Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Meta

Received 55,497 requests for user data from Indian government: Meta

India with 55,497 requests was once again second only to the US in terms of asking Meta to provide user data in the first half of this year, and the social network restricted access in India to 597 items...

Meta fires staff for hijacking Facebook, Insta accounts: Report

Meta has reportedly fired or disciplined over two dozen employees for hijacking Facebook and Instagram accounts over the past year. According to The Wall Street Journal, some offenders used Meta's account recovery software, "Oops," and even took thousands of dollars...

Laid-off tech employees find it hard to get jobs amid global slowdown

As thousands of techies lose jobs at Big Tech companies, most of them are finding it difficult to get jobs, as there is a freeze on new hirings at nearly every top firm, amid global macroeconomic conditions and recession...

Meta takes on The Wire again, rejects false allegations in its reports

Meta (formerly Facebook) has taken on The Wire publication again, saying that while it is legitimate for them to be held accountable for their content decisions, "the allegations made by The Wire are false" and the screenshots of two...

MeitY, Meta join hands to nurture 40 Indian startups

The IT Ministry’s MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) and Meta (formerly Facebook) on Tuesday launched a startup Programme to help 40 early-stage startups in India -- with a grant of Rs 20 lakh each -- create products and solutions based...

Meta, Jio Platforms allow users to shop from JioMart via WhatsApp

Tech giants Meta and Jio Platforms on Monday launched an end-to-end shopping experience, where users can shop from e-cpmmerce platform JioMart via using WhatsApp chat. The new experience will enable customers to browse the JioMart catalog, add products to the...

US likely to probe Apple over anti-market practices

After taking on Meta (Facebook) and Google with antitrust lawsuits, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly drafting an antitrust case against Apple, alleging that the company "abused its market power to stifle smaller tech companies, including app...

WhatsApp now has native standalone app on Windows

Meta-owned WhatsApp’s new app on Windows no longer requires users to link their phones to send, receive, and sync messages.According to The Verge, an update on WhatsApp’s site revealed the refreshed Windows app is out of beta and available...

Now everyone can cross-post Reels from Instagram to FB

With an aim to enhance user experience, Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced that it is rolling out new features and updates to Reels, including cross-posting from Instagram to Facebook.On the microblogging site Twitter, the photo-sharing platform’s head Adam...

Meta to ban political ads in final week for US midterm elections

Meta (formerly Facebook) has announced to disable new political, electoral and social issue ads a week before the voting in US midterm elections in November. Ads that have previously run before the restriction period will be allowed to run during...