Facebook hit with €110 million fine in Europe over WhatsApp acquisition

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Facebook has been hit with a large fine. The European Commission ordered Facebook to pay €110 million (around $122 million) for providing incorrect or misleading information during the acquisition of WhatsApp.

Back in 2014, the company informed the Commission that it would be unable to link the profiles of users on WhatsApp and Facebook. However, that all changed in 2016 when WhatsApp updated its privacy policy and started linking users’ phone numbers with Facebook users’...

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