Google hit with 150 million euro French fine for cookie breaches Business 

Google hit with 150 million euro French fine for cookie breaches

France’s data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Thursday it had fined Alphabet’s Google a record 150 million euros ($169 million) for making it difficult for internet users to refuse online trackers known as cookies. Meta Platforms’ Facebook was also fined 60 million euros for the same reason, the CNIL said. “The CNIL has found that the facebook.com, google.fr and youtube.com websites do not allow to refuse cookies as easily as it is to accept them”, the watchdog said in a statement, also citing Google’s video-streaming platform. The authority said the two companies had three months to…

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Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy from local firm in India Business 

Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy from local firm in India

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Facebook has signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm’s wind power project, the social media giant’s first such deal in the South Asian nation, the companies said on Thursday. The 32-megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on for supplying renewable power into India’s electrical grid, they said in a joint statement. CleanMax will own and operate the projects, while Facebook will buy the power off…

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Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy from local firm in India Business News 

Parliamentary panel summons Facebook, Twitter officials on January 21

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms. The schedule of meeting on the Lok Sabha website read: “Evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and to hear the views of the representatives of Facebook and Twitter on the subject safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space.” Earlier, the committee had summoned Facebook’s India…

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