Tuesday , July 5 2022

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Oversight Board tells Meta to crack down on Facebook address doxxing

‘The sharing of private residential addresses and images represents a potentially serious violation,’ the board wrote

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EU and UK launch antitrust investigation into Google and Meta’s adtech dealings

They’re accused of colluding to carve up the advertising market between them

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Meta announces plans to build an AI-powered ‘universal speech translator’

Universal AI translation could be a killer app for Meta’s future

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Meta reportedly breaks up the 300-person team that was building a hybrid VR / AR OS

Meta isn’t combining its AR and VR operating systems, for now

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Facebook removes Russian misinformation network pushing fake news about the war in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine includes a misinformation war

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Facebook blocks RT and Sputnik pages in the EU

It’s the latest response from Meta to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Facebook won’t let Russian advertisers create or run ads ‘anywhere in the world’

Google, Twitter, and Snapchat have all banned ads in Russia

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Messenger’s end-to-end encrypted chats and calls are available to everyone

You can flick a switch and turn on privacy-protecting encryption without losing features

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Meta releases newsletter platform numbers, and it’s good news for Substack

Six months in and there are 115 publications writing on it

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Meta cracks down on phishing scams that use its trademarks

Bad actors allegedly created over 39,000 phony login pages as part of a phishing scheme

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Instagram head Mosseri to face questions about child safety in Senate hearing

Recent leaks have increased pressure for answers about how the app handles teen users

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Facebook took down a fake Swiss scientist account that was part of an international misinfo campaign

Unforch, it doesn’t look like Wilson Edwards had any ‘real’ friends

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