Meta Rolls Out Fresh Updates to Help Teens Fight Sextortion

Meta Rolls Out Fresh Updates to Help Teens Fight Sextortion

Meta is launching a few new upgrades and initiatives to help kids on its platforms prevent sextortion, the firm stated on Tuesday. Most significantly, Meta announced the expansion of the availability of Take It Down, an online service funded by it and administered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The company…

Meta Announces New Safety Tools for Kenyan Families

Meta Announces New Safety Tools for Kenyan Families

Meta just opened a Family Center with Supervision Tools and an Education Hub in Kenya to help families have safer and better experiences. The family center’s parental monitoring tools provide access to professional-driven services for safety and well-being. These apps help kids intentionally manage their online time by alerting them when time limits are set,…

Meta is Working on a New AI System Similar to the Most Advanced OpenAI Model

Meta is Working on a New AI System Similar to the Most Advanced OpenAI Model

According to persons familiar with the situation, the Wall Street Journal revealed on Sunday that Meta Platforms is developing a new artificial intelligence system that aims to be as powerful as the most sophisticated model made available by OpenAI. According to the Journal, the Facebook parent is planning to get its new AI model available…

Meta Announces SeamlessM4T AI Model to Translate Languages in Real-Time
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Meta Announces SeamlessM4T AI Model to Translate Languages in Real-Time

Tuesday saw the introduction by Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms of an AI model that can translate and transcribe speech in numerous languages, serving as a possible cornerstone for products that enable real-time communication across language barriers. The business claimed in a blog post that their SeamlessM4T model could combine technology that was previously only…

Meta Releases 3 New Features for Threads This Week

Meta Releases 3 New Features for Threads This Week

The social media competitor to Elon Musk’s X (previously Twitter), Threads, is having trouble keeping the users it attracted right away. As it has lost more than half of its user base in the weeks following its launch, Meta is reportedly preparing new methods. This week, Meta unveiled a number of new capabilities for Threads…

Meta Introduces Open-Source AI Tool AudioCraft to Create Music and Audio

Meta Introduces Open-Source AI Tool AudioCraft to Create Music and Audio

On Wednesday, Meta Platforms unveiled AudioCraft, an open-source AI application that enables users to produce music and audio based on text suggestions. According to Meta, the AI tool works for music, sound, compression, and generation and is included with three models: AudioGen, EnCodec, and MusicGen. The company’s own and specially licensed music is used for…

Over 30 million users have signed up to Meta’s Threads according to Zuckerberg
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Over 30 million users have signed up to Meta’s Threads according to Zuckerberg

According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, 30 million people have already downloaded the company’s brand-new Threads app. He marketed the application as a “friendly” rival to Twitter, which Elon Musk acquired in October. According to experts, Twitter users dissatisfied with recent platform changes may flock to Threads. Although Twitter is “often imitated,” according to…

Meta Now Allows Secure Chat Transfer Using QR Code on WhatsApp Between Devices
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Meta Now Allows Secure Chat Transfer Using QR Code on WhatsApp Between Devices

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, unveiled a new function for WhatsApp, the platform’s instant messaging application, on Friday. The CEO of Meta claims that customers will now be able to easily and securely move their chat history between devices. Currently, the transfer can only occur if both devices are running the same OS (operating…

Meta’s Biggest African Content Moderator Partner Ends Contract

Meta’s Biggest African Content Moderator Partner Ends Contract

Sama, the primary subcontractor for content moderation for Meta in Africa, declared earlier on Tuesday that its hub in Kenya will be the final destination for its content moderation division due to the need to consolidate operations. This comes just after another lawsuit demanded that Meta increase its capability for content monitoring in Kenya, and…

Meta Releases Sub-Saharan Africa ‘2022 Year In Review’

Meta Releases Sub-Saharan Africa ‘2022 Year In Review’

Today, Meta announced its “2022 Africa Year in Review,” which highlights some of the company’s activities and investments in Sub-Saharan Africa in the areas of innovation, support for SMBs and Creators, and community-building work. This shows Meta’s ongoing achievements and triumphs around the area and reinforces its ongoing investment in and commitment to Africa with…

Meta Plans to Commence Large-scale Layoffs This Week are Underway

Meta Plans to Commence Large-scale Layoffs This Week are Underway

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, Meta, the parent corporation that owns Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, is anticipated to begin major layoffs as soon as this week. Although the precise number of the approximately 87,000 people at Meta who will lose their employment is unknown, the current report states that it will be…

Meta Unveils Digital Training for NGOs Across West Africa

Meta Unveils Digital Training for NGOs Across West Africa

The Non-profit Training Initiative, a digital capacity-building program for 1,500 non-profit professionals across Anglophone West Africa, has been officially launched by Meta. In addition, the business announced its support for Geda Digital training, a six-month Social Innovators Bootcamp Program for Non-Governmental Organizations, at an event in Lagos (NGOs). The goal of this course is to…

Kendi Ntwiga, Former Microsoft Kenya Country Director Joins Meta as the Global Head of Misrepresentation

Kendi Ntwiga, Former Microsoft Kenya Country Director Joins Meta as the Global Head of Misrepresentation

Kendi Ntwiga has been named Global Head of Misrepresentation of  Meta owners of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp after her departure from Microsoft Kenya, where she served as Country Leader. Her appointment began in May, and she will be stationed in Ireland. Kendi will strive to push for operational processes to scale Meta’s enforcement of community…

Meta Files for Five Patents and Hints at Launching Crypto-Supported Payments Platform
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Meta Files for Five Patents and Hints at Launching Crypto-Supported Payments Platform

Meta Pay is rumored to be a cryptocurrency-friendly payment platform from Meta. The parent company of social media behemoths Facebook and Instagram has submitted five patent applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Meta is looking for licenses to operate as a “online social networking service for investors that allows financial trades and…

Report: Meta is Working on New Virtual Currency ‘Zuck Bucks’

Report: Meta is Working on New Virtual Currency ‘Zuck Bucks’

Meta is said to be planning to add a virtual currency called “Zuck Bucks” to its apps in order to reward content creators and run other financial services such as loans. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta, recently abandoned a digital currency project called “Diem” after regulators halted its development. The project, which…

Meta founder, Mark Zuckerberg reveals a series of Artificial Intelligence projects
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Meta founder, Mark Zuckerberg reveals a series of Artificial Intelligence projects

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, has announced new artificial intelligence projects, believing that AI is “the key to unlocking the Metaverse.” Zuckerberg believes that the mobile internet’s future will be the metaverse, a futuristic concept of virtual spaces in which users can work, socialize, and play. In a livestreamed demonstration, he demonstrated the AI…

“Mixed Reality Is Still a Few Years Away,” Meta

“Mixed Reality Is Still a Few Years Away,” Meta

Technology that merges the virtual and physical worlds could become a reality for consumers in a few years, according to Facebook owner Meta Platforms, who provided more details on its vision for the creation of the metaverse. A person wearing an MR headset may be able to use a real-world object to trigger a virtual-world…

Facebook Loses Over a Million Daily Active Users in 2021

Facebook Loses Over a Million Daily Active Users in 2021

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, reported a bleak mix of a larger-than-expected drop in profit, a drop in users, and threats to its ad business on Wednesday, sending shares down 22 percent in after-hours trading. Already, jittery markets have punished pandemic-era darlings such as Netflix for disappointing results, and Meta has had a taste of that…

Meta Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer, AI Research SuperCluster

Meta Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer, AI Research SuperCluster

There’s a global race to develop the world’s largest, most powerful computers, and Meta (AKA Facebook) is ready to join the fray with the “AI Research SuperCluster,” or RSC. When fully operational, it might be one of the top ten fastest supercomputers in the world, used for the huge number-crunching required for language and computer…

Mastercard and Meta are set to assist SMEs in Africa
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Mastercard and Meta are set to assist SMEs in Africa

Mastercard and Meta are collaborating to support the digitization and growth of SMEs in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region by hosting a training webinar with industry experts and a masterclass on how to manage uncertainty with renowned author and academic Nathan Furr, Associate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. SMEs face numerous challenges, including…

Meta, Formerly Facebook, Gives Estimate of Bullying, Harassment on Its Platforms for First Time
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Meta, Formerly Facebook, Gives Estimate of Bullying, Harassment on Its Platforms for First Time

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for the first time on Tuesday disclosed the prevalence of bullying and harassment on its platform, saying such content was seen between 14 and 15 times per every 10,000 views on the site in the third quarter. The company, which recently changed its name to Meta, also said in its quarterly content moderation report that…

Meta planning to open physical stores to showcase its products

Meta planning to open physical stores to showcase its products

The company formerly known as Facebook has been discussing the possibility of opening retail stores way before it rebranded itself as Meta, according to The New York Times. Apparently, discussions about opening brick-and-mortar shops started last year, though nothing has been finalized, and the project could still end up being scrapped. If Meta does open physical outlets, however,…