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Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 31, 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future — what Zuckerberg calls the " metaverse."

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

Oct 25, 2021

What are Bitcoin bonuses and how do they work in the world of online casinos?

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24, 2021

The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

By Sheikh Saliq and Krutika Pathi | Oct 24, 2021

Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents.

Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced its Own Insurrection

Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced its Own Insurrection

By Alan Suderman and Joshua Goodman | Oct 23, 2021

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world's largest social media company.

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14, 2021

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

By Amanda Seitz and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 8, 2021

Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

By Rod McGuirk | Oct 7, 2021

Australia's prime minister on Thursday warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

NASA will not be reconsidering the name of the James Webb Telescope despite allegations of Webb's involvement in the Lavender Scare.

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay  White House Employee

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay White House Employee

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

A gay Trump staffer was summarily fired — and given an armed escort on his way out of the White House — when his "lively Grindr account" was discovered, a new memoir says.

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

By Erika Kinetz and Lori Hinnant | Sep 28, 2021

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin.

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

By Leanne Italie | Sep 27, 2021

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

Sep 15, 2021

Social media influencers and adult content providers Rick and Griff Twombley-King struck out at OnlyFans for their now-rescinded decision to ban adult content with a funny parody video.

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

By Michael Liedtke | Sep 14, 2021

Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers.

Internet Funding Rule Could Favor Rural Areas over Cities

Internet Funding Rule Could Favor Rural Areas over Cities

By David A. Lieb | Sep 12, 2021

Cities and urban counties raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden's administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion relief aid to expand high-speed internet.

Watch: California Democratic Lawmaker Joins Grindr to Encourage a 'No' Vote on Newsom Recall

Watch: California Democratic Lawmaker Joins Grindr to Encourage a 'No' Vote on Newsom Recall

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9, 2021

Embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom has fresh support from an unexpected direction: A Democratic state lawmaker has joined Grindr to promote a "No" vote on the recall election.

China's Weibo Bans BTS Fan Account For Illegal Fundraising

China's Weibo Bans BTS Fan Account For Illegal Fundraising

Sep 6, 2021

Chinese social media platform Weibo banned a fan club of popular South Korean K-pop band BTS from posting for 60 days, saying it had raised funds illegally, days after photographs of a customized airplane funded by the fan club were posted online.

 Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

By Michael Liedtke And Matt O'Brien | Sep 4, 2021

Apple is indefinitely delaying plans to scan iPhones in the U.S. for images of child sexual abuse following an outcry from security and privacy experts who warned the technology could be exploited.

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

By Lynn Elber | Sep 3, 2021

While about a third of households have one subscription, the average number is 3.8, a significant increase from 3.1 in 2020, said Jennifer Chan, the research service's global insight director.

Getting Personal With Booksy

Getting Personal With Booksy

Sep 1, 2021

A decade ago, the term 'virtual workout' would have had most people scratching their heads but, in 2020, this very much became a thing.

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