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Australia comes the raw prawn with Facebook
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Cambridge Analytica data breach could cost Facebook billions

Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach — which, back in 2018, became a global scandal that wiped billions off the tech giant’s share price, yet only led to Facebook being slapped around the chips with a wet bus ticket by US and UK watchdogs.

Facebook plans UK expansion
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 11:21

Facebook plans UK expansion


Wants to hire more than a thousand

Facebook will hire 1,000 people in London this year in roles such as product development and safety as it continues to grow its biggest engineering centre outside the United States after Britain leaves the European Union.

Oculus Go has price slashed
Published in IoT
Friday, 17 January 2020 12:01

Oculus Go has price slashed


Impulse buy prices

The 32GB Oculus Go will now cost $149 in the US, a reduction of $50 from its original $199 launch price.

Facebook tipped off Islamic State terrorist that the spooks were onto him
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The spooks were using spyware

A team of European law enforcement officials was hot on the trail of a potential terror plot in October, fearing an attack during Christmas season, when their keyhole into a suspect's phone went dark.

Facebook wants to kill Android
Published in IoT
Friday, 20 December 2019 11:42

Facebook wants to kill Android


Liberate Oculus and Portal

Facebook doesn't want its hardware like Oculus and Portal to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system.

UK to create a big tech watchdog
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Thursday, 19 December 2019 13:13

UK to create a big tech watchdog


That will hack off the US

In a move which will hack off its new US overlords, the UK is to create a Big Tech watchdog to monitor technology after Brexit is completed.

Aussies insist Google and Facebook be "fair dinkum"
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Follow the anti-trust rules or be regulated

Australia said technology giants such as Facebook and Google will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government will impose new controls on them.

US senators get hot under the collar over Apple and Facebook encryption
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Threaten regulation

US senators pummeled Apple and Facebook executives over their encryption and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to coppers and spooks.

EU not a fan of digial currency
Published in Cloud
Friday, 06 December 2019 10:56

EU not a fan of digial currency


Libra ban likely

Private digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed, EU finance ministers agreed.

AI about to hit a wall
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Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:21

AI about to hit a wall


Facebooks AI brain warns

Facebook's AI bloke Jerome Pesenti has warned that the technology is about to hit a brick wall.