Did Facebook lie about Whatsapp takeover?

The European Commission is investigating whether Facebook gave misleading information about its takeover of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The EU’s executive body on Tuesday gave Facebook until Jan. 31 to answer a “statement of objections” about merger information the social media giant gave the Commission two years ago. The Commission, the EU’s merger and anti-trust […]


Russia blocks LinkedIn over data protection violations

Russia is taking steps to ban LinkedIn, accusing it of violating data protection rights. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s internet watchdog, has asked internet service providers to block the U.S. professional social network, according to a statement posted on its website. The watchdog said it was carrying out a court decision aimed at protecting Russian users’ personal data. […]