Photo by ALTEREDSNAPS on Pexels.com The owner of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook has been slapped with a record fine of €1.2bn (£1.04bn) by the Irish data protection regulator. It's the biggest fine ever levied for breach of the general data protection regulations (GDPR) which require the data holder's permission before using their personal information. Meta … Continue reading Meta hit with record £1bn fine for breach of EU data regulations
Russia takes down Instagram in latest social media crackdown
Photo by Omkar Patyane on Pexels.com Russian regulators said Friday that the country's internet users will be blocked from accessing Instagram, saying it's being used to call for violence against Russian soldiers. In Moscow's latest move to restrict access to foreign social media platforms, communications and media regulator Roskomnadzor said in a statement that it's … Continue reading Russia takes down Instagram in latest social media crackdown
What EU leaders think about Meta blocking Facebook and Instagram in Europe
Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe, parent company Meta has said. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The issue comes down to European data regulations that prevent Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, from transferring, storing and processing Europeans’ data on US-based servers. European leaders, however, have embraced Meta's warning. “After I … Continue reading What EU leaders think about Meta blocking Facebook and Instagram in Europe
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