Threads App’s Rollercoaster Ride: Plummeting 82% of Users Raise Concerns for Meta’s Social Experiment

In early July, Meta, formerly known as Facebook, unveiled its highly anticipated social media offering, Threads. The platform, described as a Twitter clone, made waves across the digital landscape, garnering significant attention and excitement. However, just a month after its launch, Threads finds itself grappling with a substantial decline in user engagement, raising questions about its long-term viability and potential reasons behind its dwindling user base.

Controversy Erupts as Meta Allows Teens into Horizon Worlds VR App

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced its decision to allow teenagers onto its virtual reality app, Horizon Worlds, despite facing opposition from lawmakers and civil society organizations. This move has prompted concerns about potential negative impacts on mental health. Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, envisions Horizon Worlds as a groundbreaking platform where users can physically interact with each other in virtual spaces resembling real life.

Meta Slapped with $1.3 Billion Fine Over Data Transfers, Urging Surveillance Changes for Europe

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has been slapped with a staggering 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) fine by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) for its mishandling of user information. The DPC, acting as the lead European Union privacy regulator, has also given Meta a five-month deadline to cease transferring users’ data to the United States.

How to Apply for Your Share of Facebook’s $725 Million Data Privacy Settlement

Facebook has reached a $725 million settlement related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and now any Facebook user who had an active account at any point between May 2007 and December can apply for a share of the settlement. The lawsuit accused Facebook of allowing Cambridge Analytica and other third parties to access private user information and misleading users about its privacy practices.