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NHS data breach: trusts shared patient details with Facebook without consent
Observer investigation reveals Meta Pixel tool passed on private details of web browsing on medical sites

Shanti Das

27, May, 2023 @5:34 PM

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TechScape: Warnings of a ‘splinternet’ were greatly exaggerated – until now
In this week’s newsletter: Facebook has been hit with a €1.2bn fine by EU regulators, and the cracks in the fault lines of data regulations are showing. Could that be a good thing?

Alex Hern

23, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Facebook owner Meta fined €1.2bn for mishandling user information
Penalty from Ireland’s privacy regulator is a record for breach of EU data protection regulation

Dan Milmo and Lisa O'Carroll

22, May, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Facebook to be fined £648m for mishandling user information
Decision by Ireland’s privacy regulator will set record for breach of EU’s data protection rules

Dan Milmo

21, May, 2023 @12:36 PM

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When the tech boys start asking for new regulations, you know something’s up | John Naughton
The OpenAI CEO says his industry needs government intervention. Whether it’s a ploy or a plea for help, we should be concerned

John Naughton

20, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Meta warns Australia’s plan to limit targeted ads could push free platforms towards subscription fees
Letting Australians opt out of all targeted advertising under privacy reforms would go further than any other proposal globally, Facebook’s parent company says

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

17, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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A moment’s silence, please, for the death of the Metaverse
Meta sank tens of billions into its CEO’s virtual reality dream, but what will he do next?

John Naughton

13, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The lawyer whose sex trafficking case against Instagram could spell trouble for big tech
Annie McAdams represents clients who claim Meta’s products connect vulnerable people with sex buyers

Mei-Ling McNamara

10, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wins medals on jiu-jitsu debut
Tech billionaire, 38, surprises onlookers by winning gold and silver medal at tournament in Redwood City, California

Erum Salam

08, May, 2023 @4:03 PM

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Facebook and WhatsApp owner urged by UK bank to act on fraud as scams soar
TSB says 80% of cases in its main fraud categories come from scams on Meta platforms including Instagram

Jess Clark

04, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Crime agencies condemn Facebook and Instagram encryption plans
Global alliance including NCA and FBI says Meta’s decision to encrypt direct messages could harm children

Alex Hern Technology editor

20, Apr, 2023 @11:24 AM

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Thousands of Meta workers hit by new round of layoffs as company cuts costs
Social media firm will cull 4,000 jobs immediately as part of larger plan to cut 10,000 jobs amid tech industry slump

Kari Paul in San Francisco

19, Apr, 2023 @6:26 PM

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