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The Facebook-owned company’s Irish subsidiary increased provisions for liabilities to €246.2 million last year, up from €77.5 million in 2019, as it awaited a decision by the commission

WhatsApp expected a heavier fine from the Irish Data Protection Commission than it received following a recent investigation, newly filed documents sh(...)

Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Twitter all have their European headquarters in Dublin, making Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) the lead EU regulator responsible for holding them to the law. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is failing to apply the EU’s privacy laws to US tech giants, with 98 per cent of 164 significant complaints about privacy abuses still unresol(...)

There are currently more than 2 billion WhatsApp users globally and 100 billion messages are sent each day via the platform.

The Irish arm of messaging platform WhatsApp recorded an €11.2 million loss last year after setting aside €77.5 million to cover possible fees linked (...)

US President Donald Trump has signed a pair of executive orders prohibiting US residents from doing any business with TikTok, WeChat or the apps’ Chin(...)

WhatsApp has more than two billion users worldwide

Facebook’s WhatsApp tightened message forwarding limits on Tuesday, restricting users to sharing forwarded content one chat at a time after a jump in(...)

Medical specialists attend to patients with respiratory diseases at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases located in Mexico City. Photograph: Jose Mendez/EPA

Rumour, like fake news, is contagious. And the bigger the lie, the faster and the further it spreads. Not least on the social media platforms whose ro(...)

Despite warnings, misinformation and fake news continues to circulate widely on social media messaging apps such as WhatsApp in particular. File Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Zero eight-hundred-hours (8am) came and went, as did 11am, and despite speculation whipped up by bogus messages shared widely on social media over the(...)

TikTok, seen here as one of the social media apps on a smartphone, has amassed 90,000 daily Irish users aged 15-plus, says Ipsos MRBI. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

TikTok is used daily by more than 90,000 Irish people over the age of 15, according to a new study by Ipsos MRBI. The research firm found that some 6(...)

Facebook blamed WhatsApp’s flaws on “limitations that can’t be solved due to their structure and architecture”, Oded Vanunu of Check Point said. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

Cybersecurity experts who found a way to hack WhatsApp and manipulate chat messages said this week that Facebook has failed to address the flaws, a ye(...)

‘Worse still, once installed on your device, any sign of the attack disappears.’ Photograph: Getty

In most spheres, the standard mantra is that one must first walk before attempting to run. Why then, when it comes to technology, is everyone so keen (...)

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