Meta announces another round of layoffs, affecting 10,000 employees
Meta has announced a new round of layoffs due to restructuring. As a result, about 10,000 employees of the social media giant will be laid off. Five thousand open jobs will also remain unfilled for the time being.
The new round of layoffs is a follow-up to the employee reduction announced four m... Read more
Irish data regulator: ‘EU-US pact could arrive too late for Facebook’
The Irish privacy watchdog has had Facebook in its sights for over a year, and a decision looms.
A new Data Privacy Framework (DPF) designed to facilitate the safe transfer of EU citizens' personal data to the US may come into effect too late to save Facebook from a suspension of its transatlan... Read more
Facebook avoids $3.7-billion mass action case in the UK, for now
On Monday, Facebook temporarily kept at bay a collective lawsuit valued at up to 3 billion pounds following allegations that the social media company took advantage of its dominant position to make money from its users' data.
The London tribunal listening to the case gave the claimants’ lawyer... Read more
Facebook and Instagram get paid subscription option
Meta will soon introduce a paid subscription for officially verifying user accounts and accessing additional services. In doing so, the company behind Facebook and Instagram is following the policy Twitter previously announced for its blue checkmarks.
In a statement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicate... Read more
Meta to centralize user settings across all apps
The Accounts Center will hold all relative user settings across all Meta platforms.
This week Facebook parent Meta announced that it’s centralizing various user settings across its apps, including Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. Various account settings will be moved to Meta’s 'Accounts C... Read more
Irish DPC slammed for allegedly failing to fine Meta enough
The European Center for Digital Rights (noyb) claims the Irish authorities fined Meta only a fraction of what they should have.
Noyb issued a letter to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) this week sharply criticizing the privacy agency for "letting Meta off the hook". The non-profit is r... Read more
Facebook data-scraping breach attracts GDPR lawsuit
Facebook parent Meta is facing a legal challenge from digital rights group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) over a significant data-scraping breach that resulted in a €265 million penalty for Facebook under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last year.
DRI is challengin... Read more
Meta Platforms to pay $725 mln to settle Cambridge Analytica class action lawsuit
Meta Platforms, Facebook's parent company, has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the social media giant enabled third parties, notably Cambridge Analytica, to obtain users' data.
The settlement agreement, revealed in a court filing late Thursday, would end a lo... Read more
European Commission accuses Meta of abuse of power
The European Commission alleges that Meta is abusing Facebook's popularity to gain customers for Facebook Marketplace. The regulator warns that possible fines could amount to billions of euros.
The European Union enforces strict market rules. Large companies like Meta and Microsoft face restrict... Read more
Meta threatens to remove news from its platforms
Meta threatened to stop publishing news on its social media platforms in the face of a controversial media bill in the United States. According to the tech giant, the bill thwarts the traffic and subscriptions of local media.
The US House of Representatives will soon vote on the Journalism Comp... Read more