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WhatsApp fined a record $266 million by Ireland over privacy breaches

Facebook’s WhatsApp was fined a record 225 million euro ($266 million) by the Irish data protection regulator on Thursday after the EU privacy watchdog pressured Ireland to raise the penalty for the company’s privacy breaches. WhatsApp said the fine was “entirely disproportionate” and that it would appeal. Still, the Irish fine is significantly less than the record $886.6… …

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FTC interviewed Zuckerberg in 2012 making Facebook suit hard: sources

The Federal Trade Commission secretly interviewed Mark Zuckerberg while probing Facebook’s 2012 acquisition of Instagram — grilling the tech tycoon over the social network’s motives in the controversial deal, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told The Post. Facebook’s chief executive had agreed voluntarily to speak with the feds in the 2012 interview, which hasn’t… …

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