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# meta - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Data watchdog fines Meta €265 million over GDPR breaches
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data watchdog fines Meta €265 million over GDPR breaches

Updated Nov 28th 2022, 3:59 PM 15,473 Views 12 Comments

An inquiry by the DPC that was ongoing since April 2021 found infringements of two GDPR articles.

# meta - Last month November 2022

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit
# Didier Reynders
# Didier Reynders

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit

Nov 24th 2022, 10:44 AM 3,535 Views 0 Comments

The Commissioner will also meet with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?

Nov 11th 2022, 5:00 PM 6,099 Views 1 Comment

Listen in to hear Elaine Burke, editor of Silicon Republic, explain to Sinéad O’Carroll.

'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland
# Meta Misstep
# Meta Misstep

'I got this wrong': Meta's layoffs and what they mean for Ireland

Nov 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 33,448 Views 5 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg said things ‘did not play out’ as expected, but Meta has committed to long-term plans in Ireland.

Facebook owner Meta to lay off 13% of its workforce, resulting in 11,000 job losses
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Facebook owner Meta to lay off 13% of its workforce, resulting in 11,000 job losses

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 11:57 AM 78,933 Views 70 Comments

Up to 400 people based here could lose their jobs as part of the global cuts.

Government 'will be there to help' as Irish job losses at Meta expected to begin this morning
# Facebook Status
# Facebook Status

Government 'will be there to help' as Irish job losses at Meta expected to begin this morning

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 7:48 AM 38,994 Views 22 Comments

The Tánaiste says he is ‘confident’ Meta ‘will honour all their legal obligations in relation to redundancy information and consultation’.

Government to consult tech giants over Irish job losses, Taoiseach says
# Jobs In Tech
# Jobs In Tech

Government to consult tech giants over Irish job losses, Taoiseach says

Updated Nov 7th 2022, 8:26 PM 63,319 Views 60 Comments

It comes as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar met with senior officials from the IDA today for briefings on the tech sector.

# meta - This year 2022

Instagram investigating issue as 'thousands' told their accounts have been suspended
# Insta Bug
# Insta Bug

Instagram investigating issue as 'thousands' told their accounts have been suspended

Oct 31st 2022, 3:09 PM 19,093 Views 6 Comments

The social media giant has confirmed it is working to fix the unusual issue.

WhatsApp comes back online after global service outage
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

WhatsApp comes back online after global service outage

Updated Oct 25th 2022, 12:55 PM 44,161 Views 38 Comments

Many people took to social media this morning to complain that they were unable to send or receive messages on the platform.

Instagram launches High Court appeal against record €405 million fine
# Instagram
# Instagram

Instagram launches High Court appeal against record €405 million fine

Sep 30th 2022, 1:30 PM 8,422 Views 4 Comments

The fine was issued following an investigation into the way Instagram handled teenagers’ personal data.

DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine
# Instagram
# Instagram

DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine

Sep 15th 2022, 10:48 AM 6,065 Views 5 Comments

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said the long-running criticisms are ‘becoming old news’.

Instagram hit by record €405 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# Facebook Ireland
# Facebook Ireland

Instagram hit by record €405 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 5th 2022, 4:50 PM 29,461 Views 8 Comments

This is the biggest fine ever handed out by the Data Protection Commissioner.

Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
# Facebook
# Facebook

Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal

Aug 27th 2022, 7:18 PM 12,302 Views 2 Comments

The case alleged that Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of users to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.

Nora Quoirin’s parents settle lawsuit against Facebook but vow to continue 'quest for truth'
# High Court
# High Court

Nora Quoirin’s parents settle lawsuit against Facebook but vow to continue 'quest for truth'

Jul 20th 2022, 10:55 AM 27,030 Views 0 Comments

A number of distressing posts relating to the search for Nora were posted on Facebook.

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account
# Watchful Eye
# Watchful Eye

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account

Jun 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 8,933 Views 2 Comments

Parents can now send invitations to their teens to initiate supervision tools.

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France

Jun 12th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,087 Views 3 Comments

The school’s goal in its first year will be to train for free around 100 students as specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.

Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg
# Facebook
# Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg

Jun 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 12,765 Views 5 Comments

Succession at the tech giant has been in the headlines recently – but Zuckerberg has shown no sign of giving up the reins.

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

May 24th 2022, 7:27 AM 4,408 Views 1 Comment

The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information.

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
# The Good Fight
# The Good Fight

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?

Apr 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 8,635 Views 17 Comments

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement
# Imposters
# Imposters

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement

Mar 31st 2022, 8:45 AM 13,872 Views 5 Comments

The hackers falsified “emergency data requests” to obtain the information.

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says

Mar 30th 2022, 7:31 PM 10,777 Views 4 Comments

The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook
# Meta
# Meta

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook

Mar 15th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,411 Views 7 Comments

The fine follows a DPC inquiry into 12 data breach notifications received between June and December 2018.

Miriam O'Callaghan receives unreserved apology from Facebook over false and misleading ads
# Meta
# Meta

Miriam O'Callaghan receives unreserved apology from Facebook over false and misleading ads

Feb 25th 2022, 12:43 PM 25,475 Views 7 Comments

The RTÉ presenter says she is happy and relieved that the stressful matter had been resolved after five years.

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal
# Meta
# Meta

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 24,690 Views 24 Comments

Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit

Feb 15th 2022, 9:45 PM 12,925 Views 3 Comments

The suit alleged the social network violated privacy guidelines by tracking users online even after they logged off the site.

A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?
# The New Digital Age
# The New Digital Age

A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 AM 11,313 Views 7 Comments

Things are changing, and fast. Are Ireland and the EU ready? The Good Information Project is looking into this new digital age.

# meta - Last year 2021

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy
# Banned
# Banned

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy

Dec 16th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,673 Views 5 Comments

The company began alerting some 50,000 people likely targeted by the firms accused of spying on activists, dissidents and journalists.

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation
# Covid Misinformation
# Covid Misinformation

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation

Dec 13th 2021, 2:19 PM 41,944 Views 0 Comments

Cahill has made a number of false or misleading claims about the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic.

FactFind: Who's behind Instagram stickers promising to plant trees in return for pet photos?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Who's behind Instagram stickers promising to plant trees in return for pet photos?

Nov 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 18,819 Views 1 Comment

Instagram feeds have been flooded with the stickers – but it seems unlikely that many trees will actually be planted as a result.

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,413 Views 13 Comments

The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?
# Meta
# Meta

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?

Oct 29th 2021, 1:25 PM 29,148 Views 23 Comments

Facebook has revealed a new company name and brand, Meta.

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta
# Face Mask
# Face Mask

Facebook is changing the company name to Meta

Oct 28th 2021, 7:42 PM 37,798 Views 38 Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote address during a virtual event.

# meta - All time

The real Roddy Collins confronted the fake one after Waterford's victory last night
# Meta
From The42
# Meta

The real Roddy Collins confronted the fake one after Waterford's victory last night

May 16th 2015, 1:34 PM 5,508 Views 3 Comments

Much banter ensued.

Roy Keane went to see 'I, Keano' last night (seriously)
# Meta
From The42
# Meta

Roy Keane went to see 'I, Keano' last night (seriously)

Mar 28th 2015, 6:00 AM 9,770 Views 7 Comments

The assistant boss was joined by members of the Ireland squad for an evening at the theatre.

A guy covered 99 Red Balloons using only red balloons and it was amazing
# Meta
From The Daily Edge
# Meta

A guy covered 99 Red Balloons using only red balloons and it was amazing

Sep 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 2,582 Views 1 Comment

Puts all other covers to shame.

Teenager poses for greatest, most meta mugshot ever
# Mugshot
From The Daily Edge
# Mugshot

Teenager poses for greatest, most meta mugshot ever

Aug 19th 2014, 12:34 PM 4,874 Views 2 Comments

He wore a t-shirt with his previous mugshot printed on it.

Website tracks the day's most popular gifs
# World Wide Web
From The Daily Edge
# World Wide Web

Website tracks the day's most popular gifs

Aug 28th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,497 Views 1 Comment

SPOILER: One Direction are really popular.

Minister Holding Portrait of Himself of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Minister Holding Portrait of Himself of the Day

Sep 26th 2012, 9:00 PM 8,263 Views 37 Comments

No comment.

WATCH: Tim Tebow get sacked, tebowed
# Meta
From The42
# Meta

WATCH: Tim Tebow get sacked, tebowed

Oct 31st 2011, 2:06 PM 630 Views 2 Comments

The Detroit Lions’ Stephen Tulloch took tebowing to the next level last night by flattening, then striking a pose over the man himself.