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Social tech giant Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook Inc., said it addressed the issue in Facebook’s text-only version, which reportedly charged users when photos and videos appear on the said free data version. “We’re proud of the work we do to create affordable access to data. We tell people that viewing photos and […]

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LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators have approved Facebook parent Meta’s purchase of customer service startup Kustomer, after the social… LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators have approved Facebook parent Meta’s purchase of customer service startup Kustomer, after the social network made concessions to ease concerns the deal would squeeze out rivals. The EU Commission’s […]

More than two years after it was first announced, the Facebook-sponsored cryptocurrency formerly known as Libra appears to be coming to an end. The Diem Association set up by Facebook to manage the digital token is exploring a sale of its assets after meeting resistance by regulators who opposed the initiative, according to a new […]

In a threat report, Meta (the parent company of Facebook and Instagram) recently announced their findings from an investigation into surveillance-for-hire groups. According to the report, Meta disabled and banned seven surveillance-for-hire groups. The threat report was written by Mike Dvilyanski, Head of Cyber Espionage Investigations; David Agranovich, Director of Threat Disruption; and Nathaniel Gleicher, […]

Meta spent more than $5.4 million on lobbying during the last three months of 2021 alone, marking its highest-spending lobbying quarter ever. Its quarterly record was previously $5.26 million, set during the first quarter of 2020. In 2021, the company reported lobbying on topics including the antitrust legislation moving through the House and Senate, along […]

Reuters Videos Activision fires dozens over misconduct -report More than three dozen employees have been shown the door at Activision Blizzard. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the video game developer fired or pushed out the employees to address allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct. It said another 40 employees have been disciplined. […]

Back in 2019, Facebook decided to try and get into the online dating market. They then decided to expand on their offerings in 2021 with a new video speed dating service called Sparked. Unfortunately, it appears to have been a short-lived experiment because Meta has announced that they will be shutting the service down. To […]

With Meta’s plan to build the metaverse already in full swing, reports from Wall Street Journal have indicated that the tech company has been poaching employees of rival tech firms like Microsoft and Apple. Meta is poaching staff from Microsoft According to the report, a former employee of Microsoft revealed that the tech firm’s augmented […]

Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian influencer was blocked from an Instagram account that documented nearly 10 years of her work, with no clear explanation. Thea-Mai Baumann had started an Instagram account, @metaverse, in 2012, a tag she used for her creative work. The influencer informed about her life in […]