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The Virtual Phone Farms Scammers Use To Set Up Fake Accounts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: When a scammer wants to set up an account on Amazon, Discord, or a spread of other online services, sometimes a thing that stands in their way is SMS verification. The site will require them to enter a phone number to receive a text message which they'll then need to input back into the site. Sites often do this to prevent people from making fraudulent accounts in bulk. But fraudsters can turn to large scale, automated services to lease them ...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Amazon Discord, PayPal Instagram Facebook Telegram


Looking for Great Gifts? Why Not Gift a New NOKIA Phone for Someone!

 Great Deals from NOKIA: 5 New Phones for  Holiday Gifting!  Priced from $99.99 to “Top of the Line” $499.99!   This holiday season, give the gift of a sleek new smartphone at an affordable price! Thanks to HMD Global – the home of Nokia phones – you can get devices with the same features and apps that can be […] The post Looking for Great Gifts? Why Not Gift a New NOKIA Phone for Someone! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Featured, Shopping, Entertainment, Nokia, Women, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Tech, Marketing Strategy, Viral


The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Tech, Connecticut, Davis, Meta, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Instagram and Facebook, Commerce Committee, Antigone Davis, Adam Mosseri


Meta Delays Encrypted Messages on Facebook and Instagram To 2023

The owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users' messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection. From a report: Mark Zuckerberg's social media empire has been under pressure to abandon its encryption plans, which the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, has described as "simply not acceptable." The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has said private messaging is the "frontlin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Sunday Telegraph, Zuckerberg, Facebook And Instagram, Priti Patel, Antigone Davis


Meta's chief business officer describes overcoming her initial reluctance to work at Facebook — and what changed her mind

Marne Levine in 2018, when she was the COO of Instagram.Getty Images Marne Levine is the chief business officer of Meta, formerly Facebook. She told a virtual classroom she initially didn't want to work there when first approached in 2010. She described how she realized there were other areas where she "was going to add value right away." People should be "open and imaginative" when considering pivoting to new industries, Meta's chief business officer said as she described her initial...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Careers, Trends, Tech, Harvard University, Treasury, Meta, Career Advice, Career Change, Sheryl Sandberg, Treasury Department, Levine, Case Western Reserve University, Marne Levine, Sandberg


US State Attorneys General Open Probe into Instagram's Effect on Kids

A bipartisan coalition of U.S. state attorneys general said on Thursday it has opened a probe into Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, for promoting its subsidiary Instagram to children despite potential harms. From a report: The investigation, which involves at least eight states, comes at a time when Facebook is under scrutiny over its approach to children and young adults. The attorneys general are investigating whether the company violated consumer protection laws and put young people at ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, Meta Platforms


Facebook, now Meta, just got hit with its first major lawsuit since a whistleblower exposed a trove of internal documents

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Ohio's Attorney General is suing Meta, alleging it misled the public and cost investors billions. The suit says the company violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose its harm to young users. Lawsuits like this remain a bigger risk for Meta than potential regulation from Congress.  Ohio's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, on Monday, accusing the company of violating federal...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Tech, Lawsuits, Meta, Yost, Erin Scott, Tech Insider, Haugen, CONGRESS Ohio, Blair Levin


A woman who stopped using all social media to seek out real connections shares how she did it

Xandra Robinson-Burns. Courtesy of Xandra Robinson-Burns Xandra Robinson-Burns quit social media last year, deleting Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She said she was tired of collecting followers and wanted to make more deliberate connections. While the decision isn't for anyone, she said people shouldn't feel pressured to stay online. When Xandra Robinson-Burns first decided to go "off the grid" and cut social media out of her life, she started with an unusual choice: , an app ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Quit, Harry, Wall Street Journal, Nordic, Facebook Twitter, Edinburgh Scotland, Goodreads, Bilbo Baggins, MEGHAN MARKLE


Neal Stephenson Discusses His New Climate Change Thriller - and Coining the Word 'Metaverse'

Tonight CNBC interviewed science fiction luminary Neal Stephenson about his new "geoengineering climate change thriller" — and about his coining of the original term "metaverse." Author Neal Stephenson shot to fame almost 30 years ago with the science-fiction novel "Snow Crash," which envisioned a future dominated by mega-corporations and organized crime, competing for dominance in both the real world and the "metaverse," a computer-generated world accessible through virtual reality headsets. S...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Magic Leap, Jeff Bezos, Neal Stephenson, Cnbc, Blue Origin, Slashdot, Stephenson, Neil Stephenson


Coinbase Goes Social by Letting Users Tout Crypto Allocations

Coinbase Global is adding a slew of social-networking capabilities, one of which will make it easier for traders to share information about their allocations on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. From a report: The biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange said Friday it's adding a Share button that will let traders detail what coins they own on social networks. More ways of sharing data about trades are in the works as well, the company said in a blog. The effort is likely aimed at harnessing ...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Coinbase


10 things in tech you need to know

G'day - happy almost Friday. YouTube announced it'll hide dislike counts to abate harassment, and a rare Apple computer just sold for $400,000.Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app - click here for iOS and here for Android. Sean Gallup/Getty Images 1. YouTube will hide public dislike counts on videos. The thumbs down button will still be there, but the count will only be visible to creators. It's a move the company said ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Elon Musk, New York, London, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Youtube, China, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Tesla


How to Enhance Your Gaming Experience from Your Android Device!

  How To Enhance Gaming Experience From Your Android Device  by George Newton, Contributor!     In 2021, mobile games accounted for 52% (Statista) of the global gaming market revenue. This means that mobile games actually outperformed console games in terms of profit. While this might come as a surprise to many hardcore gamers; those […] The post How to Enhance Your Gaming Experience from Your Android Device! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Featured, Entertainment, Women, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Tech, Marketing Strategy, Viral, Innovation, Cell Phones, Life Lessons, Tips


Facebook Denies Report It Gave Kazakhstan's Government Special Direct Access to Its Content Reporting System

UPDATED: Earlier this week ZDNet reported that Facebook's parent company Meta "has granted the Kazakhstan government direct access to its content reporting system," as part of a joint agreement to work on removing content that is deemed harmful on social network platforms like Facebook and Instagram," with the agreement focusing on protecting children. But the Washington Post clarified tonight that in fact Kazakhstan's statement "was apparently released independent of Facebook." Meta spokesma...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Washington Post, Tech, Meta, Kazakhstan, Ministry, Republic of Kazakhstan, Zdnet, George Chen, Facebook Meta, Ministry of Information and Social Development, Ben McConaghy


Facebook Is Backing Away From Facial Recognition. Meta Isn't.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: Facebook says it will stop using facial recognition for photo-tagging. In a Monday blog post, Meta, the social network's new parent company, announced that the platform will delete the facial templates of more than a billion people and shut off its facial recognition software, which uses an algorithm to identify people in photos they upload to Facebook. This decision represents a major step for the movement against facial recognition, which experts a...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Vox, Facebook This, Grosse, Jason Grosse


The 16 biggest scandals Mark Zuckerberg faced over the last decade as he became one of the world's most powerful people

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg saw Facebook through a financially successful decade. But despite that success, the decade was increasingly marked by scandals and congressional hearings. Zuckerberg and his company, now renamed Meta, face major scrutiny from the public and lawmakers. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg spent the decade overseeing Facebook's rise in prominence in daily life. From the company'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Instagram, Privacy, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, China, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy


10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Monday, readers. We've got lots on the docket today, starting with more Meta news, and wrapping up with a Google exec who's obsessed with collecting presidents' hair. Let's dive in. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app - click here for iOS and here for Android. Facebook 1. In Meta news: It's been a few days since Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's new name, but while Wall Street internet analysts are cheering this change a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, John F Kennedy, Philadelphia


Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook is Targeting Children as Young as 6

"Internal documents show that Facebook has been actively hiring employees to build products that target children as young as 6 to expand its user base," reports NBC News — apparently within just the last six months. "Our company is making a major investment..." begins an internal Facebook blog post seen by NBC. The blog post announces that the company was dedicating a team "to make safer, more private, experiences for youth..." It goes on to point out this marked a new direction for Facebook, ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Nbc, Boston, Nbc News, Tech, Young, Fairplay, Josh Golin, Common Sense Media, Commercial Free Childhood, James Steyer, Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook, NBC News Despite Facebook


Facebook missed out on the Meta handle on Instagram because a motorbike magazine from Denver already uses it

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook hasn't got the @meta handle on Instagram because a motorbike magazine already owns it. Instead, Facebook has the @wearemeta handle. Facebook revealed a huge rebrand Thursday, including a new corporate name, Meta, and a focus on the "metaverse." Facebook unveiled a huge rebrand on Thursday, including changing its corporate name to Meta - but it hasn't got the @meta handle on Instagram despite owning the platform.Instead, ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Meta, Denver, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Quartz, Instead Facebook, Tech Insider, Facebook Files, Katie Canales


Mark Zuckerberg says it's 'ridiculous' to think he changed Facebook's name to skirt the latest wave of controversy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg told The Verge he didn't change Facebook's name because of recent controversy. The CEO said it's "ridiculous" that some people might think there's a connection. He said he's been considering a rebrand since around 2014 when he bought Instagram and WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg said it's "ridiculous" for people to think that he changed his company Facebook's name to Meta because of the recent wa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Instagram, Trends, Tech, North America, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Tech Insider, Facebook Files, Katie Canales, Social Element, Ashley Cooksley, Frances Haugen


Tech's Message To the Hill: We're Not Facebook

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat will appear before Congress Tuesday with a key priority: distinguishing their practices from Facebook's. From a report: Facebook is under attack, and its tech peers don't want to get caught in the crossfire as lawmakers mull legislation to rein in the company. At the hearing before the Senate Commerce consumer protection subcommittee, representatives from TikTok, YouTube and Snap will focus on ways their services differ from Facebook and Instagram and measures they'v...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Tech, Snapchat, Senate Commerce, Leslie Miller, Michael Beckerman, Tiktok, TikTok YouTube, Jennifer Stout, YouTube Kids Made for Kids


Facebook Says It's Refocusing Company on 'Serving Young Adults'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's redirected teams within his company to "make serving young adults their north star." The comment, made on a call with investors this afternoon, speaks to Facebooks' concerns about declining usage among teens and young adults. From a report: "So much of our services have gotten dialed to be the best for the most people who use them, rather than specifically for young adults," Zuckerberg said. He suggested the change will be more than just lip service. Facebo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Zuckerberg, Facebooks, Facebook Says It s Refocusing Company


Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now co-parents a baby with the musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has six sons, has been divorced three times, and recently broke up with the musician Grimes. Here's a closer look at Musk's famous family and high-profile relationships. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Born in 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, M...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla


A Harvard freshman made a social networking app called 'The FaceTag.' It's sparked a debate about the ethics of facial recognition.

Harvard freshman Yuen Ler Chow on campus. Yuen Ler Chow The FaceTag lets users sign up, scan the face of another user, and exchange contact information. The app is only available to Harvard students, echoing Zuckerberg's initial creation, TheFacebook. TikTok videos Chow made about The FaceTag collectively have almost a million views. Harvard freshman Yuen Ler Chow created an app in his dorm room that lets students sign up, scan the face of another user, and exchange contact information...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Networking, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Harvard, Facial Recognition Technology, Zuckerberg, Chow, Tech Insider, Caroline Haskins, Tiktok, Facial Recoginition, FaceTag


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg were rivals long before Dorsey mocked Facebook's metaverse plan. Theirs is just one of a dozen yearslong feuds between some of the world's most powerful tech leaders.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Mark Lennihan/AP Photo While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, for example, have been feuding for years. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. In a place where world-changing ideas...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends


10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Apple has taken the wraps off its new MacBook Pro. For the computer's first redesign in five years, Apple has done away with the TouchBar, and has reintroduced MagSafe charging (farewell, USB-C chargers). See what else was unveiled yesterday, from next-gen AirPods to m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Washington, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal


10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Apple is expected to reveal new MacBook Pros today. The company's "Unleashed" event is streaming live at 1 p.m. ET, where it's slated to unveil much-anticipated MacBook Pros, and possibly a new Mac Mini and the AirPods 3. Here's how to watch the big announcemen...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Netflix, Porsche, The New York Times, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, Elizabeth Holmes, Dave Chappelle, Mac Mini


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 million global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


FTC Warns Hundreds Of Brands To Avoid Misleading Ads & Fake Reviews

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent out a notice to over 700 companies — a list that includes the likes of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Tesla — warning them about the menace of fake reviews and misleading ad practices using social media, and has asked them to abide by the rules or face penalties. Over the years, fake online reviews have become a menace, and many brands have actually been caught paying for favorable or false reviews on e-commerce platforms.An Amazon data brea...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Instagram, US, Tech, Tesla, Ftc, Apple Google Amazon, US FTC, United States Federal Trade Commission FTC


Southern Charm: Madison LeCroy & Brett's Relationship Timeline

Madison LeCroy from Southern Charm and her now-fiance Brett went from being strangers to getting engaged in a matter of months. Before Madison met her future husband, she had quite the rollercoaster of a dating life. Her relationships were at the center of some serious celebrity drama this year. Late December, Madison began dating Jay Cutler, who is a former NFL player. She got involved with him shortly after her ex Austen Kroll was rumored to be romancing Jay's ex-wife, Kristin Cavallari.After...
Tags: Utah, Instagram, Entertainment, NFL, Tech, Arizona, Mlb, Jay Cutler, Jay, Madison, Hudson, Kristin Cavallari, US Weekly, Kristin, Brett, Charleston South Carolina



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