Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicMark Zuckerberg

Topic: Mark Zuckerberg

Metaverse is exciting, futuristic technology. But we need to ponder over its potential misuse

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Early instances of harassment in the Metaverse may hinder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams

Several women including a beta tester have reported incidents of harassment, one was virtually groped by a stranger and another was virtually gang-raped within 60 seconds.

Mark Zuckerberg still has too much control of Facebook

While founders of Microsoft, Alphabet Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. have stepped aside, Zuckerberg who founded Facebook 18 years ago, still controls 58% voting shares & remains chairman.

‘Meta, Metamates, Me’: Zuckerberg lays out new vision for firm’s internal culture in memo

Listing out principles for work at Meta, CEO Zuckerberg said it is now 'a distributed company' and gave a nod to its international nature by continuing to hiring from around the world.

Facebook has probably peaked. And halting its decline could be a tall order for Zuckerberg

With Zuckerberg's long-term inability to build attractive new services in the face of growing competition, a new reality is sinking in: Facebook looks like a company in decline.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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