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Meta Shares Data with COS Academic Researchers
Jan31

Meta Shares Data with COS Academic Researchers

Meta has recently announced a groundbreaking research partnership with the Center for Open Science (COS), aimed at delving into behavioral and engagement trends using selected, privacy-protected data from Facebook and Instagram. The collaboration, as described by COS, marks the initiation of a pilot program wherein Meta will share privacy-preserving social media data with a select group of academic researchers. The primary objective...

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Meta Loses Data Scraping Case
Jan28

Meta Loses Data Scraping Case

The legal landscape surrounding online data scraping is once again at the forefront, as Meta faces a setback in its court battle against a company accused of harvesting Facebook and Instagram user data without authorization. According to a report from Ars Technica, Meta initiated legal proceedings against Bright Data in January, alleging that the company violated its terms of use by collecting user information from its primary social...

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Meta strengthens teen safety against unwanted DMs
Jan26

Meta strengthens teen safety against unwanted DMs

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is taking strides to bolster its protections for teenage users, unveiling new default direct message (DM) restrictions and management tools for parents through its Family Center. These updates aim to enhance teen safety and control over interactions within the platform, particularly for young users. The primary focus of these updates revolves around tightening the reins on who can initiate...

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Instagram Notes tests group chat conversation starters
Jan23

Instagram Notes tests group chat conversation starters

Instagram recently rolled out a new trial of Notes prompts, offering users a fresh avenue to initiate group chats by posing common conversation starters. This move, according to Instagram’s head honcho Adam Mosseri, aims to encourage greater user participation, fostering a comfortable environment for self-expression and facilitating connections among friends through notes. While this update may not be groundbreaking in scale, it...

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Meta will let Instagram and Facebook users unlink their account to comply with DMA
Jan22

Meta will let Instagram and Facebook users unlink their account to comply with DMA

Instagram and Facebook users in Europe now have the choice to unlink their accounts as DMA looms. The company has opened a new tab to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). Meta becomes the latest social media company to introduce changes to conform with the DMA following recent changes made by Google. In the next couple of weeks, Facebook and Instagram users will receive notifications informing them that...

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Zuckerberg Aggressively Pushes to Pioneer the AI Frontier
Jan21

Zuckerberg Aggressively Pushes to Pioneer the AI Frontier

As Meta continues to forge ahead with its long-term metaverse initiative, there’s a notable shift in focus towards the expansive realm of artificial intelligence (AI). Mark Zuckerberg and the Meta team are riding the wave of this evolving tech trend, anticipating its transformative impact on our daily interactions. In the upcoming year, Meta aims to amplify its AI endeavors by injecting additional investments into its backend...

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