Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.  “This change will represent one of the largest shifts in facial recognition usage in the technology’s history,” Jerome […]

Leaked Facebook Papers reveal plans to target children as young as 6

Leaked Facebook Papers reveal social media giant targeted children as young as SIX-years-old to generate bigger profits The leaked Facebook Papers includes an internal blog post revealing the social media conglomerate’s plans to begin targeting children as young as 6-years-old The post list several opening positions for researchers to focus on children under 13-years-old; the […]

Facebook rebrands as Meta as it bets on the future of the metaverse

Facebook (FB) is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the metaverse, a series of interconnected, persistent virtual worlds that let people interact with digital objects and avatars. The company's existing Facebook app will still retain its name.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding during the company’s Connect conference on Thursday, which offered […]

Facebook rebrands as Meta as it bets on the future of the metaverse

Facebook (FB) is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the metaverse, a series of interconnected, persistent virtual worlds that let people interact with digital objects and avatars. The company's existing Facebook app will still retain its name.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding during the company’s Connect conference on Thursday, which offered […]

US senators round on Facebook after Zuckerberg changes name to Meta

‘It won’t erase years of devious practices’: US senators round on Facebook after Zuckerberg changes its name to Meta while AOC blasts ‘cancer’ site as ‘propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes’ Facebook’s parent company was rebranded amid series of damning allegations Politicians accused Zuckerberg of trying to ‘distract’ the public from the scandal Whistleblower Frances […]