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Meta Platforms: American multinational technology conglomerate
Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta, and formerly named Facebook, Inc., and TheFacebook, Inc., is an American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. The company owns and operates Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp, among other products and services. Meta ranks among the largest American information technology companies, alongside other Big Five corporations Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. The company was ranked #31 on the Forbes Global 2000 ranking in 2023.

WhatsApp Is Rolling Out Passkeys for iOS [Video]

WhatsApp Is Rolling Out Passkeys for iOS

WhatsApp Is Rolling Out , Passkeys for iOS. The announcement was made on April 24. WhatsApp passkey support on iPhones comes months after Meta's encrypted messaging app made the feature..

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Danish celebrities report Meta to police over fraudulent ads [Video]

Danish celebrities report Meta to police over fraudulent ads

Presenters Divya Das and Kim Bildsøe Lassen are taking action after their images appeared in fraudulent ads on Facebook.

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Jon Stewart Says Apple Asked Him Not to Interview FTC Chair Lina Khan on "The Problem" | THR News Video [Video]

Jon Stewart Says Apple Asked Him Not to Interview FTC Chair Lina Khan on "The Problem" | THR News Video

Jon Stewart is saying that Apple asked him not to talk to the Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan on his former Apple show 'The Problem with Jon Stewart.' Khan, who became chair of the FTC in..

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Parliament security breach: Police ask Meta to share details of accused's accounts, deleted page

Delhi Police has requested access to the social media accounts of the six accused in the Parliament security breach case from Meta. They also want details of the deleted Facebook page 'Bhagat Singh Fan..
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Canada's news media wins big ad battle, Google to pay them $75m a year; Could India strike a similar deal?

After years of harsh negotiations and pressure tactics, which saw many social media platforms block news content in Canada to avoid having to compensate media companies, Ottawa and Google recently..
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Messenger gets default end-to-end encryption despite child abuse fears

Meta has rolled out default end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger users despite concerns the move will make it harder to tackle child abuse.
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No immunity if firms don’t act on deepfakes: Minister

The Indian government plans to meet with social media platforms to address the issue of deepfakes, according to IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. The government has issued a notice to companies regarding..
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Amidst controversy over deep fakes, Meta seeks disclosure from advertisers on content changes through AI Or Digital Methods

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TN Attorney Gen. Says 42 States Suing Meta Due to Addictive App Features

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Facebook and Instagram adverts help boost Meta revenue

Meta has reported a sharp rise in revenue following an upturn in advertising on its social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.
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Meta 'intentionally addicts' children to social media, lawsuit claims

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Meta has apologised after Instagram inserted the word "terrorist" into some Palestinian users' profile bios.
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Meta unveils new mixed reality headset – but will consumer interest in VR rally?

Meta has ramped up the race for our faces as it revealed the next generation of its wearable immersive tech products.
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Meta defends plans for encrypted Instagram chats despite concerns over child abuse

Meta's plans to introduce end-to-end encryption to Facebook Messenger and Instagram will "massively reduce" authorities' ability to protect children from online abuse, a boss at the National Crime..
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Lil Tay Death Hoax, Meta Confirms They Helped Get Her Account Back From Hacker

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Elon Musk has suggested his planned cage fight with Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will take place in an "epic location".
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Metaverse losses to 'increase meaningfully' but users on Meta platforms up

Tech giant Meta is the latest company to beat Wall Street revenue expectations as the number of people using its platforms grew, but Metaverse losses mounted and AI spending rose.
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Facebook owner Meta announces its rival to ChatGPT will be free to use

The owner of Facebook has announced plans to make its version of the artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT free for researchers and companies to use.
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Meta hit with record £1bn fine

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