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‘Victims of Instagram’: Meta faces novel legal threat over teen suicides

‘Victims of Instagram’: Meta faces novel legal threat over teen suicides

Meta is facing a fresh storm of lawsuits that blame Instagram for eating disorders, depression and even suicides among children and teens — and experts say the suits are using a novel argument that could pose a threat to Mark Zuckerberg’s social-media empire. The suits — which are full of disturbing stories of teens being …

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Meta unleashes BlenderBot 3 upon the internet, its most competent chat AI to date | Engadget

More than half a decade after Microsoft’s truly monumental Taye debacle, the incident still stands as stark reminder of how quickly an AI can be corrupted after exposure to the internet’s potent toxicity and a warning against building bots without sufficiently robust behavioral tethers. On Friday, Meta’s AI Research division will see if its latest …

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Meta is putting its latest AI chatbot on the web for the public to talk to

Meta is putting its latest AI chatbot on the web for the public to talk to

Meta’s AI research labs have created a new state-of-the-art chatbot and are letting members of the public talk to the system in order to collect feedback on its capabilities. The bot is called BlenderBot 3 and can be accessed on the web. (Though, right now, it seems only residents in the US can do so.) …

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Google's CEO Reportedly Calls for ‘Simplicity Sprint’ as Employees Fear Possibility of Layoffs

Google’s CEO Reportedly Calls for ‘Simplicity Sprint’ as Employees Fear Possibility of Layoffs

Photo: Staff (Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly calling on his staff to implement a “Simplicity Sprint” initiative meant to crowdsource employee ideas around product development, drive up efficiency and, “get better results faster.” The proposal comes on the heels of a hiring freeze and a series of worrying emails that has some …

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Daily Deals: Final Day to Buy Meta Quest 2 VR Headset Before the Price Increase - IGN

Daily Deals: Final Day to Buy Meta Quest 2 VR Headset Before the Price Increase – IGN

The Meta Quest 2 is the most popular VR headset, and it’s getting a surprise price hike starting tomorrow. So, now is the time to pick up the VR headset if you are interested. And, PlayStation is having a nice sale that includes discounts on franchises like Horizon, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us, …

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Big Tech shows its good to be big, as growth slowdown leads to stock gains while smaller rivals find only pain

Big Tech shows its good to be big, as growth slowdown leads to stock gains while smaller rivals find only pain

After super charged, double-digital growth during the pandemic, the results from the five biggest U.S. tech giants this week showed a slowdown as they grapple with inflation, looming recession and an overall slowing economy, but they were largely rewarded by Wall Street because their size shows their strength. During the last week, all of Big …

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Meta Plunged from 5th Most Valuable Stock to 11th, behind Visa. In 10 Months, $647 Billion Vanish

Meta Plunged from 5th Most Valuable Stock to 11th, behind Visa. In 10 Months, $647 Billion Vanish

From ridiculously overvalued to troubled. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Despite the rally on Friday, the shares of Meta Platforms lost more ground, falling 1.0% to $159.10 at the close, and more after-hours, same price where the shares had first been on July 13, 2017. Five years of nothing, with an exciting roller-coaster-ride in between. Four years …

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F.T.C. Chair Upends Antitrust Standards With Meta Lawsuit

F.T.C. Chair Upends Antitrust Standards With Meta Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Early in her tenure as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan declared that she would rein in the power of the largest technology companies in a dramatically new way. “We’re trying to be forward looking, anticipating problems and taking fast action,’’ Ms. Khan said in an interview last month. She promised …

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Meta to double the dose of force-fed filler on Instagram, Facebook in 2023 [Updated]

Meta to double the dose of force-fed filler on Instagram, Facebook in 2023 [Updated]

(Update at 5:17pm ET: A Meta spokesperson sent this statement in response to Instagram user complaints: “Based on our findings and community feedback, we’re pausing the full-screen test on Instagram so we can explore other options, and we’re temporarily decreasing the number of recommendations you see in your feed so we can improve the quality …

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