Lawmakers come for Facebook algorithm with 'filter bubble' bill
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Lawmakers come for Facebook algorithm with 'filter bubble' bill

Facebook's algorithm is a disaster, and Congress wants to fix it. A bipartisan group is pushing for the "Filter Bubble Transparency Act".
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces try to make it easier to get apps ready for augmented reality
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces try to make it easier to get apps ready for augmented reality

The metaverse is a series of virtual reality experiences that combine physical and digital elements. Much of the discussion has been focused on
Instagram Preparing to Launch Subscriptions to Let Users Pay for 'Exclusive Content' From Creators
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Instagram Preparing to Launch Subscriptions to Let Users Pay for 'Exclusive Content' From Creators

Instagram will soon launch in-app subscriptions that allow users to purchase exclusive content from their favourite creators. This is as Instagram
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Europe’s digital rules reboot could tame Facebook, whistleblower Frances Haugen tells EU Parliament – TechCrunch

Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, gave a polished testimony before the European Parliament Monday. This was after similar sessions with US
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Facebook on the spot in Kenya as exploitation of minors rife on its platform – TechCrunch

According to the Disrupting Harm Report, internet-based sexual exploitation in Kenya of minors was more prevalent on Facebook than any other site.
Niantic launches platform to build ‘real-world metaverse’ apps
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Niantic launches platform to build ‘real-world metaverse’ apps

Niantic has launched a platform to build "real-world metaverse apps." Lightship is a platform that allows users to "stitch together
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Fidelity, Visa and Kingsway back South African fintech JUMO in $120M round – TechCrunch

JUMO, a South African and London-based company offering financial services to entrepreneurs in emerging markets has raised $120 Million in a new
Facebook reportedly is aware of the level of ‘problematic use’ among its users
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Facebook reportedly is aware of the level of ‘problematic use’ among its users

According to Facebook's internal research, 1 out 8 Facebook users experienced compulsive use of social media that interfered with their sleep and
These parents built a school app. Then the city called the cops
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These parents built a school app. Then the city called the cops

Christian Landgren's patience was getting shorter. The separated father of three wasted precious time trying get the City of Stockholm's official
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Alfa Romeo will debut an all-electric Giulia sedan in 2024

Alfa Romeo, an Italian automaker, is working on an all-electric version its four-door Giulia sedan. Jean-Philippe Imparato was the CEO of the