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Google and Meta turn to quiet lay-offs
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:02

Google and Meta turn to quiet lay-offs


Don't try this in Europe

Meta and Google appear to have turned to the "quiet layoff" to get rid of staff.  Apparently they are giving staff time to pick new roles after reorganising or disbanding teams and then giving them the boot when time runs out. 

Meta in trouble over campaign adverts
Published in News
Wednesday, 07 September 2022 11:22

Meta in trouble over campaign adverts


Found guilty of campaign finance transparency laws

Facebook has been found guilty in Washington of breaking the state's strict campaign finance transparency laws. 

Facebook and Twitter about to kill themselves off
Published in News


Apparently, they are thinking of charging for them 

Executives at Facebook and Instagram are seriously considering killing off their companies by setting up some "premium features" which users will be expected to pay for.

Facebook Gaming meta accident
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 31 August 2022 10:44

Facebook Gaming meta accident


Closed down without any reason

Facebook's video game livestreaming app, Facebook Gaming, is being shut down after just two years and will no longer work after 28 October.

Twitter and Facebook take down pro-Western propaganda
Published in News


Sorry Joe but few people believe nationalist propaganda these days

Twitter and Meta are reporting that they've taken down nearly 200 accounts that, for the past five years been pushing pro-Western messages in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Facebook offers to pay users 54 cents in movement tracking case
Published in News


$37.5 million does not look so big now 

Meta has offered to pay $37.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, which claimed Facebook illegally harvested location data even when users denied consent.

Meta's AI starts spewing fake news
Published in AI
Monday, 15 August 2022 11:11

Meta's AI starts spewing fake news


Blenderbot 3 insists that Donald Trump is president and will remain so after 2024

Last week we reported how Facebook's new Blenderbot 3 AI was sexist and racist, but now it has turned into a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist with the intelligence of plankton. 

Facebook's racist AI lies and insults you
Published in AI
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:46

Facebook's racist AI lies and insults you


Just like your other Facebook friends

Meta has warned that the company's new artificial intelligence-based BlenderBot3 chatbot could write insults and lie to you.

Euro governments want Big Tech to pay for internet improvements
Published in Network


This will go down well 

After failing to get Big Tech to pay any significant amounts of tax, the government's of France, Italy and Spain are stepping up pressure on the European Commission to come up with legislation that ensures Big Tech firms partly finance telecoms infrastructure.

Meta can't make money out of news
Published in News
Monday, 01 August 2022 10:40

Meta can't make money out of news


Stops paying for it 

Social notworking outfit Meta has decided that there is no viable way for it to make money out of internet journalism and has stopped paying US publishers for content.