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European Union Opens Child Safety Probe Into Meta

European Commission opens an official child safety investigation into Facebook and Instagram-owner Meta Platforms

4 days ago

Judge Dismisses Some Harm Claims Against Meta, Zuckerberg

Good news for Mark Zuckerberg as judge dismisses some claims in dozens of lawsuits alleging Facebook, Instagram harms children

1 month ago

Instagram To Blur Nude Images In Messages To Minors

Nudity protection measure. Meta confirms Instagram will begin testing the blurring of any naked images sent to minors

1 month ago

Instagram Tops TikTok As World’s Most Downloaded App

Meta's Instagram beats TikTok to become most downloaded app in the world for 2023 after introducing copycat short-video feature

2 months ago

Facebook, Instagram Login Restored After Widespread Outage

Widespread outage at Meta impacted Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and disrupted users from access those platforms

2 months ago

New York City Sues Social Media Firms Over Youth Mental Health

Cash grab or genuine? Social media firms face lawsuit from New York over a mental health crisis among young people

3 months ago

Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Meta Spokesman

Empty threat? Court in Moscow orders arrest in absentia of Meta spokesman Andy Stone, over terrorism-related charges

3 months ago

Meta Removes Facebook, Instagram Accounts Of Iran’s Supreme Leader

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has his Facebook and Instagram accounts permanently removed by Meta

3 months ago

Meta To Reduce Unwanted Messages To Teens On Facebook, Instagram

Protecting teens. Social media giant Meta to impose stricter message settings for teenagers on Facebook and Instagram

4 months ago

Meta To Hide Eating Disorder, Suicide Posts From Teenagers

Posts about suicide and eating disorders will be hidden from the Instagram and Facebook feeds of teenagers

4 months ago

Oversight Board Reverses Meta Removal Of Graphic Israel-Gaza Videos

Meta's 'Supreme Court' has reversed content decision to remove graphic videos on Israel-Gaza from Facebook

5 months ago

Meta’s Threads Now Available In European Union

Threads app now available for users in the European Union, aiding Mark Zuckerberg's challenge to Musk's X platform

5 months ago

UK Government, Tech Giants Agree To Tackle Online Fraud

Series of pledges from big name tech firms in agreement with UK government to protect people from online fraud

6 months ago

Objection Filed To Meta’s Paid Ad-Free Subscription

Digital rights group NOYB files first complaint with Austrian regulator against Meta's paid ad-free subscription for Facebook, Instagram

6 months ago

Russia Places Meta Spokesman On Wanted List

Meta spokesman Andy Stone placed on Russia's 'wanted list', with Meta Platforms previously classified as 'terrorist' organisation

6 months ago

Meta Says App Stores Should Get Parental Approval For Under-16 App Installs

As the US Senate examines Meta's protection children, firm calls for federal law for App Stores to approve app downloads…

6 months ago

Europe Expands Ban On Meta’s ‘Behavioural Ad’ Practices

Ban on Meta's 'behavioural advertising' practices has been expanded by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)

7 months ago

Meta Offers Paid Ad-Free Subscription For Facebook, Instagram

Facebook and Instagram to offer a paid subscription in Europe in return for no adverts, costing from 9.99 euros (£8.73)…

7 months ago

Meta Profit Soars From Ongoing Strong Ad Spending

Meta Platforms beats expectations in its Q3 financials, helped by an ongoing uptick in digital ad spend and cost cutting…

7 months ago

Meta Sued By US States Over Harm To Children

Dozens of US states sue Meta Platforms, alleging Instagram and Facebook are harming children's mental health

7 months ago

Apple Delivers iOS 17 Update To Address iPhone Overheating

Software update from Apple shipped on Wednesday to resolve overheating issue in certain circumstances with iPhone 15

8 months ago

Russia To Try Block VPN Access In 2024, Lawmaker Claims

Access to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Russia will be blocked from March 2024, Russian lawmaker claims

8 months ago

Meta Touts Monthly Charge For Ad-Free Facebook, Instagram – Report

User of social networks belonging to Meta could be charged a monthly fee of 10 euros (£8.67) for ad-free access…

8 months ago

Meta Connect 2023: Meta Launches AI Chatbots With Personalities

Developer conference begins with Meta introducing AI chatbots with celebrity personalities for Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook

8 months ago

UK Urges Meta Not To Add End-To-End Encryption

Government minister urges Meta not deploy end-to-end encryption on Instagram and Facebook Messenger, after passing of Online Safety Bill

8 months ago

Canada Seeks To Address Facebook, Google Concern Over Online News Law

Canadian government outlines proposed regulations for Online News Act, which it says will address Alphabet and Meta concerns. Facebook not…

9 months ago

Meta Shuts Down Huge Chinese Disinformation Campaign

Nearly 9,000 Facebook and Instagram accounts associated with Chinese disinformation campaign have been closed by Meta

9 months ago

Canadian PM Trudeau Slams Facebook Amid Wildfire Crisis

Canada’s government continues to turn up the heat against Meta, with Prime Minister Trudeau calling news ban 'inconceivable'

9 months ago

Meta Begins News Closure In Canada Over Publisher Payment Law

After repeated warnings, Meta begins process to end Facebook, Instagram news access in Canada, as government labels move 'irresponsible'

10 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg Admits More Than Half Of Users Have Left Threads

Honeymoon for Twitter rival Threads is over, but Meta Platforms plans “retention-driving hooks” for the messaging app

10 months ago