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Facebook business accounts hijacked by infostealer malware campaign
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Security

Facebook business accounts hijacked by infostealer malware campaign

Threat actors are using LinkedIn phishing to seize business, ad accounts for financial gain
26 Jul 2022
Meta begins encrypting Facebook URLs, nullifying tracking countermeasures
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privacy

Meta begins encrypting Facebook URLs, nullifying tracking countermeasures

The move has made URL stripping impossible but will improve analytics
19 Jul 2022
EU inches closer to blocking Meta from sending personal data to US
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Policy & legislation

EU inches closer to blocking Meta from sending personal data to US

The decision still needs to be approved by other European data regulators, but could see the shut down of Instagram and Facebook on the continent
8 Jul 2022
Meta hit with €17 million fine over multiple GDPR breaches
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Meta hit with €17 million fine over multiple GDPR breaches

The social media giant set aside over €1 billion in November to help it cope with potential fines arising from data protection investigations
16 Mar 2022
Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022
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Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022

The company's CFO suggests Google "faces a different set of restrictions" because it pays Apple to remain the default iOS search engine
3 Feb 2022
Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies
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Policy & legislation

Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies

Data regulator CNIL gives companies three months to provide a system for refusing cookies that is as easy as single click consent
6 Jan 2022
Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users
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Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users

Journalists and activists must adopt extra protective measure under new rule
3 Dec 2021
Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023
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Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023

The company wants to 'take its time' to implement the technology in a way that both protects privacy and prevents exposure to online harms
22 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
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Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
19 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?

We take a look at the multiple anti-monopoly bills being aimed a Silicon Valley giants
19 Nov 2021
Microsoft and Meta announce integration deal between Teams and Workplace
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Microsoft and Meta announce integration deal between Teams and Workplace

Features from both business collaboration platforms will be available to users without having to switch apps
11 Nov 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft pitches 'metaverse', Graff's celebrity data leak, Meta facial recognition
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft pitches 'metaverse', Graff's celebrity data leak, Meta facial recognitionvideo
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IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft pitches 'metaverse', Graff's celebrity data leak, Meta facial recognition

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
5 Nov 2021
Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system
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Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system

The move will see more than a billion facial templates removed from Facebook's records amid a push for more private applications of the technology
3 Nov 2021
'Changing name to Meat': Industry reacts to Facebook's Meta rebrand
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Business strategy

'Changing name to Meat': Industry reacts to Facebook's Meta rebrand

The rebrand attempts to provide a clearer distinction between Facebook and its umbrella company
29 Oct 2021
UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower
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Policy & legislation

UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower

Frances Haugen told members of the Online Safety Bill committee that the social network "is closing the door on us being able to act”
26 Oct 2021
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schoolsvideo
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IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
22 Oct 2021
Facebook's Oversight Board demands more transparency
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social media

Facebook's Oversight Board demands more transparency

Board bashed the social media giant for its preferential treatment of certain high-profile accounts
21 Oct 2021
Facebook claims AI managed to reduce hate speech by 50%
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social media

Facebook claims AI managed to reduce hate speech by 50%

The social media platform has hit back at claims the tech it uses to fight hate speech is inadequate
18 Oct 2021
Facebook to hire 10,000 workers across the EU
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Facebook to hire 10,000 workers across the EU

The high-skilled jobs drive is a “vote of confidence” in the European tech industry
18 Oct 2021
The worst hacks of all time
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The worst hacks of all time

Yahoo, LinkedIn, Facebook, here is a quick guide to some of the biggest data breaches in history
30 Sep 2021
Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids
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social media

Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids

The social media giant has halted work on child-focused app days before testifying before Congress
27 Sep 2021
Andrew Bosworth to replace Mike Schroepfer as Facebook CTO
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Careers & training

Andrew Bosworth to replace Mike Schroepfer as Facebook CTO

Zuckerberg calls move "foundational" as it seeks to broaden hardware efforts and build its 'metaverse'
23 Sep 2021
Four traits of leaders at connected companies
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Whitepaper

Four traits of leaders at connected companies

Creating more meaningful work experiences for employees
8 Sep 2021