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# meta - Thursday 15 September, 2022

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 6,039 Views 5 Comments

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

# meta - Monday 5 September, 2022

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 29,335 Views 8 Comments

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

# meta - Saturday 27 August, 2022

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 12,282 Views 2 Comments

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

# meta - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

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 27,007 Views 0 Comments

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

# meta - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

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 8,904 Views 2 Comments

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

# meta - Sunday 12 June, 2022

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 10,074 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.

# meta - Thursday 9 June, 2022

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 12,761 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.

# meta - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

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.

# meta - Saturday 30 April, 2022

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 8,575 Views 17 Comments

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

# meta - Thursday 31 March, 2022

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 13,862 Views 5 Comments

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

# meta - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

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 10,762 Views 4 Comments

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

# meta - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

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

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook

Mar 15th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,394 Views 6 Comments

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

# meta - Friday 25 February, 2022

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 25,450 Views 7 Comments

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

# meta - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

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 24,657 Views 24 Comments

Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.

# meta - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

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 12,915 Views 3 Comments

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

# meta - Monday 7 February, 2022

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 11,267 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 - Thursday 16 December, 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 13,657 Views 5 Comments

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

# meta - Monday 13 December, 2021

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 41,904 Views 0 Comments

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

# meta - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

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 18,745 Views 2 Comments

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

# meta - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,409 Views 13 Comments

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

# meta - Friday 29 October, 2021

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

Explainer: Why has Facebook changed its company name?

Oct 29th 2021, 1:25 PM 29,117 Views 23 Comments

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

# meta - Thursday 28 October, 2021

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 37,788 Views 38 Comments

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

# meta - Saturday 16 May, 2015

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 5,503 Views 3 Comments

Much banter ensued.

# meta - Saturday 28 March, 2015

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 9,757 Views 7 Comments

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

# meta - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

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 2,580 Views 1 Comment

Puts all other covers to shame.

# meta - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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 4,871 Views 2 Comments

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

# meta - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

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 1,494 Views 1 Comment

SPOILER: One Direction are really popular.

# meta - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

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.

# meta - Monday 31 October, 2011

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

WATCH: Tim Tebow get sacked, tebowed

Oct 31st 2011, 2:06 PM 628 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.