UK watchdog fines Facebook $644,000 over users’ data breach

UK watchdog fines Facebook $644,000 over users’ data breach

Britain’s Information Commissioner has slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds (USD 644,000) ‘the maximum possible’ for its behavior in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 to 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving app developers access to their information without informed consent. The fine […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launches free internet programme in India.

MUMBAI: Facebook has tied up with Reliance Communications to offer free access to subscribers of Anil Ambani-led firm to the social networking site as well as about three-dozen general information websites. With Facebook seeking to connect more people in the world’s second-biggest mobile market with internet, India will become the first country in Asia to […]

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Facebook goes down, users in shock without it.

THE world’s popular social networking site of Facebook went down tonight across the world, “Something went wrong” with Facebook leaving users unable to log in. Users hit Twitter to express their angst about Facebook being down, after they got this error message from Facebook. The outage hit its desktop website, smartphone and tablet apps. The […]

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Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook’s next 10-year plans.

Washington: Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg has prepared a blueprint of plans for his company to take it to even greater heights. In his 10-year plan he has outlined his vision for Facebook and he intends to do that by increasing the resources. According to reports and statistics, more than 1.23 billion humans are now active […]

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Facebook accused of scanning users’ private messages.

San Francisco: Social networking giant Facebook Inc has been sued for allegedly scouring through users’ private messages to provide data to marketers and advertisers, according to reports. Facebook users Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley filed the class-action suit in the Northern District Court of California. They accused Facebook of scanning private messages with URLs in […]

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Facebook adds Twitter-style hashtags for topics

San Francisco: Facebook added Twitter-style hashtags to help the more than one billion members of the social network tune into topics of interest. “To date, there has not been a simple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or what people are talking about,” Facebook product manager Greg Lindley said in a blog […]

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Facebook mobile phone `HTC first` likely to be unveiled today

Social networking giant Facebook is likely to launch a smartphone running on Google’s mobile operating system Android at an event on Thursday. Though the company has not really reveal anything about the launch, it has invited journalists for an event what it calls its “new home on Android”. To be launched in collaboration with HTC […]

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Techie things that are done in 60 seconds

                              60 seconds only ? The time limit seems very short in real life, but not when it is accounted for all the techie operations that are being done ONLINE in each passing moment. You take 20 deep breaths and tonnes […]

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