Meta’s VR Oculus Business Said to Be Probed by US States

Multiple states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the US Federal Trade Commission was also involved in the antitrust investigation. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment. […]

Google, Facebook CEOs Colluded in Online Advertisement Sales, Lawsuit Alleges

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges. The original, redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive conduct” […]

Facebook faces £2.3 billion lawsuit in the UK over exploiting personal data

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, is facing a lawsuit in the UK worth over £2.3 billion (approx. $3.2 billion), following allegations of abusing its market position to gather and exploit the personal data of 44 million people. Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, а senior adviser with Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is filling the case on […]

Facebook Faces GBP 2.3-Billion UK Class Action Over Market Dominance

Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, faces a GBP 2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 23,420 crore)-plus class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog and a competition law academic, said she was […]

Meta Is Roping In AR Engineers From Apple, Microsoft: Report

Mark Zuckerberg in November last year rebranded Facebook under a new name, Meta, depicted by a loopy infinity logo. As suggested by the new moniker, the social networking mammoth is gearing up to work on metaverse projects. In order to strengthen its team with the best minds, Meta is reportedly roping in tech workers from […]

Meta Mandates Booster Shots for Returning Workers, Delays Office Reopening

Facebook parent Meta Platforms has delayed its US office reopening date and mandated COVID-19 booster shots for employees returning to office, joining the growing list of companies revamping reopening plans as Omicron surges. For employees who opt to work from office, the reopening date has been delayed to March 28 from the earlier plan of […]

Facebook Parent Meta’s Head of Communications John Pinette Leaves Company

The head of communications at Facebook parent Meta Platforms, John Pinette, is leaving the company, the social media company said late on Friday. Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will cover the role on an interim basis, a Meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Reuters. “John Pinette has left Meta. We are […]

Google and Facebook fined in France for cookie breaches

The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) slapped Alphabet’s Google with a €150 million fine, and Meta’s Facebook with €60 million. The reason is both companies made it difficult for users to refuse online cookies. Accepting cookies is done with a single click, and rejecting should be as easy, said Karin Kiefer, Head […]

Facebook, Google Face EUR 150-Million French Fine for Cookie Breaches

France’s data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Thursday it had fined Alphabet’s Google a record EUR 150 million (roughly Rs. 1,265 crore) for making it difficult for Internet users to refuse online trackers known as cookies. Meta Platforms’ Facebook was also fined EUR 60 million (roughly Rs. 505 crore) for the same reason, the CNIL […]

Twitter Convenes a Team to Prepare for US Capitol Riot Anniversary

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol, Twitter convened a team to prepare the social networking site to address any harmful content associated with the event, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. Social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook were accused of enabling extremists to organise the siege on January 6, 2021, […]

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