The last remnant of Facebook’s crypto project shuts down September 1

The logo for Diem, formerly known as Libra, is seen is displayed on a smartphone screen with a Facebook logo in the background. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Meta plans to shutter its Novi digital wallet on Sept. 1, just eleven months after the company formerly known as Facebook debuted … Read more

Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along

Johnsen’s experience is common in the pro-choice activist community. Most of the people who spoke to WIRED say their content appeared to have been removed automatically by AI, rather than being reported by another user. Activists also worry that even if content is not removed entirely, its reach might be limited by the platform’s AI. … Read more

Trump media company gets subpoena in federal criminal probe or SPAC deal

Former US President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual “Road To Majority Policy Conference” at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center June 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Seth Herald | Getty Images Donald Trump’s media company was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection … Read more

Internal Facebook memo warns company must be disciplined, prioritize

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer, Meta, speaking the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on May 25th, 2022. Adam Galica | CNBC Facebook-parent Meta has warned employees to expect a tough second half of the year as the company continues to weather challenges related to its core online advertising business amid a weakening economy. Meta chief product … Read more

Smartphone addiction: Muting the phone may increase FOMO, social media use, study finds

Smartphone addiction has long been associated with FOMO – a fear of missing out – but a new study suggests that muting your phone may actually increase your stress, not alleviate it. Silencing their phones, or setting them to vibrate, led people to check their phones even more than they typically did, the study found. … Read more

Are You Ready to Be Surveilled Like a Sex Worker?

Additionally, many traditional methods for maintaining relative anonymity on the internet are likely to begin to evaporate. Consider that institutions subject to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires libraries and schools to block access to content that may be “harmful to minors,” will have to decide whether to allow public access to abortion … Read more

Subpoenas issued to directors of SPAC taking Trump’s Truth Social network public

A federal grand jury in New York has issued subpoenas to each board director of the blank check company that has agreed to take Donald Trump’s social media startup, Truth Social, public. Why it matters: This is in addition to previously disclosed investigations into the blank-check company by both the SEC and Justice Department, thus … Read more

Ghosting can have negative impacts on mental health, research shows

Check your phone. Are there any unanswered texts, snaps or direct messages that you’re ignoring? Should you reply? Or should you ghost the person who sent them? Ghosting happens when someone cuts off all online communication with someone else, and without an explanation. Instead, like a ghost, they just vanish. The phenomenon is common on … Read more

How Startups Can Leverage SEO to Drive Customer Growth

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In 2021, $ 621 billion in venture capital was deployed to startups raising funding. More than 50% of that funding went straight into ads. The problem? People hate ads. Ad blocking technology usage has increased dramatically year over year. Even worse, 68% of online experiences start with … Read more