District of Columbia sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica facial recognition scandal

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Washington DC filed a lawsuit against the Meta CEO, regarding the privacy breach to its users. On Monday, the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica facial recognition company scandal. That scandal involved a privacy breach of the personal data of millions of the social media platform’s users. DC Attorney General Karl Racine filed the civil lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg in the DC Superior Court. In the filing, it accuses Zuckerberg of having a direct role…

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Horizon Worlds virtual reality platform users grew by 10 times since December

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Meta’s metaverse and VR space has increased its usership to 300,000 as of the end of February. Meta’s entire company rebranding after having been Facebook is a massive bet on its virtual reality platform and metaverse experience becoming tremendously popular. That said, it hasn’t said all that much about the successes it has seen following the billions it has spent on building both hardware and software outside its traditional social media sphere. At the moment, Meta is placing a massive focus on its Quest headset and social VR called Horizon…

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Facebook’s metaverse will involve hiring 10,000 people in the EU

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The recruitment drive will be an important component for the company’s digital world ambition. Facebook has announced that it plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union over the next five years as a part of its metaverse digital world vision. The social media giant announced that it was seeking high-skilled engineers in EU countries. Facebook is focusing its metaverse hiring primarily in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Ireland. “Europe is hugely important to Facebook,” said Facebook head of global affairs Nick Clegg and the company’s…

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Facebook privacy fail brings apology from Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg spoke before a House oversight panel on Wednesday, seeing regulation as “inevitable.” Mark Zuckerberg spoke to a House oversight panel on the subject of Facebook privacy. He stated that he saw regulation of the social media industry as “inevitable.” He also revealed that his own data was among the personal information sold to malicious third parties through Facebook’s previous privacy loopholes. Zuckerberg spoke as a part of his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives…

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Mobile payments may be coming to Facebook Messenger

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Computer science student stumbles upon a hidden feature in Facebook Messenger Mobile payments support  may be coming to Facebook Messenger. Andrew Aude, a computer science student at Stanford University, has used an iOS application exploration developer tool called Cycript to uncover a feature in the popular messaging app. The app seems to have the ability to facilitate friend-to-friend payments, which would allow it to serve as a mobile commerce platform for Facebook. The social networking company has been interested in mobile commerce for some time, but has only recently begun…

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