when you have traffic wardens who go out of their way to ensure you bag yourself a ticket for absolutely no reason. Needless to say, parking fines have brought in a great deal of income for councils around the country. Read More >>

Google Grassed on Microsoft About Missing EU Browser Choice Screen

That massive fine handed to Microsoft for forgetting to let PC users choose their browser? It came courtesy of Google, which, according to the FT, was the outraged source that complained to EU antitrust police about the missing select screen from later versions of Windows 7. Microsoft's been well and truly Scroogled out of £480m. [FT] Read More >>

Sony PSN Hack
Sony Gets a Whopping £250,000 Slap Across the Face For That PSN Hacking Mess

Ouch, talk about putting the boot in. The Information Commissioner's Office has decided that Sony should have done more to prevent all that PSN hacking back in 2011, which saw millions of users details, including credit cards and addresses, compromised. It's slapped Sony with a huge £250,000 fine. Read More >>

Man Jailed for Paying Facebook User to Take His Driving Penalty Points

A man's clever scheme to avoid adding more penalty points on his driving license ended in a jail term, after he advertised for a stranger to take a speeding ticket on his behalf through Facebook. Read More >>

New M25 Speeding Cameras Haven’t Issued a Single Ticket Since 2009

A supposedly cutting-edge new network of overhead speed cameras installed around the M2 has failed to issue any tickets to drivers on our busiest stretches of road. Literally not even one in the last three years. Read More >>

Downloaded 10 Porn Movies? That’ll Be £1 Million Please

Poor Kywan Fisher just wanted to have his fill of lonely-bloke entertainment. He downloaded 10 of Flava Works' adult movies, hooking them up to BitTorrent in the process; what a mistake that turned out to be. He's just been ordered to fork out a cool £1 million for the privilege, the largest damages fine ever awarded, in one of only a handful of piracy cases that has actually made it to court. Don't mess with the porn barons. Read More >>