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Who needs the Metaverse? Meet the people still living on Second Life
Mark Zuckerberg’s grand vision for an online existence has been laughed off as a corporate folly. Meanwhile, those still existing happily on a virtual world launched 20 years ago may be wondering what all the fuss is about …

Simon Parkin

10, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Fundamentally dangerous’: reversal of social media guardrails could prove disastrous for 2024 elections
Scaling back of moderation and rise of AI are creating the perfect storm to weaken elections and democracy

Kari Paul

10, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Facebook owner to push ahead with plans to launch Twitter rival
Meta targeting Oprah Winfrey and Dalai Lama as potential users of ‘sanely run’ social networking platform

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

09, Jun, 2023 @11:59 AM

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Struggling Meta showcases new AI tools at company meeting
Employees get preview of chatbots similar to ChatGPT for Messenger and WhatsApp

Kari Paul

09, Jun, 2023 @1:10 AM

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Meta taskforce to combat trade of child sex abuse materials after damning report
The Stanford Internet Observatory documented how a web of social media accounts advertises and distributes abuse materials

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

07, Jun, 2023 @11:28 PM

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‘A watershed’: Meta ordered to offer mental health care to moderators in Kenya
Trauma experienced by staff at Nairobi Facebook hub recognised in legal ruling that may have global implications

Caroline Kimeu

07, Jun, 2023 @12:31 PM

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Apple reveals Vision Pro AR headset at its worldwide developers conference
Headset priced at $3,500 allows users to ‘browse the system simply by looking’ and tapping their fingers to select, says Apple

Alex Hern

05, Jun, 2023 @6:58 PM

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UK mental health charities handed sensitive data to Facebook for targeted ads
Embedded tracking tool revealed details of users’ visits to content on depression, self-harm and eating disorders

Shanti Das

03, Jun, 2023 @2:47 PM

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Social media sites are wild west for shopping fraud, says UK bank
Firms ‘should contribute to refunds’ as two-thirds of online scams now originate in Facebook and Instagram

Rupert Jones

28, May, 2023 @11:34 AM

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NHS data breach: trusts shared patient details with Facebook without consent
Observer investigation reveals Meta Pixel tool passed on private details of web browsing on medical sites

Shanti Das

27, May, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Tech stocks surge as wave of interest in AI drives $4tn rally
Shares in some firms involved in AI technology more than double in value as traders bet on massive growth in industry

Graeme Wearden

26, May, 2023 @4:45 PM

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Facebook owner Meta sells Giphy at a loss of more than $260m
Stock image service Shutterstock buys gif search engine after Meta’s acquisition blocked by regulators

Alex Hern UK technology editor

23, May, 2023 @12:28 PM

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