News@10: ICO Slammed Over Google Investigation, Google And Facebook In Data Faceoff & Palm Pre

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been criticised by an MP for not sending "technical people" to investigate the Google Street View data breach scandal.

Things are about to get messier

as Google takes on Facebook in a battle to determine whether a service provider can control user generated content and/or data as tension between the two giants flared over the last two days.

The price of the first generation Palm Pre

has slipped to only £199.99 as HP prepares to launch the new Palm Pre 2 smartphone on Friday, one which should come with WebOS 2.0 and a number of significant improvements.

Now that Paul, the psychic octopus is dead

, his cousin, nicknamed Ollie has been charged with keeping us abreast of predictions in technology for the end of the year.

According to the mollusc, the

Playstation Move

, Sony's answer to the Nintendo Wii, will outsell

Microsoft Kinect

, which has been tipped by some to be a Christmas favourite.

The UK Home Office has issued a consultation over changes to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) after the European Commission threatened the government with legal action. The move comes after a number of consumers and online privacy groups complained to the European Commission about BT's Phorm trials, that intercepted private user data for targeted advertising without asking users' consent.