Meta fined €265m after personal details of millions of Facebook users leake

Following a data breach involving hundreds of millions of users’ personal details, Facebook parent company Meta has been assessed a €265 million fine by the Irish Data Protection Commission.  The DPC opened an investigation after hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ names, phone numbers, and email addresses were made public in an online hacking forum … Read more

Meta preparing to make major cuts to workforce

The company that runs Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Meta, is getting ready to massively reduce its workforce, making it the third major tech company in recent weeks to do so after Twitter and Stripe. Numerous thousands of employees are anticipated to be impacted by the cuts, according to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report. As … Read more

WhatsApp comes back online after service outage

Many users have reconnected to WhatsApp after a service outage knocked the popular messaging programme down for around two hours on Tuesday morning. The Meta-owned site has not officially verified the reason for the problem, but early on Tuesday, it informed users that it was trying to resolve it. While app users all across the … Read more

WhatsApp gets High Court permission to challenge €225 million fine in Ireland

WhatsApp will challenge an order by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) where the commission ordered to pay a fine of €225 million for data breach. The European arm of WhatsApp secured permission from a High Court to challenge the order by DPC in last August. DPC had accused WhatsApp of breaching European Union’s General Data … Read more