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Amazon fined

Amazon fined a record $887 million over data privacy violations

July 30th, 2021

In a regulatory filing on Friday, Amazon revealed that Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has hit the company with a record $746 million euro fine ($887 million). If it stands, it will be the largest penalty ever handed out due to Europe’s data protection rules. Bloomberg reports CNPD issued its decision on July …

Netflix Bandersnatch Choices

Netflix logged all of the choices you made while watching ‘Bandersnatch’

February 13th, 2019

Netflix late last year launched a brand new type of content — a choose-your-own-adventure film that let you make various choices while watching the movie, which would alter its course. If you’ve seen Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, then you know what the film has to offer, and you’ve probably experienced various endings . It’s not the greatest …

Google GDPR fine

Google hit with $57 million GDPR fine, the first for a US tech company

January 21st, 2019

Google has kicked off 2019 by getting hit with yet another multimillion-dollar fine from a European regulator. Stemming from an investigation that began in May — the day after Europe’s strict new data privacy rules known as GDPR went into effect — France’s data protection authority has announced a $57 million fine against Google in …

Instagram Photos Download

You can finally download all your Instagram photos at once

April 25th, 2018

One of the features users have been clamoring for from Instagram is finally available, albeit only in the web version of the app for the time being. You can now download and save all your data at once, which includes all your photos if you so desire. That’s a lot better than saving them one …

Facebook WhatsApp User Data

WhatsApp reaches deal with UK regulator over Facebook data sharing

March 14th, 2018

Remember how WhatsApp vowed that it will never share user data with Facebook when Mark Zuckerberg and Co. announced the multi-billion dollar purchase of the popular chat app a few years ago? Or how Facebook told regulators that it wouldn’t be possible to link WhatsApp and Facebook account? Or how Facebook then said that it’ll …