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German regulators tell Facebook to stop processing user data from WhatsApp

In Germany, regulators told social media site Facebook yesterday to stop processing user data from its instant messaging service WhatsApp, arguing that the messaging app’s controversial new terms of service are illegal under European privacy law.  Johannes Caspar, Data Protection Commissioner in Hamburg, the city where Facebook has its German headquarters, issued an order banning …

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Myanmar military temporarily blocks Facebook

The military regime in Myanmar has announced that Facebook and other messaging applications will remain blocked in the country until February 7. The Ministry of Transport and Communication issued a directive on Wednesday to all mobile operators, international gateways and service providers to block Facebook, reports Reuters. The Ministry accused that Facebook is being used …

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