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Meta reportedly prepping to display NFT on social media profiles
Jan23

Meta reportedly prepping to display NFT on social media profiles

NFT is all the hype today. And Meta wants a piece of it. The company has started working on ways to tap into the popularity of NFTs. Meta has larger plans for digital goods, though. It wants to go far and beyond profile pictures. It wants to expand the core features of the NFT transaction process to transfer digital goods in the metaverse. “Teams at Facebook and Instagram are readying a feature that will allow users to display their...

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Meta shares latest report on its fight against coordinated misinformation
Jan22

Meta shares latest report on its fight against coordinated misinformation

Meta has released new insights on its ongoing fight against coordinated spin networks across its platforms. This became a key focus after the controversial 2016 US Election. The following exposés that Russian-backed teams had attempted to influence the opinions of American voters added fuel to the fire. “Since 2017, we’ve reported on over 150 influence operations with details on each network takedown so that people know about the...

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Meta removes 134 fake accounts linked with Iran
Jan20

Meta removes 134 fake accounts linked with Iran

Image Credit: Mercury Meta has announced that it took down 134 fake accounts linked with Iran. The accounts were pulled down last December for posting current events including Scotland’s independence from the UK. The social media giant announced on Thursday that the accounts violated its policies against misleading people or their social network about their purpose and identity using accounts. Instagram had the largest number of...

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Meta makes COVID-19 booster shots mandatory to return to the office
Jan11

Meta makes COVID-19 booster shots mandatory to return to the office

Image Credit: Protocol Meta is making the COVID-19 booster shot mandatory for its members of staff who intend to return to the office in March. The social media giant made this known on Monday as it delays full opening of office until March. The delay of full resumption until late March goes to confirm what we already know—the Omicron variant is causing companies to rethink their earlier plans. According to The Wall Street Journal,...

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Meta fined by French data protection watchdog, launches Privacy Center

Meta wants more transparency on how it uses Facebook user data and how users can control it. To address this, it has launched a Privacy Center to provide a complete summary on how it tracks usage. The Privacy Center will open to selected Facebook desktop users in the US at first. It comes with five elements that outlines the data collected by Meta. And it shares how you can switch data tracking on or off. Security – You can...

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Facebook appeals ruling ordering it to sell Giphy
Dec24

Facebook appeals ruling ordering it to sell Giphy

Image Credit: Bloomberg Facebook is appealing UK ruling ordering it to sell Giphy. According to Facebook, the evidence does not support the finding that the deal poses a threat to its rivals or could impact competition in showing ads. Recall that UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ordered Facebook to sell Giphy in November. The order came when the regulatory body decided that remedies offered by Facebook did not address its...

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