A Sprawling Bot Network Used Fake Porn to Fool Facebook

In November 2021, Tord Lundström, the technical director at Swedish digital forensics nonprofit Qurium Media, noticed something strange. A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was targeting Bulatlat, an alternative Phillippine media outlet hosted by the nonprofit. And it was coming from Facebook users. Lundström and his team found that the attack was just … Read more

Facebook Parent Meta, Google To Cut Costs And Staff, Report Says

What’s happening Facebook parent company Meta and Google are looking at ways to cut costs, including by reducing staff. Why it matters The moves show how the companies are bracing for an economic downturn. Facebook parent company Meta and Alphabet’s Google are reportedly cutting staff as the tech giants look to slash costs amid slowing … Read more

Facebook Parent Meta Aims to Fuel VR Ambitions With Latest Acquisition

What’s happening Facebook parent company Meta purchased a Berlin startup to help fuel its virtual reality ambitions. Why it matters Meta has been doubling down on creating the metaverse, virtual spaces where people can work, play and socialize. VR is a key part of those efforts, but Meta is also facing allegations from regulators that … Read more

Meta plans to bring paid features to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

Meta is setting up a product organization to identify and build “possible paid features” for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, according to an internal memo sent to employees last week that was obtained by The Verge. The new division is Meta’s fist serious foray into building paid features across its main social apps, all three of … Read more

Facebook Gaming’s mobile app is shutting down later this year

Facebook’s Gaming app for iOS and Android is shutting down a little over two years after it launched. In a notice sent to usersFacebook says the app will no longer work or be available to download starting on October 28th, 2022. Facebook launched Gaming in 2018 as a way to compete with Twitch, YouTube, and … Read more

Facebook is shutting down its standalone Gaming app in October – TechCrunch

Just over two years after its launch, Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Gaming app on October 28, 2022. Now, when you open the app, you’ll see a banner stating that the app will no longer be available on iOS and Android after that date. The app also won’t be available on the Google Play … Read more

Facebook is shutting down its standalone Gaming app in October – TechCrunch

Just over two years after its launch, Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Gaming app on October 28, 2022. Now, when you open the app, you’ll see a banner stating that the app will no longer be available on iOS and Android after that date. The app also won’t be available on the Google Play … Read more

Facebook removed a Planned Parenthood post sharing information about abortion pills

Facebook removed a Planned Parenthood of Michigan post that shared resources for medication abortions earlier this month, as first reported by the Michigan Advance. The post, shared on the organization’s Facebook page, explained what a medication abortion is, linked to an article outlining online abortion pill providers, and noted the organization was proud to offer … Read more