Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry?
Pope Francis celebrates Mass with many thousands of people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on his first visit as pontiff to Africa.
Away fans are banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the attacks in Paris.
Angelia Jolie is to support Cambodia's film festival by serving as president of the honorary committee at this year's event.
Which of these 10 young sports stars will win the BBC Young Sports Personality award on 20 December?
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are set to arrive in Malta on Thursday afternoon for a three-day tour.
The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court rules.
Four partners at the Belfast office of KPMG are arrested in connection with suspected tax evasion.
Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72m for failing to conduct proper checks on very rich clients because it did not want to inconvenience them.
A man who was filming on his phone while driving past a bushfire says he is lucky to be alive, after the flames engulfed his car.
Actor Zach Galligan says the new Gremlins movie in development will not be a reboot or a remake and that he has a "decent chance" of reprising his role from the first two films.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is dropped from the first-team squad after being photographed in a nightclub.
British heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua believes Wladimir Klitschko will knock Tyson Fury out when they fight on Saturday.
Lewis Hamilton on preparing for the final race of the season, the strategy of Formula 1 and the attraction of Nascar.
A demolition worker has survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him in Alabama, US.
Network Rail reports a fall in half-year profits and admits that train punctuality is inadequate after failing to reach its 90% target.
The shadow chancellor said throwing a copy of the Chinese Communist leader's Little Red Book at the chancellor made a serious point.
Citizen journalists are the main - and often only - source of information about life in a city controlled by the so-called Islamic State.
David Cameron presents his case to the Commons for the UK launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
Why does the UK have so many whiplash cases?