Benefits are adjusted annually for inflation, and they are not affected by the ups and downs of financial markets. Perhaps most important, benefits are guaranteed for life, which makes Social Security an important form of insurance against the risk that you’ll run out of money late in life. That can be especially important for women, […]

An American mother alleges firms are to blame for the suicide of her 11-year-old daughter, who had an ‘extreme addiction’ to social media. Meta Platforms Inc. and Snap Inc. are to blame for the suicide of an 11-year-old who was addicted to Instagram and Snapchat, the girl’s mother alleged in a lawsuit. The woman claims […]

Headlines: – Congress considers additional covid-19 stimulus in the government spending bill – National unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent in December, the lowest rate since the pandemic began – House-approved Build Back Better Act would cap insulin costs at $35 a month, but exclude uninsured people – COLA 2022 increase would see the average social security benefit rise by around […]

Social media has become an integral part of everyone’s life but not all platforms are created equal. In Japan, those who want to stay in close contact with family and friends would favor the messaging-centric app Line, while those who want to be friends with people pretending to be Yusaku Maezawa should look no further than Facebook. Speaking of […]

Social media stocks have been on a roller-coaster ride over the last year, buffeted by the pandemic as well as Congressional hearings that threaten to upend the business models of Facebook parent Meta Platforms (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and the YouTube unit of Alphabet (GOOGL). X The impact that the omicron variant could have on social […]

The tumult began in early January 2021 for social media companies. The attack on the U.S. Capitol led Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to kick off then-President Donald Trump. Throughout the year, they were challenged to stop the spread of baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election, as well as harmful vaccine misinformation. Facebook had to […]

Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has urged directors of Meta and Instagram social media platforms to end censorship of written material as well as photos related to the country’s top anti-terror commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The call was made in a letter written to directors of Facebook and Instagram by the Iranian ministry’s […]

Facebook is officially changing its name to Meta. On Thursday (Oct. 28), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the big announcement during Facebook’s annual Connect event. The company’s name will changed from Facebook to Meta, though Facebook the social media app will remain known as Facebook. “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said […]

In the future, luxury brands may have storefronts in virtual worlds where users can browse their shops as though they’re walking through a real store. But between buggy software, a minimal user base, and a system that allows users to buy and sell slurs with only a complicated governance system to potentially stop them, the […]

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