17 May 2022

Only DevSecOps can save the metaverse

Defined as a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on enhancing social connections through conventional personal computing and virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, the metaverse was once a fringe concept that few thought much, if anything, about. But more recently it was thrust into the limelight when Facebook decided

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13 Apr 2022

Facebook Messenger’s ‘Dangerous’ New Update—Why You Should Be Concerned

Despite multiple warnings that Meta’s new update is a dangerous step in the wrong direction, the company announced plans to bring about end-to-end encryption to its Facebook Messenger and Instagram platforms. The plans were first announced in 2019, but have been plagued with technical challenges, meaning that the global rollout

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11 Apr 2022

Russian-backed hackers broke into Facebook accounts of Ukrainian military officials

A group of hackers with ties to the Belarusian government broke into the Facebook accounts of Ukrainian military officials and posted videos calling on the Ukrainian army to surrender. According to Facebook’s parent company, Meta, the posts appeared as if they were coming from the legitimate account owners. The group of

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17 Mar 2022

Russia Uses Deepfake of Zelensky to Spread Disinformation

Meta has been forced to take down a deepfake created of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky after it went viral on Russian channels. The deepfake consisted of doctored footage of Zelensky in which he appeared to call on the military to lay down their arms. The deepfake was allegedly used by

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17 Mar 2022

Irish Watchdog Fines Meta $19m Over Data Breach

Ireland’s data regulator, the Data Protection Commissioner, has fined Facebook’s parent company Meta $19 million over the results of an inquiry that looked into twelve data breach notifications received by the DPC between June 2018 and December 2018. The probe sought to examine how Meta Platforms had complied with Ireland’s

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28 Feb 2022

Meta’s Plea At MWC 2022: Come Build Metaverse-Ready Networks With Us

On the eve of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Facebook parent company Meta issued a bid for partners to work with the company on bringing its vision for the metaverse to life. When Facebook announced it would change its name to Meta in October, it was staking its

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28 Feb 2022

Meta Squeezes Russian State-Controlled Media Platforms

Meta, Facebook’s parent organization, has reportedly restricted the presence of Russian-state controlled media on its platforms after witnessing heightened disinformation attempts. At the request of its government, Meta has restricted access to several accounts in Ukraine as well. The company stated that it will continue to fact check outlets as

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22 Feb 2022

Big brands are jumping into the metaverse – will their bet pay off?

The metaverse. You’ve heard about it. You’ve read about it. But do you really understand it? Unfortunately, most small business owners I know don’t. They should. The metaverse is virtual. But it’s also real. It’s an online world that might generate its own economy. So far it’s been mostly created and

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16 Feb 2022

Meta Announces New Mission Statement as it Looks Towards the Metaverse Future

It’s the dawn of a new era at the company formerly known as Facebook, and to truly establish its evolution into ‘Meta’, CEO Mark Zuckerberg today held an all-staff meeting to announce Meta’s updated values, in line with its new more forward-looking focus. The company’s value statements have been a key

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16 Feb 2022

Facebook continues all in strategy for metaverse

At an all-hands internal meeting at Meta, founder Mark Zuckerberg encouraged employees to be all-in on the metaverse and focus on long-term disruption even if the results won’t be realized for years. ” Zuckerberg said Meta was now “a metaverse company, building the future of social connection” rather than primarily a

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