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EU antitrust bodies can add data protection breaches to investigations
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was ruling on a case in Germany between Meta and the country's antitrust authority.
Facebook content moderators' lawsuit lifts the lid on 'torture' work
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Anti-Kremlin Russian fighters attacked Russia from within this week.
Meta under fire from UK minister over Facebook encryption plans
The UK's security minister says the social media giant's plans to encrypt Facebook messages would allow child abusers to 'operate with impunity'.
Twitter purge: What happens to your social media after you die?
After Elon Musk announced inactive Twitter accounts will be purged, the issue of how to memorialise a dead person’s account was raised.
Lemon8: I tried TikTok’s sister app to see what all the fuss is about
Lemon8 is the latest social media app looking to entice influencers and remedy peoples’ vertical video fatigue. But is it any good?
Why are so many Slovaks falling for Russian propaganda?
The Russian Embassy's Facebook account in Slovakia has been deemed the most virulent in Europe. Yet Slovaks seem to like their Russian propaganda. Why?
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The French government has banned the use of "recreational" apps such as TikTok, Netflix and Instagram on the work phones of its civil servants.
Colombia makes history by hosting court hearing in the metaverse
The South American country held its first metaverse court hearing for a lawsuit against the Ministry of Defence and National Police.
A new paid subscription service is coming to Facebook and Instagram
Meta Verified for Facebook and Instagram will require users to submit a government ID to get a blue verification badge.
Free the nipple: Meta advisory board overturns ban on bare breasts
Meta’s Oversight Board says the platform’s adult nudity rules should be overhauled to be less confusing and more inclusive.
Why did an author fake their suicide on Facebook?
Susan Meachen's account posted news of her passing in 2020. This week, she rose from the dead.
Meta fined €390m in EU privacy case
Facebook and Instagram owner Meta has been fined €390m for privacy law breaches in the EU. It plans to appeal. Two cases were brought against it after the introduction of the EU's GDPR laws.
Ireland fines Meta €390 million in latest privacy crackdown
The watchdog fined Meta €210 million for violations of the European Union's strict data privacy rules involving Facebook and an additional €180 million for breaches involving Instagram.
Meta set to make decision on Trump’s return to Facebook - FT reports
The development comes after Elon Musk, Twitter's new owner, revoked a permanent ban on Trump in November last year on the social media platform after polling users.