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Meta is changing its “Made with AI” label to “AI info” following recommendations from its Oversight Board. The decision comes after the mega tech company came under fire from outraged creators who found their real-life images being marked with the “Made with AI” label. While AI continues to be the biggest buzz word... Read more...
The company formerly known as Facebook made a couple of big announcements yesterday in cooperation with Intel, who may be providing some of the potent AI hardware to power Meta's new AI products. The big new things to know about are the Llama 3 AI model and Meta's new AI assistant, simply called "Meta AI". Meta's... Read more...
Facebook, Instagram, and other Meta-owned properties went down earlier today and are still suffering from the aftershocks. Reports initially started to surface suggesting that threat actors were behind this and that it was a DDoS attack, but Meta appears to be claiming otherwise. Whether this was a technical issue or... Read more...
Outages and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are fairly commomplace now, adn can be bit of a nuisance. A plethora of Instagram users discovered this earlier today when the social media platform owned by Meta took a dive, preventing folks from posting photos or sending direct messages. It would now appear... Read more...
Users looking to take advantage of the boosted posts feature on Meta platforms, such as Facebook, will need to take some extra steps to avoid paying extra fees. Meta says that boosted posts are often used by small businesses as a way of promoting content without needing to run a full campaign ad. The reason for the... Read more...
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to parents of victims at a Senate hearing that has been interrogating Zuckerberg and four other social media executives and their roles in the safety of children on their platforms. Along with Zuckerberg, Linda Yaccarino of X (formerly Twitter), Shou Zi Chew of TikTok, Evan Spiegel... Read more...
No one likes to lose things, so Facebook's new "Link History" sounds okay at first. It's a new feature rolling out to the Android and iOS mobile apps that promises to keep a list of the links you've recently visited from Facebook. Is this a rare instance of benevolence from Mark Zuckerberg? Nope, Link History might... Read more...
Meta is bringing improvements to the company’s Meta AI virtual assistant, which will be made available to users across all the apps Meta offers. Users will be able to interact with the upgraded AI by creating a new message and selecting “Create an AI chat.” It’s also possible to summon Meta AI in a group chat by... Read more...
Just in a case we forgot, Elon Musk is reminding everyone that the proposed fight with Meta head Mark Zuckerberg is still happening, and that it will be livestreamed on the X platform (may Twitter rest in peace). They just haven't finalized a date and time yet. Back in June 20, Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a... Read more...
ChatGPT is undeniably fun to mess with. It's fascinating to have a conversation with a machine, especially when that machine is practically omniscient and can offer up interesting tidbits of information about whatever topic. That function is so useful, some folks added it to a Chrome extension that adds extra details... Read more...
Meta is looking at bringing back its messaging capability to its primary Facebook app. The decision comes seven years after the company made the decision to separate the two. In a recent blog post, Meta insists Facebook is not dying, in fact, it claims it is flourishing with 2 billion daily active users. With that... Read more...
Jonathon Kanter, the Justice Department's Assistant Attorney General, likens big tech's questionable business practices to those of the oil industry during Standard Oil's dynasty years. Kanter has been reported as saying technology in 2023 represents the "lifeblood" of modern society, much like the oil industry once... Read more...
After 21 years, this Meta Quest update may finally bring us the type of interface interaction we remember from the 2002 film Minority Report. Facebook parent company and VR hardware manufacturer and developer, Meta, has rolled out its Meta Quest v50 Update which includes a new experimental feature that the company... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Zimperium, has published a blog post detailing a recently discovered Android malware campaign that has been ongoing since 2018. This campaign spreads a set of malicious apps the researchers are calling the “Schoolyard Bully Trojan” on account of the fact that the malicious apps are disguised as... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality has a plethora of applications in entertainment, education, business, and much more provided that it is implemented correctly and the technology behind it continues to develop. To this end, it seems Meta (formerly Facebook) is trying to push that progress along with the Metaverse, but is... Read more...
During the company’s earnings call and Q&A session on Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated to investors that the next gen consumer Quest headset would be released in 2023. Meta’s VP of finance, Susan Li, also referenced the upcoming launch. This is important news for budding VR enthusiasts, as the popular and affordable Quest 2 is Read more...
Advocate Aurora Health (AAH), a healthcare provider with locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, has published a data breach notice to its website. However, rather than being the victim of a ransomware attack or some other form of unauthorized access, AAH has instead attributed the incident to a bit of JavaScript... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity company Zscaler have discovered a new version of the Ducktail Infostealer in a malware campaign seeking to steal Facebook Business account credentials. Cybersecurity researchers first identified the Ducktail Infostealer in 2021, attributing the bit of malware to a Vietnamese threat... Read more...
Meta's Make-A-Video AI generator allows users to turn text prompts into brief, sometimes creepy, high-quality video clips. The technology builds off of the company's Make-A-Scene that was announced in July of this year. Technology, such as OpenAI's DALL-E, has been making headlines as of late by allowing users to... Read more...
Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook to offer a glimpse at what is very likely the Quest Pro VR headset. Previously known as Project Cambria, the upcoming headset is expected to provide a leap in realism, and for the first time deliver a feeling of “social presence” to users meeting in VR worlds. In his... Read more...
A desktop version of the popular, Meta-owned messaging application WhatsApp has just been released. Currently only available for Microsoft Windows, the desktop application appears to be an encapsulated version of the web app that runs as a standalone utility. All of the features you'd expect are available, and it... Read more...
Facebook’s collection and sale of user data for advertising purposes took a huge hit when Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, with Facebook projecting that it will lose out on $10 billion in revenue this year. However, it appears that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, may still have some... Read more...
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