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A Woman Was Virtually Raped in Meta’s Metaverse
May31

A Woman Was Virtually Raped in Meta’s Metaverse

The woman is the latest victim of sexual abuse on Meta’s platforms.  Raped in the Metaverse  More and more cases of virtual sexual assaults have emerged. The latest comes from a female researcher who saw her virtual avatar being raped in an hour of using her Oculus VR headset.  The female researcher was part of SumOfUs which is a non-profit corporate accountability group. The group released a report about Metaverse being another...

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Facebook is working on visual search
May07

Facebook is working on visual search

Image Credit: Search Engine Journal Facebook is working on visual search. With Facebook visual search, you can use photos in your Feed to find products available for purchase in shops on the platform. Visual search is becoming more popular these days, and remains one of the best ways to shop online. Pinterest is one social media company that has successfully used similar feature. Social media commentator Matt Navarra posted a...

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Facebook Backs Out Of Podcast Business
May03

Facebook Backs Out Of Podcast Business

It won’t be available starting on June 3.  Facebook Podcast Service — A Year After  Last year, Facebook introduced a set of audio features to compete with Clubhouse. One of the features was a new podcasting feature. The podcasting feature allowed users to download, browse and listen to podcasts from Facebook’s app. Users could listen to the audio while the app is open or running in the background.  Unfortunately, Facebook’s...

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Instagram 90-second Reels live tests expand to more users
Apr28

Instagram 90-second Reels live tests expand to more users

Instagram has decided to add more users in its live test to film longer 90-second Reels clips. The example above, posted by Jonah Manzano and shared by Matt Navarra, shows how some users now have the option to create Reels that last for 1.5 minutes. It gives you 30 seconds more on top of the current 60-second cap. The mobile social networking app started to test longer Reels in February this year. Many users have reported seeing the...

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Meta Plans to Take Nearly 50% Commission on Virtual Sales in Metaverse
Apr14

Meta Plans to Take Nearly 50% Commission on Virtual Sales in Metaverse

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, will get a 47.5% commission of digital asset sales on the Horizon Worlds platform.  Meta Charging Creators  The Meta Quest Store will be a place where creators can sell their apps and games for VR headsets. Meta will charge creators a 30% platform fee for sales made through the Store. Then, it will take a 17.5% cut as its platform fee.  The tech giant announced that it is testing tools...

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Facebook locks out users without Facebook Protect
Mar19

Facebook locks out users without Facebook Protect

Facebook has made good its threat to lockout all high-profile accounts who fail to activate Facebook Protect. The social media giant had in a statement last December promised to enforce the 2FA feature to protect accounts of high-profile users. “2FA is such a core component of any user’s online defense, so we want to make this as easy as possible,” said Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Security Policy at Facebook per TechCrunch back in...

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