As part of its layoffs, Meta let engineers go who were working on a fact-checking feature for Facebook. The feature has now been scrapped but would have added fact-checking comments above articles.
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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has released a document today, which includes commitments from Meta to not use rival's ad data for Facebook Marketplace...but there's a catch.
Meta has initiated its third round of layoffs to reduce costs and streamline operations. Investors have responded positively to Meta's major cost-cutting efforts. Here are the details.
This is a record fine by the EU to a company for allegedly breaking the GDPR agreement. It claims Meta violated the agreement by sending data of European citizens to Meta's servers in the US.
Meta is rolling out Meta Verified in the UK. It is paid membership plan for creators. Users must pay separately for Instagram and Facebook verification, but what is the monthly price?
WhatsApp claims a bug within Android is mis-attributing information in Privacy Dashboard and is causing the app to use microphone in the background, even when WhatsApp is not in use.
Meta is posting more info on new malware threats. It aims to inform users about recent malware behaviors, methods of penetration, and their effort towards disrupting the spread of malware.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram introduces new customization options for Meta Avatars. This will allow users to represent themselves more accurately through their avatar.
Meta has reported year-over-year growth in revenue for the first quarter of 2023. This is despite the worsening economic outlook. Investors have responded positively with the stock up after hours.
The European Commission has named the platforms and search engines that will be targeted by the Digital Services Act. They will have to meet strict new rules within the next four months.
You have until August 25 to file a claim for the big data privacy settlement from Facebook that was approved in December 2022, if you were a Facebook member between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022.
Whatsapp beta for iOS has a few new features in the making which include sharing WhatsApp Statuses on Facebook without switching apps, and a new design to display app settings on iOS.
There are currently 14 games to start with, including Words With Friends and Exploding Kittens, and the Facebook Messenger gaming feature is available on the web, along with its iOS and Android apps
Meta has released a new AI model that identifies objects within images just by selecting them, or by writing a prompt word which will make the tool select each object that matches the prompt.
A new report says that Meta's customer service has been cut to the bone, leaving Instagram influencers with little to no contacts when trying to deal with problems with their accounts.
Instagram has made a new change to its collections feature that came out in 2017. Now, the social media platform is letting users make "Collaborative Collections" with their friends.
Meta has been added to a lawsuit filed by a school board against tech firms which allegedly contribute to social media addiction and mental health problems among children by promoting toxic content.
The new sharing feature is one of several new additions to Bing Chat that Microsoft mentions in a new blog post, alongside faster responses when the service is set to “Balanced” mode and more.
The new paid verification service for Meta's social networks costs $11.99 a month on the web just for Facebook, and $14.99 a month for iOS and Android for both Facebook and Instagram.
The lifting of the ban by Google's YouTube means that Donald Trump can now upload new videos to his channel, if he chooses to do. His previous bans on other social networks have already been lifted
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed previous rumors that the parent company of Facebook and Instagram will lay off another 10,000 employees on top of the 11,000 employees let go in November 2022.
Meta has decided to shelve its work with NFTs and focus on other ways to help creators make money. It comes as the company tries to run a tighter ship to help it out in this worsening economy.
Meta is threatening to stop news access on Facebook and Instagram in Canada if the proposed Online News Act passes in its current form. Canadian news outlets, however, support the bill.
Meta is developing a decentralised text-based social media platform that will run on the same protocol as that of Twitter rival Mastodon and aims to create a more transparent and secure social media.
Meta has revealed that Facebook saw 2 billion daily active users recently. It has also outlined some of its plans for messaging across its library of apps, including making it easier to share content.
In order to make 2023 a "year of efficiency", Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is looking to lay off thousands of employees, potentially within the next week or so, in order to meet financial targets.
US senators have shared their concerns about opening access of young adults to Meta's virtual reality space Horizon Worlds, which puts them at risk of potential harm and privacy issues.
Meta head Mark Zuckerberg says the company is combining many of its AI teams into one larger team to develop and launch generative AI products for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more.
Meta is preparing to launch LLaMA for researchers to assist in their work, according to Mark Zuckerberg. The large language model will also use an open model, accessible by researchers.
BeReal might be next on Meta's target list, with its core concept being tested internally under the name 'Roll Call' within Messenger in another case of it trying to keep users away from rivals.
Meta has announced that it will be introducing a blue verified checkmark system similar to Twitter's, and it will cost users a fee from $11.99 a month bundled with a couple of other features.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially revealed Instagram broadcast channels on his Facebook account today, with a limited amount of creators at first, and more to be added in the coming months.
After laying off more than 11,000 people a few months ago, Meta is reportedly preparing to announce a fresh round of layoffs. In line with this, the company has been delaying the approval of budgets.
According to a report, WhatsApp is rolling out a new update to beta testers on iOS where they are getting a "camera mode" capability. The update brings hands-free videos to users alongside bug fixes.
Instagram is launching a new way for content creators to earn money from their Reels. The company has added gifts on Instagram which can be sent by users to support their favorite creators on the app.
A Kenyan labour court has ruled that Facebook's parent company Meta can be sued by an ex-moderator. Daniel Motaung used to review posts on the site and claims it harmed their mental health.
With the action under its Health Breach Notification Rule being enforced for the first time, the FTC has penalized GoodRx with a $1.5M fine. The proposed order is yet to be approved by federal court.
In response to allegations, Meta has shared some details about its content moderation mechanism to deny claims that its review process censors Ukrainian content while allowing Russian propaganda.
Meta is set to restore Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the following weeks. This development comes after the former President was banned after praising U.S. Capitol rioters.
Meta has said it will randomly convert some Messenger conversations into encrypted chats in the coming months, by random selection. It has also enabled some new features in encrypted chats.