EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim (page 2)

The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million ($122 million) for “providing incorrect or misleading information” about its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. In a press release published Thursday, the Commission said that the social media company misinformed European regulators when it said that it would be unable to link the profiles of users on WhatsApp and Facebook. In 2016, however, WhatsApp announced that it would begin sharing some user data, including phone numbers, with Facebook. In its decision, the Commission said that “the technical possibility of automatically matching Facebook and WhatsApp users' identities already existed in 2014, and that Facebook staff were aware of such a possibility.” “a proportionate and... Continue reading…

EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim

The social media giant is fined for providing "misleading" information during its takeover of WhatsApp.

Thu 18 May 17 from BBC Technology

Facebook cops $122M fine from EU over WhatsApp acquisiton - CNET

The social media giant provided misleading information during its 2014 merger with WhatsApp, the European Commission said.

Thu 18 May 17 from CNET

Facebook fined €110 million for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover

After months of deliberation, the European Commission has ruled that Facebook intentionally mislead officials over its ability to utilize data following its acquisition of WhatsApp ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Engadget

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over misleading WhatsApp data

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators on Thursday said they would fine Facebook 110 million euros ($122.4 million) for providing misleading information over its purchase of ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Reuters Technology

Facebook faces EU fine over misleading WhatsApp data: source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. social network Facebook is set to be penalized by EU antitrust regulators for allegedly providing misleading data related to its WhatsApp acquisition three years ago, ...

Wed 17 May 17 from Reuters Technology

EU Fines Facebook over Misleading Information

The European Union's competition watchdog has fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for providing misleading information over its buyout of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Voice of America

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