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Meta’s latest Enforcement Report highlights its efforts against abuse, terrorism and fakes
May17

Meta’s latest Enforcement Report highlights its efforts against abuse, terrorism and fakes

Meta has revealed its latest Community Standards Enforcement Report for Q1 2022. It gives us a glimpse on how serious it wants to stop misuse and abuse in its apps. The company says its detection rate for bullying and harassment content has increased from 58.8% in the last quarter to 67% this quarter.  Research has shown that young Instagram users can suffer grave psychological effects from comments and criticisms in the platform....

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Meta CEO Zuckerberg sneak peeks new VR headset Cambria
May15

Meta CEO Zuckerberg sneak peeks new VR headset Cambria

The metaverse is all the hype. It’s gathering steam. But many question where augmented reality will fit in the big picture of Meta. Most examples so far are focusing on the virtual reality space. In this video, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg interacts with a real-world digital creature. And he did this using Meta’s Presence Platform. It’s next-level features allow developers to create experiences that blend virtual content with the physical...

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Facebook Pay to change name to Meta Pay
May14

Facebook Pay to change name to Meta Pay

Image Credit: Reuters Facebook Pay is changing its name to Meta Pay, according to a blog post. Meta’s head of fintech Stephane Kasriel said the company is focusing on enhancing the payment experiences existing with Facebook Pay in those places where it is seeing progress as against focusing on new ones. “The experience that people see today is Facebook Pay, but we’ll be bringing that closer to the Meta brand soon by renaming it Meta...

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Meta quietly removing some location tracking tools
May09

Meta quietly removing some location tracking tools

Image Credit: Petapixel Meta-owned Facebook is removing some location tracking tools from May 31st. As shared by social media commentator Matt Navarra, Facebook has started alerting users to the upcoming changes. A part of the message alerting users reads: “Nearby Friends and weather alerts will no longer be available after 31 May 2022. Information you have shared that was used for these experiences, including Location history and...

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Meta to start blocking private addresses from being shared publicly
Apr12

Meta to start blocking private addresses from being shared publicly

Image Credit: Search Engine Land Meta is removing an exception that gave permission to users to share a user’s private residential address if it is “publicly available.” This decision was taken following the recommendation of the Oversight Board. “Access to residential addresses can be an important tool for journalism, civic activism, and other public discourse. However, exposing this information without consent can also create a risk...

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Meta and Zefr team up for better advertiser safety tools
Mar20

Meta and Zefr team up for better advertiser safety tools

Meta has partnered  with brand suitability firm Zefr. The partnership aims to ensure advertisers that their promotions will not show right next to possible offensive material. Zefr has already teamed up with TikTok and YouTube on the same goal. It uses advanced AI identification systems. This covers audio, text, and frame-by-frame video analysis, including scaled human review. It has a more precise and tailored brand safety solution....

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