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  • Facebook ordered to pay US$5B fine over privacy violations

    Facebook will pay a record-breaking US$5 billion (A$7.1 billion) fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the social media company said on Wednesday.

    Written by Reuters26 July 19 09:46
  • Firm fined for Facebook, Twitter reviews

    The ACCC has succeeded in having a company fined over allegedly misleading and deceptive claims made in client comments on its Facebook and Twitter pages

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling11 Feb. 11 18:08
  • Pirate Bay founders threatened with fine if site stays open

    File-sharing site The Pirate Bay should be closed, and if it isn't, two of the founders will each have to pay a fine of 500,000 Swedish kronor (US$71,500), according to a verdict in the Stockholm District Court on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Oct. 09 08:25
  • ChoicePoint to pay $275,000 for second data breach

    Data broker ChoicePoint, the victim of a 2004 data breach affecting more than 160,000 U.S. residents, has agreed to strengthen its data security efforts and pay to compensate potential victims of identity theft for a second breach in 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross20 Oct. 09 09:28