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USA: META Platform Sued For Billions Over Abuse Of Facial Recognition Software

#AceNewsReport – Feb.16: The feature scraped visual data from the platform to identify people in newly posted photos, and abandoning it dramatically reshaped Meta’s attempt to retool its platforms, including plans to launch a child-only iteration of Instagram that would have functioned as a separate platform.

#AceSocialDesk says Users of Meta Platform’s popular social media ecosystems like Facebook and Instagram will likely remember how the company abandoned its facial recognition tools on the apps back in November

But the company’s plans to abandon these controversial tools didn’t go far enough, and now the Texas AG is suing the tech behemoth for hundreds of billions of dollars for flagrantly violating the state’s laws surrounding data privacy: WSJ reported Monday morning that Texas’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Meta in state district court for illegally collecting metadata belonging to Texans using its facial recognition tools.

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Meta didn’t respond to a WSJ request for comment, but Paxton and his office said the following:

“Facebook has been secretly harvesting Texans’ most personal information – photos and videos – for its own corporate profit,” Mr. Paxton said. “Texas law has prohibited such harvesting without informed consent for over 20 years. While ordinary Texans have been using Facebook to innocently share photos of loved ones with friends and family, we now know that Facebook has been brazenly ignoring Texas law for the last decade.”

Back when it was called Facebook, the company previously settled another lawsuit over its facial recognition practices for roughly $650 million. That lawsuit was filed back in 2015 by the state of Illinois, which accused the company of violating its biometric privacy law, which is similar in some respects to the Texas law that Meta is being accused of breaking. Meta’s lawyers argued at the time that the company had required users to opt in or opt out of its facial recognition features, an argument that the company will likely re-use in its defense against Texas’s lawsuit.

FB’s efforts to have that case thrown out were unsuccessful, and it eventually settled out of court with Illinois.

Now, the latest lawsuit from Texas shows how new privacy laws are creating problems for major tech firms. In particular, Texas’s law makes it illegal for tech firms to capture biometric identifiers without the explicit consent of users.

The Texas lawsuit—in particular the size of the civil penalties being sought—points to the impact that increasingly widespread privacy laws could have on big tech companies’ operations.

After Facebook’s settlement of the Illinois class-action case became known, Texas sent its own civil subpoena to the company seeking information about the facial-recognition system. Facebook announced it was ending its facial recognition system last November.

A civil subpoena issued by Paxton’s office demanded that Meta turn over all the materials that Facebook had produced in response to the Illinois class-action lawsuit. Unlike that suit, Texas’s law stipulates that it can only be enforced by the state’s attorney general to the tune of $25K per violation. The complaint estimates that at least 20 million Texans were affected. Texas had demanded that Facebook stop collecting facial recognition data belonging to Texans late last year, after the company said it would stop using those tools to automatically identify people in photos.

“Facebook announced, in November 2021, that it would cease use of the face-recognition feature on its Facebook social-media platform,” the draft complaint says.

“Facebook has made no such commitment with respect to any of the other platforms or operations under its corporate umbrella, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Reality Labs, or its upcoming virtual-reality metaverse.”

One Twitter user succinctly explained how Facebook feels it can flout laws if there’s a dollar to be made.

Facebook’s assuming they can choose to ignore long-standing state privacy law simply because they saw a dollar to be made off it really says everything you need to know about how their corporation sees users of the platform https://t.co/pmpjyjWcSo— Ⓛ Ⓘ Ⓛ Ⓨ (@lilybonin) February 14, 2022

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Feb.16: 2022:

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META: Zuckerberg’s Beginning Of The End Is Coming Soon

#AceNewsReport – Feb.11; Social media giant Meta has delivered a gloomy outlook in its first earnings since undergoing a major rebrand in late 2021. The company suffered a staggering sell-off last week as its stock plummeted 26% and its market value plunged by more than $230 billion. Experts say Meta is in a difficult spot and more trouble lies ahead.

#AceSocialDesk says Is Zuckerberg’s Meta in trouble?Wall Street: Points to the volatility that has gripped the technology sector this year, noting that the mood on Wall Street has turned decidedly bleak on the long-time market darling.

According to some analysts, Meta found itself in “the middle of a perfect storm.” Others say that “the cuts run deep,” adding this could be “the beginning of the end.”

Is Zuckerberg's Meta in trouble?

according to RT News

  1. What is Meta?
    Formerly known as Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Platforms brings together apps and technologies, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other subsidiaries, under one new company brand. Zuckerberg announced the renaming in October, saying the company was transitioning from social networking toward the so-called virtual world of the metaverse.
  2. What’s Meta’s biggest problem right now?
    Even though Meta recorded modest gains in new users across all of its apps, growth hit a ceiling for its core Facebook social networking app, which has lost about half a million users over the last three months of 2021, compared to the previous quarter. That’s the first such decline for the company in its 18-year history.
  3. How are Apple changes affecting Meta?
    The iPhone maker recently announced it is considering pulling out of Europe if it’s not given the option to transfer, store, and process data from its European users on US-based servers. The problem is related to the so-called App Tracking Transparency update introduced by Apple last spring to its mobile operating system. The update allows iPhone owners to choose whether they would let apps like Facebook monitor their online activities. Apple’s changes would cost Meta $10 billion in revenue over the next year, Meta said.
  4. Why is Meta losing advertising to Google?
    Sharing data between countries and regions is crucial for the provision of Meta’s services and targeted advertising. Apple’s changes have given advertisers less visibility into users’ behaviors, so many have started shifting their ad budgets to other platforms, primarily Google. Unlike Meta, Google is not heavily dependent on Apple for user data. The company reported record sales, particularly in its e-commerce search advertising. Meta called out Google’s advantage during a disappointing earnings report, claiming “Google’s search ads business could have benefited relative to services like ours that face a different set of restrictions from Apple.”
  5. Who are Meta’s other major competitors?
    The network is facing stiff competition from rival platforms like TikTok and YouTube Shorts. In response, Meta has shifted focus toward short-form video like Reels, to rope in young adults. Zuckerberg said having to compete for users’ attention with other social media apps – primarily, TikTok – is an obstacle that could inhibit Facebook’s growth in the future.
  6. Why is Zuckerberg’s virtual reality world facing backlash?
    Mark Zuckerberg’s push into Metaverse, a virtual world accessible through goggles or glasses, has led to an avalanche of criticism. Experts say the concept has the same old issues, like privacy. One of Facebook’s earliest investors, Roger McNamee, has even labeled the social media giant’s plans for a metaverse as “dystopian,” saying there’s much misinformation on the platform. Zuckerberg said last year that Meta would need to invest many billions of dollars for years to come before the metaverse reaches scale. The company has already invested more than $10 billion in 2021.
  7. Why are governments cracking down on Meta?
    In recent years, Meta has been involved in multiple controversies regarding privacy violations, and is facing antitrust investigations around the world. Mark Zuckerberg has argued that Meta is not a social networking monopoly. He has pointed furiously to what he calls “unprecedented levels of competition,” including from TikTok, Apple, Google, and other future opponents. Regulators have been addressing the Big Tech’s anticompetitive conduct, and there are signs that US antitrust regulations may be about to toughen.
  8. Is Meta in trouble?
    The size of the Facebook parent’s collapse illustrates just how tech companies have ballooned in size to become behemoths with unprecedented market power, analysts say, pointing to the drama that can ensue when they fall. They point to the volatility that has gripped the technology sector this year, noting that the mood on Wall Street has turned decidedly bleak on the long-time market darling. According to some analysts, Meta found itself in “the middle of a perfect storm.” Others say that “the cuts run deep,” adding this could be “the beginning of the end.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Feb.11: 2022:

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META: Top European Officials Dismissed Zuckerberg Threat To Shutdown FACEBOOK

#AceNewsReport – Feb.11: On Monday, two top European officials dismissed Meta’s threat to shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe unless data regulations allowed the tech giant to share its user data with its US data centres.

#AceSocialDesk says European lawmakers don’t seem to care if Mark Zuckerberg removes Facebook and Instagram from the continent. In fact, they welcome it.

Thursday 10 Feb 2022 1:37 pm

‘After being hacked, I’ve lived without Facebook and Twitter for four years, and life has been fantastic,’ Robert Habeck, German Economy Minister said at a press conference in Paris. 

Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister echoed Habeck’s sentiments.

‘I can confirm that life is very good without Facebook and that we would live very well without Facebook,’ he said.

‘Digital giants must understand that the European continent will resist and affirm its sovereignty,’ Le Maire added.

Robert Habeck (L) and Bruno Le Maire (R) aren't the biggest fans of Facebook (YouTube)
Robert Habeck (L) and Bruno Le Maire (R) aren’t the biggest fans of Facebook (YouTube)

The pair were responding to Meta’s annual report, released last week, which said it may pull services such as Facebook or Instagram from the continent if it couldn’t rely on a new or alternate means to transfer data from EU to the US.

The two EU leaders welcomed Meta’s warning that it may leave the EU over data-sharing issues.

‘The European Union is such a big internal market with so much economic power that if we act in unity, we won’t be intimidated by something like this,’ said Habeck.

Last week, Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, hinted at pulling its services from Europe over differences with regulators. 

‘If a new transatlantic data transfer framework is not adopted and we are unable to continue to rely on SCCs or rely upon other alternative means of data transfers from Europe to the United States, we will likely be unable to offer a number of our most significant products and services, including Facebook and Instagram, in Europe, which would materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations,’ stated the SEC filing.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies At House Hearing
European lawmakers don’t seem to care if Mark Zuckerberg removes Facebook and Instagram from the continent. (Getty)

Much of the dispute has centred around an Irish investigation into Facebook which raised concerns that the company’s data transfers were no longer legal. The social media company said in its February report that it was expecting the final ruling on data sharing in the first half of 2022.

‘Meta is absolutely not threatening to leave Europe’ said Markus Reinisch, Meta’s Vice President of Public Policy in Europe, responding to the politician’s comments in a written statement.

‘We have absolutely no desire to withdraw from Europe. Of course, we don’t,’ Reinisch wrote. 

‘But the simple reality is that Meta, like many other businesses, organizations, and services, relies on data transfers between the EU and the US in order to operate our global services,’

‘Much like 70 other EU and US companies, we are identifying a business risk resulting from uncertainty around international data transfers,’ he added.

However, while other companies like Siemens, SAP and GSK have expressed concerns around the changes in data transfer regulations in their earnings filings, Meta is the only one that has explicitly hinted at the possibility of being ‘unable to offer’ their services in the region.

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Last week, Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, hinted at pulling its services from Europe over differences with regulators. (Reuters)

Meta’s exit from Europe would be welcomed by competitors like Supernova, the recently launched social media app that bills itself as the ‘ethical alternative to Instagram’.

‘Meta’s near virtual monopoly of social media is a huge problem that needs fixing. Along with at least half of Europe, including its leading politicians, I hope their “threat” of leaving us is more of a “promise”,’ Dominic O’Meara, the founder of Supernova told Metro.co.uk.

‘Supernova is ready to jump in and fill the void in competition and choice in social media, whether FB and IG are ready for us to or not,’ added O’Meara.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Feb.11: 2022:

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META: Updates to Latest Version of Messenger with End – to – End Encrypted Chats & Calls #AceNewsDesk report

What’s New?

  • End-to-end Encrypted Group Chats and Calls on Messenger: Last year, we announced that we began testing end-to-end encryption for group chats, including voice and video calls. We’re excited to announce that this feature is available to everyone. Now you can choose to connect with your friends and family in a private and secure way.  
  • Screenshot notifications: Last year, we updated the settings for disappearing messages in our end-to-end encrypted chats and now we’re introducing a new notification when we detect that someone screenshots a disappearing message. We think it’s important that you are able to use encrypted chats and feel safe, so we want to keep you informed if anyone takes screenshots of your disappearing messages. This is the same feature we offer in Messenger’s vanish mode, and now we’re rolling out this notification over the next few weeks for disappearing messages in our end-to-end encrypted chats.
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  • GIFs and Stickers: To help you level up your chats and express yourself, GIFs and Stickers are now available for a more feature rich chat experience in end-to-end encrypted chats.  
  • Reactions: With reactions, you’ll be able tap and hold on a message to bring up the reactions tray to make your choice of reaction: ❤️😆😮😢😠👍 You can also double tap a message to “heart” it. 
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  • Replies: You’ll now be able to reply to specific messages in your end-to-end encrypted chats, either by long pressing or swiping to reply. 
    • Tap and hold to reply: long press on a message to reply to it. Your reply includes a copy of the original message. 
    • Swipe to reply: you’ll also be able to swipe on the message you want to reply to. Swipe and type!
  • Typing Indicators: To help you feel more present in your encrypted 1:1 and group chats, typing indicators are now available so that you can see when others are typing.
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  • Message forward: Pass along messages to your friends and family with this new feature! Long-pressing on a message will give you the option to forward. One you tap the ‘forward’ button, a share sheet will be displayed so you can share with one or many people or groups. You’ll also be able to create a new group before forwarding a message. 
  • Verified Badge: We’re also making the verified badge available for end-to-end encrypted chats to help you identify authentic accounts and have meaningful interactions. 
  • Save Media: You’ll be able to save a video or image by long-pressing on any media you receive. 
  • Video edits: When sending a photo or video from your gallery, you’ll have the option to edit before sending so you can add your own personal touch. This includes adding stickers, scribbling or adding text, cropping, and audio editing too (for videos). 
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We know the importance of safety and privacy when it comes to communicating with the people who matter most to you. End-to-end encryption protects you and your data from hackers, criminals and other prying eyes. We hope these features elevate your private messaging experience as we continue to improve your encrypted conversations with friends and family. Learn more about our commitment to your privacy, as well as other tools we offer, by visiting our Messenger Privacy and Safety Hub

Learn more about Messenger’s End-to-End Encrypted Chats.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Feb.06: 2022:

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(WASHINGTON) Capitol Hill Social Media Report: The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack subpoenaed some of the country’s largest social media and tech companies on Thursday, arguing they had not been forthcoming following an August request for information #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.16: The four subpoenas were sent to Facebook parent company Meta, Twitter, Reddit and Alphabet’s YouTube.

#AceDailyNews says according to The Hill News Report: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube By 01/13/22 04:12 PM EST

THE HILL

Two key questions for the Select Committee are how the spread of misinformation and violent extremism contributed to the violent attack on our democracy, and what steps—if any—social media companies took to prevent their platforms from being breeding grounds for radicalizing people to violence,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement.

“It’s disappointing that after months of engagement, we still do not have the documents and information necessary to answer those basic questions.”

In one of its first formal actions, the committee in late August sent a request to 15 websites and tech companies, asking them to preserve records tied to the Jan. 6 riot.

The panel requested internal and external reviews of 2020 election misinformation or violent extremism, all content given to law enforcement related to those subjects and all relevant internal communications.

The goal has been to ascertain how social media was used to organize the attack, the extent the sites contribute to radicalization and the spread of disinformation, and what the companies know about their use in the attack itself.

But the sweeping request for information seems to have largely come to a standstill with some of the tech giants, the panel said.

“After over four months of good-faith negotiations on the part of the Select Committee, it has become clear that Twitter is unwilling to commit to voluntarily and expeditiously complying with the Select Committee’s requests,” the committee wrote in a subpoena to the company.

The committee saved some of its harshest words for Twitter, saying the company had failed to “even commit to a timeline” for turning over documents.

That includes a request about reported warnings the company received about “use of the platform to plan or incite violence on January 6th,” its decision to remove former President Trump from the platform, or any of its own internal analyses regarding how the site was used surrounding the 2020 election.

Twitter did not respond to request for comment.

The letter to Facebook, now under parent company Meta, says the tech giant likewise failed to commit to a timeline for turning documents over to the panel, which also requested internal analyses for how extremists used the platform leading up to the election.

“People used Meta’s platforms in the months and days before January 6, 2021, to share messages of hate, violence, and incitement, to spread misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories,” the committee wrote.

The committee cites public statements from former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen, who leaked internal company research that in part called into question the tech giant’s content moderation policies, especially in relation to activity of certain high profile public figures, including Trump. 

Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, also told a Senate panel in October that Facebook dissolved the civic integrity team she worked on after the 2020 election and before the Jan. 6 attack. 

Facebook has previously pushed back on the claim, stating it “did not disband Civic Integrity,” but rather “integrated it into a larger Central Integrity Team.” 

The letter to YouTube, like Twitter, seeks information about the platform’s decision to suspend Trump’s account and “whether or why the platform did or did not act regarding President Trump’s account in advance of January 6th.”

It also asked about the company’s election misinformation content moderation policy, which initially included a suspension grace period that was done away with after Jan. 6.

Both Facebook and Alphabet sought to push back on the committee’s claims that they had not been cooperative.

“As Chairman Thompson said recently, ‘Facebook is working with [the committee] to provide the necessary information we requested.’ Since then, Meta has produced documents to the committee on a schedule committee staff requested – and we will continue to do so,” the company said in a statement, pointing to comments Thompson made to CBS News in October.

Alphabet said it has been cooperating with the committee since the start of the investigation and has responded “substantively to their requests for documents.”

“We have strict policies prohibiting content that incites violence or undermines trust in elections across YouTube and Google’s products, and we enforced these policies in the run-up to January 6 and continue to do so today. We remain vigilant and are committed to protecting our platforms from abuse,” the company added.

The letter to Reddit notes the company restricted the use of a page dedicated to Trump in both 2019 and early 2020 for violating its content rules before suspending the subreddit r/TheDonald in June of that year. Just two days after the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, the site shut down another similar page.

The request is part of an effort to understand what steps social media companies “could have taken or did take to limit the use of their platforms for those purposes; and what impact any such actions did or did not have.”

“We received the subpoena and will continue to work with the committee on their requests,” Reddit said in a statement.

— Rebecca Klar contributed: Updated: 9 p.m.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Jan.16: 2022:

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(FRANCE) CNIL Regulator Report: Google and Facebook/META FINED a combined $238 million over ‘Private Data/Cookies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.08: France’s data regulator CNIL has fined Google €150 million ($170 million) and Meta/Facebook €60 million ($68 million) for violating EU privacy rules. Both companies failed to allow French users to easily reject cookie tracking technology as required by EU privacy rules, according to CNIL’s news release.

#AceDailySocialNewsDesk says that the fines were specifically levied against Google’s US and Irish operations (€90 million and €60 million respectively) and against Facebook’s Irish arm. Both companies face daily fines of €100,000 if they don’t change their practices within three months of CNIL’s official decision according to // Engadget

In addition to the fines, the restricted committee ordered the companies to provide Internet users located in France with a means of refusing cookies as simple as the existing means of accepting them, in order to guarantee their freedom of consent, within three months. If they fail to do so, the companies will have to pay a penalty of 100,000 euros per day of delay.

​​We are reviewing the authority’s decision and remain committed to working with relevant authorities,” a Meta spokesperson told Politico. “Our cookie consent controls provide people with greater control over their data, including a new settings menu on Facebook and Instagram where people can revisit and manage their decisions at any time, and we continue to develop and improve these controls.”

“People trust us to respect their right to privacy and keep them safe. We understand our responsibility to protect that trust and are committing to further changes and active work with the CNIL in light of this decision under the ePrivacy Directive,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.

CNIL said it has issued 100 orders and sanctions related to non-compliance with cookie legislation since it went into force on March 31, 2021. The regulator previously fined Google €100 million for cookie violations under European e-Privacy rules and €50 million for GDPR violations. 

Google is still fighting the €100 million fine before France’s highest court. It’s expected to fight the latest sanction as well, according Politico. At the same time, the fines against Google and Meta’s Irish operations point to major tension between the EU and Ireland. Europe sees Ireland’s actions as too friendly toward tech giants headquartered there, and hostile toward user privacy. 
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#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Jan.08: 2022:

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Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.

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(AUSTRALIA) HISTORY: The Way It Was – A Nostalgia Look At The Past group on Facebook 😅😁😅😁

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Remember When; “‘The Twist’ craze hit Australia in 1960 when the song was a national smash hit for American performer Chubby Checker. Chubby once described the dance moves as ‘like putting out a cigarette with both feet and coming out of a shower and wiping your bottom with a towel to the beat’.

#AceSocialDesk says here’s Todays Facebook Group Post on the Twist in the 1960’s with Kindness & Love❤️’

Dec.28, 2021: @acenewsservices

It was the dance craze that spanned the generation gap between young and old because anybody could do it. It came as something of a shock for teenagers and youngsters of the day to see their parents dancing to a song that they also danced to.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Dec.28: 2021:

😅😅😅 The News Writer of this article wasn’t born then 😅 Get of Facebook lol

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(AUSTRALIA) META/GOOGLE DEAL REPORT: The ABC has announced plans to hire more than 50 journalists to report from over 20 regional locations, following deals it struck #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.04: More remote locations will also see ABC journalists embedded there for a shorter period of time.

#AceDailyNews says the new jobs will be spread across all states and the Northern Territory, with the positions expected to be filled by early 2022: Larger regional patches will get more support, in areas such as Horsham, Burnie, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Katherine, Esperance, Karratha, Longreach and Toowoomba: An agreement was signed with Facebook this week following an agreement with Google last month.

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ABC journalist Meg Bolton reporting for ABC Capricornia. (Supplied: Meg Bolton)

As part of the announcement, several new national specialist rounds will be added to the ABC’s regional team, covering water, mining, social affairs and health.ABC funding injectionManaging director David Anderson says the cash injection will allow bureaus to deliver more local content across platforms.

Smaller bureaus will be trialled in Warragul, Batemans Bay, Carnarvon, Hervey Bay and Charleville, while individual journalists will be stationed in Swan Hill, Whyalla, Victor Harbor, Northam and Gladstone.

ABC managing director David Anderson said the additional reporters would be placed in areas that had previously been  “news deserts”.

“We want to provide greater coverage of regional stories in areas that are under-served by the media,” he said.

“Extra regional services are a great way to start 2022, our 90th year, and this announcement is fitting given the ABC’s relationship with rural and regional Australia over those nine decades.”

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ABC journalist Melanie Groves interviews a stubborn foal in Clermont. (ABC Rural )

The ABC entered into commercial negotiations with the digital platforms after the News Media Bargaining Code came into effect in February,  

Revenue from both will go towards increasing the ABC’s investment in regional and rural journalism across Australia.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Dec.04: 2021:

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(SILCON VALLEY) META REPORT: How to deactivate OR delete YOUR Facebook Page on Apple & Android Devices #AceNewsDesk report

#AceSocialDesk says according to a Gizmodo News Report: How to Actually Deactivate and Delete Facebook Page on various devices ….

How to Actually Deactivate and Delete Facebook
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Tried to deactivate or delete your Facebook but due to it being hidden somewhere deep in the settings it was placed in the ‘too hard’ basket and you just never bothered to look again? Fear not, here’s where you can find the hard to find delete and deactivate buttons.

deactivate delete facebook

Unfortunately, Facebook, I mean Meta, hasn’t made this process as easy as hitting a big read button that says “delete my Facebook account and all of my data”, but if you know where to look, it’s actually a pretty easy process.

How to deactivate (not delete) Facebook

On desktop

  • Select Settings & privacy
  • Then Settings
  • Tap Your Facebook information
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  • And scroll down to Deactivation and deletion
  • Hit View
  • Select Deactivate account
  • Hit Continue to Account Deactivation
  • Select why you want to leave (you can opt to add more context, if you like, but I don’t think Mark Zuckerberg is going to read why you don’t want to play Facebook anymore)
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  • Check to opt-out of receiving emails from Facebook
  • And if you wish to keep using Messenger, check that box, too
  • You will be prompted to confirm you want to deactivate
  • Hit Deactivate now if you do

Deactivate Facebook on an iPhone/iPad

  • Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad
  • On the bottom right of your screen, tap the Menu icon
  • Scroll down to Settings & Privacy and expand
deactivate delete facebook
  • Hit Settings
  • Under Account, select Personal and account information
deactivate delete facebook
  • Tap Account ownership and control
  • Select Deactivation and deletion
deactivate delete facebook
  • Then Continue to account deactivation
deactivate delete facebook
  • Select why you want to leave (you can opt to add more context, if you like)
  • Check to opt-out of receiving emails from Facebook
  • And if you wish to keep using Messenger, check that box, too

Deactivate Facebook on an Android device

  • Open the Facebook app on your Android device (please note these instructions were made on a Google Pixel 6 Pro, so your version of Android may differ slightly)
  • Up the top right, underneath the Messenger icon, tap the three lines
  • Scroll down to Settings & Privacy
  • Tap Settings
deactivate delete facebook
  • Under Account, select Personal and Account Information
  • Tap Account Ownership and Control
deactivate delete facebook
  • Select Deactivation and deletion
deactivate delete facebook
  • Check Deactivate account
  • Then Continue to account deactivation
  • Select why you want to leave (you can opt to add more context, if you like)
  • Check to opt out of receiving emails from Facebook
  • And if you wish to keep using Messenger, check that box, too

While your Facebook account will then be deactivated, it still exists and isn’t deleted. Friends cannot see your profile and you are essentially logged out, but without your Facebook being active in your absence. As soon as you log in, however, your account is automatically re-activated.

How do I delete (not deactivate) Facebook?

On desktop

On a desktop, and logged into your Facebook account:

  • Select the right triangle on the far right of your screen
  • Click Settings & privacy
  • Then Settings
  • You’ll want to then select Your Facebook information
deactivate delete facebook
  • Scroll down to Deactivation and deletion
  • Hit View
  • Select Delete account
  • Hit continue to account deletion
  • Unlike with deactivation, you can’t keep your Messenger account if you delete your profile
deactivate delete facebook
  • Hit Delete Account
  • You’ll need to confirm your password
  • Then select Delete Account
  • Your account is then scheduled for permanent deletion
deactivate delete facebook

Delete Facebook on an iPhone/iPad

  • Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad
  • On the bottom right of your screen, tap the Menu icon
  • Scroll down to Settings & Privacy and expand
deactivate delete facebook
deactivate delete facebook
deactivate delete facebook
  • expand
  • Hit Settings
  • Under Account, select Personal and account information
  • Tap Account ownership and control
  • Select Deactivation and deletion
  • Hit Delete account
  • Then Continue to account deletion
  • You’ll need to confirm your password
  • Then select Delete Account
  • Your account is then scheduled for permanent deletion

Delete Facebook on an Android device

  • Open the Facebook app on your Android device (please note these instructions were made on a Google Pixel 6 Pro, so your version of Android may differ slightly)
  • Up the top right, underneath the Messenger icon, tap the three lines
  • Scroll down to Settings & Privacy
  • Tap Settings
  • Under Account, select Personal and account information
  • Tap Account Ownership and Control
  • Select Deactivation and deletion
  • Check Delete account
  • Then Continue to account deletion
  • You’ll need to confirm your password
  • Then select Delete Account
  • Your account is then scheduled for permanent deletion

Once you’ve submitted your account for deletion, you have 30 days to reactivate your account and cancel the deletion. After 30 days, the deletion process will begin, and you won’t be able to retrieve any of the content or information you’ve added. This will completely delete your Facebook, which is why they offer the suggestion to just deactivate it.

Au revoir, Facebook!

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(CALIFORNIA) META REPORT: Plans to roll out end-to-end encryption on Facebook and Instagram have been delayed amid a row over child safety #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: Plans to roll out end-to-end encryption on Facebook and Instagram have been delayed amid a row over child safety: Meta – as Facebook’s parent company is now called – said messaging encryption on the apps would now come in 2023.

#AceSocialNewsDesk META At It AGAIN as Facebook & Instagram encryption plans delayed by Meta until 2023 to PROTECT children ONLINE …as THEY have to CHANGE their ALGORITHM and that means LESS money and #ProfitB4People

KIndness & Love❤️ says PROTECTING CHILDREN more important than Zuckerberg making MORE MONEY #PeopleB4Profit Amen

Yahoo News: Mon, November 22, 2021, 12:16 PM

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Meta has delayed message encryption on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

The process means only the sender and receiver can read messages, but law enforcement or Meta cannot: However, child protection groups and politicians have warned that it could hamper police investigating child abuse.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), has claimed that private messaging “is the front line of child sexual abuse”.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has also criticised the technology, saying earlier this year that it could “severely hamper” law enforcement in pursuing criminal activity, including online child abuse.

Privacy v protection

End-to-end encryption works by “scrambling” or encrypting the data while it travels between phones and other devices.

The only way to read the message is usually to get physical access to an unlocked device that sent or received it.

The technology is the default for popular messaging service WhatsApp, also owned by Meta – but not the company’s other apps.

The NSPCC sent Freedom of Information requests to 46 police forces across England, Wales, and Scotland asking them for a breakdown of the platforms used to commit sexual offences against children last year.

The responses revealed:

  • more than 9,470 instances of child sex abuse images and online child sex offences were reported to police
  • 52% of these took place on Facebook-owned apps
  • over a third of the cases took place on Instagram, and 13% on Facebook and Messenger, with very few occurring via WhatsApp

That has led to fears that Meta’s plans to expand encryption to widely-used Facebook Messenger and Instagram direct messages could shield the majority of abusers from detection.

The NSPCC said that encrypting messages by default could lead to the easier spread of child abuse imagery or online grooming.

But advocates say that encryption protects users’ privacy, and prevents prying by both governments and unscrupulous hackers. Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made those arguments himself when 

Antigone Davis, Meta’s global head of safety, said that the delay in implementing encryption to 2023 

The company had previously said the change would happen in 2022 at the earliest.

Ms Davis said: “As a company that connects billions of people around the world and has built industry-leading technology, we’re determined to protect people’s private communications and keep people safe online.”

She also outlined a number of additional preventative measures the company had already put in place, including:

Andy Burrows, head of child safety online policy at the NSPCC, welcomed the delay by Meta.

He said: “They should only go ahead with these measures when they can demonstrate they have the technology in place that will ensure children will be at no greater risk of abuse.

“More than 18 months after an NSPCC-led a global coalition of 130 child protection organisations raised the alarm over the danger of end-to-end encryption, Facebook must now show they are serious about the child safety risks and not just playing for time while they weather difficult headlines.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.23: 2021:

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