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German regulator acts to halt 'illegal' WhatsApp data collection

German regulator acts to halt 'illegal' WhatsApp data collection

  • "We have reason to believe that the data sharing policy between WhatsApp and Facebook is being impermissibly enforced due to the lack of voluntary and informed consent," said Hamburg's data protection officer Johannes Caspar.
  • "To be clear, by accepting WhatsApp's updated terms of service, users are not agreeing to any expansion in our ability to share data with Facebook, and the update does not impact the privacy of their messages with friends or family."
Published 13 Apr, 2021 07:10pm
On social media rules
BR Research

On social media rules

The fate of the government’s social media regulations hangs in the balance. The second version of the rules –...
Published 02 Apr, 2021 07:35am
UK refers Facebook acquisition of Giphy for in-depth probe
World

UK refers Facebook acquisition of Giphy for in-depth probe

  • The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last week gave Facebook and Giphy five working days to offer proposals to address its concerns over their merger deal.
  • "We will continue to fully cooperate with the CMA's investigation," a Facebook spokesman said in an emailed statement.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 07:50pm
Facebook's chief revenue officer to leave later this year
Technology

Facebook's chief revenue officer to leave later this year

  • "I am immensely proud of all that we have accomplished over the past eleven years, and am optimistic about the path the company is on," he wrote in the post.
  • Fischer oversees Facebook's advertising business and manages its sales and marketing teams worldwide.
Updated 30 Mar, 2021 08:21pm
UK gives Facebook, Giphy five days to address competition concerns
World

UK gives Facebook, Giphy five days to address competition concerns

  • The UK's Competition and Markets Authority began an initial investigation in January at a time when the US-based social media network firm was under global regulatory scrutiny over antitrust concerns.
  • The company had said that Giphy's integrations with other social platforms like Twitter Snapchat and ByteDance's TikTok would not change.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 05:38pm
Donald Trump plans social media comeback, according to adviser
World

Donald Trump plans social media comeback, according to adviser

  • Former President of the United States, Donald Trump is expected to return to social media "with his own platform", according to an advisor.
  • Trump was unceremoniously suspended from Twitter and Facebook after January's deadly riots in Washington DC and the Capitol incursion.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 04:26pm
Social networks tuning into talk
Technology

Social networks tuning into talk

  • Since its launch nearly a year ago, Clubhouse has been letting users host talks on topics of their choosing in virtual "rooms" that other members of the service are free to enter.
Published 19 Mar, 2021 09:37am