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Facebook rebrands as Meta to emphasize ‘metaverse’ vision

By Barbara Ortutay

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future, what Zuckerberg calls the “metaverse.” Skeptics point out that it also appears to be an attempt to change the subject from the Facebook Papers, a leaked document trove that has revealed the ways Facebook ignored internal reports and warnings of the harms its social network created or magnified across the world.

Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Loses Control of Social Media

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg briefly found his Twitter account hijacked, as were at least two of his other social media accounts. Zuckerberg’s Facebook account and password were not compromised, the company said in a statement; his account on Facebook-owned Instagram was also unaffected. Facebook Inc. said Monday morning that none of the company’s systems or accounts were accessed and that…

On Facebook’s 12th Anniversary, a Look at Just How Close We’re All Connected

Lukas Schulze/AP Photo (ABC News) — On Facebook’s 12th birthday, the social network’s team revealed today just how closely the site’s 1.6 billion users are now connected to each other. The answer: The average degrees of separation between a typical pair of Facebook users is now 3.57 degrees. That’s down from 3.74 degrees in 2011 when Facebook’s community was slightly…