Up to 87 million Facebook accounts had user data inappropriately accessed during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a weakness in the platform's API was used to harvest protected profile and activity information.
Malicious apps appear to be flying below the radar of Google and Apple security by not taking an approach of installing malware or keyloggers; instead they simply ask for Facebook login information as a condition of starting up the app.
The complaints of some small businesses are providing at least some validity to Facebook’s claims that Apple's privacy changes disproportionately hurt small businesses.
Facebook was served with a legal warrant and returned a set of messages in which mother and daughter discuss how to properly use abortion pills. The pair appear to have not enabled the optional message encryption.
Leaked document saw a Facebook engineer lament the international privacy regulations that the company is now subject to, describing them as a "tsunami." Facebook now faces some sort of user data compliance requirements in over 100 countries.
The secret "Jedi Blue" deal that is facing antitrust probes involves Facebook refraining from engaging in "header bidding," a practice that tends to take money out of Google's coffers.
Facebook’s new €17 million GDPR fine stems from a failure to demonstrate that adequate security measures were in place to prevent the data breaches in 2018.
Meta has issued statements indicating that a stoppage of EU-US data transfers would be "devastating" and could cause it to pull services from the region, even specifically naming Facebook and Instagram as products that could become inaccessible.
If the court approves the settlement, this long-running privacy lawsuit will finally be put to bed with $90 million (after the usual legal expenses) being parceled out to eligible users and Facebook forced to "sequester and delete" personal data.
Facebook is anticipating a loss of $10 billion to the Apple privacy changes in 2022, while Snapchat is in the midst of an overperforming Q1 that has seen the company's shares rally to increase 50% in value.