WhatsApp services restored after global outage, company says

WhatsApp services restored after global outage, company says

HONG KONG— Meta META 4.92% Platforms Inc.’s popular WhatsApp messaging service suffered a global outage on Tuesday, with some users saying they were unable to use it for more than an hour. “We know people were having trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today,” a WhatsApp spokeswoman said. “We have resolved the issue and apologize for … Read more

Turkey’s New Media Law Criticized by Free-Speech Advocates

Turkey’s New Media Law Criticized by Free-Speech Advocates

ISTANBUL—Turkey’s parliament passed a law criminalizing the spread of alleged disinformation and forcing social-media platforms such as WhatsApp to hand over users’ personal information, raising alarm among free-speech advocates. Turkish journalists and media watchdogs say the legislation, passed late Thursday, will have a chilling effect on speech in the run up to Turkey’s national election … Read more

Transparency for you, but not for the SEC

Transparency for you, but not for the SEC

Government hypocrisy was on full display recently when the Securities and Exchange Commission fined 16 Wall Street firms more than $1.1 billion for violating federal record-keeping requirements. The firms’ “employees routinely communicated about business matters using SMS applications on their personal devices,” but their employers failed to keep an official record of a “substantial majority … Read more

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Face Cloud-Services Examination in UK

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Face Cloud-Services Examination in UK

The UK Office for Communications is investigating Amazon’s market positions. AMZN -1.54% com Inc., Microsoft corp. MSFT 0.50% and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG 0.78% Google in the coming weeks as part of an investigation into the country’s cloud infrastructure services sector. The regulator said the three firms account for around 81% of revenue generated in the … Read more

Meta’s latest antitrust headache is in India

Meta’s latest antitrust headache is in India

India’s antitrust regulator is flexing its muscles. US Big Tech – which expects to make inroads into the world’s second largest internet market – should be worried. Last week, India’s antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), was given the go-ahead by the Delhi High Court to investigate WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy, which was … Read more

Banker nærmer sig 1 milliard dollars forlig over handlendes brug af forbudte meddelelsesapps

Banker nærmer sig 1 milliard dollars forlig over handlendes brug af forbudte meddelelsesapps

WASHINGTON—Mange af Wall Streets største banker nærmer sig aftaler om at betale så meget som 200 millioner dollars hver og indrømmer, at deres ansattes brug af personlige beskedapps såsom WhatsApp overtrådte lovmæssige krav, ifølge folk med kendskab til sagen. Securities and Exchange Commission og Commodity Futures Trading Commission planlægger at offentliggøre aftalerne med bankerne inden … Read more

Startups on social media are targeting Facebook. And Elon Musk.

Startups on social media are targeting Facebook.  And Elon Musk.

Elon Musk is not the only entrepreneur with great ideas on how to fix social media. An increasing number of startups are popping up to challenge the status quo. Many of them are rooted in the experience of their founders within the industry’s leading giant, Facebook parent company, now known as Meta platforms