Category: Internet

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adminNovember 1, 20212min500
The popular gaming site Roblox went back online Sunday after being down for most of the weekend. The online platform crashed Friday. In a statement, the company tweeted Sunday evening that “Roblox is back online everywhere! Thank you for your continued patience as we get back to normal.” The company tweeted several updates on its […]

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adminOctober 31, 20215min490
The gaming platform Roblox is displayed on a tablet, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in New York. To the dismay of millions of children—and the parents trying to keep them busy and cope with their anguish— the popular gaming platform crashed Friday, Oct. 29, and the company was still trying to restore service Saturday. Credit: AP […]

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adminOctober 30, 20218min360
Facebook’s new name is not just an effort to rebrand the scandal-plagued platform. Facebook’s name change offers a convenient diversion as scandal plagues the platform, but the new handle is also key to the firm’s costly effort to save itself from very real threats, experts said. Jokes and vitriol poured in after CEO Mark Zuckerberg […]

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adminOctober 29, 20215min340
Facebook’s rebrand drew a torrent of jokes online. Facebook’s announcement Thursday that the company would henceforth be called Meta unleashed a torrent of hilarity on Twitter from companies, people and even the social media giant itself. While critics pummelled Facebook over the change, claiming the rebranding aims to distract from the company’s scandals, the internet […]

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adminOctober 28, 20217min340
Marco Mattavelli and Simone Casale Brunet. Credit: Alain Herzog 2021 EPFL In a study of transactions involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which represent digital works of art, EPFL scientists have found that the NFT market has much the same structure as interactions on social networks. Their pioneering study is the first of its kind. Digital artwork […]

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adminOctober 26, 202123min480
In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, right, gives evidence to the joint committee for the Draft Online Safety Bill, as part of government plans for social media regulation, in London, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Haugen said Monday that Facebook is making online hate and extremism worse and outlined how […]

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adminOctober 25, 20217min420
In this Oct. 5, 2021 file photo, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Haugen plans to answer questions from lawmakers in the United Kingdom who […]

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adminOctober 24, 202121min520
In this Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Hadrien Gurnel, software engineer EPFL’s Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, Virtual Reality Universe Project developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in St-Sulpice near Lausanne, Switzerland. The term […]

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adminOctober 23, 202119min780
In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump try to open a door of the U.S. Capitol as they riot in Washington. New internal documents provided by former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen provide a rare glimpse into how the company, after years under the microscope for the policing of its […]