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Facebook rebranding itself as Meta does not take away its disregard for teens’ mental health

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Representational image | Photo: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Facebook doesn’t need to change its name, it should change its algorithms

The metaverse is still very much an idea for the future, and Facebook is trying to use it to put out a forest fire in the present.

Facebook changes name to Meta as it shifts focus to virtual reality

The new name won’t affect how the company uses or shares data, and the corporate structure isn’t changing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said 'the metaverse is the next frontier'.
Facebook 'like' logo reflected in water droplets on a computer in San Francisco | Bloomberg File Photo

How Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen left Mark Zuckerberg speechless

In an interview, Haugen, who describes herself as an algorithm-ranking specialist, concluded that underinvestment in safety was baked in at Facebook and virtually impossible to change.
A motherboard at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk’s AI gamble shows why the tech is not ready for prime time

To build good AI, programmers need to spend the vast majority of their time on data — a dull, difficult & therefore neglected work. The result is error-riddled data sets in AI systems.
A Facebook pop-up office in Davos, Switzerland | Photographer: Jason Alden | Bloomberg File Photo

Facebook is entering an age of uncertainty for its investors

The biggest issues for Facebook revolve around regulation, legislation and litigation. And Zuckerberg's response to a recent row only highlights Facebook problems.
File photo of former US President Donald Trump | Photo: Al Drago | Bloomberg

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google over social media bans

Trump filed three lawsuits that seek court orders to restore his social media accounts, along with punitive damages, to ensure other users can’t be banned or flagged by tech giants.
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France

Zuckerberg’s proposal for tech regulation isn’t as transparent as it looks

Facebook’s AI does not take the total amount of harmful content down, and the company doesn’t share how many people viewed it before it was removed.

‘Your platforms are my biggest fear as a parent’ — US Congress grills Facebook, Google CEOs

US lawmakers pressed Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai to answer questions about whether their products are designed to keep kids addicted and pose a threat to their well-being.
File image of Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos | Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg are exception not rule — not all startup founders should be CEOs

In ‘Everything Started as Nothing’, Bhaskar Majumdar writes on how to build and sustain startups and scalable businesses in today’s ruthless marketplace.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.