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Irish regulators kick Meta with fine
Published in News
Thursday, 05 January 2023 10:48

Irish regulators kick Meta with fine


Made a mess of bottom line

Irish regulators kicked Facebook parent Meta in its private assets with hundreds of millions in fines for online privacy violations and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to personalised ads.

Facebook charged with inflaming a real war
Published in News
Thursday, 15 December 2022 11:39

Facebook charged with inflaming a real war


Refused to stop posts that incited violence

Meta has been accused in a lawsuit of letting posts that inflamed the war in Tigray on Facebook, by refusing to block posts calling for violence.

Facebook's moderation systems for "high profile users" favour Meta
Published in News


No priority for free speech and civil rights

A policy which protects "high-profile" Facebook and Instagram users from moderation was structured so it did not prioritise protecting free speech and civil rights and was designed to protect the social notworking giant's interests.

Ireland fines Meta €265 million
Published in News
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 10:18

Ireland fines Meta €265 million


User data made public

Ireland's Data Protection watchdog the DPC has fined Meta €265 million for failing to safeguard the personal data of more than half a billion users of its Facebook service.

Metaverse given the thumbs down
Published in News
Monday, 28 November 2022 09:58

Metaverse given the thumbs down


Meh

While Meta is all excited about its Metaverse, the concept is being greeted with a loud sounding yawn by punters who are failing to get excited about a new way of handing over their personal data to Facebook.

Meta is just a poorly built video game
Published in Gaming
Friday, 28 October 2022 09:55

Meta is just a poorly built video game


Microsoft's Xbox boss dismisses the hype

Microsoft exec Phil Spencer (pictured) has said that Facebook's Metaverse was just a poorly constructed video game and too dull for him to be bothered with.

Facebook warns of dodgy applications
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 10 October 2022 12:33

Facebook warns of dodgy applications


Available through Apple and Android  

More than a million Facebook users might have given their usernames and passwords to harmful apps designed to help scammers take over their accounts.

Telcos call for more money from Big Tech
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 10:36

Telcos call for more money from Big Tech

Users should pay

Europes big telcos including BT, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom want users to pay for the costs of data fuelled by the global streaming and internet boom.

Facebook and Google did not have a secret deal
Published in News
Friday, 16 September 2022 11:49

Facebook and Google did not have a secret deal


A US federal judge rules

A federal judge in the US has cleared Facebook and Google of collusion in relation to an online marketing deal between the two companies.  However, Judge P. Kevin Castel allowed the ongoing antitrust case against Google to continue.

Meta in trouble over campaign adverts
Published in News
Wednesday, 07 September 2022 11:22

Meta in trouble over campaign adverts


Found guilty of campaign finance transparency laws

Facebook has been found guilty in Washington of breaking the state's strict campaign finance transparency laws.