WhatsApp stands by status displays despite privacy backlash

(Apr 22, 2021) Vice reports WhatsApp is resisting calls to remove a feature showing when a user is online and using the application. An administrator for one of several com... Read More

Documents highlight Facebook's plans to address future data-scraping incidents

(Apr 20, 2021) Internal documents reveal how Facebook plans to address future data-scraping incidents after the data of more than 533 million users was Read More

Brazilian authorities urged to address WhatsApp

(Apr 19, 2021) The Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, called on government agencies, including Brazil's data protect... Read More

Facebook breach draws EU 'mass action' lawsuit

(Apr 16, 2021) Digital Rights Ireland filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over alleged EU General Data Protection Regulation violations stemming from its Read More

Advocacy groups ask Facebook to cancel children's version of Instagram

(Apr 15, 2021) A coalition of more than 90 advocacy groups asked Facebook to cancel its plans to launch a children's version of Instagram, MediaPost reports. The groups arg... Read More

Twitter user pushes lawsuit over phone number use for ad targeting

(Apr 14, 2021) A Washington state woman is looking to move forward with a lawsuit accusing Twitter of using phone numbers for advertising targeting in violation of Read More

Irish DPC opens investigation into Facebook data leak

(Apr 14, 2021) Ireland's Data Protection Commission announced it launched an investigation into Facebook's data leak to determine whether the technology company viol... Read More

Hamburg commissioner opens proceedings against Facebook; court reduces GDPR fine against hospital

(Apr 13, 2021) Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Germany Read More

Researchers claim Facebook had years to fix vulnerability that led to 500M user data leak

(Apr 12, 2021) Researchers claim Facebook knew for years about vulnerabilities to its "contact import" feature at the center of its data leak that Read More

Clubhouse CEO calls data breach reports 'false'

(Apr 12, 2021) Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison said the social media application has not been hacked, The Verge reports. CyberNews initially Read More