After Roe v. Wade Ruling, Employers Weigh in on Abortion and Benefits—Cautiously

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WSJ News Exclusive | Lawmakers Want FTC to Investigate Apple, Google Over Mobile Tracking

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WSJ News Exclusive | Facebook Parent Meta Pulls Out of Sponsorship Deal for U.S. 250th Anniversary Project

WASHINGTON— Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Wednesday it has canceled its sponsorship agreement with the organization planning the federal government’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the U.S., a project beset by internal strife and facing a discrimination lawsuit filed by female former executives. Meta said in March it would review its ties to … Read more

Microsoft, Meta and Others Form Metaverse Standards Forum Without Apple

Meta, Microsoft and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development of industry standards that would make the companies’ nascent digital worlds compatible with each other. Participants in the Metaverse Standards Forum include many of the biggest companies working in the space, from chip makers to … Read more

Facebook Parent Meta Agrees to End Alleged Discriminatory Practices in Housing Ads

WASHINGTON—Facebook parent Meta Platforms agreed Tuesday to adopt new online advertising practices to settle an investigation by federal officials, who said its ads discriminated against users by race, gender and other factors. In a filing in federal district court in New York, the Justice Department and federal housing officials said they would settle housing discrimination … Read more

Tencent Said to Form ‘Extended Reality’ Unit, Steps Into Metaverse World

China’s Tencent announced to its staff on Monday the official formation of an ‘extended reality’ (XR) unit, three people familiar with the matter said, formally placing its bets on the metaverse concept of virtual worlds. The unit is tasked with building up the extended reality business for Tencent including both software and hardware, the sources … Read more

YouTube Shorts Is Huge In India, Now It’s Going After TikTok in the U.S.

When Jonothon Lyons began dressing up as “Buddy the Rat” and filming his antics around New York, he had no idea he was laying the foundation for a massive social-media following. Especially one with viewers primarily in India. Mr. Lyons posts his videos on YouTube Shorts, joining the creators who have helped the two-year-old short-form … Read more

One-third top US hospitals’ websites sent patient data to Facebook: Report – ET HealthWorld

Washington: About 33 of the top 100 hospitals in the US are sending sensitive patient data to Facebook, now known as Meta, via a tracking tool installed on their websites, according to a media report. Whenever a person schedules a doctor’s appointment, the tracker called the Meta Pixel sends Facebook data — which includes details … Read more

Facebook, Twitter Agree to New European Rules on Online Posts

Facebook META -5.01% owner Meta Platforms Inc., Twitter Inc. TWTR -1.66% and other social-media platforms have agreed to abide by tougher European Union standards for policing online postings, offering a preview of the type of rules big tech companies will face under a coming digital-content law. The EU’s code of practice on disinformation, unveiled Thursday, … Read more

Meta-morphosis or More Pain? Possible Futures for Facebook’s Parent Company

It wasn’t that long ago that Facebook META -4.58% seemed to be riding high—with its ad-driven money machine still humming and a valuation that, as recently as September, topped $1 trillion. Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms, is today the poster child of the tech reckoning. And, more so than its fellow tech giants, Meta’s fate … Read more