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One of Germany’s toughest data regulators is seeking an administrative order that would stop Facebook Inc from collecting user data from its WhatsApp unit.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has fixed a technical issue that caused a global outage of its services after more than a million people reported problems with its photo-sharing app Instagram.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it was slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for what it described as a failure to remove banned content, threatening to block the U.S. platform outright if it did not comply with its deletion demands.
Facebook Inc’s brief but tempestuous standoff with the Australian government over a world-first pay-for-news law is only the start of a string of regulatory battles that the world’s biggest social network faces in 2021.
The UK’s top data-protection regulator told lawmakers that millions of people have stopped using WhatsApp in favor of alternative messaging services such as Telegram and Signal.
Iranian users of the Signal messaging service said on Jan 25 they have lost access to the app on their mobile devices.
Online supporters of US President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence.
Hong Kong privacy watchdog urges WhatsApp to pump brakes on policy changes, offer alternatives for users
WhatsApp has informed its more than two billion users that they will need to agree to a new policy allowing it to share data with its parent company, Facebook. The move has prompted concerns about how the data might be used, but WhatsApp maintains the information collected will not include the content of messages.