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Facebook faces $3.2 billion class action
Published in News
Friday, 14 January 2022 13:59

Facebook faces $3.2 billion class action


UK claims it abused market dominance

Facebook faces a $3.2 billion class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users.

Biden meets top tech firms
Published in News
Thursday, 13 January 2022 12:43

Biden meets top tech firms


Apparently they will help sort out Open source

The White House will meet executives from leading tech firms, including Google, Biggish Blue, Vole, Facebook, Jobs’ Mob, Oracle and Amazon.

Meta’s top spinner flees the building
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 12:32

Meta’s top spinner flees the building


Too many fires to put out

Meta's Vice President of Global Communications John Pinette has told colleagues that he is leaving the company, just as the company has several key PR disasters to handle.

Facebook gives up on VR and AR OS
Published in AI
Thursday, 06 January 2022 13:27

Facebook gives up on VR and AR OS


Will lean on Google 


Facebook parent company Meta has stopped development of a new software operating system to power its virtual reality devices and upcoming augmented reality glasses.

Apple poaches Facebook’s AR spinner
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 28 December 2021 11:43

Apple poaches Facebook’s AR spinner


Feed up with drinking from one poisoned chalice picks another

Apple has poached Facebook’s communications and public relations lead Andrea Schubert for its augmented reality (AR) products.

Facebook insists that US provides enough data protection
Published in News


It can be trusted with Euro data

Despite the European Union's highest court twice declaring that the United States does not offer sufficient protection for Europeans' data from American national security agencies, the social media giant's lawyers continue to disagree.

Facebook making people called meta disappear
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 11:58

Facebook making people called meta disappear


Aussie artist says it is not fair dinkum

Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Aussie disabled artist found herself kicked off all social media and effectively invisible.

Newspapers take on big tech
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 12:17

Newspapers take on big tech


They have killed local news

Newspapers all over the US have been quietly filing antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, alleging the two firms monopolised the digital ad market for revenue that would otherwise go to local news. 

Europe’s top court says Facebook can be sued by consumer groups
Published in News


Privacy violations

Facebook could be sued by consumer groups for privacy violations, an adviser to Europe's top court said.

Facebook fined £50 million
Published in News
Monday, 25 October 2021 14:45

Facebook fined £50 million


UK antitrust watchdog bites

The BBC is reporting that Facebook has been fined a record £50 million by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority.