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Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name
Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known for building the metaverse
Facebook bets big on the metaverse - but what is it?
'Metaverse' refers to the merging of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space. Facebook thinks it's the future of the internet.
Facebook To Pay Up To $14.25 Million To Settle US Employment Discrimination Claims
Kristen Clarke, assistant US attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, called the agreement with Facebook historic.
Carrie Lam thanks for caring messages following her fall
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor expressed her gratitude to the overwhelming caring messages she received, following her fall from the stairs at home the night before and resulting in her elbow fracturing.
Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?
Facebook has just announced it's going to hire 10,000 people in Europe to develop the "metaverse".
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse
Facebook is planning to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a so-called metaverse.
Facebook denies weak performance on hateful content
Facebook has denied allegations that its algorithms only remove a small number of posts containing hate speech.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos 'may have lied to Congress'
Executives at Amazon, including founder Jeff Bezos, may have misled or lied to Congress about the firm's business practices, top US lawmakers have said.
This is 'beginning of the end' for Facebook – cybersecurity analyst
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said in Congressional testimony on Tuesday that Facebook’s algorithm encourages people to watch angry, hateful and misleading content.
Was Facebook sabotaged from the inside?
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down just before noon on Monday, and the reasons remain mysterious.
George Galloway: Facebook is fighting to the death to stop those with the ‘wrong’ opinions from being heard
How convenient that Facebook ‘whistleblowers’ are emerging at exactly the same time as the social media giant is seeking to “reduce the presence of politics” on the site. What this means for freedom of speech is glaringly obvious.
Leung calls for boycott after firm withdraws from statue case
Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday called on Chinese-funded companies and the city's universities to boycott American law firm Mayer Brown, as it cut ties with the University of Hong Kong over the Pillar of Shame.
As the tech giant admits targeting kids as young as four, it’s time for a grown-up discussion about Facebook and children
The ‘big’ revelation that Facebook has been researching how to attract young children to its platform would only be newsworthy if the social media giant weren’t doing so.
Your Android smartphone is spying on you, a new study claims
Did you think you can trust your Android smartphone with your data and personal information? This latest study will make you think twice.
Hong Kong columnists call for probe into hospital’s treatment of writer
Jiang Xun, the 74-year-old deputy chief editor of weekly magazine Yazhou Zhoukan, died in Yan Chai Hospital on Wednesday.
Facebook promotes hate to make money, whistleblower claims
The social media giant knows hate speech is a problem. It also knows it's profitable, a former employee claimed on Sunday.
What should Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam make of Beijing’s ‘listening tours’?
Liaison office publicised about 20 trips by director Luo Huining and his deputies, as they visited homes, youth clubs, a building site and fishermen.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
Experts say the public deserves to see the list, a clear embodiment of U.S. foreign policy priorities that could disproportionately censor marginalized groups.
USVI Gov't renews no-bid $70K contract for AG's daughter
The government of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has renewed for another year a $70,000 no-bid contract for Kmisha Victoria Counts, the daughter of USVI Attorney General Denise George, to "represent the USVI as a tourism destination and to...
Beauty boss held as salons closure dispute turns ugly
A 63-year-old male director of Bonjour Beauty group was arrested for breaching the Trades Description Ordinance after the chain of beauty salons suddenly closed.
Facebook won’t say why it took down then reinstated ‘Reopen California Schools,' group's founder says
Several other Facebook groups with similar political aims were also taken down
Hong Kong’s Democratic Party poised to skip election for first time in decades
A two-week internal nomination period has come and gone, with members either staying away or failing to meet a new threshold for running.
Facebook exec outlines 'future plans' to implement measures to protect teens on Instagram
The company denies that they are focused solely on profits at the expense of their users' mental health
Facebook, Instagram users report trouble logging on just days after global outage
Down Detector reported surge in outage notices for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Friday afternoon
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