Items tagged with meta

It is not uncommon to find a young person deeply immersed in the latest trends on TikTok, or catching up on the latest YouTube post from their favorite content creator. While some may see this as a harmless way for youth to spend their spare time, others see it as creating a mental health crisis in our youth. The... Read more...
The most popular virtual reality headset on the market—Meta's Quest 2—is getting a little bit faster, and that applies to current owners as well. That's because the speed boost doesn't come by way of a hardware revision. Instead, Meta is pushing out an update that allows developers to overclock the VR headset's GPU to... Read more...
John Carmack, consulting CTO for Meta's virtual reality efforts, states he is leaving the company as he is "wearied of the fight." Carmack joined Oculus in 2013 as CTO, prior to its acquisition by Facebook. The news about Carmack leaving Meta came yesterday as people familiar with the situation shared an internal... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Zimperium, has published a blog post detailing a recently discovered Android malware campaign that has been ongoing since 2018. This campaign spreads a set of malicious apps the researchers are calling the “Schoolyard Bully Trojan” on account of the fact that the malicious apps are disguised as... Read more...
Millions of users of the Instagram photo-centric social media platform have had their accounts suspended today. Rather than any policy change on the part of Meta-owned Instagram, the suspensions appear to be the result of technical difficulties. The massive wave of suspensions coincides with the Instagram app... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality has a plethora of applications in entertainment, education, business, and much more provided that it is implemented correctly and the technology behind it continues to develop. To this end, it seems Meta (formerly Facebook) is trying to push that progress along with the Metaverse, but is... Read more...
Advocate Aurora Health (AAH), a healthcare provider with locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, has published a data breach notice to its website. However, rather than being the victim of a ransomware attack or some other form of unauthorized access, AAH has instead attributed the incident to a bit of JavaScript... Read more...
Meta's Make-A-Video AI generator allows users to turn text prompts into brief, sometimes creepy, high-quality video clips. The technology builds off of the company's Make-A-Scene that was announced in July of this year. Technology, such as OpenAI's DALL-E, has been making headlines as of late by allowing users to... Read more...
Meta could be getting some new competition in virtual reality. TikTok's parent company ByteDance has announced a new VR headset under its Pico brand. The Pico 4 has many of the same features as the Meta Quest 2, and it's even more impressive in some ways. However, you won't be able to get one in the US right now. The... Read more...
Speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg discussed a new VR headset being prepared for launch in October. VR fans will probably be aware that Facebook’s annual Connect event is also in October. It is thought that the upcoming advanced VR headset will be dubbed the Meta Quest... Read more...
A desktop version of the popular, Meta-owned messaging application WhatsApp has just been released. Currently only available for Microsoft Windows, the desktop application appears to be an encapsulated version of the web app that runs as a standalone utility. All of the features you'd expect are available, and it... Read more...
Facebook’s collection and sale of user data for advertising purposes took a huge hit when Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, with Facebook projecting that it will lose out on $10 billion in revenue this year. However, it appears that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, may still have some... Read more...
Meta's new AI chatbot seems to have evolving opinions on CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in general. The real question, however, is whether the chatbot is inferring this on its own, or being taught. Meta AI announced its new chatbot called BlenderBot 3 on August 5, 2022. It states it is the company's first... Read more...
If you were considering the purchase of a Meta Quest 2 VR headset, you better act fast because it's about to go way up in price. Announced on Twitter and in a blog post, the Quest 2 will increase $100 to $399.99 for the cheaper 128GB model, and $499.99 for the 256GB model. Those prices go into effect in on August 1... Read more...
It's no secret that Mark Zuckerberg is heavily invested in VR technologies and how those advancements will drive the shift to the metaverse. It's such a big part of what's going on at Facebook that the company rebranded itself as Meta. More than just a name change, Meta is currently working on a whole bunch of... Read more...
Tech companies are often inconsistent in their stances towards privacy. Take Google for example; the web search and advertising giant is forcing better data collection and sharing transparency in the Google Play Store and recently joined other big tech firms to back legislation banning the use of geofence and keyword... Read more...
We’ve written in the past about both reverse location searches and reverse keyword searches and their uncertain legal status. Various US law enforcement agencies have been able to obtain warrants forcing companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft to hand over user location and search history data. A reverse... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Meta is working on a new high-end VR headset, but it's not being made for playtime. The new headset, codenamed Project Cambria, will be "more focused on work use cases" and is set to release later this year. Meta's Quest 2 VR headset is one the most popular options on the market... Read more...
The Second Annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase that took place this week showed off a lot of really cool entries, but one game in particular displayed something strange in the neighborhood. That's right Ghostbusters VR! Ghostbusters video games have a history almost as long as the popular Sony subsidiary film... Read more...
Exciting news for metaverse creators! Creations inside Horizon Worlds, the Metaverse anchor platform of the Facebook parent company Meta, is currently testing monetization. That is great news, except it seems like the creators are hearing "Taxman" by the Beatles resounding through their headsets. "Creator... Read more...
There are reportedly nearly two billion WhatsApp users globally as of 2021. This is a number that is far too tempting to those with bad intent. A phishing campaign recently impacted nearly 28,000 email accounts by impersonating a notification for a WhatsApp voicemail message. The phishing campaign utilizes... Read more...
Facebook is betting big on the so-called metaverse, hence why it rebranded the company Meta to reflect where Mark Zuckerberg and the gang believe the internet is headed. Only time will tell how it all plays out. In the early going, though, the metaverse is rapidly expanding, or at least that's the case for Meta's... Read more...
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