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Meta Fined $277 Million for Failing to Prevent Data Scraping

Ireland is once again slapping Meta with a hefty fine, this time to the tune of $277 million for failing to protect user data from scraping.

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Twitter Exec Fights Back, Gets Court Injunction Against Being Fired

At least one Twitter exec isn’t accepting Musk’s ultimatum to commit to an “extremely hardcore” environment or quit, not without a fight.

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Twitter’s Death Spiral? Employees Flee Over Musk’s Ultimatum.

Twitter is in trouble as employees are leaving en masse in response to Elon Musk’s ultimatum that they commit to a “hardcore” environment.

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Senators Want the FTC to Investigate Twitter’s Security and Take Action

US senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Twitter’s security in the wake of mass layoffs.

Twitter May Roll Out End-to-End Encryption for Direct Messages

Twitter is the latest platform interested in end-to-end encryption (E2EE), reportedly looking to roll it out for Direct Messages.

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Twitter Reportedly Letting Contract Workers Go

Twitter’s personnel cuts continue, with the company reportedly letting contractor workers go over the weekend.

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Elon Musk Says a Twitter Bankruptcy Is on the Table

Elon Musk has dropped a bombshell on employees, saying a Twitter bankruptcy was not out of the question.

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Meta’s Image Tarnished With Employees Angry Over Layoffs

Meta’s image as a coveted place to work has taken a major hit, with employees disillusioned and angry over this week’s layoffs.

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Meta Axes 11,000 Employees, the Biggest Tech Layoff in 2022

Meta has followed through on reported layoff plans, axing 11,000 employees and earning the distinction of conducting the biggest tech layoff in 2022.

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Twitter Loses Oreo Maker Over an Increase in Hate Speech

Twitter continues to lose advertisers in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, the latest being Mondelez International, the makers of Oreo cookies.

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LinkedIn Prevails Against hiQ in Website Scraping Lawsuit

LinkedIn has won its lawsuit against hiQ over the latter’s practice of scraping data from LinkedIn’s website against the company’s User Agreement.

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Elon Musk Plans to Suspend Impersonating Accounts on Twitter

Elon Musk says Twitter accounts that impersonate others will be permanently suspended unless they are clearly marked as parody accounts.

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Vietnam Cracks Down on ‘False’ Social Media Content

Vietnam is cracking down on “false” social media content, giving platforms 24 hours to remove such content.

Twitter Layoffs to Begin

Twitter has notified employees that layoffs will soon begin, with notifications being sent via email.

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Twitter Users Fleeing the Platform Following Musk’s Buyout

Twitter has a retention problem, with more than one million users leaving the platform.

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Mastodon Experiences Massive Growth After Musk/Twitter Deal

Decentralized, open source social network Mastodon has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition.

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Twitter Blue Checkmark Available to All…for $8 a Month

Elon Musk has made a decision on who can have a blue checkmark, ruling that anyone can for $8 per month.

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FCC Commissioner Renews Calls for TikTok Ban

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr has renewed calls for a ban on TikTok over data privacy concerns.

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No More Ad-Free Articles for Twitter Blue Users

Twitter has notified publishers that there will be no more ad-free articles for Twitter Blue users.

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Instagram Down for Millions

Instagram appears to be experiencing major problems Monday, with users reporting being locked out and having their accounts suspended.