Brits make Amazon and Facebook sign data pledge
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Can’t sell it to give them an unfair advantage

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has made Facebook and Amazon promise not to sell third-party seller data that gives it an unfair commercial advantage.

Meta threatens to banish Californian news
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If it is forced to pay for it 

Social notworking company Meta has threatened to ban news content from its platform in California if the state government passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay publishers.

Meta allows Europeans to opt out of data sharing
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No more personalised adverts for a lucky few

Meta announced that starting next Wednesday, some Facebook and Instagram users in the European Union can opt out of sharing first-party data used to serve highly personalised ads.

Utah bans teens from social media
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Parents allowed to spy on their kids

 In a move which is likely to attract support of the State’s youth towards more extreme right-wing parties, the governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, has signed sweeping social media legislation requiring explicit parental permissions for anyone under 18 to use platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.

Meta-backed tool helps people remove explicit images from the net
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Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

A new online tool aims to give some control back to teens, or people who were once teens, and take down explicit images and videos of themselves from the internet.

Facebook wants you to pay to prove you are real
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Following Musk might backfire

Social notworking sites Facebook and Instagram are copying the supreme twit Elon [look at me] Musk’s idea of making users pay cash to prove they are real. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that the “service” would first roll out in Australia and New Zealand later this week.

Facebook still worried about Zuckerberg's security
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Is someone trying to kill him?

While Facebook is trying to cut costs everywhere, it is boosting Mark Zuckerberg's considerable personal security budget by $4 million.

Irish regulators kick Meta with fine
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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
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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
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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.