Utah bans teens from social media
Parents allowed to spy on their kids
In a move which is likely to attract support of the State’s youth towards more extreme right-wing parties, the governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, has signed sweeping social media legislation requiring explicit parental permissions for anyone under 18 to use platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.
Meta-backed tool helps people remove explicit images from the net
Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A new online tool aims to give some control back to teens, or people who were once teens, and take down explicit images and videos of themselves from the internet.
Facebook wants you to pay to prove you are real
Following Musk might backfire
Social notworking sites Facebook and Instagram are copying the supreme twit Elon [look at me] Musk’s idea of making users pay cash to prove they are real. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that the “service” would first roll out in Australia and New Zealand later this week.
Facebook still worried about Zuckerberg's security
Is someone trying to kill him?
While Facebook is trying to cut costs everywhere, it is boosting Mark Zuckerberg's considerable personal security budget by $4 million.
Irish regulators kick Meta with fine
Made a mess of bottom line
Irish regulators kicked Facebook parent Meta in its private assets with hundreds of millions in fines for online privacy violations and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to personalised ads.
Facebook charged with inflaming a real war
Refused to stop posts that incited violence
Meta has been accused in a lawsuit of letting posts that inflamed the war in Tigray on Facebook, by refusing to block posts calling for violence.
Facebook's moderation systems for "high profile users" favour Meta
No priority for free speech and civil rights
A policy which protects "high-profile" Facebook and Instagram users from moderation was structured so it did not prioritise protecting free speech and civil rights and was designed to protect the social notworking giant's interests.
Ireland fines Meta €265 million
User data made public
Ireland's Data Protection watchdog the DPC has fined Meta €265 million for failing to safeguard the personal data of more than half a billion users of its Facebook service.
Metaverse given the thumbs down
While Meta is all excited about its Metaverse, the concept is being greeted with a loud sounding yawn by punters who are failing to get excited about a new way of handing over their personal data to Facebook.
Meta is just a poorly built video game
Microsoft's Xbox boss dismisses the hype
Microsoft exec Phil Spencer (pictured) has said that Facebook's Metaverse was just a poorly constructed video game and too dull for him to be bothered with.