Facebook notified customers affected by the exploit and logged them out of their accounts. According to The Guardian each Facebook and Cambridge Analytica threatened to sue the newspaper if it published the story. On March 23, 2018, The English High Court granted an software by the Information Commissioner’s Office for a warrant to look Cambridge Analytica’s London places of work, ending a standoff between Facebook and the Information Commissioner over accountability.

  • In May 2018, several Android users filed a category motion lawsuit in opposition to Facebook for invading their privateness.

In February 2018, Shutterstock invested $15 million into China based mostly ZCool, building on the operational relationship the 2 corporations have had since 2014 when ZCool first grew to become the exclusive distributor of Shutterstock creative content in China. Webdam, which Shutterstock itself acquired again in 2014, was bought to Amsterdam-primarily based Bynder for $forty nine.1 million to maneuver Shutterstock’s strategy away from digital asset management. Shutterstock later enter into a partnership with Tencent Social Ads, the internet marketing subsidiary of Tencent. In July 2016, Shutterstock revealed a partnership with Google advertising products including AdSense, AdWords, and AdMob. The integration permits marketers creating Google advertisements to directly entry Shutterstock images and observe advert performance via the Shutterstock API. In October 2016, the agency introduced a distribution cope with the European Pressphoto Agency.