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‘The metaverse will be our slow death!’ Is Facebook losing its $100bn gamble on virtual reality?
The company now known as Meta has spent staggering amounts on creating an immersive successor to the traditional 2D internet. But what has it got to show for it, apart from 11,000 job losses?

Steve Rose

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Facebook moderation system favours ‘business partners’, says oversight board
‘Cross-check’ system appears to protect users who generate high revenue from content moderation more than ordinary users

Dan Milmo and Alex Hern

06, Dec, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Facebook message persuaded me to hand fraudsters my personal details
I pulled out before giving any bank or card numbers, but how can I protect myself now?

Miles Brignall

06, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Facebook asked for nudes to help stop revenge porn and it worked. Can our culture change next? | Arwa Mahdawi
A tool to stop non-consensual distribution of intimate images has been successful – but there’s still the problem that collecting digital trophies is part of being a man

Arwa Mahdawi

03, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Twitter and TikTok could be called to negotiate under Australia’s news media code
Review of Google and Meta agreements suggests ACCC look at what other social media platforms should be brought to table with publishers

Josh Taylor

02, Dec, 2022 @4:43 AM

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Meta fined €265m over data protection breach that hit more than 500m users
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp owner has been fined nearly €1bn by EU since September 2021

Dan Milmo and agencies

28, Nov, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Proceeds of crime: gambling firms keep millions when Australians steal to fund addiction
When gambling addicts steal hundreds of thousands of dollars for losing bets, the victims of theft have little recourse. Advocates say that must change

Stephanie Convery

28, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity
The American computer scientist, who coined the term ‘virtual reality,’ cautions against online ‘psychological operatives’

Edward Helmore

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The gods of Silicon Valley are falling to earth. So are their warped visions for society | Moya Lothian-McLean
Tech titans like Elon Musk and Sam Bankman-Fried have been feted for their wealth, but see the world in ways that also merit scrutiny , says Moya Lothian McLean

Moya Lothian-McLean

25, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Meta seeks government protection from Rees-Mogg’s EU law bonfire
Facebook owner seeks assurance that vital directive will not be purged by former business secretary’s bill

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Instagram told to reinstate music video removed at request of Met police
Oversight board says removal of Secrets Not Safe by Chinx (OS) suggests ‘over-policing of certain communities’

Alex Hern

22, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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