Category: Internet

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adminNovember 11, 20219min360
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The metaverse has been a hot topic of conversation recently, with Facebook and Microsoft both staking claims. But what is the metaverse? And when will it get here? Author Neal Stephenson is credited with coining the term “metaverse” in his 1992 science fiction novel “Snow Crash,” in which he envisioned lifelike […]

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adminNovember 9, 202117min380
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen spoke Monday to MEP’s about the negative impact of big tech companies’ business models on users and societies and how this could be tackled by the EU’s digital legislation. Credit: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo […]

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adminNovember 8, 202115min370
Seen on the screen of a device in Sausalito, Calif., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the company’s new name, Meta, during a virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Zuckerberg promises that the virtual-reality “metaverse” he’s planning to build will “let you do almost anything.” That might not be such a great idea. Credit: AP […]

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adminNovember 7, 20217min440
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain CME Group and Alphabet Inc.’s Google struck a deal to help the derivatives exchange operator with its technology needs and a plan to move all of its operations to the cloud. As part of the agreement, Google also made a $1 billion equity investment in a new series of non-voting convertible […]

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adminNovember 5, 202111min410
Facebook’s rebranding as Meta has been seen by many as the company’s latest attempt at corporate crisis control. The social media giant has been publicly attacked for creating an environment that fosters far-right extremism and violating individuals’ data privacy. Yet it also represents an attempt to rebrand the growing power of tech monopolies to shape […]

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adminNovember 3, 202113min500
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Leaked internal documents suggest Facebook—which recently renamed itself Meta—is doing far worse than it claims at minimizing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on the Facebook social media platform. Online misinformation about the virus and vaccines is a major concern. In one study, survey respondents who got some or all of their news from […]

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adminNovember 2, 20215min480
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook getting rebranded with a new name and logo won’t necessarily give it a clean slate among the public and media, says a University of Michigan social media expert. The company announced this week that Facebook Inc. will now be called Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short. The timing of […]