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Meta Abandons Mixed Reality Headset OS Development Ahead of Apple’s Headset Launch

Meta Abandons Mixed Reality Headset OS Development Ahead of Apple’s Headset Launch

Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook) has reportedly halted the development of its proprietary operating system (OS) for AR and VR devices. The company will continue using a customized version of Android in the near future.

Survey Names Facebook as the Worst Company of 2021

Survey Names Facebook as the Worst Company of 2021

Meta, formerly Facebook, was voted the worst company in 2021 by Yahoo Finance’s annual Company of the Year survey. It looks like even Facebook’s name change couldn’t make users forget its past transgressions.

Report: Despite App Tracking Transparency, Apple Allows Facebook, Snap to Track User Activity

Report: Despite App Tracking Transparency, Apple Allows Facebook, Snap to Track User Activity

Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature nearly severed the proverbial jugular for Facebook and Snap by disallowing targeted advertising unless the user consents it. Now, a report claims that Apple is allowing these social media companies to follow a “much looser interpretation” of the App Tracking Transparency policy introduced with iOS 14.

Facebook Now Mandates Two-Factor Authentication for Vulnerable Accounts

Facebook Now Mandates Two-Factor Authentication for Vulnerable Accounts

Facebook, now a Meta subsidiary, said it would mandate two-factor authentication (2FA) for accounts that are more likely to be attacked by hackers and bad actors.

Meta Delays Plan to Encrypt Facebook and Instagram Messages until 2023

Meta Delays Plan to Encrypt Facebook and Instagram Messages until 2023

Meta, the parent company for Instagram and Facebook, has delayed plans to encrypt messages on the platform until 2023 amid warnings from campaigners for child safety who argue that the move would shield abusers and help them avoid detection.

Facebook Wants to Open Retail Stores Where People Can Literally Step into the Metaverse

Facebook Wants to Open Retail Stores Where People Can Literally Step into the Metaverse

Facebook, now called Meta, is planning to open physical retail stores in the near future so customers would be able to experience the Metaverse firsthand. The stores will showcase the range of Oculus products in a “welcoming” and “judgment-free” environment, The New York Times reported.

Facebook Will Let Creators Bypass Apple’s In-App Purchase Fees Using Subscription Links

Facebook Will Let Creators Bypass Apple’s In-App Purchase Fees Using Subscription Links

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that it wants “creators to make more money” and has found a way to bypass Apple’s 30 percent App Store fees. The company plans to offer a “promotional link” for subscriptions, thereby allowing creators to avoid Apple’s 30 percent fees and keep the entire money with them. This promotional link will be offered alongside the in-app subscription option in the Facebook app.

Image Shows Facebook’s Upcoming Smartwatch Could Feature a Notched Display

Image Shows Facebook’s Upcoming Smartwatch Could Feature a Notched Display

Facebook is working on a smartwatch with a rounded display and a notch housing a camera. A photo of the wearable was discovered in one of Facebook’s iOS apps that let you control the smart glasses it has launched in partnership with Ray-Ban.

Facebook Wants to Repair Its Image with a New Name

Facebook Wants to Repair Its Image with a New Name

Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a name that relates to the Metaverse. The name change could be a part of a more significant rebranding exercise. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is likely to talk about the name change at Connect conference on October 28th.

You Can Now Encrypt Your iCloud WhatsApp Backups

You Can Now Encrypt Your iCloud WhatsApp Backups

Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that alongside chats, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption will be used for its backups as well. Today, that has materialized and we have collected all the details for you.