Facebook got hit with the maximum possible fine in the UK after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that harvested user data without their consent. This is the first financial penalty for Facebook since the breach was first revealed. The fine is expected to amount to somewhere around 500,000 pounds or about $660,000
California Governor Jerry Brown signed on Thursday a new data privacy legislation that’s designed to give consumers more control over how companies collect their personal data. The data privacy bill was opposed by major Silicon Valley companies including Google.
Amazon decided last year to launch a program called Pivot. The program was designed to help employees get back on track in line with Amazon’s standards. But 18 months after the program was first implemented, it’s attracting the dissent of employees at the company.
Facebook is introducing a new feature that will allow users to file a complaint against bad business advertising on the platform. If a company gets too many complaints from users, Facebook will consider banning it from using the social media platform to advertise its products.