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Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion

Apr. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Instagram says it's deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform said in a blog post Thursday that it's testing out the features as part...

Meta attorneys ask judge to dismiss shareholder suit alleging failure to address human trafficking

Mar. 05, 2024 18:16 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Meta Platforms and several of its current and former leaders, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, are asking a Delaware judge to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit alleging the company has deliberately failed to protect users of its social media platforms from...

A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

Mar. 04, 2024 13:27 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — What happens when the son of Asia's richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony. Tycoons from around the world, heads of state, as well as Hollywood and Bollywood stars...

India's richest man is bringing Rihanna and 1,200 guests to a pre-wedding bash for his son

Mar. 01, 2024 06:47 AM EST

JAMNAGAR, India (AP) — It might be the biggest party this small west Indian city has ever seen. As billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani prepares for the wedding of his son this summer, he's expecting billionaires from around the world, heads of state, and Hollywood and Bollywood royalty to...

Zuckerberg meets LG, Samsung chiefs in Seoul as Meta ramps up AI ambitions

Feb. 28, 2024 09:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed cooperation on extended reality devices with LG Electronics executives on Wednesday as part of his visit to South Korea that highlights Meta's ambitions in artificial intelligence. South Korea is the second leg of...

'Burn Book' torches tech titans in veteran reporter's tale of love and loathing in Silicon Valley

Feb. 26, 2024 11:26 AM EST

Technology is so pervasive and invasive that it's polarizing people, producing feelings of love and loathing for its devices, online services and the would-be visionaries behind them, according to a longtime Silicon Valley reporter. Kara Swisher unwraps how we got to this point in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 02, 2024 07:16 AM EST

Rutland Herald. January 30, 2024. Editorial: Deepfakes In a recent interview with Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas, on the topic of safe elections, she indicated that AI is going to become one of the next threats designed to confuse or intimidate...

Mark Zuckerberg's long apology tour: A brief history

Feb. 01, 2024 19:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Mark Zuckerberg turned at a Senate hearing to address the parents of children exploited, bullied or driven to self harm via social media, it felt like a time-worn convention had sprung back to life. “I'm sorry for everything you've been through,” the...

Meta posts sharp profit, revenue increase in Q4 thanks to cost cuts and advertising rebound

Feb. 01, 2024 17:58 PM EST

Meta Platforms Inc. tripled its profit and posted sharply higher revenue in the final quarter of 2023, boosted by a rebound in digital advertising as well cost cutting and layoffs in what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the “year of efficiency.” "The company can talk all it wants to...

Meta, TikTok and other social media CEOs testify in heated Senate hearing on child exploitation

Jan. 31, 2024 20:27 PM EST

Sexual predators. Addictive features. Suicide and eating disorders. Unrealistic beauty standards. Bullying. These are just some of the issues young people are dealing with on social media — and children's advocates and lawmakers say companies are not doing enough to protect them. ...