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Instagram chief Adam Mosseri to testify before Congress

WhatsApp on the web gets a built-in sticker maker

Apple sues NSO Group for attacking iPhones with Pegasus spyware

Facebook Messenger and Instagram may not get default end-to-end encryption until 2023

Facebook is paying musicians and creators up to $50,000 to use its live audio features

Meta promised to pay creators $1 billion by the end of 2022

Several states are investigating how Instagram keeps kids on the platform

Facebook tests giving more control of News Feed content to users again

Instagram to shut down Threads as Meta consolidates its messaging platforms

Instagram asks suspected bots to verify themselves with video selfies

Ohio suing Facebook, says it misled the public about the effect its products have on children

Meta CTO thinks bad metaverse moderation could pose an ‘existential threat’

Metaverse, schmetaverse — take me to the Icelandverse

Instagram is testing a Take a Break feature

Rise of the super app

Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion

Facebook puts tighter restrictions on vaccine misinformation targeted at children

Fitness app Supernatural is becoming part of Meta after Facebook touts VR fitness

Vergecast: Facebook goes meta and reviews of the Pixel 6 and MacBook Pro

So many Alexes

AOC calls Facebook a ‘cancer to democracy’ after Meta rebrand

Facebook’s Meta watch has a camera notch, according to first leaked image

Will the Oculus Quest still require a Facebook account? It’s complicated

Amid the fluff, Meta showed an impressive demo of its Codec Avatars

This stream has:

Facebook Connect: all the news about ‘Meta’ and Mark Zuckerberg’s VR dream

With Facebook’s change to Meta, what’s the new Big Tech acronym?

Facebook’s Oculus Quest will soon be called the Meta Quest

Facebook’s famous thumbs-up HQ sign has been replaced with Meta