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Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

WASHINGTON/SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces antitrust law, is about to engage in a real court battle over virtual reality. On Thursday, a high-profile lawsuit kicks off in which the FTC will try to stop Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) from buying virtual reality app developer …

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EU set to ban Meta from ads based on personal data

EU set to ban Meta from ads based on personal data

BRUSSELS/BANGALORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O) will only be able to serve advertising based on personal data with users’ consent, according to a confidential EU privacy watchdog ruling, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. , a blow to the American social network. The Irish data protection agency, which oversees Meta as …

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Exclusive: Twitter exec says acting fast on moderation as harmful content rises

Exclusive: Twitter exec says acting fast on moderation as harmful content rises

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter relies heavily on automation to moderate content, removing some manual reviews and favoring distribution restrictions rather than outright removal of some speech, Reuters has been told its new head of trust and safety. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting hashtags and search results conducive to abuse in areas …

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Protests in Iran spread, death toll rises as internet is restricted

Protests in Iran spread, death toll rises as internet is restricted

Unrest has swept Iran since the death of a young woman in custody At least eight people were killed Restricted access to Instagram, WhatsApp, internet partially cut off Social media video shows protests spreading across Iran DUBAI, September 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities and a Kurdish rights group reported a rise in the death toll …

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