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Meta’s new prototype chatbot says Mark Zuckerberg exploits its users for money

Meta’s new prototype chatbot has reportedly said that Mark Zuckerberg exploits its users for money. Meta says the chatbot uses artificial intelligence and can chat on “nearly any topic”. Asked what the chatbot thought of the company’s CEO and founder, it replied “our country is divided and he didn’t help that at all”. Meta said […]

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Mark Zuckerberg reveals new privacy features for WhatsApp users

Meta has announced new privacy features for WhatsApp users. Users will be able to leave group chats silently, control who can see their online status and block screenshots on View Once messages. Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said this would help keep WhatsApp messaging “as private and secure as face-to-face conversations”. It will begin rolling […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Russia limits access to Facebook over platform’s stance on Moscow’s news outlets

Russia has limited access to Facebook over the platform’s stance on the accounts of several Moscow-backed news outlets amid the invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor accused the network of “censorship” and violating “the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens”. Facebook said it had refused to stop fact-checking and labelling content from state-owned news […]

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Facebook and Instagram could shutdown across Europe over European users’ data on US servers

If Meta is not given the option to transfer, store and process data from its European users on US-based servers, Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe, the social media giants’ owner reportedly warned in its annual report. The key issue for Meta is transatlantic data transfers, regulated via the so-called Privacy Shield […]

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Facebook: Social media giant sees daily active users fall for first time in 18-year history

Social media giant Facebook has seen its daily active users (DAUs) drop for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook’s parent company Meta Networks says DAUs fell to 1.929 billion in the three months to the end of December, compared to 1.930 billion in the previous quarter. The firm also warned of slowing revenue […]

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Facebook testing tools to give users option to customize their news feeds

Facebook is introducing new features to give people more control over what appears in their news feeds. The social network has been under intense scrutiny in recent years for how its algorithms promote content. Now, it says it is testing controls to “adjust people’s ranking preferences” and customise the feed. That includes, for example, increasing […]

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Facebook to limit use of facial recognition software to identify faces in photographs and videos

Facebook has announced it will no longer use facial recognition software to identify faces in photographs and videos. There have been growing concerns about the ethics of facial recognition technology, with questions raised over privacy, racial bias, and accuracy. Regulators had not yet provided a clear set of rules over how it should be used, […]

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Facebook faces tough challenge to pull younger Gen Z users to platform

Facebook was once a hub for young people, but that’s changed in the last decade. Despite the company’s efforts, several studies have shown that younger people aren’t interested in joining the platform. Back in 2012, 94% of teens had a Facebook account, a Pew Research survey of 12- to 17-year-olds found. Almost 10 years later, […]

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Facebook changes corporate name to Meta as part of major rebrand

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand. The company said it would better “encompass” what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR). The change does not apply to its individual platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, only the parent […]

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Facebook profits rise despite revelations form leaked papers

Facebook posted better than expected third-quarter profits as the company faces bad press over leaked internal documents. The social media giant made $9 billion of profit in the three months to September, up from $7.8 billion last year. However, it was hit by a new privacy update to Apple’s iOS 14 operating system, which made […]

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Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people EU to build ‘Metaverse’

Facebook has planned to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a so-called metaverse.A metaverse is an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headsets.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice on the concept.The announcement comes as Facebook deals with the fallout […]

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Facebook sites and apps ‘harm children, stokes division and weakens democracy’: Ex-employee

A former Facebook employee told US lawmakers that the company’s sites and apps “harm children, stoke division and weaken democracy”. Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager turned whistleblower criticised the company at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Facebook has faced growing scrutiny and increasing calls for its regulation. Founder Mark Zuckerberg hit back, saying […]