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News ➡ The Meta Group – the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – has been fined €265 million. Sanction a été annoncée ce lundi by the Commission de Protection des Données (DPC), régulateur Irelandis chargé d’une enquête for the compte de la Commission européenne depuis la révélation en 2019 du piratage de données de plus de 530 millions d’utilisateurs du social network.
The investigation focused on the applications “Facebook Search, Facebook Messenger Contact Importer and Instagram Contact Importer (…) between May 25, 2018 and September 2019”, and attempted to determine whether Meta had in fact taken all possible measures to protect the data of its users, in compliance with European regulations. applicable.
In question: Hackers could have scraped or plundered data from Facebook profiles thanks to software that mimics the function that is used to easily find friends on the network. The latter has been used to steal contact lists of millions of users.
“Protecting people’s personal data is essential to the way our business operates,” a Meta spokesperson responded on Friday, according to AFP. That is why we have cooperated fully with the Data Protection Committee on this important matter. We’ve made changes to our systems.”
This historic fine was made possible by the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, which gives European regulators more leverage in the face of the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter. This same regulation also provides for fines of up to 4% of the global turnover of these groups in case of non-compliance with the rules.
top ➡ Like every year, Apple reveals a ranking of its favorite apps as well as those most downloaded from the Apple Store. In 2022, 16 apps won awards at the App Store Awards and social network BeReal was named iPhone App of the Year. With more than 50 million users, the tricolor platform offers a more “original” alternative to Instagram.
Here is the list of the 16 winners of the App Store Awards 2022:
- Application of the Year Winners
iPhone App of the Year: BeReal
iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5
Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10
Apple TV App of the Year: ViX
Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak
- Game of the Year winners
Best iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile
Best iPad Game of the Year: Moncage
Mac Game of the Year: Inscryption
Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wild Flowers
Game of the Year in China: League of Legends esports administrators
- Winners in the category “Cultural Impact”
Dot’s House, How We Feel, Inua, Locket Widget and Waterllama
Most downloaded apps on the App Store in 2022:
- Free apps
tik tok, youtube, The WhatsApp, Instagram google maps, The Google, Gmail, be realistic, Facebook finally CashApp.
- Paid applications
hot Pocket Procreate wondrous weeks, Shadow Rocket 75 hard automatic sleep tracking while you sleep, TouchRetouch, Failaka, SkyView and My Macros +