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 […]

Social network breaks relations in India

      Legal experts in Bangalore say divorce cases involving social networking sites and smartphones are on the rise. Emails and SMSes are being used to file for divorce. Veena, a housewife, and Rajesh, an IT engineer, were happily married. But Rajesh grew suspicious when she started using her phone surreptitiously in the kitchen, […]

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 […]

Explain why Facebook girls were arrested: SC to Maharashtra

earing a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to scrap Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Central government as well as four states, including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Puducherry and Delhi. The SC was hearing the PIL filed by Shreya Singhal, a student, after people were […]

Govt’s ‘Facebook status’: Sec 66A modified

On a day when the Supreme Court voiced its concern over recent incidents of people being arrested for posting alleged offensive messages on websites, the government on Thursday decided to modify rules under the controversial section 66A. The government’s decision comes hours after the apex court accepted a PIL seeking amendment to the Information Technology […]