Meta's $1.3B Fine

Meta’s $1.3 Billion Fine, AI Hoax Hysteria, Montana’s TikTok Ban

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In this episode, we discuss Meta’s record-breaking $1.3 billion fine by the EU for unlawfully transferring user data, shedding light on the increasing risks faced by tech companies in violating privacy rules.

Highly realistic images of a Pentagon explosion went viral on Twitter, causing a stock market dip. We discuss the risks associated with Twitter’s verification system and the issue of AI and deepfaked images.

Montana makes headlines as the first US state to ban TikTok. We discuss the ban’s motives, the challenges of implementation, and the broader concerns about personal data protection and online freedom.

** Links mentioned on the show *

Meta Fined $1.3 Billion Over Data Transfers to U.S.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/meta-fined-1-3-billion-over-data-transfers-to-u-s-b53dbb04
https://twitter.com/wbm312/status/1660812083372654593

Pentagon explosion hoax goes viral after verified Twitter accounts push
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/pentagon-explosion-hoax-goes-viral-after-verified-twitter-accounts-push/

Montana’s TikTok ban: why has it happened and will it work?
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/may/18/montana-tiktok-ban-why-has-it-happened-will-it-work

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