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Facebook parent company fined 265 million euro by Irish data watchdog

Tech giant Meta has been fined 265 million euro by Ireland’s data protection watchdog for breaching EU data privacy laws. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued the sanction against the Facebook parent company for failing to protect millions of Facebook users’ personal data, such as telephone numbers and email addresses, from being “scraped” and published […]

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Facebook owner Meta updates privacy policy

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has updated its privacy policies to make them “easier to understand”, with alerts about the changes to begin arriving on Thursday. The company said the changes “don’t allow Meta to collect, use or share your data in new ways”, but would help it be “clearer about how […]

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Facebook says levels of harmful content taken down remain ‘consistent’

The prevalence of harmful content on Facebook and Instagram remained “relatively consistent” during the first three months of this year, the platforms’ parent company Meta said, as it published its latest community standards enforcement report. According to the figures, there was an increase in the amount of spam and violence and incitement content removed from […]

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Russian ‘court’ bans Facebook and Instagram on ‘extremism’ charges

A Moscow court has banned Facebook and Instagram for what it deemed extremist activity in a case against their parent company Meta. The Tverskoy District Court fulfilled a request from prosecutors to outlaw Meta Platforms and banned Facebook and Instagram for what they called “extremist activities”. Prosecutors have accused the social media platforms of ignoring […]

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Russia blocks access to Facebook for its 146 million citizens

Russia has blocked access to Facebook for its 146 million citizens amid the Ukraine invasion, a state regulator has said.The country’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said the social media platform was blocked on day nine of the war due to “cases of discrimination against Russian media”.It comes a week after Russia limited access to Facebook after […]

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