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An artist’s impression of the site. Illustration: Gemeente Zeewolde Officials in the small Dutch town of Zeewolde will decide later today if Facebook parent company Meta can build a massive data centre on farmland within its boundaries. The plan involves building up to five huge sheds on a 166 hectare site in Flevoland – from […]

The UK’s data watchdog is seeking clarification from Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta about parental controls on its popular virtual reality headset, as campaigners warned that it could breach an online children’s safety code. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was planning “further discussions” with the Facebook and Instagram owner about its £300 Oculus Quest 2 device, […]

When Susan Schaap, 61, travels from her Dutch hometown of Zeewolde to the nearest city of Leylystad, the 30-minute drive takes her through vast tulip fields, interrupted only by wind turbines and sometimes sheep. But if Facebook parent company Meta’s plans are approved, her view would be replaced by the Netherlands’ largest ever data center. […]

A new Facebook data centre in a small Dutch town may soon be using two times more energy annually than the whole town put together. The social media giant, now known as Meta, has provoked criticism from environmental groups in the country amid fears the data centre could make the Netherlands miss its climate goals. […]

PARIS — French data regulator the CNIL is set to fine Google €150 million and Facebook €60 million for violating EU privacy rules. According to a document seen by POLITICO, the CNIL will fine Google’s United States and Irish operations €90 million and €60 million respectively, and Facebook’s Irish arm €60 million for failing to […]

Published on December 30, 2021 A planned expansion by one of Huntsville’s largest industries will bring about infrastructure improvements for North Huntsville and generate revenue for Huntsville City Schools. A recently approved project agreement will allow Facebook, now known as Meta, to expand its campus in the North Huntsville Industrial Park. The company operates two data […]

The outbreak of Covid-19 compelled people to get used to a digital life. Be it reading news or ordering food or buying items, people across ages had to learn doing things online. While the masses found comfort in transacting online from their homes, “cyber criminals took advantage of an opportunity to profit from our dependence […]

Earlier this year, it was reported that Facebook data of over half a billion users was scraped. Meta is now offering a bounty to stop such incidents. Meta has announced that it will reward folks who report the theft of Facebook user data that has been secretly scraped by bad actors. The company will also […]

A Zeewolde city council majority is in favor of allowing a new, extremely large data center for Facebook parent company Meta. The data center would become the largest in the Netherlands, and is considered controversial because of skepticism about its sustainability and the social benefit it would bring. Eleven of the nineteen councilors voted to […]

Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it’s expanding its bug bounty program to start rewarding valid reports of scraping vulnerabilities across its platforms as well as include reports of scraping data sets that are available online. “We know that automated activity designed to scrape people’s public and private data targets […]