Saturday, February 4, 2023

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Meta to pay $725 million to settle Cambridge analytica lawsuit

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc has agreed to pay $725 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the social media giant of allowing third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, to access users’ personal information, reports Reuters.The proposed settlement, which was...

Airtel, Meta to boost India’s digital ecosystem

In a bid to support the growth of India’s digital ecosystem, Bharti Airtel and Meta (formerly Facebook) on Monday announced a key collaboration.Airtel partners with Meta and STC (Saudi Telecom Company) to bring 2Africa Pearls to India as part...

Meta to let players make their own levels in VR game

Meta has announced to roll out a new mode to its VR (virtual reality) battle royale game ‘Population: One’, which will allow players to make their own levels.Sandbox mode will launch on December 14 within the VR battle royale...

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...