Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking US $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt the settlement, which requires court approval, even as […]

Manipur man entered Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ by detecting a WhatsApp bug

Manipur man entered Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ by detecting a WhatsApp bug

“During a voice call through WhatsApp, the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a video call without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver,” Sougaijam told PTI. Facebook has honoured a Manipuri […]

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani military’s public relations arm, the social media group announced on Monday. Facebook said it removed pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that spread information about Pakistani politics and political leaders, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]